Can anyone explain all this please

IP Address Questions and AnswersCategory: Trace An EmailCan anyone explain all this please
seren35 asked 3 years ago

Hi All,

I am a newbie and have read quite a bit about headers on emails. There is a lot of other information in the header and was just wondering if anyone could explain what it is.

I have copied a header from an email I got. I am not looking to trace this as its my GF, just interested in all the info as I want to learn more about internet security and how much privacy I actually have.

From: ************
Subject: Holiday Plans
Date: 04 April 2011 9:05:18 PM
To: ****@********.com
Return-Path: <****@********.com>
Envelope-To: ****@********.com
Delivery-Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:06:18 +0100
Received: from [86.2.nnn.nnn] (helo=dhcppc2) by with esmtpsa (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256) (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <****@********.com>) id 1Q6nDV-0001yf-8t for ****@********.com; Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:06:18 +0100
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----=_Part_Boundary_00000007_1285d7fc.1285d7fc"

Thanks guys, some great info.

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Thank you for masking the email addresses so we didn't have to. 🙂

Most of this is pretty obvious information. The Received: from [86.2.nnn.nnn] is her IP address or the IP of the server she was connected to when sending.

What else are you wanting to learn from the header info?

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