Forensics: Tracing a Hotmail

An email sent via Hotmail automatically traps the IP address of the sending computer.This allows emails sent via HotMail to be traced far more easily, than other email systems.

E.g the IP address in AOL email relates to the AOL server (often based in the US) so does not provide any immediately useful information.

The video below shows how to find the IP address in the Hotmail and how to trace this to a geographic location

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