Solved Decipher IP header of threatening email about my marriage

March 16, 2013 at 09:42:15
Specs: Windows 7
i have received a threatening email regarding my marriage.

Would you be able to help me track the private ip address so i can figure out how this is the header is

the ip address is

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March 16, 2013 at 10:22:52
Is the IP of the person who sent it?

Also, if it's really threatening you should tell the police, they can track a lot of things and have industrial strength software at hand.

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March 16, 2013 at 10:34:11
i do believe so I've used several different sites to try to track it but that's the last thing it lets me see because it says its private

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March 16, 2013 at 11:42:01
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Is the IP of the person who sent it?

That is not going to do you much good. id a Class A private address and there must be thousands of computers all over the world with that IP address.

By private address it means it is only used on Local Area Netwrok.

Contacting the police is the answer if it is truly a threatening Emalil. They will have the resources and the clout to get Google to reveal the identity of the sender. As it was sent via Gmail there will be no direct evidence of the sender but Google will know.


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March 16, 2013 at 15:51:24
Do you realize that you have now exposed email address on the internet, which is asking for trouble and might be why you are getting it? Also the spammers engines will find them and they will get increasing junk email forever. Hope one of them is not really yours, if so edit it out pronto.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 16, 2013 at 19:40:40
Ditto what Derek said.

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March 17, 2013 at 07:46:28
As has been pointed out. That 10.x.x.x address is a Private Class A address and is not routable on the internet. If this is a real threat, again, contact your local police. They can trace that to it's origin if it's within USA (assuming you are as well). If it comes from outside the US, then there will be issues gettting said information.

The email address of the sender wasn't in that header. The best you could hope for from an email header is to find out who the ISP of the sender is. But without a court order, that ISP isn't going to give the information on who their client is to you, me, or anybody else.........period, full stop. This is why contacting your local police has been recommended several times.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 19, 2013 at 07:09:14
Unfortunately, a threatening email about someone's marriage probably isn't grounds for a police investigation. Normally, there has to be a legitimate threatening action for the police to be able to do anything.

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March 20, 2013 at 12:46:59
Go through every person on your contact list (and think of anyone else who might have your email) and draw up a list of who could have had a reason to send it. This doesn't work if you have 100s of contacts...
If you think you know who it is MAKE SURE YOU ARE 100% SURE IT IS HIM/HER.

Just a suggestion.

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