Can I trace the IP of an email spoofer?

IP Address Questions and AnswersCategory: Trace An EmailCan I trace the IP of an email spoofer?
IPSleuth asked 4 years ago

IS this possible? One of my domain email addresses is being spoofed and has been for quite a while. My host set up and SPF record due to this but unfortunately this doesnt prevent the spoofer from continuing to send out emails with my address as sender. I still get tons of delivery failures so I guess most of the emails get blocked, thank god. But Im sure some of them still get through. So Im trying to figure out a way to prevent the spoofer from sending in the first place and maybe tracing the IP address can help me achieve this goal. Any ideas how to do that? Thanks.

1 Answers
Rob Vargas Staff answered 4 years ago

The short answer is, unfortunately, no. The "From" blank in emails is really just a text field. It is up to the email provider that this person is using to not permit spoofing like that. Unless one of the recipients of the emails sends you a complete email header, it may be next to impossible to determine this.

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