From which country have I received an email?


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Briefly, I suspect I might be involved in a scamming operation. Before making a Police report, I would like to know if I can establish the following, without being in conflict with the law;

Is there a way to determine from which country/city I am receiving a hotmail email? I am receiving emails from Paris, France, according to the person I am in email contact with. I have serious doubts that this is true and would like to confirm the origin of these emails (Country AND city location if possible) before starting an official investigation ... I MIGHT be wrong !! :innocent:

Thank you for your help and suggestions.

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Yes, if you copy/paste the full headers we can help you figure out where the email came from.

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Thank you Theresa and Popowich ... your replies are appreciated. I am pasting full headers and an initial reply and search results of the data contained in the headers, but as you can see the message came from Hotmail which has a physical location (in the US I guess). But that doesn't give any information about where the actual sender is located/situated. Here is the body of the headers and initial searches;

Received: by with SMTP id ul2csp264791bkb;
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:40:52 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by with SMTP id ff2mr2789886wib.0.1360874451903;
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:40:51 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <>
Received: from ( [])
by with ESMTP id z11si2231158wjr.255.2013.;
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:40:51 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass ( domain of designates as permitted sender) client-ip=;
spf=pass ( domain of designates as permitted sender)
Received: from DUB123-W47 ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:40:51 -0800
X-EIP: [XEHRaMdSGvghBai8l8beeAbT+zlVPVxL]
X-Originating-Email: []
Message-ID: <DUB123-W47C5E767F2BC45B96F73B8EF0F0@phx.gbl>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
From: Gina Farmer <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Valentine's Day and Wishes
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:40:51 +0200
Importance: High
In-Reply-To: <9C188BC26F5C4CE08F119F22DF566681@my3ghzpc>
References: <9C188BC26F5C4CE08F119F22DF566681@my3ghzpc>
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 14 Feb 2013 20:40:51.0642 (UTC) FILETIME=[93FC01A0:01CE0AF3]

Email sender
This Email was sent Thu, 14 Feb 2013 @ 22:40:51 +0200
from IP address - IP Location: United States.

Any further help would really be wonderful, and thank you again. Perhaps somebody can analyze this for me and provide a positive feedback with a country name and a city if possible.

Warm regards.