Re: Discover ip addres of a msn user?

From: Roaming Penguin (
Date: 02/02/04

Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 02:54:39 -0500

 I knew that much. I was asking because once someone was harrassing me
via MSN, and I couldn't stop the spamming. Sending me constant
messages, I wanted the IP address blocked from my LAN, but could not
find how to obtain it.

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 17:32:57 -0600, "*Vanguard*" <no-email@bogus.nix>

>"Roaming Penguin" said in
>> Does anyone know how to discover the ip of a msn user which you are
>> having a conversation with?
>> I know that it is easy to get the ip if you manage to make the person
>> send you or accept a file.
>MSN uses Hotmail. Hotmail is NOT an anonymous webmail service. Look at the
>headers. You will find an "X-Originating-IP:" header which has the IP
>address of the host that connected to it that requested the e-mail get sent
>from Hotmail. I believe Yahoo might also insert this header. I remember a
>self-professed anonymous webmail service but then found it added a header
>with the sender host's IP address in the headers (plus if you read the terms
>of service then you actually agreed to get spammed by this a-hole bogus
>anonymous webmail service).
>Simply check the headers to see what the sender inserted and what the
>sending mail server inserted.