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All email communications on the internet are possible by two protocols:
1) Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP port-25)
2) Post Office Protocol (POP port-110)

E-Mail hacking consists of various techniques as discussed below.

1) EMail Tracing :- Generally, the path taken by an email while travelling from sender to receiver can be explained by following diagram.


The most effective and easiest way to trace an email is to analyze it's email headers. This can be done by just viewing the full header of received email. A typical email header looks something like this:

From Barr Thu Jan 3 05:33:26 2008 X-Apparently-To: prasannasherekar@yahoo.co.in via; Thu, 03 Jan 2008 05:25:38 +0530 X-YahooFilteredBulk: X-Originating-IP: [] Return-Path: Authentication-Results: mta113.mail.in.yahoo.com from=destatis.de; domainkeys=neutral (no sig) Received: from (HELO dsl-189-160-34-89.prod-infinitum.com.mx) ( by mta113.mail.in.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 03 Jan 2008 05:25:38 +0530 Received: from dvapa ([]) by dsl-189-160-34-89.prod-infinitum.com.mx with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.0); Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:03:26 -0600 Message-ID: <477c264e.3000604@destatis.de> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:03:26 -0600 From: "Barr" Add to Address Book User-Agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20070728) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: prasannasherekar@yahoo.co.in Subject: angel rubberneck Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="------------030604060204000701040304" Content-Length: 16433

The above email header gives us the following information about it's origin and path:

a) Sender's email address :- atiles@destatis.de

b) Source IP address :-

c) Source mail server :- dsl-189-160-34-89.prod-infinitum.com.mx

d) Email client :- Thunderbird

Tips There are lots of ready-made tools available on the internet which performs email tracing very effectively and shows exact geographical location for email sender on the world map.

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