Thanks for your responses. Semiprofessional, here is what I read from the properties of the email. This one happens to be a yahoo account.
Received: from web26402.mail.ukl.yahoo.com (web26402.mail.ukl.yahoo.com [22.214.171.124]) by adhara-ng.e4a.it (Postfix) with SMTP id 27E6DAEC045 for <MyEmailAddress.com>; Fri, 19 Nov 2004 18:59:48 +0100 (CET) Received: (qmail 69973 invoked by uid 60001); 19 Nov 2004 17:59:59 -0000 Message-ID: <email@example.com> Received: from [126.96.36.199] by web26402.mail.ukl.yahoo.com via HTTP; Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:59:58 GMT Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:59:58 +0000 (GMT)
Where would I look to locate the country of origin? It appears that the originating IP is: 188.8.131.52
When I perform an IP lookup I get the same information as other free email accounts like hotmail etc.
OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre OrgID: RIPE Address: Singel 258 Address: 1016 AB City: Amsterdam StateProv: PostalCode: Country: NL
They can't all be from Amsterdam! How can I pin it down?
Really though it is a *whole* lot less frustrating provided you admin your own server to block email from the domain and be done with it. For a linux sever, for example you would just need to add this to /etc/mail/access as follows: