How to trace Fake mailer

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If any one sends us fake email, how can we exactly track the demograhic location of that person. operating system is windows XP
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Try to get a full SMTP envelope header, and you might be able to backtrack the originator.  Not easy, but still possible.

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rid

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I concur. Look at the headers. Also www.samspade.org may have something useful for reading.

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Dear Samri,
Plz tell me how to get full SMTP envelope header and rid, i was unable to find answer from samspade.org
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Temporary problem from your side, probably. Link works OK.
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> how can we exactly track the demograhic location of that person

This is not possible for you alone. Contact ISP and bring in the help.

You can locate the "last sender" but due to misconfigurations, spoofing, pirating, zombies, relaying and forwarding, you will not likely find true originator on your own.

You may choose to begin with a simple reply to sender, asking "why you send this"? Run an nslookup on the addy and you get geography of only the mailserver, NOT the sender, although in many cases this might be same, that is treated as coincidence, not as a given.

Consider simple Yahoo or HotMail email account. The sender could be anywhere on the entire globe, even the space station. Complete geography examination is not attainable from your desktop on your own. Contact ISP and begin the trace backwards. If sender is a bum, ISP has interest same as you, they do not want their system clogged with fake eMails. Note that 2 ISPs, AOL & Verizon recently won large court cases against some eSpammers. You are not alone.

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munish,

rid and SunBow is right on the dot.

What mail client do you use.  Whatever it is, try to look at options to view all mail header.  or try to export the mail to some text file, and use notpad to view it.  

Then you might want to contact your ISP (and it will be helpful to include the original msg as well).

this would take some time and effort.

good luck.

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I had a program that you put in the i.p address and it had a global map which showed you the giographical location and each point it connected to... dont suppose anyboy knows of it and if it would trace e-mail addresses for munish9999?

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Mrbud, Thanks for your comments but u should know that practically it is possible

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