Outlook 2007 - finding sender's IP address

Jegajothy vythilingam
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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use Outlook 2007.  Sometimes I receive similar email wordings and I could swear that they must be the same persons.  how do I find out this, I guess by looking at the sender's IP address.  is there any utility where I can install and see an individual email's sender's ip address. thank u.
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KenCOO/Senior Systems Analyst

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I believe we would need to know more about your mail server to answer that question. Outlook is an email client, what is your email server?

What protocol do you use for mail retrieval in Outlook? POP3? Exchange?

You can check by going to Control Panel>Mail> Then check the email address in question in your profile.
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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This page http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/view-e-mail-message-headers-HA001230300.aspx tells about viewing the email headers where the IP addresses are kept.

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In response to Ken, My pc is a stand alone pc, and it is an HP Think Centre.  My email is an msn email and it is set up as an MAPI account.   When I looked at the mail profile under Control panel, I see 2 profiles, and I am using one particular one.  My apologies beyond this I am ignorant of the email thingy.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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I should note that IP addresses don't actually belong to individuals, they belong to their ISPs.  However... if you see the same originating IP address in two different emails that can indicate that the same person may have sent them.  If the emails are from one of the large email services like Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail it is much less likely since the IP addresses are usually their email servers which are used by all their customers.

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In response to Dave Baldwin, that is what I am trying to determine, when 2 different emails have the same IP address, can I deduce that both of them are the same authors?  Thus the need to find an easy way to find the IP address of the IP address when received thru Outlook 2007.  Or I could use the web to read the IP address if this is easier.
Thank u.
Fixer of Problems
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Please read the details in the page I linked above.  It goes thru all of the information that is normally available.  Anything more would only be available with a search warrant.  ISPs do not give out any more detailed info otherwise.

If the IP address is a residential address for a local ISP, then the chances are good that it is the same person.  However, the large email services usually do not show the IP address of the person but that of their servers which is useless to your question.

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This answer gives me the information that I was looking for.  Thank u.
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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You're welcome.

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