X-Originating-IP

Keziah asked 2 years ago

If someone sends an email from Spain using a Hotmail.co.uk address, is it possible for the X-Originating-IP field of the header to show a Uk IP address?

Thanks

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 2 years ago

If they're connected through a proxy or VPN, yes they could show a UK IP even if they are in Spain.

You can do an [URL="http://www.whatismyip.com/tools/ip-address-lookup.asp"]IP Address Lookup[/URL] to get the location of the IP. Or an [URL="http://www.whatismyip.com/tools/ip-whois-lookup.asp"]IP Whois Lookup[/URL] to find out who owns the IP. If IP Whois ownership is reported as an ISP, chances are they're in the UK and not Spain. If IP Whois ownership is reported as a VPN service, then there's no telling where they are located.

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