Solved Trying to get general location of IP on Yahoo Messeger

January 7, 2013 at 22:44:24
Specs: Windows Vista
Subject: suspected scammer
How to find the IP from Yahoo Messenger. Real e-mails show the IP, but not Yahoo Messenger.
I'm sure the IP is there somewhere, but how do I find it?
I'm not chasing, and I know enough not to deal with her, but I'm curious where she is. i.e. Boston? London? Nigeria? Ghana?

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#1
January 8, 2013 at 01:59:21
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You cannot it is not possible. The only IP address you will ever get is that of Yahoo.

The only people that know the IP address of this person is Yahoo and Yahoo are not going to be telling without a court order.

Stuart


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#2
January 8, 2013 at 02:30:33
Thanks Stuart. I had suspected as much.
The most unfortunate thing is the overwhelming percentage of yahoo IM users are outright scammers, and they know that their IP's cannot be located. The are rarely what they appear to be, and their pictures are pirated from Facebook, website searches et c.

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#3
January 12, 2013 at 02:10:00
Yahoo messenger doesn't show the IP address of users. As you said, Only mails can be used to find the IP of the sender.
So if you are so curious in finding about her, Ask her to send some emails for you. You can get her IP through that and the you can visit http://www.ip-details.com/ to do an IP search. This could provide the basic geographical locations such as country, state, latitude, longitude, ISP, etc. Good luck mate.

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#4
January 12, 2013 at 09:35:59
Thanks to TrueTrue.
I knew that IP could be traced through e-mails, but I feel like a dummy for not thinking of your suggestion.
It never occurred to me to simply ask for something, anything, as simple as an e-mail.
Thanks for jogging my brain.

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