Having the ability to find an AOL IP address could be the difference between stopping a spammer and continuing to receive e-mail you do not want. Having less spam means you do not have to spend the time deleting it or trying to figure out who is sending it. Spam can cost you both time and money, because while you spend time dealing with it, you could be working and making money. Once you have the ability to find the IP address, you can put a stop to it by reporting the spammer.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Go to the AOL mail login page (see Resources section).
Log into your AOL e-mail account.
Open your inbox, and open the email that you want to find out the IP address for.
Click on the "Action" drop-down menu and choose "View Message Source." This will open a new page containing the headers for the email.
Look for the words "X-AOL-IP:" and the IP address will be right after them.
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