URGENT - need help tracking a stalker by email.

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URGENT - need help tracking a stalker by email.

I need to track a couple of emails back to the actual person that sent them. I have the email address they were sent from and the source code of the emails where I can see the IP addresses and the return path. Where do I go from here?

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Some reading:

Some reading:
Here - note a ways down you'll occasionally find the name of the windows computer the email was sent from (which can be really helpful if it's been named something telling like "Hank's Computer").
and here.

I'm sure you know already who you should be phoning if these emails are of a threatening nature, or even if they make you feel in any way at risk.

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Re: Some reading:

eeun wrote:
...I'm sure you know already who you should be phoning if these emails are of a threatening nature, or even if they make you feel in any way at risk.

True, I do not see threats, but the unidentified sender's intentions are not clear at this time.

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update

The sender is doing so from a hotmail account. I have four messages, each with the IP of the machine that sent it, but I am still uncertain of how I can tie a verified human name to the account. The display name may be bogus - what I really want is to ID the account holder.

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