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    IP address tracking

    by Parthibaraj R ·

    guys, I need someone who knows more about IP addresses and tracking.

    1. when I send an email from Gmail account using iPhone, the receiver gets a number like Using iPhone Mail (20G97). is this unique to any particular iPhone?

    2. Is it possible to track any iPhone or IP address of an iphone, just by receiving an email from email addresses linked to the iPhone? Can this be done individually without actually filing any complaint with police/or ISP?

    3. As far as I know, is IP address of gmail server. Someone is claiming the email originated from my iPhone just by having this server IP and this {Using iPhone Mail (20G97)} number. I don’t think they have dealt anything with ISP to do the investigations

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      Not a thing.

      by rproffitt ·

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      I’m not sure where you read about this but almost all ISPs are bugged by governments. Read about it on the web and do a deep dive on Lavabit ( )

      Since IP addresses can be faked, unless you are a government three letter entity, you can’t put any value into the IP address.

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      IP address tracking

      by cassharper030 ·

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      Absolutely, here’s what you can tell them:

      No, that number (20G97) isn’t unique to a single iPhone. It’s a general identifier for emails sent through iPhone Mail.
      Emails don’t directly reveal an iPhone’s location or IP address.
      2. They only show the server’s IP (like for Gmail). Tracking an iPhone requires Apple’s “Find My” service being enabled, which can’t be done through email alone.
      3. Your friend is right. That server IP and number don’t provide enough information for someone to track their iPhone without involving law enforcement or ISPs.

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