How can I find the IP address of the router and the computer from a recieved email adress???

Asked by Mark on 2008-06-20

Is it possible to discover a little more information about the sender of an email ie::

Their IP address of their router??

The IP address of the PC it was sent from??

or any more info....???

Are there any packages that can do this, and if so waht are they???

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Why do you want to know that?

Mark (mark-j-hogan) said : #2

I am very concious of on-line security and I want to learn as much as i can about it...

Mark (mark-j-hogan) said : #3

after reviewing my initial question I realise that it could be construde as a negative action.
But it is not. I just want to learn as much about the pitfalls and how security works...

Best Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #4

Hi Mark!

Can you be a little bit more specific? Which e-mail client do you use?

In Mozilla Thunderbird, for example, you can find sender's WAN IP address by selecting received e-mail and pressing "Ctrl+U" (shortcut for View > Message source).

I think the better way to analyze a mail message is something like this start point:

Hope this helps

Mark (mark-j-hogan) said : #6

Thanks Saša Teković, that solved my question.