May 4, 2011 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #596663
I want to open an email address to email someone something btu dont want them to know its from me. is there a way for them to check where the email is coming from and see its from the same computer?May 4, 2011 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1015638
yes, if you email, the receiver can see where it originates.
(There’s no problem opening their email.)May 4, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1015639
so what should i do now?!?!?!??! shrek!
would they be able to tell if its send from the same office and same network but a different computer?May 4, 2011 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1015640
that would be betterMay 4, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #1015641me tooMember
Assuming that there is no Issur involved there are public computers available. When my computer was out of commission I used one in a computer service center run by a very fine Yiddish couple it cost me about 10 for a 1/2 hour. In BP under the tracksMay 4, 2011 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1015642
Yes, they can track you. There is no way around it.
I assume that you’re not trying to do anything wrong, but I’ll just explain that I worked with a volunteer organization & we used to track down scammers/spammers all over the world. Tracking an IP can take 5 seconds.
Even if they used a proxy, there were ways to get their info (although it’s a little more complicated & a lot more time-consuming).
And public computers make it even easier to track down people. Internet cafes. Public libraries. It doesn’t matter, the people are on camera the second they walk into the place….May 4, 2011 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #1015643
i just want to send someone an email but dont want him to know its me emailing him so if i do it from one of my co workers computers is that less likely for him to figure it out?May 4, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #1015644
You’re coworker probably has the same IP address. So either way it traces back to your work….and I’m sure that you don’t want someone calling your work asking who sent them an e-mail.
Of course, there are many other “clues” that people don’t take into account when they try to send “anonymous” e-mails. Things such as grammar, verbs they commonly use, lack of capitilization & incorrect usage/lack of punctuation can all give clues as to who sent the message. Assuming he has received (or will receive) other e-mails from your actual account.May 5, 2011 6:28 am at 6:28 am #1015645jewish unityParticipant
Unless you are sending something very wrong which will provoke him to take drastic measures to find out who it is from, sending it from a library will do you just fine.May 5, 2011 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #1015646boredinofficeParticipant
adorable – not sure if you are CIA – but computers can be tracked by IP address
if you want to be truly unknown then go to a public library. even an internet cafe will be tracked as you have to buy time
Not sure what plot your working on but it sounds like funMay 5, 2011 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1015647
not part of the CIA or anything like that but just want to send someone an email that is not from me….May 5, 2011 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1015648
one needs to reserve at the library with one’s card, so I’m not sure why this would offer more privacyMay 5, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1015649
I dont mean that I need to be covered forever just dont want him to be able to track the email in a sec and see that its me doesnt that make sense? If he goes to that extent then he is bored soul and its ok with meMay 5, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1015650EnglishmanMember
There seems to be quite a bit of misconception and misinformation here. The ONLY thing someone can gather from an email, is your ip address. Not who you are or your address. The only one who has that info is your internet provider. And they will not divulge it unless there is a court subpoena alleging a crime or something. Not even to the police without a subpoena, unless there is an immediate bona fide life or death emergency.
Now if the same person emails someone from two different email accounts from the same physical location, the receiver can see they both came from the same ip address, even though they are different email accounts.May 6, 2011 12:39 am at 12:39 am #1015651
“There seems to be quite a bit of misconception and misinformation here.”
Englishman, there is no misconception or misinformation. I am purposely ‘avoiding’ certain facts since I don’t know who is reading these posts.May 18, 2014 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #1015652A nony mouseParticipant
How can you track where someone is from an email?May 18, 2014 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #1015653VogueMember
You cant but you can track their cell phones from an app called life 360 its an annoying app my mom makes me use.May 18, 2014 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #1015654ben_DavidParticipant
I think gmail hides your IP address. Send an email to yourself and cheak if your IP shows up in the (email’s) headers.May 18, 2014 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #1015655Little FroggieMember
No need to check my email. I’m right here.May 19, 2014 12:47 am at 12:47 am #1015656👑RebYidd23Participant
Why would they want to trace you anyway?May 19, 2014 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1015657–Participant
And public computers make it even easier to track down people. Internet cafes. Public libraries. It doesn’t matter, the people are on camera the second they walk into the place….
This only matters if the recipient can get access to the cameras.
I think gmail hides your IP address.
It doesn’t.May 19, 2014 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1015660👑RebYidd23Participant
Just cut off all contact with the outside world.May 19, 2014 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #1015661pixelateMember
k I just read through this thread, and whoever @TikkunHatzot is, he has no clue what he’s talking about.May 19, 2014 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #10156622qwertyParticipant
There are free services which can send an email on your behalf anonymously. Just search for it.
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