Trace an E-mail Address
It certainly is not uncommon these days to have our inboxes overflowing with unwanted messages from unknown sources. It is a nuisance that everyone wishes for a way to end this nonsense. It detracts from all the people from whom we really want to get emails. How many times have you looked at your email list and had trouble sorting out the good from the bad? The junk mail often far outweighs the good, but even worse, the scams within here can be a real nightmare. Take comfort that you are not alone in this because millions of people are dealing with the same problem. However, there are ways you can legally trace an email to see who is behind this. Hopefully, you noticed the word "legally" in the previous sentence. While you may sometimes feel like personally hunting them down where they live and confronting them, which is very much dependent on your state of mind at the time, it probably is not wise nor is it advised. This is why these deceivers go to great lengths to hide their identities.
Here is a short list of things you probably should not do and cannot do. First, running surveillance on them probably is not, as well as should not be, a viable option. Second, you may have considered trying to figure out how to plant a bug or spyware on their computers as a means of tracking them. While there may be professionals techies that could figure this out, the practice is very questionable, and it is also not very practical. In addition to the above, there is also not a national directory where you could find a person by their email address. If it is coming from a different country, the odds are slim to none of finding the owner no matter what method you choose. It is best to let law enforcement know if these appear to be some sort of a scam.
With that out of the way, there are other ways to find out who owns an email address. Sometimes it is just a matter of googling it to see what sites are returned for this search criteria. If the email address ends in yahoo.com or hotmail.com, these websites normally provide a method to search their memberships. Another option to try is the various email search services that offer reverse email searches. These services are either free or there is a charge, but their databases are very current and extensive, which will give you a better chance of locating all kinds of information on this individual.
Take whatever lawful measures are available to you to get to the bottom of these pesky emails. If everyone will take a vigilant stance on this, perhaps one day this could actually expose most of the bad apples that spoil an otherwise great system of communication.