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# 106412 23-Jul-2012 18:29
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I recently sent an anonymous email to my employer via a fake hotmail address, apparently the boss has a friend who is a tech for Chorus, can the email be tracked to my home address?, my ISP is Telstraclear.

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  # 660564 23-Jul-2012 18:39
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So the tech can easily access that info, my home address etc?


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  # 660566 23-Jul-2012 18:44
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Thank you for that, i've been panicking something chronic, I appreciate your help.

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  # 660567 23-Jul-2012 18:49
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I just sent myself an email from Hotmail and had a look at the headers.  Here's the line you potentially should be worried about:

X-Originating-IP: [] (numbers changed, obviously)

At the very least, anyone with a little bit of technical know-how will probably be able to track down your IP address to your ISP.  If you have a non-static IP address, then it's a little bit more difficult (but not impossible) to determine who the user was that connected at the time the email was sent - as Mauricio has stated, though, it would require a judicial order to unlock the ISP records.

Nothing is really -that- anonymous.

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  # 660568 23-Jul-2012 18:50
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The email was not malicious or anything like that, it was just in regards to a staff member being drunk whilst at work, thanks again for putting my heart at rest.

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  # 660571 23-Jul-2012 18:53
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So only the ISP has the physical home address, personal details etc??, which in turn means the Chorus tech can't access that private info??


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