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Track an email in Gmail

An email can easily be traced by opening its header but this technique fails when an email is to be traced sent from gmail account as gmail hide's the sender i.p. using a 64 bit encryption.
so to trace the location of a person, we can use readnotify free service.

Read Notify

What is ReadNotify?
ReadNotify is the most powerful and reliable email tracking service that exists today. In short - ReadNotify tells you when email you sent gets read / re-opened / forwarded and so much more.

Make an account at readnotify.com and compose a mail to the person you want to trace from the email id you used to create account at readnotify.com
Simply add: .readnotify.com to the end of your recipients email address
if the email to be traced is
vikash@gmail.com then use the email
vikash@gmail.com.readnotify.com in recipient's email
and then send the email as a normal mail.
the moment the receiver opens that mail, you will get all the information listed below by logging into your account at readnotify.com

Information you can get with the help of read notify-

  • Date and time opened

  • Location of recipient (per their ISP city /town)

  • Map of location (available on paid subscriptions)

  • Recipients IP address

  • Apparent email address of opening (if available)

  • Referrer details (ie; if accessed via web mail etc)

  • URL clicks

  • How long the email was read for

  • How many times your email was opened

  • If your email was forwarded, or opened on a different computer
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    I would like to trace an email that was sent on 4/5/2013 form sthamana@toyota.co.za to davidhill475@gmail.com

    The only way you can get information is by checking the SMTP headers of the email you received on the "davidhill475@gmail.com" side. No one else can do this for you (Google/gmail could I guess, but sure how willing they would be).

    Nov 05, 2014 | Google Gmail

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    you have told me there is a problem on my account by email

    Which account are you referring to ?..
    Make sure the email was coming from the right source it might be spam or spyware.?
    If you do not recognize the name of a sender in the "From" field on an email message, you can choose to see additional details, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which the email was sent, that by default are not displayed.
    Find the Source on Outlook Express
    Double-click on the email for which you want to find the source on the Outlook Express window.
    Click on the "File" menu and then click on "Properties."

    Click on the "Details" tab on the dialog box that opens and then click on "Message Source."
    You will be shown all the details of the email, including the IP address from which it was sent.
    Find the Source on Gmail/Yahoo Mail
    Log in to your Gmail/Yahoo Mail account.

    Click to open the email for which you want to find the source.

    Click on the downward-pointing arrow next to the "Reply" button.
    Then for Gmail, click on "Show original."
    For Yahoo Mail, click on the downward-pointing arrow next to the "Action" button and then click on "Full Header."
    You will be shown the details of the email.

    Sep 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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    Open Messages.
    Open the menu.
    Click on Options.
    Click on General Options
    Scroll down... you will see "Hide Sent Messages".
    Change that to "Yes"

    Hope that works for you.

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