How to Trace an Email Sender in Gmail: Today I am going to teach you how to trace an email received in Gmail. Using this hack, you can trace the source from which you have received the email. Hackers do a lot to hack into your email account, so you should always be aware of such things, like how to check the authenticity of the email that it has arrived from a genuine user or a fake email.
There are two ways to check the authenticity of the email address:
1. Open the Email and click on Show details.
2. For more deeper look, click on the triangle and then select show original.
I know most of you already know these but have never tried to trace them. Now let’s learn how to trace an email address manually.
How to Trace Emails Received in Gmail:
1. Basic Method (if sent through a website)
This method is applicable for tracing an email that is sent through an anonymous email or email forging website. A previous post discussed email forging and sending anonymous emails.
Have you ever tried to understand the motive behind sending fake emails? If no, then here are some basic things about why fake or anonymous emails are sent.
1. For Phishing purposes: Fake page links that are used to hack your email account.
2. For spreading Botnets: Fake emails with attachments (.php,.jpg,.bmp etc) contains bots, meaning self spreading Trojans that steal your email contacts and email them to hackers.
3. For stealing your personal information or to cheat you (emails like you won “10000000$ please send us your details to claim”).
4. For promoting a product. Most sellers use this trick to promote their companies products online in the name of email marketing, but that’s all fake. They are in need of customers who can buy them, and some already have bots attached in them, sending the email to anyone in your contacts.
Steps to trace email received in Gmail (very basic method):
1. Login into your Gmail account.
2. Open the email whose sender details you want to see.
3. Click on Show details.
4 That’s all it will show you all basic information about the email. Below snapshot will explain you better.
2. Advanced method to trace an email sender:
The above trick hardly helps you to trace the email address. Now let’s discuss advanced ways to trace email.
Have you ever tried to understand how emails are sent and received?
Emails are basically received in the form of HTML headers. HTML headers consist of several things like “message delivered,” “to,” “from,” “subject,” “received,” “date,” “mime version,” “content type,” “X-mailer client.” etc.
How to trace an email sender advanced trick:
1. Go to the email and open it.
2. Now click on the triangle at top right end corner of the email screen, as shown below, and select “show original email.”
3. Now you will see something like this:Now open any IP address tracing website: I opened http://whatismyipaddress.com/
Trace the IP address 188.8.131.52 to get his details and the location of the sender. You will see something like this in the output:
That’s all friends, I hope you loved it. This is the method cyber police use to detect cyber criminals and reach their destinations.
If you have any queries ask me in the form of comments.