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  1. just me

    just me Guest

    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone can shed some light on this question. Keep in mind, I'm
    not a computer whiz.

    I have an e-mail - now printed out also - that if possible, would like to
    trace back to it's origin. Is this possible? It isn't for me, but for
    someone I know. It is a matter of a legal issue at this point. I'm trying to
    help them out...

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    clf
     
  2. CWatters

    CWatters Guest

    You need to analyse the header - this is part of the message that isn't
    usually displayed. How you display it depends on the program used. Try right
    clicking on the message and selecting properties. Note that you need to do
    this on the computer that got the original - not the message forwarded to
    you if that's what happened.

    A typical header looks like this (see below). It shows some of the computers
    the email travelled through. If the sender knows what they are doing they
    can make a message very hard to trace....

    Return-Path: <>
    Delivered-To:
    Received: (qmail 4971 invoked from network); 21 Aug 2005 02:07:57 -0000
    Received: from elektra.telenet-ops.be ([195.130.136.19])
    (envelope-sender <>)
    by ate.telenet-ops.be (qmail-ldap-1.03) with SMTP
    for <>; 21 Aug 2005 02:07:57 -0000
    Received: from limos.telenet-ops.be (limos.telenet-ops.be [195.130.136.25])
    by elektra.telenet-ops.be (8.12.8/8.12.8) with ESMTP id j7L27upC010541
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200
    Received: from localhost (unknown [127.0.0.1])
    by limos.telenet-ops.be (Postfix) with SMTP id 5E42937E4C
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200 (CEST)
    Received: from ladon.telenet-ops.be (ladon.telenet-ops.be [195.130.132.50])
    by limos.telenet-ops.be (Postfix) with ESMTP id 587AE37E47
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200 (CEST)
    Received: from apate.telenet-ops.be (apate.telenet-ops.be [195.130.132.57])
    by ladon.telenet-ops.be (Postfix) with ESMTP id 5319614F587
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200 (MEST)
    Received: from localhost (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
    by apate.telenet-ops.be (Postfix) with SMTP id 4E3B138058
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200 (CEST)
    Received: from PC1 (dD5764706.access.telenet.be [213.118.71.6])
    by apate.telenet-ops.be (Postfix) with ESMTP id 355423802E
    for <>; Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:56 +0200 (CEST)
    thread-index: AcWl9RszdrEf2cdJw/Q42wlMIswkss85Yw==
    Thread-Topic: Just another boring email
    From: <>
    Sender: <>
    To: <>
    Subject: High Priority Notification (Notice) From
    Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 04:07:39 +0200
    Message-ID: <[email protected]>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Exchange 2000
    Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    Importance: normal
    Priority: normal
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1441
     
  3. clf

    clf Guest

    "I" am the one who pulled the e-mail down from the parties e-mail, being
    they had no computer access at this point in time - so they could "check"
    their e-mail.

    Thanks!
     
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