'Trace Email' Voted the Most Useful Online Tool Developed by ipmarker.com
BANGALORE, India, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The trace email tool was voted the most useful of the six ip tracking tools developed by the internet firm ipmarker.com
Trace email is becoming popular among internet users who wish to investigate emails received from unknown or suspicious sources. It provides information about the geographical location and the name of the internet service provider of an email sender's mail server.
Email users frequently receive phishing emails that pretend to come from a genuine source such as a bank that the user has an account with. One of the email phishing techniques involves a fraudster sending an apparently 'genuine' email from the victim's banker. This email contains a misleading URL that points to a phishing server. The phishing server then attempts to capture the victim's credentials and other sensitive information by displaying an exact copy of the web page of the original bank.
'Trace email' works by analyzing the header of an internet email. Users are required to provide the "header" of the email they wish to trace. The tool retrieves the originating ip address from the header and responds with the corresponding isp, host name and the geographical location of the originating email server. The geographical location of the originating mail server is also displayed on a world map.
In an online poll conducted earlier this year by the internet firm ipmarker, 38% of the site's users voted trace email as the most useful tool and 29% voted for 'ip lookup', while 'live traffic feed widget' and 'domain lookup' shared 13% and 11% of the votes respectively. Their 'my browser' and 'ip distance' tools shared 5% and 4% votes respectively.
The 'ip lookup' tool which is ranked second provides ISP and geographical information of an ip address, while the 'live traffic feed widget' enables bloggers and websites to watch live geographic information of their visitors.
The firm plans to use the data in developing new products that would be added their existing portfolio and to enhance the existing products to suit the user demand.
ipmarker.com is an internet firm providing free online tools in the area of ip address tracking.