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Old 09-25-08, 09:27 AM
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Email Message Headers and IP question?

Simple question. In the email header information does it list the IP address for the computer from which the email was sent or just the internet servers routing that email?

For example. If you send an email from a gmail account, will one of the IP addresses listed be the IP address of the actual PC from where it was sent or no?

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Old 09-25-08, 11:58 AM
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Email headers will often show the external IP address of the sender. Not necessarily the internal IP of their PC inside the network, but the IP that their ISP assigns them.

In gmail's case I believe the originating IP shows up when gmail is accessed through a client, such as Outlook, but not when the email is created through gmail's web interface.

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