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IP address of an Email I received

October 22, 2010 at 00:21:08
Specs: Windows XP
I wants to know the IP address of an Email received by me. Is it possible to know the IP Address and from where I received the mail. And Exact Location of the IP address.

Please help me in this regard, bcoz I got some porn mails from Unknown mail ID. So I wants to trace out that person.

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October 22, 2010 at 00:38:25
You can't trace it back to the user.
You can trace back to the e-mail provider.
But such e-mails are mostly send by bot nets, where hijacked PCs are used to send the e-mails, without knowledge of the original PC users.
It's SPAM and you have to fight against it, as we all have to, by blocking such e-mails with spam filters.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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October 22, 2010 at 06:07:10
Based on your limited information I must conclude that you received SPAM. In that case the displayed originator is almost certainly false. SPAMers have a variety of ways to hide the original source and it is very difficult to trace this.

Until there are basic changes made in the email system, SPAM is going to be something you must live with. SPAM filters help but cannot eliminate the problem. Changing your email address may completely solve the problem, for a time. But if your email provider is a popular one, such as hotmail, your new email address may have been used previously and is already on the SPAM lists.

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October 27, 2010 at 19:28:48
You can always check the ip address of any email that you receive, you just have to investigate the information in the header of the email, but the problem in case of spam emails is that this header information is mostly forged and is not of the legitimate source (sender). As said in the above post that spammers basically exploit the vulnerabilities of other systems for first making them into botnets and then and using these bots to send spam and phishing emails. So when the ip address or the sender will be traced back it will be some innocent guy who is completely unaware of enire thing that has happened from his machine.

Practically no one can be 100 protected from spam, most of the spam emails are generally blocked by the spam filters employed by email providers but still pass through as spammers invent new techniques every day.

The best way to reduce spam is to report about it to your email provider if you are receiving same type of spam emails again and again and then they will check and investigate the email, trace it out and appropriately modify their spam filters based on the frequency of spam emails of same type.


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