Where did this email come from?

jmt356
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Where did this email come from?

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Is there a way to tell the country of origin of an email (where the computer from which the email was sent is located)?
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HansV
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Re: Where did this email come from?

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Most mail clients let you view the properties of an email message. This will show you the servers and IP addresses the message traveled, back to its origin.
You can then go to whois.domaintools.com/nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn where the n's represent the IP address to find out where the server is hosted.
But keep in mind that it can be faked.
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Hans

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Hi JMT, hope this helps
Windows 10 Home 21H2

Regards,
George.