How do I trace an email from Gmail?

Julie A.

New Email
Hi and thanks for this excellent resource! I have an ongoing conversation in my Gmail and suspect that the sender is not who they claim to be. I found the directions for the source headers. How do I trace the email and find out if the sender is who they say they are?


EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hi Julie,

It sounds like you already figured it out, but for anyone else looking here is how to find the email headers for an email in Gmail.

The headers read from bottom to top. Only the headers from mail servers that you trust can be trusted. It's possible for the sender to create false headers.

Some email services include the IP address of the sender. Some email services hide your sending IP address.

If you have any questions please copy & paste the email headers into a reply.