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    Dear Loungers, If one of you sent an email to me, how do I find the IP address it was sent from. I'm using WLM
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    Dear Loungers, If one of you sent an email to me, how do I find the IP address it was sent from. I'm using WLM
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    Dear Loungers, If one of you sent an email to me, how do I find the IP address it was sent from. I'm using WLM
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    Dear Loungers, If one of you sent an email to me, how do I find the IP address it was sent from. I'm using WLM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Dear Loungers, If one of you sent an email to me, how do I find the IP address it was sent from. I'm using WLM
    The mail client is sending mail to a mail server. The mail server's IP address is what you can see in the message header. You don't see the client Ip address.

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    A quick peek at "View"->"Headers"->"All" in Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 for a message sent here (work) from home, seems to show the originating IP address. At least it's an IP address belonging to my ISP (so I assume it's the originating address) rather than the mail server that sent the mail.

    So I suggest looking at full headers or message source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonWallace View Post
    A quick peek at "View"->"Headers"->"All" in Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 for a message sent here (work) from home, seems to show the originating IP address. At least it's an IP address belonging to my ISP (so I assume it's the originating address) rather than the mail server that sent the mail.

    So I suggest looking at full headers or message source.
    Yes, that is as close as you can get. You can't get the originating client IP address unless it is the same as the mail server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    You can't get the originating client IP address unless it is the same as the mail server.
    If I look at the header of an email I sent to myself using Outlook, I can see:

    Received: from aaaa (hostxxx-xxx-xxx-xxx.in-addr.btopenworld.com [xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx])

    where aaaa = my pc name on our network and xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx = the (fixed) IP address we connect to our ISP (BT internet).

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If I send myself an email using the webmail interface, I can see:

    X-Received: from pustefix162.kundenserver.de by xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx with HTTP id 38382709 for [me@mydomain.com]; Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:23:59 CET

    where xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx is again my fixed IP address and me@mydomain.com is the email address of the account I was using.

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    If you right-click the message in the WLM list, not the preview pane, and select Properties > Details, you get to see the full headers.

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