How to Trace Email Sender I.P in Gmail

How many times, have you received Email from an unknown person. Email could be about anything like threatening, a TIP, suggestion and for personal stuff. Sometime it’s important to find the location of the Email sender to make a wild guess about who this anonymous Email sender is. In this tutorial I’m sharing how can you trace sender IP address in Gmail with simple steps.

Follow the Steps:

  • Open any Email in Gmail
  • Click on More Options and Click on “Show originals”

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Now a new Window will pop up like this and there see the highlighted area

Check the first line “” ip=″

That’s The Ip of The sender. now to trace the   sender using this ip.

In our case

Open this site . Select option as trace and enter the I.P address of sender which we have found in above steps.

In the next window you will see the details of the user.

That’s it and now you have an idea about the location of the sender. Also you can check out about Spypig service which tells the location of Email when an Email is opened by anyone.

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COMMENTs ( 7 )

  1. Seema says

    Somebody hacked my account and i reset my password through google support. But they have missused my account. Now when i search with the hacked ip, it shows as United states. But the content of the emails shows that a know person has sent an email form my inbox. How to trace from where they have hacked. It seems like they have blocked their ip. Please help me to identify

    • nickz says

      i think,, if u have a backup email, u must use it… if before ur registration, u put ur backup email, u can use it so u can retrieve ur account…

    • Niranjan says

      Ìt may be possible that user is using proxy servers.If he/she using proxy server then it is very difficult to find out them .You have to take help of cyber expert after lodging police complaint

  2. nicole says

    hi! i cant do this steps.. because gmail is now different.. what version of gmail are u using? and how can i turn to that version?