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E Mails and IP address

By Sweetangel
Oct 23, 2007
  1. Is there anyway I can find where this came from? I got the information from Gmails drop down bar and show original. I have been getting these cryptic e mails for a while now. I think I know who is doing it and i have tried to run the IP address through a tracer program on the web but it doesnt make any sense.

    Oh and i removed the e mails and replaced them with numbers.

    The Ip addresses dont seem to be mine either, doesnt start with 10.


    Delivered-To: 9999@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.140.139.12 with SMTP id m12cs3295rvd;
    Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:18 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by 10.70.14.17 with SMTP id 17mr10737989wxn.1193142498338;
    Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:18 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <45645@googlemail.com>
    Received: from rn-out-0102.google.com (rn-out-0910.google.com [64.233.170.191])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTP id i10si7960151wxd.2007.10.23.05.28.17;
    Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:18 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of 45645@googlemail.com designates 64.233.170.191 as permitted sender) client-ip=64.233.170.191;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of 45645@googlemail.com designates 64.233.170.191 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=45645@googlemail.com; dkim=pass (test mode) header.i=@googlemail.com
    Received: by rn-out-0102.google.com with SMTP id s28so668650rnb
    for <9999@googlemail.com>; Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:17 -0700 (PDT)
    DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
    d=googlemail.com; s=beta;
    h=domainkey-signature:received:received:message-id:date:from:to:subject:mime-version:content-type;
    bh=TpZfr566LtzkHQqGNfa4C+VGXaeHq2ygCFOOEcP7i+8=;
    b=YSyhTqJD4ctxycZma8xU2PlorvYZpRv88E8gw+C41dIEbyXaAJRmzZO2qWT+nvT7PIH6IpMvaoGEA+CkrqxtL2hEG0m0bzLirSpbOk+9R+4ryYCyr2yb/h1TkyyiqBhGilgAy4w3hPGSB17F45/O8F7e/TXsoj8a/8Vh40cOnF4=
    DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;
    d=googlemail.com; s=beta;
    h=received:message-id:date:from:to:subject:mime-version:content-type;
    b=f1NohOVX4LPm+eJGI6lwOXE3KYsIyJwqKarxnYkKp6hwzHOWTwV0e71D1KSohzi8TxiCbVhCIorsO4u5lbT0NStDN/GIVfGqP3ydo78gECKyFlsKfcBcPwZFbp48m/qwYvhq0PBpvef8sKXxqurZEv2dbUGkj1p7IpFKr1u1z1Y=
    Received: by 10.142.213.9 with SMTP id l9mr1805729wfg.1193142497104;
    Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:17 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by 10.142.241.6 with HTTP; Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:17 -0700 (PDT)
    Message-ID: <83ad63890710230528h6ba28e8aqe80e23eb40af7afb@mail.gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:28:17 -0700
    From: "45645" <45645@googlemail.com>
    To: 9999@googlemail.com
    Subject: hmm
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="----=_Part_335_8781850.1193142497084"
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    the IP address belongs to google (see here)

    what exactly do you mean by cryptic emails?
     
  3. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cryptic

    Well lets just say they are coming from someone who is trying to freak me out, I dont know if its a joke or not.

    So the IP address is Googles but what about the other information? Is there no way i can decode this information and find the city of the person who is sending them?. Theres lots of different information in code :(
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    all i can really see there about the origin of the email is 45645@googlemail.com, other than that i can't get anything out of it, i don't know if anybody else would be able to get anything better or not :(
     
  5. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What about?

    SMTP id l9mr1805729wfg.1193142497104

    Is that not traceable back to the sender? I thought all e mails revealed the IP and that it couldnt be hidden?

    I did some google searches and it says you cant hide your IP and that its embedded in the e mail, is this not true?

    Thanks for replies so far :)
     
  6. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Google Mail hides senders' IP addresses from e-mail headers. Hence you can't trace the sender's location if the email was sent using Google mail.
     
  7. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh kk so theres definately no way i can do it? this is so annoying :(
     
  8. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Unless you have someone working for googlemail ;) there's no way to get to know what you want to.
     
  9. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :( what if i e mail google mail and ask them where the e mail came from? do you think they will tell me?
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, they will not.

    At best, you can report abuse and have them shut down the sender's account.
     
  11. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh kk. If i think i know who these mails are coming from and i get the Ip address and even the host they use will they tell me then? if they can check that and confirm i think i know who it came from and just ask for confirmation? or is that illegal?
     
  12. M0ntG0M3rY

    M0ntG0M3rY TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Just forget it, they won't disclose any information to you, moreover they even won't answer, I think.
     
  13. Sweetangel

    Sweetangel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :( that sucks
     
  14. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Would you like Google reporting about everything you do on their systems to anyone who bothers to ask? (Well, that happens anyway because of all the security holes, but still.. :p )
     
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