Tracking the Origin of an Email

Forensic tools exist which can analyze email headers to find the IP address of the computer a message was sent from, and also the geographic location it was sent from. eMailTrackerPro is an example of a tool which performs this task. eMailTrackerPro will help you track the origin of all emails in a particular account.


If you want to check the header of an individual email without software, you can use Google Toolbox's Messageheader, available here: https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/messageheader/


Input the header of the email into the toolbox, and click the option to analyze it.





You'll be able to lookup the location of the IP address and the associated ISP provider with online tools such as: https://www.iplocation.net/ip-lookup




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