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Help.. to find out who sent me e-mail

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Help.. to find out who sent me e-mail

dwillis
I need to know how I can determine where an e-mail came from. I know about the ctl then F3, in outlook express, and that is what I have. However, do not know how to read it and do not know if it can tell me where it came from. Can anybody out there help me? This was a stalker... who then started sending e-mails to freinds. It came from a made up YAHOO acct.
Please help me if you can. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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You probably should have started a new Q&A, as this one is over 5 years old.
In the meantime, change your email password in case someone did gain
access to your accounts.
Wizard57M-CNet
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samaneh32
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yes i just faced this problem and also i changed my password.
but now i have to know the location where those emails were being sent , it is some kind of law matter now.
i would appreciate if u help me.

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samaneh,
follow the links provided in the answers above. If your situation now
involves a legal action, I suggest you find appropriate legal counsel.
Wiz
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seanferd
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That sounds more like you had a system infected with malware. The mail would then be sent from potentially any bot (compromised computer) in the botnet.

Further for anyone wanting to find this information: What do you expect to do with it? You either have a legal issue or a malware problem, neither of which can be solved by you finding the IP address of the sender at that time.

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samaneh32
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it would be helpful if i give u the header of that sender, and check the location if possible,
it is not that much legal matter now, i just wanna prove things to my manager.
that would be great if u do this for me.

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seanferd
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static-72-87-127-158.prvdri.fios.verizon.net (Providence, RI)
The x-originating IP is static, so take that to the law now. And/or the abuse department at Verizon. (There should be a valid abuse@verizon.net mail address, but you can't always count on it.)