What is the IP address.?

By Lotus31 ·
Hello. I need to find out who sent me a recent email. They have used a fake yahoo account, how can I do this ? Thanks

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Simple, you can't

by robo_dev In reply to What is the IP address.?

Most likely the originating IP address will belong to Yahoo if they used the webmail client to send it.

If they used an email client like Thunderbird, their IP would be in the email headers, if they did not use an anonymizer. (not likely they did this)

If a crime was committed, a police officer can request a search warrant from a judge, and therefore Yahoo could turn over the IP address information to the police.

The only clue in the email header sent from a webmail client is the time offset, as it shows if the sender is in the same timezone or not.

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