Is it possible to figure out what device sent an email in my sent folder?

by on August 4, 2010

Q: I have a cell phone, laptop, and a desktop. All can get on the web. I have a Unknown email in the ‘sent list’ on outlook express that is not mine. How can I tell which device sent the email?


4 Responses to “Is it possible to figure out what device sent an email in my sent folder?”
  1.  

    1. Double-Click the e-mail message to open it in its own window
    2. Click the File menu
    3. Click Properties
    4. Click the “Details” tab
    5. Click “Message Source”

    This will show the e-mail’s headers, which or may not help out in trying to figure out what device sent the message.

    If you’d like you can post the headers here.

     
  2.  

    Mark this what it showed. forgive the x’s I took out the text.Can you tell by this what device?
    From: “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”@xxxxxxxxx.net>
    To:
    Subject: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:19:21 -0500
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary=”—-=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E9.8090E330″
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5931
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5931

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E9.8090E330
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E9.8090E330
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx =
    9384xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://x=
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.org/cas/1827090706.html

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E9.8090E330–

    From: “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.net>
    To:
    Subject: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:15:03 -0500
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary=”—-=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E8.E6C78880″
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5931
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5931

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E8.E6C78880
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.org/cas/1836419871.html

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E8.E6C78880
    Content-Type: text/html;
    charset=”iso-8859-1″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

     can i=20
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://s=
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.org/cas/1836419871.html

    ——=_NextPart_000_0002_01CB24E8.E6C78880–

     
  3.  

    I know what date. I need toknow where it came from was it writen on laptop or decktop or cell phone?

     
  4.  

    Only thing I see that says anything is:

    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5931

    Meaning that Outlook Express 6 was used to send the e-mail. So anything running Outlook Express 6 could have sent the e-mail. Which removes the cell phone.

    I can’t really provide anything else.