When You send an email to any of your friends or others could be your Girl friends Never mind. But When you send the email through any email client like Gmail , Yahoo Mail , Hotmail, AOL, Outlook Express, etc it also sends the Email Header which contains Some important information for Us i.e.Hackers.
Basically it is a feature of Mailing protocol.
Now when the victim sends you a Email through any ,Gmail, Yahoo mail etc doesn't matter, then mail comes to your inbox in the form of Email Header but the your Email client changes it and shows only readable part of it.
Well This article is based on how to view Email headers in Gmail. We Will talk about others in Future too. Yeah its a kind of easy tutorial....
Finding IP address in Gmail
- Login to your Gmail account with your username and password.
- Open the mail.
- To display the email headers,
- Click on the inverted triangle beside Reply. Select Show Orginal.
- Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Received: from [22.214.171.124] by web31804.mail.mud.yahoo.com
- If you find more than one Received: from patterns, select the last one.
Ok Most of the users use Gmail i think and its the most popular one also from the rest of the email clients that's why i liked to write this one first.
Here's an example of a message header for an email sent from MrJones@emailprovider.com to MrSmith@gmail.com:
Received: by 10.36.81.3 with SMTP id e3cs239nzb; Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:11:47 -0800 (PST)
Received: from mail.emailprovider.com (mail.emailprovider.com [126.96.36.199]) by mx.gmail.com with SMTP id h19si826631rnb.2005.03.29.15.11.46; Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:11:47 -0800 (PST)
Received: from [188.8.131.52] by mail.emailprovider.com via HTTP; Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:11:45 PST
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:11:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Mr Jones
To: Mr Smith </MRJONES@EMAILPROVIDER.COM></MRJONES@EMAILPROVIDER.COM>
Notice the received is the stuff we need here to get the IP Address of the victim.
Ok Hope You all got the idea of the Email Headers in Gmail. More will posted later.
Happy Hacking @hackerthedude