Tracing an email

growingboy's Avatar
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If i send an anonymous mail or threat mail to someone how they re tracking it...
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by growingboy View Post
If i send an anonymous mail or threat mail to someone how they re tracking it...
IP from where it originated from.
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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wat happens if its from a proxy? can we trace beyond proxy?
oyeLucky's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
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yes ! there are some softwares which can track exact URL from where IP is sent.
fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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Originally Posted by neo_vi View Post
wat happens if its from a proxy? can we trace beyond proxy?
In a short answer, no, you cannot trace an email sent from behind a proxy, since the originating IP address in the headers will be that of the proxy. In a long answer, yes, you can trace beyond the proxy, but not without viewing the access logs of that proxy server, and the one before it, and the one before it, etc, which you will not be able to legally do without permission or a warrant. Canned software packages cannot do that for you, since they would have to actually bypass the access restrictions (i.e. hack) to those logs.
&ever's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2010
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I am not sure why this is considered "ethical hacking" But yes, there are programs out their that can trace your IP, but if you run a good enough Proxy then you will be fine.