IP? Email?

By wtf69wtf ยท 6 replies
Sep 3, 2007
  1. i was wondering if it is possible to get an ip form an email that is sent? or from AIM or Yahoo IM?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Sure, you can get an IP from anywhere, you can even make one up. The question is, whether it is the IP address that you are interested in :p
  3. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 186

    Check the headers of the email.
  4. wtf69wtf

    wtf69wtf Banned Topic Starter

    i would like to know were the person is in the world.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    With e-mail, it would have to be sent from that person's computer. Letters from GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail or any other web-based service are sent from the web server and there is no way you can know where the actual sender was.

    With instant messaging, you would have to do some direct file transfer or a direct webcam session or direct voice chat to get the IP of the other end.
  6. wtf69wtf

    wtf69wtf Banned Topic Starter

    using a voice chat or webcam how would i get his ip to know were he is at i am using Yahoo IM?
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Use any network monitor program like netstat, TCPView, windump, whatever.

    Mind you, it has to be a direct connection - "super webcam" in Yahoo! terminology.
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