In our Gmail accounts, we get tons of messages in Gmail every single day. These are from many outsiders, whom you haven’t met in your real life. If they are a fraudster or trying to harass you, you can know this location and also his time zone. By his IP address.
What is an IP address, IP address is an Internet Protocol Address? By tracking IP addresses, you can know the device’s location. This same thing applies to you also, when you’re sending an email.
So now you know, that IP address is sensitive information, that’s why google apps like Gmail, hide this kind of information. However, if you one email through Yahoo or Hotmail you can find this in the message header. And even when you’re using Microsoft Outlook or Gmail Mobile app, it’s not applicable, when you use Gmail’s web interface.
If you send an email through Gmail’s web interface your IP address won’t be shared. So, a question arises, how to find this IP address.
How do get the IP address of the email sender?
As we said earlier you can directly get an IP address, if the sender is using Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, or Gmail’s Mobile version. But if he’s using Gmail’s web interface you can get his IP address by following these simple steps.
You can find an IP address in the email header, if not you need to follow these simple steps.
Step-1: First of all, you can open Gmail and click on that mail.
Step-2: Then, click on more, then click on show original.
Step-3: A long text will appear in a new tab, copy from ‘Received: from’ – you will see IP address there, if not copy from ‘Received to Context text’.
Step-4: If you’ve got the sender’s IP address go to physical location Map and paste it and you’ll get the location, you can use this site: Wolfram Alfa. If not, follow Step 5.
Step-5: If you can’t find the IP address, follow step no-3 and copy from ‘Received to Context text’. And paste that at whatismyip.com, go to trace email, and then in email analyzer paste it. You’ll get that info.
So, did you see how easy the process was!
There is another method to find out the geographic location of the sender, By his time zone. In this method, you don’t need to travel on other websites.
See the geographic location of the sender in Gmail
If you have the IP address of the sender you can track down their near-to-correct location. But if you don’t have an IP address, with the help of a time zone you can get this information. With the help of Time Zone, you can know the sender’s country name. You need to follow these simple steps to get the sender’s time zone in Gmail.
Step-1: Firstly, you can go to the ‘Gmail Lab Page’ and enable the ‘Sender Time Zone’ feature.
Step-2: Open the email, go to show details in the email header.
Step-3: You’ll get the time zone there, copy that time zone and paste it in the Time Zone Map.
Step-4: By seeing his time zone, you will know his or her country!
By following these steps, I hope you can find what you were searching for. At last, one can easily manipulate this, by changing his Time zone. In your computer settings, you can find the time zone option, where you can change it. And Gmail will show accordingly. But many computer users don’t change the settings from default. As many of them are not aware of this.