An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is a logical address of a network adapter. The IP address is unique and identifies computers on a network.
Once you are connected to the Internet, whatever you do online can easily be traced back to you with the help of the unique IP Address. Hackers and people who spy on what people you do online basically make use of the IP Address for their findings, the mere reason why some people prefer to hide their IP whenever they connect to the Internet.
Every email you send too might easily be traced back to you.Each email you receive comes with headers. The headers contain information about the routing of the email and the originating IP of the email. The headers don't contain any personal information. At most, you can get the originating IP and the computer name that sent the email. The originating IP can be looked up to determine from where the email was sent. IP address location information DOES NOT contain your street address or phone number. It will most likely determine the city and the ISP the sender used.
Not all emails you receive can be traced back to the originating point and depending on how you send emails determines whether or not they can trace the email back to you. For instance, as at the time of writing this post, researches showed that someone who sends you an email from GMail can ONLY be traced back to the GMail servers and not to the originating ISP.
Have an IP Address you want to check or you just want to know what people will see if they try to trace you online, feel free to check out the websites below:
http://www.tracemyip.org/ ...also shows OS, browser,screen resolution, referrer etc
http://ip-address.domaintools.com/ ---also shows remote port,blacklist status etc
If you really care about your privacy online, it is better you start browsing anonymously or hide your IP. There are many softwares and websites that offer this service free of charge, hence get connected to one today.
In my future posts, I will be writing about free softwares and websites you can be using to hide IP addresses. More so, I will be writing about how you can trace any email you receive.
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