How to Trace an email in Google


To trace an email’s information and IP address in Google, you will need Google Admin privileges. Here are the steps:

In Gmail

  • Open the message you want to trace
  • Click the dropdown arrow on the right and click “Show original”
  • Copy the green Message ID to your clipboard

In Google Admin

  • Go to Reports > Audit > Email Log Search
  • Paste the Message ID you copied into the Message ID Field