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Can an e-mail address @ outlook dot com tell location of the person who has that as their e-mail address. I've heard of reverse lookups that can show an e-mail address.

What is the different between @ Outlook and @ hotmail?
I use @ hotmail and the program is seen as Outlook.
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If you work through whois sites on the email address, it will only tell you where the email ISP is.

My main email address in the US, and I do not live in the US. I cannot convince Microsoft I don't live in the US because of the above. They don't know where I am.

Hotmail is now Outlook.com. One and the same for a few months now.

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whois sites
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All I got there was that Outlook was a Microsoft domain.
Nothing more.
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Yes, of course, that is all there is for Outlook.

So to your first question, no one can figure out your whereabouts from that information.

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I've got  

td04@outlook.com


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No one can figure out where you are with the above.

I am xxxx at one of the mail.com addresses and no one knows where I am because of that.

The only intelligence in an email address is the email ISP. There is nothing more to the outside observer (outside of the email ISP).

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@outlook.com does not tell ISP and can not tell ISP. Right?
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Outlook.com will only point to Microsoft, which is the email ISP for outlook.com.  So right.

What I mean by Email ISP is "Email Provider"  

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@nickg5 - Thank you and I am always happy to help you.

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so someone with xxxx @ outlook dot com is basically hiding their location because it is always seen as Microsoft which is Seattle Washington?
Or e-mail header sees actually ISP?
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In my experience, the email header will show the IP of Microsoft (because it is the email provider) but that is all. I am assuming Microsoft is its own provider. For small shops, you will see the IP of the provider hosting the small shop.

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