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Where did you receive email from??

A continuous email threat makes big challenge to identify where the email was sent from. It is very important to trace the location.

Yesterday night, I tried to explore basic things about email, like origin of email, forwarded reference, sender’s machine’s public IP etc.

Here is a basic and simple way to get this information extracted:

  1. eMail headers contain many valuable (for us) information that is not valuable for many end users.
  2. Usually any email client (like Mozilla Thunderbird) can reveal this. (Yes, open source rocks!!!)
  3. Go to View menu and click Show Headers to make the header of any email visible.
  4. Some information like Sender’s IP or received from IP is the key.
  5. Go to http://www.ip2location.com/ or http://www.apnic.net/ and find the location, service provider (ISP) from where the email was sent. These websites give simple details of location by providing IP.
  6. That’s it! We can at least trace machine’s public IP and location…..

Of course, this information is very primary. But I guess it is the first step of investigation. Just to test, I found that one of my friends from Pune sent me an email when he was in Ahmedabad, and he revealed it later!!!


Email header > sender’s IP / received from IP > IP to Location query > Result!!!

Low Vision

Dear Netizen,

Few of you may know about my disease. For the rest, I have started publishing documents / reports about it.

There are two intentions behind this:

1.This may helpful to me to reach to some cure.

2.This may be helpful to others who is suffering from similar or other disease.

You are always welcome to make any kind of positive (constructive) use of the material that I have published here.

Update [Published on June 04, 2008]

A recent checkup done by Dr. Alay Banker, Ahmedabad has found the exact cause and it is Minor Optic Nerve Atrophy.

A research paper and forthcomming updates can be helpful to me, according to him.

Also, at this stage it is my sincere request, please do not misguide me!

1st Version [Published on: March 11, 2008]

The list of documents goes here:

1. General Technical analysis

2. MRI of Brain with Orbits

MRI Captured Images :

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