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Find Location of Email Sender Using Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail

By  | 09, Aug 2008 | 35 Comments

It often happens that we are interested in knowing the approximate location (city name at least) of the person who have sent you an email on your Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail account.

Well, many may not know, but yes you can have the city name of the sender using certain information that comes with your email. When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message.

The email comes with headers (that are normally not displayed in the message) that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. Okay let’s start learning on how you can find the IP address of the sender.

Finding IP address With Gmail

  1. Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.gmail inbox header Find Location of Email Sender Using Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail
  2. Now open any email from your inbox (or the one you want to track the location)
  3. On the left side of the To panel, click on down arrow button, that will open a drop down menu.
  4. Click on “Show Original”
  5. A New window will open, which will have plenty of raw material. Don’t get confused here…! try to find out following line
  6. Look for “Received: from” Received: from [69.138.30.1] by web4587.mail.***.yahoo.com
  7. [69.138.30.1]  can be different for every mail, as this is the IP address of the sender.
  8. You may find more than one Received: from patterns, in that case select the last one.
  9. Now that you have an IP address, you can locate this IP address by puting it in who.is
  10. open www.who.is and enter this ip address without brackets
  11. the query will give you the city name of the sender…!

Finding IP address with Yahooyahoo Find Location of Email Sender Using Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail

  1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
  2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
  3. Open the mail that you want to track back.
  4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers
  5. Click on Options on the top-right corner
  6. In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
  7. Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option
  8. Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected
  9. Click on the Save button
  10. Go back to the mails and open that mail
  11. You should see similar headers like above
  12. Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is 202.65.138.109.
  13. That is be the IP address of the sender.
  14. If there are many instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the IP address in the last pattern. If there are no instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the first IP address in X-Originating-IP.
  15. 7. Track the IP address of the sender

Finding IP address in Hotmailhotmail Find Location of Email Sender Using Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail

  1. Log into your Hotmail account with your username and password.
  2. Click on the Mail tab on the top.
  3. Open the mail.
  4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
  5. Click on Options on the top-right corner
  6. In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings
  7. In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is checked
  8. Click on Ok button
  9. Go back to the mails and open that mail
  10. You should see the email headers now.
  11. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender’s IP address Hotmail headers. In this case the IP address of the sender is [68.34.60.59].
  12. Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[
  13. In this case, the IP address of the sender is [69.140.7.58].
  14. Or else if you have headers like this
  15. Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
  16. In this case, the IP address of the sender is [61.83.145.129] (Spam mail).
  17. 10. If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have proxy.anyknownserver.com.11. Track the IP address of the sender

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  • http://abdussamad.com Abdussamad

    If the sender is using webmail like gmail then the ip address shown may not be the user’s but the webmail provider’s server. I know this is the case if the sender is using gmail or yahoo using his web browser (webmail interface) and not through his email client (SMTP).

  • Khalid Ahmed

    I cant see any such settings in hotmail account.

  • dariush

    Hi
    I live in Iran and someone send me an e-mail . i want to find his ip but i couldn’t because both of us use g-mail and the e-mail original is this :

    Delivered-To: dariushz2005@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.142.180.8 with SMTP id c8cs221824wff;
    Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:33:08 -0800 (PST)
    Received: by 10.187.204.16 with SMTP id g16mr2056523faq.14.1227940387213;
    Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:33:07 -0800 (PST)
    Received: by 10.187.207.8 with HTTP; Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:33:07 -0800 (PST)
    Message-ID:
    Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 10:03:07 +0330
    From: “syed hassan fazlavi”
    To: “dariush zohrabi”
    Subject: Re: salam
    In-Reply-To:
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    i want you to help me to find his ip if you can . it’s so important to me . i’m waiting for your message .
    thanks

  • SB

    GMail doesn’t append Sender’s IP when the sender uses the web interface for sending email

  • Mohammad Anwar Ahmed

    i cant see any Mail Display Settings in hotmail. please if any body know abt it let us all know ….
    thanx

  • so here

    I dont see any such options in hotmail!

  • arvind

    How to find the IP address of the email sender in Yahoo! Mail”
    rediffmail, gmail , pl tel me any software

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    Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

  • Lesley

    I can’t find any display settings in my hotmail account..hellllllp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lesley

    I can’t find any display settings in my hotmail account, please help!thnx

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  • ben

    What are u talking about? There is no Mail Display Setting or in Hotmail!!! Is your blog about the hotmail older version or what…?

    • http://mehmoodabad faryal

      yes

  • Rockky

    Hey, i work for US based BPO in Islamabad,when i searched my IP address assigned to my machine it shows country “CA” why is it ????? It should show the coutry :PK” .

    I suppose your above physics is good but seems floped to me as not showing exact destination. thanks

  • kashif salam

    i have not seen any link which is described here, i think it is a fake.

  • amber

    i want to find the exact location of a email sender using hotmail..plz tell me a way to find that person…i can provide u wid the email headers…

    • Zain

      Hi Amber….. Email me the headers and i will show u the location of sender on google maps :)

      Regards,
      Zain.
      zainofjustice@yahoo.com

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    amber, use ip2location, if you know the ip then you know the location. simple

  • uk

    When you send e-mail from yahoo/hotmail/gmail it will show you the servers ip not yours because the e-mail is actually being send from their server so really you cant find from where/who you got the e-mail from!!

  • shafqat

    Thanks, its working. i checked it.

  • Engr. Arshad Ali

    @dariush
    dear your header is incorrect, dont make the other fool by writing such headers.

    thanks

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  • babar

    what is the name of this software can someone tell me if u know then email this software name on my address…. gutiarfighter@yahoo.com

  • nido

    how i can locate sum user’s id on yahoo who didnot sent me any mail… n waas friend on messenger n now trying 2 publish my private n personal things…

    please help me 4 God sake.
    May Allah bless u ppl

  • nido

    how i can locate sum user’s id on yahoo who didnot sent me any mail… n waas friend on messenger n now trying 2 publish my private n personal things…

    please help me 4 God sake.
    May Allah bless u ppl

  • QAMER

    Hi
    I live in SAUDIA and someone send me an e-mail HE CHANGE MY E MAIL PASSWORD AND NOW HE SENDING ME IN BAD LANGUAGE E MAILS I KNOW HE WORK IN MY OFFICE BUT I WANT TO KNOW HIS IP ADDRESS FROM WICH HE MAILING ME. i want to find his ip KINDLY HELPME

  • QAMER

    MY HACKED ID IS QAMER205@HOTMAIL.COM I CAN USED FROM 8 YEARS THIS E MAIL
    I live in SAUDIA and someone send me an e-mail HE CHANGE MY E MAIL PASSWORD AND NOW HE SENDING ME IN BAD LANGUAGE E MAILS I KNOW HE WORK IN MY OFFICE BUT I WANT TO KNOW HIS IP ADDRESS FROM WICH HE MAILING ME. i want to find his ip KINDLY HELPME

  • syamimie

    so what???????

  • syamimie

    you is not gentel man
    yes!!!!!!!!!!!is not boy love to girl……..

  • Muhammad

    Assalam-0-Alaikum!
    I am very glad to see the darood pak ad on the site. May Allah grant ajar to those who have made an effort to promote love for Holy Propeht (PBUH).
    Well done!
    And thanks
    -Optimist

  • shiza

    plz BRO… help me.. I want to find a current location or any id of a person? plz tell me how can i get him again?

  • shiza

    plz… rely me soon.. i am really need him again..

  • shiza

    i just know his name and his date of birth only.. plz bro reply me soon