Find IP address from a

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markgodley, May 16, 2009.

  1. markgodley macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    To cut a long story short i bought an item from a company (i wont post link) and basically 3 weeks later i still dont have the item, it turns out to be a scam :( so now im £390 out of pocket.

    Ive contacted the police and basically they said they cant do anything because i dont have an address (address on site was fake and whois address is fake).

    The only thing i have is a email from them which is from a account. I know its possible to view the IP address from an email but im struggling to find one on this address. Is there anyway to see it or do googlemail hide the ip address it has come from.

    This is my only hope so please help
  2. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Up north in Yorkshire :)
    The only way that I can think of you to solve this is to contact Google themselves, and tell them the situation that you are in... And Most Importantly, Tell Them That You Have Got The Police In!!

    Sorry for not really being any help..
  3. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
    If you have a Gmail account yourself, you can find the IP address of an email by simply clicking the down arrow to right of the 'Reply' button and choose Show Original.

    You should see the IP address in the header information in the page that loads.

    I've attached a screenshot:

    If you are using Mac OS X Mail, select the email, and hold down Shift + Command (Apple) + H.

    Good luck! Let me know if this works.

    Attached Files:

  4. markgodley thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    I do that but it doesnt show a IP in the full header, on the ip from my email provider
  5. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
    Depending on the emails, the place you want to look is


    It's usually in the header, just got to look for it.
  6. markgodley thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    Yes it normally is but this one doesnt have one, heres a screenshot. Ive remove mine and his email address.

    The top 193.... address is my mail provider. The 209... is googlemail, and the 10... is a private ip

  7. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
  8. venkat200 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    Google Ip-address

    Google ip-address ==> i got the ip-address in here.
  9. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  11. Middling macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    The original post is from May, so the problem is probably resolved by now.

    Anyway, in answer to the OP's question, if the sender of the email sent it via the Gmail web interface then the only IPs shown are Google's internal ones. If it's sent by a email client then, i believe, an originating IP is shown; from the screenshot the email was sent from the Gmail interface.

    If the OP paid for the items using a credit card the card issuer will insure any purchases above £100, so in the event that the company doesn't send the goods you can claim back from the issuer.

    If the OP paid using a debit card, BACS transfer, or payment service like PayPal you probably wont be able to get your money back (although i think there are a few banks that now offer the same insurance on debit cards as CCs).

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