How to accurately locate the sender's location?

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How to accurately locate the sender's location?

Post by avinash_rao » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:56 pm

Hi Experts!

I have tried the locator feature few times by pasting a header but I am not sure if it reflects the correct location.
I tried with my own email accounts. I sent an email from gmail to outlook.com, used the header from the email I received in Outlook.com and the lookup says the sender's IP is in UK! :) But I am in Australia!!

So how do I accurately locate the sender's location using an email header or IP Address?

Any help is appreciated.
Avinash

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Re: How to accurately locate the sender's location?

Post by Chrispcritters » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:22 pm

Not all headers include the sender's IP address so one of the mail servers in the chain may get picked up instead. If you post an example we can look at it together.
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Re: How to accurately locate the sender's location?

Post by avinash_rao » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi Chris,

Here's the email header.

Received: from ME1PR01MB0067.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com (10.162.65.11) by
ME1PR01MB0068.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com (10.162.65.12) with Microsoft SMTP
Server (TLS) id 15.1.361.13 via Mailbox Transport; Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:27:15
+0000
Received: from ME1PR01CA0070.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com (10.164.160.163) by
ME1PR01MB0067.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com (10.162.65.11) with Microsoft SMTP
Server (TLS) id 15.1.361.13; Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:27:14 +0000
Received: from ME1AUS01FT010.eop-AUS01.prod.protection.outlook.com
(2a01:111:f400:7eb4::200) by ME1PR01CA0070.outlook.office365.com
(2a01:111:e400:5a69::35) with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id 15.1.361.13 via
Frontend Transport; Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:27:14 +0000
Received: from BAY004-MC4F25.hotmail.com (10.152.232.53) by
ME1AUS01FT010.mail.protection.outlook.com (10.152.232.85) with Microsoft SMTP
Server (TLS) id 15.1.355.15 via Frontend Transport; Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:27:12
+0000
Received: from mail-pa0-f54.google.com ([209.85.220.54]) by BAY004-MC4F25.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.23143);
Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:27:10 -0800
Received: by mail-pa0-f54.google.com with SMTP id cy9so172296224pac.0
for <NONAME@outlook.com>; Sat, 02 Jan 2016 01:27:10 -0800 (PST)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
d=gmail.com; s=20120113;
h=mime-version:in-reply-to:references:date:message-id:subject:from:to
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FG+w==
X-Received: by 10.66.248.74 with SMTP id yk10mr111784619pac.17.1451726830396;
Sat, 02 Jan 2016 01:27:10 -0800 (PST)
Received: by 10.66.156.1 with HTTP; Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:27:10 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <ME1PR01MB0068502ED05901A5C6D86C55BAFF0@ME1PR01MB0068.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com>
References: <CAJKA7hofNUuiRunGiPaC0Q7fkiRMx6SY7SuhJyTvMdn1eNC8rQ@mail.gmail.com>
<ME1PR01MB0068502ED05901A5C6D86C55BAFF0@ME1PR01MB0068.ausprd01.prod.outlook.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:27:10 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJKA7hq_RBTxLTZG+vJdbsCFp=TbXV7qnKdBkTzmzv=sjP2ijg@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Nice to hear from you
From: Morr Fisher <NONAME@gmail.com>
To: XXX AAA <NONAME@outlook.com>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=047d7b15a175096e660528567e30
Return-Path: NONAME@gmail.com
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Jan 2016 09:27:10.0662 (UTC) FILETIME=[C1C4EE60:01D1453F]
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CMM-sender-ip: 209.85.220.54
CMM-sending-ip: 209.85.220.54
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209.85.220.54; identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is
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Re: How to accurately locate the sender's location?

Post by Chrispcritters » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:44 am

This is one of the headers that do not include the sender's IP address.
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Re: How to accurately locate the sender's location?

Post by avinash_rao » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:47 pm

Ok.

So emails sent from Gmail can never be traced! ? ;)
Chrispcritters wrote:This is one of the headers that do not include the sender's IP address.

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