Sending an email reveals your IP address?
2009-03-26 17:55:01 UTC
One day i sent an email to a radio station and they replied stating that my IP was so and so. How was this able to happen? Do major companies have some sort of way to find out what IP an email came from? Is there anyway when i received mail in my inbox that i can tell what IP it came from?
Four answers:
2009-03-30 17:54:44 UTC
What happens is that the IP is like a pc card to enter the Internet, so when you go somewhere, they will know your IP.


2009-03-26 18:00:16 UTC
Almost all e-mail clients have Headers, that come before the message stating the Subject/sender/reciever information etc. An example of a header is this:

Received: by sphinx (mbox mlande) (with Cubic Circle's cucipop (v1.31 1998/05/13) Wed Aug 20 19:41:38 2003)

X-From_: Wed Aug 20 19:40:22 2003


Received: from ( []) by (8.12.3/8.12.3/Debian-6.3) with SMTP id for ; Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:40:05 -0700


Which contains the information on how it was sent, for the use of the client recieving it. This is a common practice or businesses to verify. it's not some hack or anything..

Hotmail/Gmail removes headers from public site, for security reasons as they control what YOU see. SMPT protocols all have headers, and if you use a client such as Outlook express you can view them.
2016-12-01 11:38:06 UTC
i could touch the telephone employer and notice in case you will get his extensive variety blocked finally. i could recommend which you alter your identity on the internet. Get a sparkling screenname and digital mail from a different source. Ip addresses substitute except you have a static ip, so I doubt that hotmail attaches it, yet there are a number of approaches hackers can get information and that i'm no longer an expert. i could additionally substitute my im/surfing behavior to attempt and ward off this individual
Miha L
2009-03-27 02:51:25 UTC
Yes you can find for almost any received email address IP address and a lot more information's.

Try these two email trackers to see what you can get from one single email:

You need only to copy/past full email header into tools above and it is done.

Good luck with tracing.

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