X-Originating-IP field

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From what I've read on the Net, the field X-Originating-IP is the sender IP address. However, I'm not sure if that's actually the sender real address or just the ISP router address. Can somebody shed some light on this?

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X-Originating-IP is sender real address. E.g.

You are using Broadband connection from Comcast and let say your IP address is and you have send the email from your Yahoo account to someone at hotmail.com

Now when the person (hotmail.com) checks the header of the email, it would see the IP address in the field X-Originating-IP. So that if someone tries to track you down they would now which IP address is used to send the email through Yahoo.com

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