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How do I prevent someone from looking my IP from email header

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by joewilliam51, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    Hello I am trying to prevent a reverse IP lookup, using the IP that is attached in the header of every email I send.

    I was thinking of going to Katz Global to use their email servers.. But i want to continue using my yahoo email..

    Any Ideas ?
     
  2. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    anyone ??
     
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    MrE Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Gmail webmail will not reveal your IP in the header.

    You could use a remote server or a proxy to email through yahoo.
     
  4. someotherguy

    someotherguy Newbie

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    fastmail.fm does not reveal your IP. They can check any external pop mailbox.
     
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    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    I forgot to mention.. I am using thunderbird.. does that matter when using a proxy ??
     
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    As has been mentioned, you can either use a proxy, or use Gmail. Do you absolutely have to use Thunderbird? Gmail is probably the easier option.
     
  7. iggypop

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    You might want to get a private proxy service, then route it through thunderbird. You'll always be protected in that particular case, and they only run around $10 a month. There's a couple good ones out there. I'm using secure tunnel. Very happy with them.
     
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    Possibly... It's more a matter of how your mailserver works. Some don't put the IP of your machine in the headers, some do. If you're behind a proxy, the proxy's address will show (if your mail server shows addresses).

    You're best bet is to use a web mail service that does not show the senders IP.

    There's an easy way to find out what recipients will see - send a test message to another one of your accounts (e.g. a fresh dummy account at hotmail so it can't be traced back to you) and look at the headers to see if your IP is in there.
     
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    Just be connected to a VPN when sending mail. That way your real IP will not be shown regardless of whether the mail server hides sender information or not
     
  10. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    ok..

    i am using yahoo mail plus and I use host spot shield to change my ip but today it wont allow me to send messages now unless i turn hotspot shield off...

    any ideas ??

    this is the first time this has happened
     
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    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    is yahoo blocking me from sending emails....... behind a proxy
     
  12. joewilliam51

    joewilliam51 Regular Member

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    Yea just used secure tunnel.... yahoo wont let me through..... they will only let me through when I dont use a proxy... this is some b.s......

    any ideas.. i am just ewhoring.... but i dont want to give up my ip..

    and i need thunderbird because it helps me automate the process