Finding IP address of sender in Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail.

Satheesh C B | Monday, April 28, 2008 | 4 comments

Finding IP Address Of the Sender In Hotmail!!

  • Log into your Hotmail account with your username and password.
  • Click on the Mail tab on the top.
  • Open the mail.
  • If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed . To display the headers,
    • Click on Options on the top-right corner
    • In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings
    • In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is checked.
    • Click on Ok button
    • Go back to the mails and open that mail.         
  • If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender's IP address
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                SparksSpace007

    • Hotmail headers : Daniel ,In this case the IP address of the sender is [68.34.60.59]. This is be the IP address of the sender.                        

    SparksSpace008

  • If you find a header with Received: from followed by a Gmail proxy like this
    • Hotmail headers : Daniel
    • Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[]. In this case, the IP address of the sender is [69.140.7.58].
  • SparksSpace009

  • Or else if you have headers like this
    • Hotmail headers : Daniel
    • Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
      In this case, the IP address of the sender is [61.83.145.129] .
  • If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have proxy.anyknownserver.com.
  • Finding IP Address of the sender in Yahoo Mail!!

  • Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
  • Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
  • Open the mail.
  • If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed . To display the headers,
    • Click on Options on the top-right corner
    • In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
    • Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option
    • Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected
    • Click on the Save button
    • Go back to the mails and open that mail.
  • You should see similar headers like this:
    • Yahoo! headers : Daniel.
  • SparksSpace006

  • Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is 202.65.138.109.
  • That is be the IP address of the sender!
  • Finding IP Address of the sender in Gmail !!

    When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender.
    • Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.
    • Open the mail.
    • To display the headers,
      • Click on More options corresponding to that thread. You should get a bunch of links. Click on Show original
    • You should get headers like this:
      • Gmail headers : Daniel

    SparksSpace005

    • Look for Received: from followed by a few hostnames and an IP address between square brackets. In this case, it is 69.138.30.1
    • That is be the IP address of the sender!!
    NOTE:This will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers

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    4 comments:

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    2. this was so helpful!
      thank you for the trick. I got an email saying happy birthday and how glad they were to have met me so i decided to check out their IP adress, so you helped me alot it was an IP from france and then i remembered that they were a couple we met in France!
      i needed a valid and free email adress and how do i know that the IP adress from the sender is haveing port?
      This is helpful for cases like these

      -Gen

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    3. HI Spark

      Thank You for your Post...Pls tell us how to find the IP address in case a proxy server is being used.

      Thank You
      Sreejith

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