How to Trace and Track sender of Email – There are many a times when you get an email from an unknown person and you want to know who is the sender of the email. Lots of spam emails are received every day and some of them are phishing emails which are sent with the intentions of stealing important information from your system. You must have noticed an email with subject ‘You have won a lottery’ and to get the winning amount you have to send the transfer fee which is a form an online scam. Some of the innocent users fell victims to those emails and end up losing money. One of the effective way to prevent yourself from this is to check who the sender of the email is. To check who has sent an email you need to analyze the Header part of the email received and as it requires lots of technical expertise and processing. To make finding senders of the email task simpler there is an online website that can analyze the header and gives complete detail about the sender like IP address which can be used to find the person, Route followed, Mail server used, Service Provider etc.
How to find the sender of Email with EmailTracer
EmailTracer is a tool to track email sender’s identity. It analyses the email header and gives the complete details of the sender like IP address, which is a key point to find the culprit and the route followed by the mail, the Mail Server, details of Service Provider etc. EmailTracer traces up to an Internet Service Provider level only. Further tracing can be done with the help of an ISP and law enforcement agencies. The message-id will be useful for analyzing the mail logs at the ISP. You can read about Email crimes also on the website of EmailTracer. To extract the email header from the email received you have to follow a specific set of steps for different email providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and more.
Simple Demonstration of the Entire Processor to find the sender of the Email
The first step you need to do while starting on the mission of finding out the sender of the email, you need to extract the header of the email. In this article I am going to tell how to Extract Email Header in Yahoo Mail and How to know who the sender of the email in Yahoo mail is. To start Log into your Yahoo! Mail account and Click on Mail whose header you want to extract. Now from Action on the Navigation pane select ‘View Full Header’ as shown in the figure below
You will see a popup window with Full Header information, Copy the information.
Now go to the EmailTracer website to start analyses of Email Header and paste the Header information obtained in the previous step into the Text Area. In the following I have sent an email from my Gmail Email account (email@example.com) to my Yahoo account and in the figure below I have pasted the Header information in the same email.
After that Click ‘Start Tracing’ button to find out the sender of the email. Within a couple of minutes you will see the details on the same page. Some of the important information received are as follows:
- Sender of Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Route Followed – Yes
- IP Address of sender – Yes
There are many other details that can be used to Track the email and help in tracing down the sender of the email.