Is it possible to figure out who owns an email address?

by on June 7, 2011

Q: Someone made a fake email address and is emailing me and my boyfriend nasty emails about us which aren’t true. We need to get this solved. How can we know who’s behind it?


One Response to “Is it possible to figure out who owns an email address?”
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    If you think the e-mails are threatening and you’re concerned for your personal physical safety, you should contact local law enforcement immediately.

    Otherwise, you can complain to the provider. If the e-mail address is jerk@somesite.com you should forward the offending messages to abuse@somesite.com and postmaster@somesite.com They probably won’t tell you who is sending the e-mail but they may terminate the account.

    If you think the person might own the domain the e-mail is coming from, you can look that up here: http://www.whois.net/