Ever wanted to track someone’s IP address? If it is a yes from your side, then this article is for you only.
In this article, we will tell you how to find someone’s IP address using different methods. After going through this article, you will surely be able to find the IP address of any website or any email sender
What is an IP address?
If you are wondering that what is IP address then you need not worry about it. We will tell you what it is and how to find IP address. An IP address looks something like this.
IP stands for Internet Protocol. It is basically a unique set of numbers separated by a full stop and used for communicating over a network.
IP addresses are quite an important aspect of internet systems and are widely used.
How to find someone’s IP address?
So, without wasting any time further, let’s locate IP address:
Method 1: Using the Command Prompt.
If you are to find the IP address of a website, then this section is going to help you a lot. Additionally, having a Windows operating system is one of the prerequisites because you won’t be able to access command prompt in any other OS. So, let’s get started:
Step #1: The first step is concerned around launching the command prompt with administrative privileges. To do this, all that you need is to type “cmd” without quotes at the run or start section. Now, right-click on it and select “Run as administrator”. This step ensures that you have administrative privileges to do the required.
However, we found that even without any administrative rights, the command prompt is able to tell the IP address of the websites. So, an administrative right becomes an optional thing. Anyways, this won’t do any harm, and it’s better to be on the safer side.
Step #2: Now, you need to ping the URL of the website of which you want to find the IP address. For this, you will have to type “ping your URL” without quotes. Replace your URL with the website of which you find the IP address. Say, like if we wish to find the IP address of “Knowledge Cage” then the command would look like “ping www.howdiary.com.” Once you have typed the desired, then the action which is required is to hit enter.
The moment you hit enter, the command prompt will start fetching the requested data and within no time, you will have the IP address of the website.
The IP address will appear next to the website name. The screen will also display the total pinging time it took to fetch the result.
Using this method, you can easily find the IP address of any website.
Method 2: Find the IP address of an email sender.
If you are using Gmail for the email purposes and want to find the IP address of the sender, then you should definitely have a look at this.
Step #1: Log in to your Gmail account using the corresponding credentials.
Step #2: Once you are at the email dashboard then you now need to open the mail of the person of which you want to find the IP address.
Step #3: After successfully executing step #3, you now need to click on the down arrow icon which is positioned just beside the reply icon. Clicking on it will open a menu for you from which you have to select the “Show Original” option.
Step #4: The previous step will open a new tab for you from which you have to look for the “Received” section. The IP address of the sender will be located in front of it.
In case, if you are using Yahoo mail services then this section will be of some help for you.
Step #1: Log in to the Yahoo! Mail by using appropriate credentials. Doing this will open the Yahoo mail dashboard for you.
Step #2: Now, navigate to the folder on which you have stored the mail of which you want to find the sender’s IP address. The folder can be your inbox, drafts, starred or others.
Step #3: Now, navigate for the email which you want to track and once found, click on it. The moments, it opens, you are required to click on the “More” option. This will open a dropdown menu for you. From the dropdown menu, you need to select “View Full Header”.
Step #4: Now, from the subsequent window which follows up as a result of your recent activity, you need to scroll down for Received: from. It will be followed up by the IP address written between the square brackets .
This way you can easily locate the IP address of any email-sender in Yahoo!
Hotmail is yet another email client. So, if you are a user of this email service, then you can also track the IP address of the sender.
Step #1: The very first step is quite obvious. All that you need to get started is to log on to your Hotmail account by entering the corresponding credentials. This will obviously open up your account dashboard.
Step #2: Now, you need to click on the “Inbox” link which is usually positioned at the left.
Step #3: Now, you are required to find the email which you want to track and right-click on it. You will get a menu from which you are required to select “view message source.”
Step #4: If you have executed everything well then by now, you would have the email headers with you on your screen. You may find the IP address of the sender in front of “X-originating-IP.” If that doesn’t work for you, then you should consider looking for the Receiver: From section.
Following this route, you can easily find the IP address of any email sender.
This brought us to the end of this article “How to find someone’s IP address”.
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