How to track an IP address of an email

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Email security
IP address
How would one go by tracking an IP/Ownership of an email/domain that someone has sent? The email was a legal defamation attack on a client.

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It may not be that easy. Depending on what mail client you are using, you may be able to see the full header of the email which contains a lot of info.. You may need a person who has knowledge of security to decipher what is going on. There are site where you can key in an IP and it will give you the owner. The problem is when it comes down to the IP address is it static or dynamic. Dynamic is always changing so those are a lot tougher to crack. For example Outlook loks like this.

Received: from ( by ( with Microsoft SMTP Server id; Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:57:01 -0400
Received: from localhost (localhost []) by
 (Postfix) with ESMTP id 08B668D74 for <>; Mon, 19 Jun
 2017 11:57:01 -0400 (EDT)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at
Received: from ([]) by localhost
 ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id
 wu4UemCj2Q3T for <>; Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0400
Received: from (unknown []) by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4E1A88D75 for
 <>; Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:54:35 -0400
MIME-Version: 1
Message-ID: <>
To: <>
From: Megan Francis <>
Subject: Get rid of skin tags for good using this natural formula.
Reply-To: <>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”zQDHqS3690351hlL7IY0xdp6K”
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-AuthAs: Anonymous
X-Brightmail-Tracker: =?utf-8?B?SDRzSUFBQUFBQUFBQzEyVGUwaFRVUnpIT1hjUDcyd25yOWM1ajdkbU5SSktV?=

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What type of email client is it? Is your office/for personal use? This is basically a security related issue. We don't know what is the actual truth behind this question. What you can do, you can check the full address of email that was sent and see the details of the sender, though IP address is not there. While an email is a good evidence to track or complaint against him/her to your local administration.
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  • ankur21
    I think email IP cannot be revealed until or unless you hack their MTA server. You can send a reply to that id with the help of mailchimp etc. which gives complete info (IP, clicked or not etc) and analytics.
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