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    IP Address trace

    Is it possible to trace the IP address where an email was generated when it comes from a gmail address?
    Faan Kruger
    +27 21 930 2273
    +27 82 853 7879
    www.dial-a-chef.co.za
    info@dial-a-chef.co.za

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    Try IP Lookup - there are lots of others too. When it comes to geolocation some are better than others.

    EDIT: Aah yes, took a bit of scratching around to find it, but here's one I've been quite impressed with by Geobytes - it gives pretty detailed results.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Hi there I tried Geobytes with both of my gmail accounts and it points to Mountainview CA. So I suspect getting the location of a mail from a Gmail account is not going to be easy no matter which software you use.

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    You made me check. Gmail does not incude the IP of the user in the header info. So you're right - you can't trace the location of the sender because their IP address isn't disclosed.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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