Find out an IP Address and Person's Geographical Location from Outlook Express E‐mail

You may need to know how to find the IP address of the person sending an e-mail for a few reasons. Some of them include reporting a scam, and identifying a sender whom you think you might know but can not recall from the e-mail. Note: for the privacy of the person the last few digits in his IP address are intentionally replaced by


  1. Open up the e-mail in question.
  2. Click on the "View" option and make sure "All Headers" is checked on the toolbar.
  3. Click on option File > Properties > Tab Details, and then click on "Message Source" button - it will open the message's all the headers.
  4. Find a string "X-Originating IP" followed by IP address in this format: (it varies from person to person though). IF you don't find X-originating, look for the IP starting in the series, usually will be in the last of the list.
  5. Highlight ONLY this IP address (without parentheses) and press CTRL+C to copy to clipboard.
  6. Go to this website and register an account for free.
  7. Click on the "Real Time IP Locator" option (on the left side).
  8. Place a cursor inside the little window and press CTRL+V to paste the IP address ... it should look like on the image.

  9. Click on the "Where is it?" button. It should take a few seconds to get a result.
  10. Scroll the screen slightly down and you'll find the sender's geographical location.


  • When you copy an IP address (in step 5) it's important to omit the parentheses around it.
  • Make sure to choose a "Real Time IP Locator" as it will give you a more accurate result.

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