Each email you receive comes with headers. The headers contain information about the routing of the message and the originating Internet Protocol address of the message. Not all electronic messages you receive will allow you to track them back to the originating point and depending on how you send messages determines whether or not they can trace an email address back to you. The headers don’t contain any personal information. At most, the results of the trace with show you the origination IP and the computer name that sent the email. After viewing the trace information, the initiating IP can be looked up to determine from where the message was sent and sometimes the ISP.
Note, the results of the trace with show you the origination IP and the computer name that sent the email, but no personal information such as street name or phone number. Some emails such as from Gmail, will only trace back the Google IP address.