Being one of the most popular platforms, the internet tries to give us every alternate of our real life. Email is one of them. After huge success in corporate level, email becomes part of ordinary person too. Email is now mostly used messaging service after Short Message Service (SMS). Now, here come the scenario. As we are aware of SMS spam, email is also not excluding this junk. Moreover, you have to deal email spam more seriously than just SMS. Where some emails have the potential to make you more success, some can do your total damage in the aspect of financial or social. So, you should be extra careful when it comes to email. To do that, you have to give more attention to IP of any mail sender other than just message body. Let’s discuss how to get IP of any mail sender.
You (of course) know that every SMS comes from a mobile number. The email also has same, define as the sender email address. You should give extra attention to this part. An email comes with more than just the message. The email comes with the header that can provide valuable information about the sender. Header part can tell us from where and who send the email. This section locates an IP address of a sender. IP address works same as our home address does in real life.
Note that this process cannot trace the original sender if he or she uses any proxy or VPN server.
Additionally, note that if you receive an email sent from a Gmail account through the web browser or Google app, you may not be able to find the real IP address. The reason is Google policy. They are designed to hide the information about the users. However, if someone sends you a mail from using a third party client like Thunderbird, Outlook, Postbox you can find the generated IP address.
Let’s start the discussion.
A) Finding IP address in Gmail
➢ Login to your Gmail account.
➢ Open any mail to check the IP address.
➢ Click on the inverted triangle next to reply button
➢ Select “Show Original”
➢ Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between brackets
If you find more than just one Received: from address, select the last IP address. Now copy the address and paste on to any IP trace site.
B) Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail
➢ Login to your Yahoo! mail.
➢ Open the email you want to trace.
➢ Click on More. You will get a dropdown menu.
➢ Select View Full Header.
➢ Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between brackets.
If you find more than just one Received: from address, select the last IP address. Now copy the address and paste on to any IP trace site. Same as Gmail.