Getting an IP via email?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Nookie, May 28, 2005.

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  1. Nookie

    Nookie Registered Member

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    Where is the spammers IP? Is it

    Received: from [62.192.141.26] (account woolsen@teenmail.co.za)??
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hi there!
    Get at the www.samspade.org the desktop download and have a shortcut to the program (after installing) on your desktop as you might use it frequently.
    Open it, in Tools > parse paste that complete email source in it and let it do the stuff: samspade will give some info on the various items in the full header, in the basic info you will find abuse services, etc.
    Have fun with it!
     
  3. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    Nookie,

    62.192.141.26 is the original source of this email which is a German IP address (only take note of the IP address - anything else can be faked by the spammer's software).

    The easiest method of reporting this is to create an account at SpamCop - you can then paste your emails in and it will analyse them, identify the actual source plus the location of websites linked to in the email and forward complaints to the ISPs concerned. Even if the ISPs do nothing (certain Chinese and Korean ones being notorious for this), the IP address used will still be added to the SpamCop blocklist (if others complain also) which will result in further mails being dropped by ISPs using that list.
     
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