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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jodie1987, Aug 5, 2016.
Your IP has nothing to do with your email address. However, it might be possible for someone with the proper skills to determine the IP that a particular email was sent from.
You 100% sure
What would the one have to do with the other?
Your ISP can.
Think about what information is in your email address: a name/login which you choose and the email provider which has nothing to do with you personally, and is probably used by millions of people all around the world. For example, Joeblow@fakemail.com. What part of that would be tied to your IP? It's like asking if someone can know your home address by knowing your birthday.
Nobody can track your IP address via your email.
On my city councillor's page it does show the IP address that my email is being sent from. Granted it's NOT from my email app but an email through his web page.
This is how it reads - "Your IP address will be logged as xx.xxx.xx.xxx." (I've replaced the numbers with Xs)
Not the same thing.
An email address by itself cannot give away your IP.
That's why I put the caveat in.
That is why the OP really needs to put a context around their question.
It rarely is so simple a question (though it may well be).
No to both.
Negative to both Captain.
The average person like a boyfriend could not. But there are people who could get your IP address even without your email address.
Sorry, but generally not true if they have received email from you, unless sent from a web interface.
Email contains a normally-hidden list of "Received" headers that show the path that the mail has taken, and these include IP addresses. You can see these in Apple Mail on a selected message using View > Message > Raw Source.
OP said they never emailed this person.
I just looked through an email and it showed the outgoing IP address and incoming IP address in the Raw Source (I thought I'd seen that info before BUT forgot how to get there)
Thanks for posting that.
But receiving an email is not what the OP's question was about.
OP wanted to know if their IP address could be gleaned from knowing their email address.
the email address could be pinged,
Still doesn't give the IP of the person.
You can get the IP address of the mail server, so if it's private...
Depending how powerful they are, yes. They can subpoena Google for the login IP of your email address. Would have to be something beyond civil court.
As long as you don't send them an email or reply to an email he sends you they won't get your IP address and you should be alright. Barring any court orders of course.