Finding IP address in Hotmail

Posted on 02/11/2009 by


Hotmail has been integrated with Windows Live, or vice-versa. And the format has changed. Here is how you find the IP address of the sender.

  1. Log into your Hotmail/Windows Live account with your username and password.
  2. Click on the Inbox link on the left.
  3. Under the column that says “Sort by”, find the email that you want to track and right-click on it. You should get a menu that has something like Mark as read, Mark as unread, and so on. The last option in the menu should be View message source. Select it.


You should see the email headers now.

  1. to manually find the IP address, proceed to step 2.
  2. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender’s IP address
  3. If that doesn’t work, look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
  4. * If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have

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