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Can You Tell From Where An E Mail Is Sent?


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#1 hawkssr

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:05 PM

Is there a way to tell from where an e mail is being sent?

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:10 PM

if you set your client to show you the header it will tell you where the email was sent from. and a lot of other information you probably do not need

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:20 PM

f you set your client to show you the header it will tell you where the email was sent from. and a lot of other information you probably do not need


That's mostly true. Email headers can be spoofed, so there is no guarantee that where it says it is from is actually where it is from. However, with enough resources, even those can be tracked down.

EDIT: I was just asked for clarification on what 'resources' means. It simply means with enough time, money, and in some cases, the cooporation of the criminal justice system (for warrants, etc), that any Internet traffic can be traced.




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