How to trace the IP address of the sender in an email

This is a guide ONLY for Gmail users

  1. open up Gmail
  2. click on the email that you want to trace
  3. on the upper right hand side, click on the black triangle
  4. click show original
  5. press ctrl+f(aka the find shortcut)
  6. type in “IP”
  7. copy the IP address it should look something like this:123.456.235.
  8. use tracking sites like http://www.iplocation.net/ to find the basic location of the sender(note the exact location is not accurate)

*IP address can be blocked and masked with add ons and sometimes your result may be completely off if the person is a skilled phisher

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