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pkozma
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
How can I confirm that an email has actually been sent from an international
location. I suspect a user is tricking me into thinking he is actually
overseas, but in reality is right here in the next town. In addition, the
hotmail addresses being used are very similar, with deceptive movement if the
"i" before an after an "a". One address is actually overseas, the other is a
in the US. I found the email that I suspect to be in the US actually on the
users sign in page. Why else would it be there.
--
The Koz

Galen
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
In news:99085284-F0FD-4DAF-A09D-3C6FEDB3C010@microsoft.com,
pkozma <pkozma@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> How can I confirm that an email has actually been sent from an
> international location. I suspect a user is tricking me into
> thinking he is actually overseas, but in reality is right here in the
> next town. In addition, the hotmail addresses being used are very
> similar, with deceptive movement if the "i" before an after an "a".
> One address is actually overseas, the other is a in the US. I found
> the email that I suspect to be in the US actually on the users sign
> in page. Why else would it be there.

Read the headers of the email and from there you can get the IP address.
Enter the address here:

http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm

That will tell you (maybe) where they live within reason. It won't be
perfect but it should be fairly close though in these days the IP may have
been purchased by one company and then leased to another company in another
country but it should give you a general idea of their location.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes


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