1.Extracting Headers:Every email contains technical information about the origin,ip etc..in the headers.All you have to do is copy & paste mail headers in the below email tracking sites.Here's an example to obtain headers in gmail
-Login to gmail account
-Open the e-mail
-Select Show Original
and here is the list on how to extract headers in yahoo mail,rediff mail,microsoft outlook..etc
2.Tracking the sender's identity:Now we have message headers and let's see how track sender location,Isp etc.using free online email tracers
Cyberforencics.in:This is one of the best online tracking tools that gives you information about sender's Ip adress , Isp details,route taken by the email ,message ID and other related information and requires IE 6.0 or higher.Just copy and paste the headers here to get detailed information. Additoinally , if you get annoying messages related to email stalking,threatening etc...you can submit your complaint for further investigation here...Through email tracer tracks upto Isp level only,they take help of ISP and Law enforcement agencies to analyze mail logs and message ID when anybody submit a complaint.
Ip2location:Allows you to maximum 20 lookups per day for a non member.You can signup for free account to get 200 lookups per day.It helps you to get the information about the sender and the receiver IP address,country,region,city,latitude and longitude,zip code,timezone.ISP,domain etc..
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