Email spoofing

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I need to know the exact location an email account was created. An email was written in the name of my deceased father. The email has caused my family very much grief. We have had it so called tracked by the header and the answer to where it was sent from is not a possible answer. The email account is xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com Is there anyway to find out the exact location of where the account was created? I have researched the account and found out the date it was created but I need the location. I have contacted yahoo security and they're response is they can only help me if I could get the original headers of the actual email, but I can't, and I truly believe it was spoofed by someone I know. Please help me.... Thank you Alison

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Actually, there is no mechanism to find exact location of mail in yahoo/ other email based websites. I think it may be possible for Govt.,where u live/ u can contact to Cyber Crime Deptt. U can get info from which area it arrived and that comp/PC is using which ISP (Internet Service Provider). Hope, u know the fact that, ISP has entire info about any user/ email client. It is needed to write down ip address from the mail, which makes u annoying. For IP tracking plz navigate here: http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/     or     http://www.iptrackeronline.com/


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  • TomLiotta
    Why can't you get the headers? If the e-mail item still exists, then the headers are part of it. . If Yahoo 'security' is willing to help, it's essentially guaranteed that they are the only help you can get. Unless you can demonstrate criminal activity, there is no way any government agency can do anything. . And if the original e-mail is gone, there is no available evidence for anyone. . Tom
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Sounds like you need way more detailed information than a simple query to Yahoo's security team will provide. Hiring a lawyer and pursuing that path may be the only way to get to the bottom of it...if at all.
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