[Internet] How To Locate Email Sender Location!

Today i will show you how you can trace email sender address, of course this tutorial is not 100% accurate, but it usually gives you an idea about the location for the sender .

Email Tracing!

1. Open the email you want to trace.

 2. Look at the right lower corner of the screen; you will see something called "Full headers" , click it.

3. Now start looking from the bottom of headers and go up till you found something called "Received" , its exactly above the sender email address and the date and time, copy the IP address (its the number that comes after "from...." , look at the image below.

4. Go to What Is My IP and enter the IP address in the box and click "Lookup" .

5. Now you will see a lot of information, such as the country , city name, internet provider company, the exact location latitude, longitude, and you will see image from Google Earth too,

  • As i said the information provided is not 100% accurate , in this example it gave me a location somewhere in downtown- Amman, but i live 20 km away from there!
  • Notice that we depend on the IP address , so as you know most of the times the IP address changed automatically when we disconnect and reconnect again, but this could be very useful to determine locations of companies ! in the image below i traced email i received from Google, and the result was 100% accurate!
  • You can copy the latitude and longitude and look for them in Wikimapia.com to show the exact location for this coordinate , but you have to add "N" after latitude and "E" after the longitude , see the image below.

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4 Response to "[Internet] How To Locate Email Sender Location!"

  1. Beyond Me says:
    June 24, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Sweeeeeeet , I liked it( don't seem to be sneaky :p )
    Thank you Dr.Mohammad :)

  2. Dr.Mohammed says:
    June 24, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    @Beyond Me:

    :) glade you liked it , you welcome.

  3. Amira says:
    June 25, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    This is cool tho kinda creepy. I've seen some that have come very close (within a few blocks) to getting the actual address of the person which creeps me out. Do you know how to mask IP addresses? (just curious)

  4. Dr.Mohammed says:
    June 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    @ Amira

    Well yes its somehow creepy thing, but sometimes it could be useful.

    IP masking...good idea, i will write a post about that soon...

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