How to trace origin of e mail?

  john bunyan 16:08 16 Dec 2014
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I have ordered stuff from a company that deals in quirky items, for a 19 year old granddaughter. I suspect one of them has somehow copied my e mail address as I received an e mail from "myself" - with an attachment I did NOT open. Usually if you highlight the "from" part it shows the true e mail sender. In this case the "properties" were exactly my own. I have W7 ant use Outlook as my e mail client. How can I trace the origin; can I get my ISP to check? - Talk Talk /Pipex?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:50 16 Dec 2014

Have a look here

  john bunyan 17:05 16 Dec 2014

*Fruit Bat /\0/*

My Outlook had no options like the ones you mention. It has all the appearance of a genuine e mail. Maybe there is an e mail tracer available? I have sent the original to the "abuse" team at Talk talk

  john bunyan 17:18 16 Dec 2014
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I think I have found something. I highlighted the email by right clicking and then "Message Options" - it had a box with "Internet headers". It still appears to have come from me but I have a ip address that I will try to trace.

  john bunyan 17:20 16 Dec 2014

The IP is associated with Vietnam!!

I will follow up with Talk Talk.

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