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auto-forward, help ID message

Post by ecbam »

I have gotten a few messages from the same email address and I would like to trace where it is coming from (it is an attack on my daughter). Unfortunately the email address it was sent to auto-forwards to my gmail. Can I still see where it came from? I got the header code from the messages out of my gmail, but when I log in to the email space it was sent to, it is empty as everything is forwarded. Let me know if you can help!
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Re: auto-forward, help ID message

Post by Chrispcritters »

Unfortunately, you would need access to the original message to attempt to get the sender's IP address.

As an alternative, if you think you can trick the sender into clicking on a link, you could use something like grabbify or iplogger to get the IP address from the click.
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