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Can Someone Track My Location When I Send Them An Email?

Posted by Chris Allard on Sat, Aug 03, 2013

I would like to understand if an IP address on an email gives away your location to an ordinary person, or a person with some reasonable IT savvy.  I was given to understand that a computer's IP address is embedded in a header somewhere in emails sent out.  If I am in city X and send out an email, and I go to city Y and send out another email to the same person, would they be able to discern that my location has changed?  And if yes, how?  And I wonder if you wouldn't mind answering the same question if I am using my IPhone to send emails.  Would it be discernible to the same person that my IP is no longer in city X, but in city Y?

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