Trace Facebook user account using Facebook’s Notification email header – Finding IP address of friend

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Is your ex-Boyfriend abusing you on Facebook? and you are pretty much not sure whether its him or not? If yes then this post is of real use for you. here i will show you how you can Find the IP address of your friend using Facebook’s Notification email header. ever noticed that whenever any friend of yours comments on your photo or sends you message, you also get notified via email from Facebook and this email will help us to identify or trace your friend.

Guys If you’re going to send messages from a fake Facebook account to fool or abuse your friends, there is 100% chances that you will get caught and even Proxies will not work here. Because Facebook is using client side scripts, as scripts execute on the users computer they have the ability to gather the IP directly from the TCP/IP stack before encoding it and passing it on as a payload using POST or GET.

Trace Facebook user account using Facebook's Notification email header - Finding IP address of friend
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Update: This Method No more Works. Please follow the alternate method to find ip below.
This method involves Sending a Unique Link To your friend. and when your friend clicks on the link, you will be able to see his IP. Follow the Steps;
Step 1: Goto My IP TEST Page, you will see 3 fields:
Link for person – link that you need to message your friend
Redirect URL(optional) – your friend will be Redirect to the Specified URL after he clicks the Link.
Link for you – This link is for you to check if your friend has clicked your link
Step 2: enter the Redirect URL (eg: www.facebook.com)
Step 3: Copy the link from ‘Link for person’ and send it to your friend via message or wall post
Step 4: Copy and ave the URL from ‘Link for you’ and do check it frequently. You will get your friends IP if he or she clicks on your link.
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Remember we have already seen how you can find IP address of any facebook user while on Chat and for that the user had to be online. so In this post i have come up with much simple method to get IP of your friend. There are lot of rumors that Facebook keeps the IPs of the users in their system. and i too believed the same until today, i found out this new method for looking out IP of Facebook user. For your knowledge, every email on the Internet has to have headers per RFC standards, and they’re added by the servers handling the email. The email client on the receiving end may omit these headers, but they will be there regardless. The Good part about this is when you receive Notification email from facebook saying for example:

" {Facebook user} sent you a message on Facebook." OR " {Facebook user} commented on a photo of you on Facebook"

Along with Facebook’s Server IP, They also include the IP address of the ‘Facebook user’ in the Header of the email. So why not we use this Bug? ofcourse you will need to enable ‘Full header’ in the email. If you don’t know how to view header of the email please read our previous post :

What is header, How to find the IP address of the email sender using header?

-I assume that you have the header opened. just look for the line that says “X-Facebook” in the headers. Here’s an example:

X-Facebook: from zuckmail ([MTI3LjAuMC4x]) by www.facebook.com with HTTP (ZuckMail);
The IP address above is Base64 encoded and Yes “MTI3LjAuMC4x” is the String that you got to decode. Now grab a good Base64 to ASCII text Converter and decode the string to get the IP address. After decoding “MTI3LjAuMC4x” will become 127.0.0.1. isn’t it so simple?.

Worried about your Privacy?

If you are worried about your Privacy than it’s worth telling you that knowing an IP address isn’t necessarily a security risk. For example, Web sites and other servers must have their IP address publicized in order to get traffic. It’s like knowing the mailing address to a house: Sure, it’s better if someone doesn’t know where your house is, but if they do, they would still need to bypass the home security to break in. eventually IP address is enough for a hacker to break into your network if your Firewall is weak. so better be careful. May be facebook should use encryption instead of encoding for privacy purpose….but who cares?

Also Read: How to hack email password? How email hacking works?

Now that you have the IP, What next?

Now that you already have the IP address you can do lot of things. if you know some hacking, you would probably test you skills on that IP address. If it’s serious issue i would recommend take the IP address and go file FIR against that person. or you can always lookup more information about that IP. To do so we will be using IP tracer service. Go to the below address and paste the IP address in the box that says “lookup this ip or website”. and it will show you the location of the user.

http://www.ip-adress.com/ipaddresstolocation/

It will show you all the information about that user along with his ISP and a Location in the MAP. Now in the MAP Just click on “click for big ip address location” in the big picture you can actually zoom in. and try to recognize the area. If any serious matter just note down the ISP details in that page and contact them about the IP. they will respond you.

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Article by Ashwin Shahapurkar

[Founder] - Quiet type and Creative Guy who enjoys creating and exploring new trends on the Internet. He holds degree in 'Information Technology'. He is also a 'Certified Ethical Hacker'. Send an email
  • chanelle

    aw.. is this really works.? i am currently been harassing by someone who’s hiding in a fake profile. i wanted to know so badly how this IP and all stuffs work.. or could anyone help me on this? i wanted to put her in jail because of the things she’s saying about me :'( pls send me an email at imsocrazy_28@yahoocom

    thank you so much.!

  • Newbie

    Hi Ashwin,

    I have followed the steps to determine an IP address of a fake account which has been reported numerous times but facebook wouldn’t even budge.

    But what I have found is that the header only consists this “from zuckmail ([MTI3LjAuMC4x]) by async.facebook.com with HTTP (ZuckMail); ” I can’t seem locate any other Base64 encoded IP Address, I would appreciate if you could help me with this.
    Thanks,

    • theperson

      yes this was in my case too !! i second ur comment and request the admin to help us with this

  • cazie_30

    can you help me to locate the people/s behind this Frks beed facebook account??becoz they are attacking our group.. “maglibak or in english “talking behind their back” is one of the terms among others used by this unknown identity to degrade our group (anak sa pobre). i hope that you can help me tnx..:))

  • well wisher

    how find ip address while chating face book

  • wc_0602

    Let’s get the facts straight. If anyone feels for some reason they need to trace someone on facebook, for example, you have to notify them. They are the only ones that can trace an IP address from their end. Notify facebook, if they consent, which they probably won’t, one of their geeks can trace the IP address. You cannot do that from a client machine through their servers, it is absolutely futile to even try.

  • disqus_BknGeROFYn

    Is there any way to just track the IP from a profile. I need help please?

  • Kofi Brenya

    Someone have been threating me that he will kill me I want to know his IP address.