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  1.    23 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Finding someones IP addy from email sent to me, Yahoo/Gmail


    I copied the "raw text" but all I can get from it is Yahoo's in-beween IP location i.e. some town Callifornia. I know the aprox. area of the state there in so I know it's not CA.Example; Received-SPF: pass (domain of yahoo.com designates 66.163.191.149 as permitted sender) is this like a filter that Yahoo provides to prevent IP address lookup?I'm getting a few harrasing emails from this person and I just wanted to scare him into thinking I can locate him if he keeps being a jerk.Is there a more effecient/effective way to know more about him from info. within his emails.?
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  2.    23 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,025
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    You might want to try an effective spam filter, which would mean you never see those emails again.
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  3.    23 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,520
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    The most you can get from an email header is the machine it originated on. In the case of Yahoo/Gmail webmail that would be the server that they had logged onto to compose and send it.
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  4.    23 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,460
    windows 10

    It should show in the headers the IP that they logged into the email server
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  5.    23 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,520
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    It should show in the headers the IP that they logged into the email server
    Surely that's only true if the mail was sent from a local mail app using POP or SMTP? I see no such IP in the headers of mail composed with a browser via the webmail interface.
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  6.    23 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,866
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy2222 View Post
    I'm getting a few harrasing emails from this person and I just wanted to scare him into thinking I can locate him if he keeps being a jerk.
    That does not sound like a great idea. Cyber-bullying on his side is one thing, but if you send an email like: "I am coming to get you". That is a threat and the full penalty of law applies accordingly.
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  7.    23 Jun 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 72
    Window 10 Home 64bit

    Spoofing an ip address from *anywhere* happens. Spammers hide their true location by using an ip address from some really far away places.
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  8.    23 Jun 2017 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by me75006 View Post
    Spoofing an ip address from *anywhere* happens. Spammers hide their true location by using an ip address from some really far away places.
    Same thing for phone marketeers, get a lot of calls identified as being in the same area code as my phones but turns out that is a spoof, could be from anywhere.
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  9.    23 Jun 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,460
    windows 10

    If they use an online webmaill it still shows their ip not the webmail ip there is a tool to check it for you http://whatismyipaddress.com/trace-email
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  10.    23 Jun 2017 #10
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    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    If they use an online webmaill it still shows their ip not the webmail ip there is a tool to check it for you
    Tried that. For an email from a googlemail address who I know uses online webmail it says: X-Originating-IP: [74.125.82.50]

    A tracert identifies that as the Google server: mail-wm0-f50.google.com [74.125.82.50]
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