Tracing an email RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I trace where or who an email came from? I got an email from someone and I think it may actually be someone else.
    • Changed type Jeff Ren Monday, July 4, 2011 1:56 AM
    Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:12 AM


  • Can you be more specific?


    Looking at it simplistically:

    You can trace what IP address/ISP it came from. To do this,  look at the e-mail headers, look at the IP address from where it came and go to www.arin.net to see where the mail originated (the ISP).  You can trace it back to the IP address/ISP or maybe even a company, but you cannot trace it to a specific host unless you have subpoena powers.



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    • Proposed as answer by Jeff Ren Tuesday, July 5, 2011 5:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jeff Ren Friday, July 8, 2011 5:20 AM
    Saturday, July 2, 2011 2:10 AM