Locate Source of E Mail

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    When receiving E Mail how can the source be checked. After multiple E mails how can you determine the location?
     
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    Look at the full headers. There should be a complete route map in them of every server the email went through, back to the source. These are put on by the servers themselves, so its a little harder to spoof. At the least you'll have the first server that it went through.
     
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    Thanks for the link, works perfect with Opera Mail.:thumb:
     
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    ... and : look to my response at thread : " IMAP email client ".

    Good luck !...
     
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    Thank you for the help.
     
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    You're welcomed! Glad to help. Take care.
     
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    To expand on what KookyMan stated, for those visiting Wilders, the focus is on the Received: from lines found in the full headers and there will be many, if a spammer is trying to deceive you.

    The Received: from lines are always read from bottom to top, with the bottom line being the one where the email originated from and sometimes it includes an IP address. Be aware that this entire line can be faked as well, but if you work your way up, the second Received: from line, from the bottom, could actually denote the injection point where the email really came from!
     
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    JRViejo,

    This is a very useful idea and hope it remains available to us for doing some searches when needed.

    May I pass-on this, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for the link and information on where to find the 'froms' in the header of the e-mail.

    This is something I feel we wanted and needed but did not know it, `til now.
     
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    You're welcomed, NTxLS!
     
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    SpikeyB,

    This looks as though it is a very informative site, will need to read it when there is more time. Right now we are expecting "IKE" the hurricane to hit close to us and now need to do a rush job of preparing for the worst.
     
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