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How to Identify owner or location of Email account


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Someone is requesting "stuff" (catalogs, credit cards, sales lit, etc) to be sent to me(my name) at my friends USPS address, using an Email account.

Is there a way to determine who this person is or at least where they are? I know the Email account.
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not a chance for you to determine it.....that person's ISP or their mail host could determine that...but it would take a court order to do so
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Thx for the quick response. I was afraid that may be the case but it was worth a ask.
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While looking for a phone number, I noticed a "Reverse Lookup" feature, which included "Reverse Email lookup". When I filled in the required email address, I was told that the address was found BUT I would have to "join" (pay) to see the results. This made me curious, so I search for other "Reverse Email lookup". There are many such services. Are these ALL scams???? If they can do it, why can't anyone????
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pretty much.....the best any of those services could do is give you a region associated with the email host...which would be their ISP....now if their email is suchandsuch@aol.com...their email host would resolve back to wherever aol's main servers are which is not likely to be anywhere near where the actual person is


also....if someone is doing this maliciously...what's the chance that they're using their real email?
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Thanks twice....Do you guys just live this stuff, or do you have real lives?
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real what now? i'm not familiar with your concept. please explain
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Look at his avatar - do you really think he has a real life?

*sari runs

He is a helpful little monkey though. :)
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that's because you don't get out enough....come to "Towns","End" and I'll buy you that Brewsky and you can give me some lessons on the ether world.
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townsend...as in townsend TN? heck-fahyr we've got ourselves a country boy! hehe i've got no special trips to townsend scheduled....but i do plan on doing some swimmin' at "the Y" this summer (A.K.A. the swimmin' hole, the hollar, the gulf of hillbillie, or that pool where i can pee without mamma yellin at me fer it)....i'll be the chubby geek with all the tattoos pushing the little kids off the jumpin' rock
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