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IP address finder

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 08:57:44

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HollyBerryBush Sat 18-May-13 08:58:14

yes

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:00:45

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:01:11

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cinnamonsugar Sat 18-May-13 09:01:54

It depends on what you are using to send the email. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. For example: Gmail never ever sends the end user's IP address in the email headers, Hotmail does.

MalcolmTuckersMum Sat 18-May-13 09:03:58

I would have thought that only your Internet Service provider can identify who is behind a particular IP and even then probably only at the request of the Police or some other authority.
What exactly did you have in mind OP?

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:07:18

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You can depending on the program you use to send it AMD if you have it you can identify an area where it's come from. And who the ISP are. In order to get more you'd need to go to the ISP and have a reason - usually it would need to be the police or similar for harassment or like when the music companies go after illegal down loaders.

Why?

Did she use your name?

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:11:21

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:12:00

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Using her email address or yours?

Just how tech savvy are,your,bosses?

Sorry. iPad hates me.

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:15:55

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juneybean Sat 18-May-13 09:18:10

As far as I know the only IP in hotmails headers are their own servers. You can google your own ip address and compare it to the headers.

Juney - in hotmail it certainly used to show your own originating IP address.

Look. Your boss would have to do this. Trace the ISP. From the header. Then go to the ISP with a reason why they wanted the info as to who it belonged to.

Who on earth is going to be interested over a customer complaint email.

juneybean Sat 18-May-13 09:24:43

Yeah, I remember it used to but in recent years I cannot fathom out how to even get full headers on... And I like to think I'm quite savvy!

Also your bosses would already need to have your ip to know it was you, I doubt they check every email.

cinnamonsugar Sat 18-May-13 09:26:00

juneybean Hotmail headers used to contain X-Originating-IP with the client IP and I know they did as of last year, but I just googled and it appears they stopped in December 2012 - bit.ly/112YpGp

Altinkum Even if they can get an IP, it'll be very difficult to identify you from it. Assuming you have a standard broadband connection, the IP address will resolve to something that is completely unidentifiable. Unless your boss knows for a fact that it is your IP, but as above it seems Hotmail have stopped doing it.

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:26:59

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 09:30:15

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 20:16:38

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 21:37:19

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Did you know your friend was doing it before they sent the email?

Are they asking to interview your friend as a "customer"?

MalcolmTuckersMum Sat 18-May-13 21:39:27

Liar about what?

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