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
Solved

catch IP of the sender of an email

Posted on 2007-03-24
5
432 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
we have a domain called "mydomain" in a private network with static Ip assigned to servers and hosts. and we have a software to manage emails accounts, but it's installed on another PC (not the domain server). someone in the private network use Hotmail to send email to me. let we say that someone@hotmail.com from a PC in the network send email to me@mydomain.com. is there any way to catch which PC send the email? can I get the IP for example?
0
Comment
Question by:omarmallat
  • 3
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:omarmallat
ID: 18784808
note that I'm the administrator....
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 18784859
IP addressses on emails are easily spoofed. Its probaly more effort than its worth - even if it could be done.
0
 

Author Comment

by:omarmallat
ID: 18784870
so can I know who sent the email?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Irosha earned 125 total points
ID: 18784918
you can check the email header to get the IP Address of senders computer. if you are using MS outlook right click on the mail Select Option and you can see whatever the header informations on that Screen.

Getting the IP Address means you can find the PC no ? so i think problem is solved.
0
 

Author Comment

by:omarmallat
ID: 18784932
even if the user is in Private IP. I mean outlook will give me his private IP, or his public IP when he get it when he go from LAN to WAN?
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This is my 3rd article on SCCM in recent weeks, the 1st (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html) dealing with installat…
Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…

860 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