I am from India. I have get few mails from some random Gmail ID. How to get the information from which IP address it has been sent ?

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The traditional method is to check the email's header for the IP address of the sendeer. But, unfortunately, GMail email headers do not contain the IP address of the sender , so you have no way to check that information even programmatically.

  • Is that ? Dont you think by requesting Gmail we can track the IP ? means how it can be possible that gmail doesn't store any IP from where Mail has been sent ?
    – bnil
    Oct 17, 2015 at 15:18
  • @user1650894 In the past, GMail stores the IP address of the sender in the email's header, but that is no longer the case. Why it is no longer the case? Ask Google support for that.
    – user45139
    Oct 17, 2015 at 15:20
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    @user1650894 Storing and showing it to the user are two fundamentally different things ;) Oct 17, 2015 at 15:27
  • Ya, Exactly, @SleepProggger thats what I am saying... I want to get the IP address.
    – bnil
    Oct 17, 2015 at 15:27
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    @user1650894 You will need either to hack Google or take a lawyer to get it.
    – user45139
    Oct 17, 2015 at 15:29

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