I’ve received many spam and suspicious e-mails over the years (nearly two decades as an active Web user). I’ve archived them all, an interesting collection they do indeed make!
By the way, this is the first in an occasional series about PC tools that I use and which I like enough to recommend to you – otherwise, I wouldn’t waste your time. And lest you doubt my motives, the products that I describe will in nearly every case be either freeware or paid for by myself.
For example, today I got this “Nigerian 419 scam” message:
Where did it come from (precisely, or as near as can possibly be determined)?
Well, I fired up eMailTrackerPro, copied the e-mail’s header info into the Windows clipboard, from where it automatically got pasted into eMailTrackerPro, thus:
Clicking on the Advanced Trace option yielded, after a few seconds hopping around the globe, the following earth map view and trace route table:
And selecting the View Report option (circled) gave a browser page like this:
Starting in central Africa and ending in south-eastern Australia. Easy, eh?