xymon
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Finding IP addresses from email?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4

    Arrow Finding IP addresses from email?

    Hi! I'm new, so please forgive my technological incompetence!

    I run a home-based business and sell some things on the internet. Lately, I've been getting many emails from different free accounts (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc) saying they are interested in what I'm selling but then they never follow through with the purchase or respond to any of my replies. I'm thinking someone (and I have an idea who...) is setting up these email accounts and sending me these offers as a prank. This person has way too much time on her hands and is just flooding my inbox with bogus emails. I know she's doing it from one computer and through the same ISP. Is there anyway to find out the IP addresses from these different emails I'm getting?

    I don't care to find out who's behind the IP, I just want to see if they are coming from the same one so I can tell the difference between real offers and those that come from the same computer. I don't know how to find an IP out at all, so I'd need pretty detailed instructions (click this, look here). Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated! And if it's completely hopeless and there's no way to find out- Sorry, I just don't really know about it!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,053
    Try reading through this thread:

    [url]http://www.all-nettools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=*2*2&highlight=email[/url]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4

    Ugh...

    Thanks for the link, Mike, but that thread is making my head pound. To much info and I don't get most of what they're taking about. Sorry. I don't want to hack anyone or ***** anyone or learn how to have sex . I just want to see if those emails are coming from the same computer. Is that possible? I thought I could just right click something and look at properties or something, but it obviously isn't as simple as that. I saw a code that Syntax posted and that looks like it would help me somehow, but I have no idea what I would do with it or where I could copy and paste it...

    I can read some code, like myspace stuff, but other than that, I know very little about computer technology, software, hardware, or any programs. I do know that my computer's OS is Vista and the woman sending me the emails is using a newer Mac. I don't know if this is of any use, but I did go to a site and find out my own IP address (whatsmyipaddress.com). Is there a nice safe program I could download to ***** the emails I get? I also use a free email account (juno) so is it even possible through this???

    Thanks!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,053
    Turn on 'advanced' or 'full' headers in your email client. The IP address should be somewhere in the headers.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by mike*5* View Post
    Turn on 'advanced' or 'full' headers in your email client. The IP address should be somewhere in the headers.
    Awesome!!! Thanks SOOOOOOO much!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    459
    Quote Originally Posted by ker2** View Post
    Thanks for the link, Mike, but that thread is making my head pound. To much info and I don't get most of what they're taking about. Sorry. I don't want to hack anyone or ***** anyone or learn how to have sex
    Where did you see that? I would love to learn
    7h* L**7*57 c4n7 h4ck m*!
    Proud to have quit playing ȧ

    If you write like a semi-literate boob you will very likely be ignored.
    Writing like a l**t script kiddie hax0r is the absolute l**t*st way to write!
    L0L

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4
    The "learn to have sex" post was post #*50 of that thread. Some sad spammer...

    So I changed my email settings and now I receive the "full headers" and guess what??? Most of those emails had come from that evil wench!!! They were all from two IP addresses that I compared to other older emails I'd received from her a few months prior, all of which had one of the same two IP addresses. The two IPs were very similar and only two numbers off from each other.

    So my next question is: how does she always have the same IP? I mean, I looked at emails from almost a year ago and they still had the same one! I checked what my IP is on the site whatismyipaddress.com and it seems that everytime I cut power to my modem for a few minutes, my IP changes. Wouldn't her's eventually change? Like when she turns her computer off??? Any ideas?

    And THANKS SO MUCH MIKE!!!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    459
    she could have roadrunner or something with nearly permanent, mine didnt change for a year once

    btw- i needs those hawt fotos
    7h* L**7*57 c4n7 h4ck m*!
    Proud to have quit playing ȧ

    If you write like a semi-literate boob you will very likely be ignored.
    Writing like a l**t script kiddie hax0r is the absolute l**t*st way to write!
    L0L

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,053
    Quote Originally Posted by ker2** View Post
    The "learn to have sex" post was post #*50 of that thread. Some sad spammer...

    So I changed my email settings and now I receive the "full headers" and guess what??? Most of those emails had come from that evil wench!!! They were all from two IP addresses that I compared to other older emails I'd received from her a few months prior, all of which had one of the same two IP addresses. The two IPs were very similar and only two numbers off from each other.

    So my next question is: how does she always have the same IP? I mean, I looked at emails from almost a year ago and they still had the same one! I checked what my IP is on the site whatismyipaddress.com and it seems that everytime I cut power to my modem for a few minutes, my IP changes. Wouldn't her's eventually change? Like when she turns her computer off??? Any ideas?

    And THANKS SO MUCH MIKE!!!!
    If she stayed with the same ISP for all that time, the IP addresses would most likely differ in the last one or two octets (dots separate each octet), since the ISPs allocate addresses dynamically on each connection from their pool of available IP addresses. That is if she uses an ISP that dynamically assigns IPs, and yes, it would change for every router reset.

    Other than that, she could have a static IP, but if she's at home, that's unlikely.

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-19-2016, 07:54 PM
  2. Find ALL of someones email addresses?
    By msmyth115 in forum Internet Privacy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-31-2012, 07:14 AM
  3. Finding out IP addresses...
    By scorn in forum Internet Privacy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-25-2009, 08:34 AM
  4. Email Addresses
    By katt in forum Internet Privacy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-26-2006, 08:49 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-03-2006, 07:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts