2.2.5 Email Footprinting

Tracking Email Communications

  • Email tracking is used to monitor the delivery of emails to an intended recipient.
  • Attackers track emails to gather information about a target recipient in order to perform social engineering and other attacks.
  • Get recipient's system IP address
  • Geolocation of the recipient
  • When the email was received and read
  • Whether or not the recipient visited any links sent to them
  • Get recipient's browser and operating system information
  • Time spent on reading the emails

Collecting Information from Email Header

Email Tracking Tools

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