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Need to Search the Source of An E-Mail Because I Think It Is A Stalker

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Need to Search the Source of An E-Mail Because I Think It Is A Stalker

charangoa
Long story short, I married a crazy woman and luckily realized it early on. Since leaving her over six years ago I realized that she was attempting to hack into my gmail account. In spite of court ordered order of protection I have received numerous e-mails from an account from someone claiming to have met me at an event and we exchanged business cards. I suspect that this person is in fact my ex using a stealth gmail address. I am unable to trace the IP address (I know her IP address by the way) because I think she has blocked it in some way but have read that the source can still be traced. If I provide the e-mail header can someone help me. This is really serious and urgent as I fear that after all these years I am still being harassed.
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    just copy and paste the IP address into your favorite search engine query,
    or if you have a "whois" client, copy and paste into that.

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    charangoa

    I have tried IP search websites and when I plug in the IP address 10.68.58.105 nothing comes up. I have the perpetrators IP address so I am looking to cross reference any suspicious email IP addresses with hers. Please help....

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    Charles Bundy

    But you won't pin that down as it is a private non-routable reserved IP address. E.G. internal only, not recognized externally.

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    robo_dev

    to clarify, that 10. address is most likely just an internal Gmail server address.

    Why not just put their email address in your spam filter and ignore them?

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    Rob Kuhn

    Are the e-mails coming from Gmail? If it is good luck in trying to get their cooperation on your own unless you are a lawyer/legal firm.

    FWIW, this is Google's Legal Disclosure Policy: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7995&topic=1668949&ctx=topic

    I would still hang onto the e-mails you get and monitor the source IP to see if it changes. You might luck out and find that this person makes a mistake and sends it from a public source in which case you may be able to nail the person down. :)

    HTH and best of luck!

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    a.portman

    If you have a valid OOP, contact your attorney and law enforcement. Hand over printouts including the full headers. I just pulled up the header from a gmail email. The from is a gmail server. The 10. address is not going to tell you anything. You would need a subpena to get the IP of the sending computer, hence, law enforcement time.

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    ejobrien

    It really shouldn't be necessary for you find out the whereabouts of this person.

    Just make sure you use a secure password for your gmail and you'll be fine.

    If this person is actually doing something illegal, then contact your local law enforcement service.

    Even if you were able to find this person, what then?

    In all seriousness your request sounds extremely suspicious. One might wonder who in fact is the stalker in this situation.

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    Rob Kuhn

    If he can locate the person it makes it easier to take legal action against him/her.

    Personally, I'd probably write an e-mail filte/rule that just moved the e-mails from my inbox or even just delete or block them. :)

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    Charles Bundy

    But you won't pin that down as it is a private non-routable reserved IP address. E.G. internal only, not recognized externally.

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    Rob Kuhn

    Are the e-mails coming from Gmail? If it is good luck in trying to get their cooperation on your own unless you are a lawyer/legal firm.

    FWIW, this is Google's Legal Disclosure Policy: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7995&topic=1668949&ctx=topic

    I would still hang onto the e-mails you get and monitor the source IP to see if it changes. You might luck out and find that this person makes a mistake and sends it from a public source in which case you may be able to nail the person down. :)

    HTH and best of luck!

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    a.portman

    If you have a valid OOP, contact your attorney and law enforcement. Hand over printouts including the full headers. I just pulled up the header from a gmail email. The from is a gmail server. The 10. address is not going to tell you anything. You would need a subpena to get the IP of the sending computer, hence, law enforcement time.

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    ejobrien

    It really shouldn't be necessary for you find out the whereabouts of this person.

    Just make sure you use a secure password for your gmail and you'll be fine.

    If this person is actually doing something illegal, then contact your local law enforcement service.

    Even if you were able to find this person, what then?

    In all seriousness your request sounds extremely suspicious. One might wonder who in fact is the stalker in this situation.

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    just copy and paste the IP address into your favorite search engine query,
    or if you have a "whois" client, copy and paste into that.

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    charangoa

    I have tried IP search websites and when I plug in the IP address 10.68.58.105 nothing comes up. I have the perpetrators IP address so I am looking to cross reference any suspicious email IP addresses with hers. Please help....

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    Charles Bundy

    But you won't pin that down as it is a private non-routable reserved IP address. E.G. internal only, not recognized externally.

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    robo_dev

    to clarify, that 10. address is most likely just an internal Gmail server address.

    Why not just put their email address in your spam filter and ignore them?

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    Rob Kuhn

    Are the e-mails coming from Gmail? If it is good luck in trying to get their cooperation on your own unless you are a lawyer/legal firm.

    FWIW, this is Google's Legal Disclosure Policy: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7995&topic=1668949&ctx=topic

    I would still hang onto the e-mails you get and monitor the source IP to see if it changes. You might luck out and find that this person makes a mistake and sends it from a public source in which case you may be able to nail the person down. :)

    HTH and best of luck!

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    a.portman

    If you have a valid OOP, contact your attorney and law enforcement. Hand over printouts including the full headers. I just pulled up the header from a gmail email. The from is a gmail server. The 10. address is not going to tell you anything. You would need a subpena to get the IP of the sending computer, hence, law enforcement time.

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    ejobrien

    It really shouldn't be necessary for you find out the whereabouts of this person.

    Just make sure you use a secure password for your gmail and you'll be fine.

    If this person is actually doing something illegal, then contact your local law enforcement service.

    Even if you were able to find this person, what then?

    In all seriousness your request sounds extremely suspicious. One might wonder who in fact is the stalker in this situation.

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    Rob Kuhn

    If he can locate the person it makes it easier to take legal action against him/her.

    Personally, I'd probably write an e-mail filte/rule that just moved the e-mails from my inbox or even just delete or block them. :)

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    Charles Bundy

    But you won't pin that down as it is a private non-routable reserved IP address. E.G. internal only, not recognized externally.

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    Rob Kuhn

    Are the e-mails coming from Gmail? If it is good luck in trying to get their cooperation on your own unless you are a lawyer/legal firm.

    FWIW, this is Google's Legal Disclosure Policy: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7995&topic=1668949&ctx=topic

    I would still hang onto the e-mails you get and monitor the source IP to see if it changes. You might luck out and find that this person makes a mistake and sends it from a public source in which case you may be able to nail the person down. :)

    HTH and best of luck!

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    a.portman

    If you have a valid OOP, contact your attorney and law enforcement. Hand over printouts including the full headers. I just pulled up the header from a gmail email. The from is a gmail server. The 10. address is not going to tell you anything. You would need a subpena to get the IP of the sending computer, hence, law enforcement time.

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    ejobrien

    It really shouldn't be necessary for you find out the whereabouts of this person.

    Just make sure you use a secure password for your gmail and you'll be fine.

    If this person is actually doing something illegal, then contact your local law enforcement service.

    Even if you were able to find this person, what then?

    In all seriousness your request sounds extremely suspicious. One might wonder who in fact is the stalker in this situation.