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    Identifying the Place Emails Originator From

    Does anybody know of a software program that identifies the origin of an email please? It would be useful in some cases in knowing whether the originator is genuine or a scam.

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    Hi Colin, hope this helps. http://forum.whatismyip.com/f4/
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Try or buy EmailTrackerPro.

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    This is my preferred method for when I'm too lazy to study the headers myself or when I have several to check: Email Trace | Email Tracking. It beats downloading/buying software.

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    I used this years ago

    Sam Spade

    Surprised to see there is still a download link for it

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    You might also try http://iptrackeronline.com/header.php. It's very similar to satrow's link, though seems to do a little better on AOL addresses.

    Keep in mind none of these work all that well on webmail senders (like hotmail, AOL, gmail, et al) -- which makes sense if you stop to think about it. OTOH, if all you want is to see if the source is coming from overseas, they should be able to tell you that.

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    Reading the headers is no guarantee of anything. It's pretty easy to fake email comms.

    cheers, Paul

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