Email is used every day, but did you know your email client may be leaking your IP address? Here, you can tell if your email client is leaking your personal IP address.
First, thanks to macvk for making this test open-source. You can click the button below to generate an email, then email it to determine if your email client is leaking.Your IP address:
What if my client is leaking?
Update your existing mail client. If no update is available, download a new one. For Windows and MacOS users, the default mail app works well.
If you use an online Email provider, such as Gmail, you do not need to worry about your IP leaking, as long as you use the official Gmail website.
I tested several email clients that allow you to connect a Gmail account, and some leaked. If you want to ensure no-one gets your IP address, use the official Gmail client.
Stay safe! If someone does get your IP address, it isn’t the end of the world. There’s… not much they can do with it, besides get your internet provider and the city you live in.
Simply, you can unplug your router, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back in. Chances are that your ISP will have assigned your router a new IP address since it disconnected.
If your ISP assigns static IP addresses, contact them on how to change it, make sure to note your IP address before and after you unplug, as certain areas will only have IP addresses that are off by one or two digits.