proxy question

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by marcodemarco, Feb 17, 2009.

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  1. marcodemarco

    marcodemarco Registered Member

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    If i get an email can i tell if the person used a proxy server?
     
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  2. jonw

    jonw Registered Member

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    Well it depends on if the persons email will pass there ip through the headers.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    Depends on the situation. If that person live in UK and you see a china IP in the headers, you might suspect a proxy use. Usually, a determined user can detect if you used a proxy.
     
  4. marcodemarco

    marcodemarco Registered Member

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    Are headers the only way?
     
  5. jonw

    jonw Registered Member

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    Yea unless I guess you have your own private email server setup but as far as I no that's it.Like Nebulus said the only way you can really tell if there using a proxy is if they live in say UK and there email is comming from China, oh yea almost forgot I think some sites keep a data base of suspected proxy ip's but this is not 100% and some of the suspected proxy ip's can be false positives.
     
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