How to detect Fraud Email or Fake Email:
By analyzing header details we can detect fake emails. Header of an email is hidden and informational part of the mail which contains almost every detail regarding email received.
How to View Header Details:
You can simply search for full header or message source. Below are the images of some popular services who are email providers, so that you can see how to search for email headers.
What to Look For in Header:
Header part of email contains a lot of information but we need to focus only on “Received: by….” or “Received: from” or something similar to this. Below are the important statement which are highlighted by Yellow color.
In the above highlighted area we can see Recieved: from emkei.cz and Recieved: by emkei.cz this informs us that this email is sent using emkei.cz services. When you open this address in your browser you will find that this is a email generator website which generates fake emails.
But if the email is real or original, we will see IP address or the name of the service provider or domain id.