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How to find the IP address ofthe sender in Gmail, Yahoo! mail or Hotmail


The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender.
Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.

Finding IP address in Gmail

  1. Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.

  2. Open the mail.

  3. To display the headers,

Click on More options corresponding to that thread. You should get a bunch of links.

Click on Show original

  1. You should get headers like this:

::: Gmail headers : name :::

Look for Received: from followed by a few hostnames and an IP address between square brackets. In this case, it is

65.119.112.245.

That is be the IP address of the sender!

  1. Track the IP address of the sender

::: Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail :::

  1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.

  2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.

  3. Open the mail.

  4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,

Click on Options on the top-right corner

In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences

Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option

Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected

Click on the Save button

Go back to the mails and open that mail

  1. You should see similar headerslike this:

::: Yahoo! headers : name

Look for Received: from followedby the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is 202.65.138.109.

That is be the IP address of the sender!

Tried this. If the mail was sent via Gmail, the IP address is showing Google Inc. US. It works if the email was from yahoo, hotmail

I will check soon on gmail !
Thanks for your report! Kindly report these kinda problems! Thanks in advance