Sometimes, we receive an email and we don’t know the person who sent that email. In that case, we need to find the location of the email sender so we can guess who the person may be.
To find the location, we need to find the IP address of the sender. The Gmail isn’t including the IP address of the sender in the message if he is using Gmail’s web interface to email.
If the person is using desktop clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook to send emails, then the IP address is often included in the message.
Find IP Address of Email Sender in Gmail
Log into your Gmail account. Open the email and click on “More” (inverted triangle beside Reply). Click on “Show original”.
In the next window, press Ctrl + F and search for “Received: from” (without quotes). You may see the IP address of the sender (See screenshot).
If there are many instances of “Received: from” appeared on the page, choose the last one. Now, we need to trace the sender location using the IP address.
Go to the IP-Tracker website to find the IP address location. Type the IP address that we find out in the Gmail.
Now, the tool will display information such as a city, country, time zone, and ISP. With this information, you can be able to find out the location and probably the person who sent that email to you.