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What will be IP address of Email send on LAN

By wild_star ·
CIO has asked me to trace the source machine or IP from which the email was send.
- i have Exchange 2003 and the sender & Recepiant are within the network so it has become difficult for me to trace the sender
i have tried looking at the Security Log but the Logs are configured to be overwritten everyday and Email to be traced is a week old.
- can the Email be traced from Antispam server even if its not a SPAM.
or..........

Help me out guys

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Mail Properties

by Mehul Bhai In reply to What will be IP address o ...

If you are using Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail as E-Mail Client in your organization then follow the following steps:
1) Right-Click on the mail and select Properties OR Open the mail and select File/Properties from the Menu
2) Select the "Details" Tab and Click on the "Message Source" Button.
Presto you will have details. This will open the e-mail in Notepad style in Full ASCII Text. Go through the Details in it.

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DHCP?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to What will be IP address o ...

If you use DHCP, depending on the lease period, that IP address may not be assigned to the same machine it was last week. It probably is, and for day-to-day working purposes I'd assume it was, at least initially. However, I wouldn't base legal or personnel decision on that assumption.

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