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    How can I trace an abusive e-mail?

    I have received an abusive e-mail from an address unknown to me, but it is obviously written by someone I know.

    Is there any way I can trace it from the "view source" info?

    If I can't, could the police?

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    ring 999

    Click 'reply'

    Ignore it?

    It was me, I'm sorry.








    Unless it involves serious danger, not sure if police will show any interest. Could you not guess from the content who it could be, a reaction to what you may have done?

    If it is generally abusive, reply to them saying you have forwarded their email to internet police :P, that might scare them off for the future.

    Edited by: "Marina" 25th Sep 2010

    Post it on here so we can cut & paste to our friends?

    why not send a email to your email provider to help you sort the matter out or find out how to go about the steps of tracing through your email provider

    unfortunately there are people in the world that are either complete saddos or.... a bit mental, doing the ANON thing livens up their pathetic life......you should feel bad for them

    pity them and move on
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 25th Sep 2010

    ilovepink

    unfortunately there are people in the world that are either complete … unfortunately there are people in the world that are either complete saddos or.... a bit mental, doing the ANON thing livens up their pathetic life......you should feel bad for thempity them and move on



    Or you could just confront the person you have your suspicions of....their reaction will tell you all you need to know....

    or wait till you have proof or somone else has pointed you in the right direction...

    well funny when people get caught out and then try and squirm/lie/threaten to report you to get their way out of it....proper jokes

    Banned

    inb4 another ban for me

    it was only a bit of fun.

    Original Poster

    the problem was that a copy was sent to my employer.

    the e-mail contained false allegations about me, but with some correct background info (hence it's someone I know).

    Banned

    virus

    the problem was that a copy was sent to my employer.the e-mail contained … the problem was that a copy was sent to my employer.the e-mail contained false allegations about me, but with some correct background info (hence it's someone I know).



    employer?

    time for the p o l i s...

    or big rick!

    vibeone

    inb4 another ban for me :(it was only a bit of fun.


    inb4 haterz,

    virus

    the problem was that a copy was sent to my employer.the e-mail contained … the problem was that a copy was sent to my employer.the e-mail contained false allegations about me, but with some correct background info (hence it's someone I know).





    Not always anonymous info are false info (generally speaking, not about you).


    If you are certain that they are false allegations (i'm sure you are), can you not prove/explain to your employer and clear your name.

    What does it say?

    cw9652

    What does it say?



    THIS^^^

    cw9652

    What does it say?



    Could be personal?

    Original Poster

    I have no problem with my employer, who knows the allegations are false.

    But both the employer and I would like to know who sent it.

    So, back to original question - can I trace the e-mail?

    (BTW - two comments reported).

    If it's not causing you any problems and you just want to know who it is, do you really think that's a good use of police time?
    Edited by: "angelfairee" 25th Sep 2010

    Banned

    why don't you follow the link I posted and do some research.

    you must have a good idea of who hates you and knows that sort of info about you. or who have you upset / done over recently ?
    Edited by: "leemole101" 25th Sep 2010

    leemole101

    you must have a good idea of who hates you and knows that sort of info … you must have a good idea of who hates you and knows that sort of info about you. or who have you upset/done over recently ?



    ^^^ This, if you ask them don't say lies like 'Yahoo told me it was you who sent the email about me'


    EDIT: Tracing IP and the person legally using police/court is lot of hassle.

    Edited by: "Marina" 25th Sep 2010

    Banned

    Those comment deserved reporting under any circumstances....Did you read them?

    Banned

    sheeeeeeesh...work it out

    Sign their email address up for every site you know...

    ilovepink

    unfortunately there are people in the world that are either complete … unfortunately there are people in the world that are either complete saddos or.... a bit mental, doing the ANON thing livens up their pathetic life......you should feel bad for thempity them and move on



    agree with this - happened on here on one or two occasions - anonymous abuse via the old rep system.

    Hope you get it sorted out OP - not nice.

    don't dislike someone for their actions, consider instead the situation that causes it.

    This is stupid.

    Where are all the posts going Marina?...

    angelfairee

    This is stupid.



    Yup!

    cw9652

    Where are all the posts going Marina?...



    Instead of posting, I believe someone is having a strop and just reporting posts instead.

    PS. This is REALLY stupid.

    What MOD is on this thread?... Where is the OP. What is AF wearing? Soo many questions.

    cw9652

    Where are all the posts going Marina?...



    I eated it X)


    Think some people are trying to look clever by calling names, talking in cryptic etc. As for comments like yours disappearing.....

    [img]google.co.uk/images?q=tbn:Mf9MFNVu72RG4M::www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/i-dunno-lol.jpg&t=1&h=94&w=128&usg=__Hdmi2QDs3gfHSO4fTtI97UH_eHA=[/img]


    At a guess OP could be sensitive. I find the comments vanishing funny though.

    Banned

    my post was 100% accurate... why did it get deleted?

    cw9652

    What MOD is on this thread?... Where is the OP. What is AF wearing? Soo … What MOD is on this thread?... Where is the OP. What is AF wearing? Soo many questions.



    Me, wassup.

    P.S. You may not know, I was made mod while you were away. Talk to me very carefully Chris unless you want a ban!









    http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9432/lolcatfunnypicturemodery.jpg

    cw9652

    What MOD is on this thread?... Where is the OP. What is AF wearing? Soo … What MOD is on this thread?... Where is the OP. What is AF wearing? Soo many questions.



    Exsqueeze me!?

    angelfairee

    Exsqueeze me!?



    Oh, so that comments stays...

    This thread is hacked.

    vibeone

    my post was 100% accurate... why did it get deleted?



    because it was you who posted it.
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