Quick Answer: How Can I Trace An Email Address?

Can you trace an email address to a person?

Can You Trace any Email Address?

Yes and No.

For example, someone who sends a message to your hotmail account shows in the X-Originating IP section of the headers.

However, someone who sends you a message from GMail will ONLY trace back to Google IP addresses.

How can I trace the location of an email address?


  • Get instructions for locating a header for your email provider here.
  • Open the email you want to trace and find its header.
  • Copy the header, then paste it into the Trace Email Analyzer below.
  • Press the “Get Source” button.
  • Scroll down below the box for the Trace Email results!

Can you track a Gmail address?

How To Trace An Email Address In Gmail. If the sender’s email address is an @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com or an @aol.com then you can trace the email sender location in Gmail by tracking the IP address of the sender. Just open the message in Gmail.com and click “Show original” in “More” menu (as shown below).

Can you tell where an email was sent from?

4 Answers. Generally, no, you can’t really tell where the person was physically sitting when they sent the email. The end of the headers that start with “Received:” tell what servers sent the mail. The header closest to the text is the originating server.