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How can you tell from what location an email was sent from?

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How can you tell from what location an email was sent from?

Technician's Assistant: Who is your email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.)?

Gmail

Technician's Assistant: How do you usually access Gmail? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?

Web browser

Technician's Assistant: What troubleshooting have you tried?

Nothing

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Email Expert to know before I connect you?

No I just believe it's a scam

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Email
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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago
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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago

You can check the Message headers in Gmail

  1. From a browser, open Gmail.
  2. Open the email you want to check the headers for.
  3. Next to Reply , click the Down arrow .
  4. Click Show original.
  5. The headers will show in a new window, including fields like authentication results.
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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago

Then you can use the site below to find the geolocation of the IP address

https://www.melissa.com/lookups/iplocation.asp

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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago

Please note that if the sender used Gmail to send the email it might not show the IP address

Please see the link below for more details regarding the IP address

https://www.labnol.org/internet/find-location-of-gmail-sender/21098/

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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you need more info?

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Email technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago

Would you mind to rate my services in the top right-hand corner on the stars

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