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Gmail IP find original ip address

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cwith, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. cwith

    cwith Newbie

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    Hi I know I am not the best contributor and I just want to apologize because I need some help. I need to track down the ip address of a gmail user and all that is in the header is a local ip. Is there a way to track this email to the real ip address?
     
  2. fun4uoc

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    The ip address in the header is the ip of where he sent the email from. Could be a proxy or could be his real ip.
     
  3. cwith

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    I think it's google's ip. That is the problem, when you trace it back to Mountain View it does not help me much. I have read that gmail only logs the ip address when you sign up for that email account. That sounds like bs, I assume they have all your ips. I will have a lawyer petition the isp, however I need to find out where this is to get an isp I guess.
     
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    Sorry, skipped over the part where you mentioned it's gmail. As you said you wont find the originating ip in an email sent from a gmail account.