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different ways to trce email

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by cpulocksmith, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. cpulocksmith

    cpulocksmith New Member

    well i know how to trace email by using the headers, and finding the ip of the sender that way, and even if they are "gmail encrypted" (what ever that is). i was wondering if there is anyway around this. and also if anyone has any other ways to hide or find a sender of an email, i would really like to know.
  2. fourthdimension

    fourthdimension New Member

    The easiest way I can think of to hide your IP address when sending mail is to just use a different IP address. Send the mail through a proxy like tor, or telnet into an open smtp server and send it from there.
    I was not aware that there is a way to view the sender's IP regardless of gmail's obfuscation. If you have a link, I'd be curious to see it.
  3. cpulocksmith

    cpulocksmith New Member

    the manner in witch you do it is pretty much the same no matter witch mail you use (hotmail, yahoo, ect) i use hotmail so i can tell you how to do it in that.

    for hotmail...
    in your inbox right click the message that you wanna know where it can from and click "view message source." it should bring you to a new page. the page should have all kinds of crazy stuff on it. the first thing that should be on the page should be "X-Message-Delivery:{then some stuff here...all codey crap...}
    you then just look down the page till you see
    "X-Originating-IP: [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]"
    and what ever is in the place of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is where it came from.

    i think that this process is farely similar for other mail providers. you should just have to find the headers, and the origination ip should be in there. if you have troubles finding it then please tell me the mail provider you need help with and i will try my best to find out how it is done for you.
    shabbir likes this.
  4. fourthdimension

    fourthdimension New Member

    I must have given you the wrong impression. I'm familiar with the process used to find the sender's IP address, but gmail somewhat recently began to display the originating IP as some sort of hash, which is what I was referring to when I mentioned viewing the IP address regardless of gmail's obfuscation of it. Thanks for the info, though. Didn't mean to hijack your thread.
  5. neo_vi

    neo_vi New Member

    u can also use programs like emaitrackerpro to intensify or to make ur search deeper.

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