Secure Anonymous Surfing
Anonymous Email Header
This short information page teaches you how an anonymous email email header looks
like and how it differs from normal email header.
The email header is the information that travels with every email, containing details
about the sender, route and receiver.
The email header says
- who sent the email
- when the email was sent
- from where it was sent and
- how did it arrive to you and
- who is the receiver and when it was received
How does a normal email header looks like? (not anonymous, simplified)
In the email header above, marked in red color, you see the senders IP address including
the senders computername (KittyCat)
Received: by 10.90.67.7 with SMTP, Wed, 3 Sep 2008 01:58:57 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from mail.bigloble.net [18.104.22.168])Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:58:57 -0700
Received: from adsl-122-227-5-78.biglobe.net
All other IP addresses you find in the email header above are from the sending and
receiving email servers.
How does an anonymous email header looks like? (anonymous, simplified)
Received: by 10.90.67.7 with SMTP Wed, 3 Sep 2008 01:53:50 -0700
Received: from mail.anonymousspeech.com (22.214.171.124)
by mx.google.com with
In the above anonymous email message, the senders IP address and computername has
disappeared completely. This email is absolutely anonymous and can not be tracked
back to the sender.
All IP addresses in the anonymous email header are from the sending and
receiving email servers. These IP addresses are necessary in order to deliver the
email and do not compromise your privacy in any way.
How do I see an email header?
It depends on your email client. Here is a
comprehensive list of email client programs and methods to see the email
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