?
Solved

IP address and sender information

Posted on 1998-05-30
1
Medium Priority
?
229 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Is it possible to get the e-mail message sender information if you have his IP address and how ?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ashrafsalah
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jhurst earned 20 total points
ID: 1856868
No:

1) there is no direct relationship between the ip address and the sender in almost all cases.  Consider for example the typical ISP who assigns IP addresses dybnamically each time you sign on.  This does not mean that it could not be determined but you would need the cooperation of the ISP.  For example, if you send something illegal I would presume that the FBI or whoever, would determine the IP address and then call the ISP and ask who was assigned that IP address at the time the message was seen.

2) IP address spoofing is really pretty easy and common.

3) And probably the most significant:  The powers that be, felt that the user should be protected.  This is why even in HTML where you can do a <FORM ACTION=mailto:... the browser asks whether you want to really send the eMail.

0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Australian government abolished Visa 457 earlier this April and this article describes how this decision might affect Australian IT scene and IT experts.
Q&A with Course Creator, Mark Lassoff, on the importance of HTML5 in the career of a modern-day developer.
This tutorial walks through the best practices in adding a local business to Google Maps including how to properly search for duplicates, marker placement, and inputing business details. Login to your Google Account, then search for "Google Mapmaker…
The viewer will get a basic understanding of what section 508 compliance can entail, learn about skip navigation links, alt text, transcripts, and font size controls.
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question