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How to know IP Sender´s of a message in Outlook 07 using Exchange Server

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Hi,

We use MS Outlook 07 in our company and i know that e-mail server is Exchange (07 our, maybe now, 2010). In MS Outlook 07, I have my own exchange mail account configured as primary account (me@xpto.com) and a team mail account as secondary (test@xpto.com) - and its the same for all members . Some of my team members sent me a e-mail from the team mail account (test@xpto.com) to my personal mail account (me@xpto.com) from a computer connected  to our lan company. If i can get the sender IP I can know who sent me the e-mail.

Can i know the sender ip only with Outlook our other mail client?how?

If not, it is possible to the exchange server administrator know it by the logs (MAPI, IIS)? how? (if so, i will ask him for it).

For your help, i paste below the header of the e-mail that i received (got it from message properties in Ms Outlook):

Received: from SDC1RI00EVS03.xpto.local ([fe80::39cb:6a9d:fbef:aee3]) by
 SDC1RI00ECH01.xpto.local ([110.12.0.101]) with mapi; Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:02:07
 +0000
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef; name="winmail.dat"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
From: TESTE <test@xpto.com>
To: Salgado <salgado@xpto.com>
CC: Gois <gois@xpto.com>
Disposition-Notification-To: TESTE <test@xpto.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:03:03 +0000
Subject: test
Thread-Topic: test
Thread-Index: AcviWOqrGR28Z5FDQ/yXEUbBrHnagw==
Message-ID: <51CD5B63E71D6249A3A72237A954E84982DA8981B8@SDC1RI00EVS03.xpto.local>
Accept-Language: xx
Content-Language: xx
X-MS-Has-Attach:
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL: -1
X-MS-TNEF-Correlator: <51CD5B63E71D6249A3A72237A954E84982DA8981B8@SDC1RI00EVS03.xpto.local>
MIME-Version: 1.0

Thanks,
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Question by:Gr3mling
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by:ccns
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Best thing to do would be to ask them all to sign emails with their name? wouldnt that be easier??
sometimes traingint users is easier than going the long way around things.
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by:Akhater
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no you can't, if outlook is configured with an exchange account (MAPI) client IP will not be logged
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by:Gr3mling
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In that case, how can the exchange administrator know it (IP our User)?

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by:Akhater
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sorry if the client was connected using MAPI  you cannot know the IP
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by:Gr3mling
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It means that in shared accounts in MS Outlook that uses MAPI its impossible to know who sent the e-mails, so, people can´t do jokes without being caught since they don´t sign the e-mail.  Right?

There is a way to other systems administrators get the sender´s IP  (all we use in our company is microsoft - server, IIS, etc) ??

thanks,
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by:Gr3mling
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I wanna say "can do jokes" in the comment before.
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by:Akhater
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No there is no way to know the IP of a sender if the later was connected using MAPI sorry

if you are running exchange 2010 you might want to consider mailbox auditing but at the cost of extra load on the servers
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by:Gr3mling
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If ithe admin can´t know the ip, as MAPI connections are authenticated can he know the user?

thanks,
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by:Akhater
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The user is authenticated of course From: TESTE <test@xpto.com>

This is the user unless i missunderstood the questiin
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by:Gr3mling
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No,

TESTE (test@xpto.com) is the account name of our team member mail account. There are 20 people that have access to it and can send e-mails from it. When someone receive a mail from this team mail account, the sender´s identification name is always from "TESTE", but as the sender´s usually signs at the end of the message the name, no big deal. The problem is when the sender (user) intentionally don´t sign the message, and the recipient  can´t know know who sent it (there are 20 possibilities).  

As all of the 20 people that could send messages from test@xpto.com have to authenticate to mapi, maybe it will be possible to check which user sent it on some logs....we just need to know who was the user. if it can´t be by the IP tracking, maybe there are more solutions...

thaks for your interest,  
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by:Akhater
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My question is how do tney access this mailbox? Are you usng this user credentials ?
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by:Gr3mling
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Yes. To access to test@xpto.com account (share account) users have to use each one credentials (the  active directory ones). There isn´t a unique password for the account.

thanks,
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well on your exchange server there is a RPC log that will tell you what user has logged on to this mailbox at what time but this won't be relevant in your case since all people are logged on but only one sent the email so....

you need to look into mailbox auditing this is what you are looking for
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