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IP address finder

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

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yegodsandlittlefishes Sun 19-May-13 07:35:59

If the bosses were to pursue the truth behind your friend's email, they might contact her at a later date. She would then be using a different IP address. If any action is resting on your account and her email alone, they will need to check her out. So yes, I can see your worry.

However, it would seem that because of her email, they are moving to some 'retirement' action for the one who bullied you. Is that right? So perhaps they talked to the bully and he admitted what s/he had done. Or, with a customer's account to protect them, others said what they saw happen. So they have witness accounts closer to hand now, and won't need your friend to get involved.
Unless the bully decides to go for unfair dismissal...

Altinkum Sun 19-May-13 07:06:24

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garlicgrump Sat 18-May-13 23:55:24

I've been seriously bullied at work and it did me a LOT of lasting harm, professionally and personally. It's really hard to bring bullies to rights, especially when your confidence has been damaged and you're in the vulnerable position.

I think your friend did you a favour. I'm very glad it's been taken seriously. Ask HQ to delete this thread.

All the best!

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hmm

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 23:47:29

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MalcolmTuckersMum Sat 18-May-13 23:17:57

It's all a bit of a drama isn't it? BAFTAs were last week I think.

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 23:15:42

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 22:54:51

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Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 22:09:09

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

Liar about what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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Sorry. iPad hates me.

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