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Old 11-07-05, 01:38 PM
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Does anyone know how to track emails. If someone sends you an email, is there anyway to back track that email. what does it take? The reason for this is some jerk is trying to defraud me out of money.
 
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It is extremely difficult to track emails, and even more difficult to track them accurately. Your best defense is a good offense.

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Old 11-07-05, 08:51 PM
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there are several sites out there that explain how to read the full header, and shows what info it contains.
 
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Old 11-08-05, 01:52 AM
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Red face email tracing

As was said before it can be difficult to trace email sources. However if your email client allows you the option of displaying detailed header information this info might be interesting to you.

http://www.rahul.net/falk/mailtrack.html

http://email.about.com/cs/spamgenera...am_headers.htm
 
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Hello: paragod

Depending upon how far and indepth the tracting you want to do, depends on how that email is sent and to how many others it is sent to. Try this.

Right click on the email before it is opened. Select properties. Than select the details tab. Much but not always all the info you want is there. This method works with windows outlook and may work differently with online email services or those of your ISP.

Another method is to open that email, select file and than select properties. Once again go to the detail tab. Works with windows. Varies with an ISP's online services. Call ISP and ask.

If you use windows outlook, any variety, the above works. Once on the property tab, copy the info and repaste it into a new email and send that new email to your ISP's fraud and or complaint department. Call the ISP and inquire what they want and how and whom to send it to.

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Reading an e-mail header might help you figure out where a legitimate e-mail came from, but these scam e-mails usually come from SMTP servers that are not related to the person's ISP.

Just ignore e-mails like this. If you get an e-mail from what looks like a legitimate company (PayPal, Ebay) make sure you log-in to your account with your web browser, do not click the links provided in the e-mail.
 
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