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polyana1960
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IP location help

Post by polyana1960 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 am

Hi there,
This IP address 65.55.34.9 of my friend (from Australia Bundaberg), but then a WHOIS search located it in United States WA Redmond.
Latitude 47.674 Longitude -122.1215.
The same name of town Redmond is in WA Australia.
is this thing possible? Help me, please. Thanks.

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Re: IP location help

Post by Chrispcritters » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:00 am

65.55.34.9 is most likely a microsoft mail server, not the end user.
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Re: IP location help

Post by George » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:35 pm

As of December 2012 Microsoft started encrypting the originating IP in message headers. So, any mail using Hotmail and associated MS services will not show the originating IP in a readable form. As stated above, what you have is the IP of a Microsoft server.

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Re: IP location help

Post by polyana1960 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:41 am

Thank you so much. Indeed, my friend has hotmail account.
It will be impossible to know the location of the sender on the header. This is not a good thing made Microsoft.

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Re: IP location help

Post by George » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:08 am

They won't say why they have done it, other than some limp statement about protecting user privacy. As a cynic, I might suggest that they were losing too many of their scammer customers to Gmail (who also hide the originating IP) and it was driving their statistics down.

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Re: IP location help

Post by dvljet » Sat May 04, 2013 6:20 am

Hotmail aka msn has been hacked so many times that most people now use gmail .also if I'm not mistaken a few years back Microsoft changed hotmail and msn to what is now commonly known has windows live .

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