Gmail IP Trace

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gh0st
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Gmail IP Trace

Post by gh0st » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:45 pm

Idk... the header analyzer thing doesn't work :(
Pls help trace the ip

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Return-Path: <{removed}@gmail.com>
Received: from mail-vk0-x235.google.com (mail-vk0-x235.google.com. [2607:f8b0:400c:c05::235])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id x16si5100323vkx.4.2016.03.16.20.17.50
        for <{removed}@gmail.com>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
        Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:17:50 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of {removed}@gmail.com designates 2607:f8b0:400c:c05::235 as permitted sender) client-ip=2607:f8b0:400c:c05::235;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of {removed}@gmail.com designates 2607:f8b0:400c:c05::235 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom={removed}@gmail.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@gmail.com;
       dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=gmail.com
Received: by mail-vk0-x235.google.com with SMTP id e185so85462643vkb.1
        for <{removed}@gmail.com>; Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:17:50 -0700 (PDT)

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Re: Gmail IP Trace

Post by Chrispcritters » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:03 am

Google no longer includes the sender's IP address in the headers.
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Re: Gmail IP Trace

Post by gh0st » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:08 pm

damn...

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Re: Gmail IP Trace

Post by nielsencl1 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:07 am

If you want to try and trace people that use Gmail and other systems that are stupid and don't provide the sender's IP address, it may be possible to use other methods.

I've posted about this before. You can try and get someone to visit a URL where you can then record their IP address. They may be using a proxy which helps protect them, but sometimes that can provide some information about them. The method I have used several times with may or may not work is to send them a message with a visible or invisible image file that is hosted on a web server. If you send them the image and they look at it and you have access to the web server's log files, you can learn what IP address looked at the image. It is not foolproof, but generally works well since most spammers and scammers are skill-limited idiots who think they are smarter than anyone. They generally aren't. :-)

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