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    gw_stl Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    #1

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:10 AM
    True Location of Sender
    Hi,

    Recently I received a malicious e-mail which mentioned some information which is revelant to me. This showed me the sender was not spaming. And obviously the person was using fictitious email id.

    My question is: Is there any way I can locate where the emails have been originating from in trying to find this person?

    Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Sleepless in Seatle!:eek:
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    #2

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:20 AM
    Is their email address from a web mail service or from an internet service provider? If you are comfortable with it perhaps you could post the domain here, that's the part that comes after the @ symbol.

    To do anything you'll need the full header to the email.
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    #3

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:22 AM
    The email came from : @yahoo.co.in

    Thanks
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    Dec 21, 2006, 08:24 AM
    That is much harder. On the right hand side of the Yahoo mail window you have the option to view the full header. You'll need someone to look at that info to find out only from which ISP the mail came from.
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    #5

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:35 AM
    I checked and the originating IP is 202.86.4.44

    Does this say anything?
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    #6

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:40 AM
    About getting info from IP addresses:
    http://ask-leo.com/getting_all_worke...p_tracing.html

    That IP leads to Yahoo India which is no surprise from the domain name.
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    #7

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:45 AM
    In reality you cannot find exactly where this mail came from.
    Have a look at This Thread for some more insight.
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    #8

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:46 AM
    I truly appreciate all the help.

    So I understand the bottom line is I can not find the location where the email was generated.

    Thanks again.
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    #9

    Dec 21, 2006, 08:49 AM
    Gw, certainly not with any degree of clarity, especially webmail and remote access.
    Remember the internet is GLOBAL.

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