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Old 09-14-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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AboveTheLogic and I did a little test with Gmail. I sent him an e-mail from my Gmail account via Outlook. The only IP displayed in the header when he received it was registered to Google.

My home IP did not show up in the message header whatsoever even though I sent the e-mail from my laptop on my network via e-mail.

Since my IP didn't show up there, we didn't bother testing an e-mail from the Gmail website.

You'll need to be careful though. Certain e-mail programs will include your NAT IP in the message header. Thunderbird is one of those apps.

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Old 09-14-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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Yep, thunderbird does that.

Kinda sucks...

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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It's quite strange however it sounds interesting that gmail keeps your email untraceable to some extent.
BTW, I just tried sending an email from gmail web-based version to my hotmail, and can confirm that even gmail's webmail is also not showing ip.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:46 AM   #4
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Here's an interesting article.

Google lets Gmail give away your location
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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Using Google is just like using a proxy but becarefull the admin there read your mails too.

1. The ad
2. When I was spamming someone with my email of my website. I checked my website IP of visitor and referral. Seems like someone clicked on the link there and got to my IP. Not sure just now because it can be the person getting spammed clicking on it. For sure the IP ISP was from Microsoft. Or can it be a proxy. But I already checked the IP if it was listed on the DNSBL but it was not!
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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hi...

so if i was to email from my account to my other gmail account is it correct that it cannot be traced that one person is using both accounts?? does yahoo do this or hotmail? or are all of these traceble?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:44 AM   #7
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I'm sure at some point in the line of sending the email through Gmail whether it be via the web based platform or through email software like Outlook, someone, somewhere can dig deep enough through some log files to find the originating IP.

As for tracing an email through Yahoo!, you can read this thread http://forum.whatismyip.com/f4/trace...om-yahoo-t260/

And for tracing an email through Hotmail, you can read this thread
http://forum.whatismyip.com/f4/trace...m-hotmail-t80/
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:28 PM   #8
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The headers of the email are the best bet.

You can view them with any decent computer-based client (Windows Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, ect.).



I just want to put this out there as a possibility.
There are some people (myself included) who use such things as "Localhost Mail Senders" to send their messages, rewriting the IP address with the LocalComputer address (127.0.0.1).

For instance, my computer's particular server is setup to rewrite on-the-fly anything with 12 numbers separated by 4 dots into groups of three numbers with 127.0.0.1.

In a case like that, it becomes impossible to trace the email as it will point to nothing but your own machine.

Although, that is highly unlikely (but still a possibility, which is why I posted it).
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:52 AM   #9
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I looked at my Header from an e-mail I sent from one of my gmail accounts to another, and it clearly shows not only my IP Address, but also the name of the computer in my network that it came from.

What is up with that?

Does Gmail change it's policy from user to user, or what?
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:33 AM   #10
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I looked at my Header from an e-mail I sent from one of my gmail accounts to another, and it clearly shows not only my IP Address, but also the name of the computer in my network that it came from.

What is up with that?

Does Gmail change it's policy from user to user, or what?
Good find Jonny! They must've made changes recently. I sent an email to myself using Outlook and viewed the header info......low and behold, there was my IP.

I sent myself and email from the gmail web interface and my IP is NOT shown.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #11
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Yeah, it's a client-side thing. Using Outlook/Thunderbird/etc does send more info to the recipient than webmail does. That's bothered me for quite some time.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:25 AM   #12
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Hai i want to take the IP address from which i got a mail
sender is also Gamil account holder and reciver is also gmail account holder

gmail to gmail how to find the IP address of the sender
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #13
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I sent myself and email from the gmail web interface and my IP is NOT shown.
kumar, 2 posts above this one, we mention that gmail to gmail can't be traced.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #14
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Let me preface this by saying that I am completely ignorant in software/internet matters etc, so forgive me if this is a simplistic question:

If I send someone an email from my gmail account to another email with a different webmail provider - in this case libero.it - will the receiver be able to see my IP address? Or even work out which country I am in?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #15
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Let me preface this by saying that I am completely ignorant in software/internet matters etc, so forgive me if this is a simplistic question:

If I send someone an email from my gmail account to another email with a different webmail provider - in this case libero.it - will the receiver be able to see my IP address? Or even work out which country I am in?

Thank you in advance.
If you send the email from the gmail interface, chances are, they will only be able to see Google's IP and not your personal IP. However, if you send the email using a client like Outlook, Thunderbird, etc., then the recipient will be able to see your personal IP. Once they look up the IP, they'll be able to tell what city/country you're in.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #16
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I'll be sending it from the website.

Thanks, Brian!
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