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Re: a question on email headers



On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 02:34:52AM -0600, Al Davis wrote:
| I am curious how reliable the IP address in email headers is.

Slim to none.  The data is as reliable as the machines which had
access to it.  If you trust the machines which put the headers there,
then you can trust the headers.

| How easy is it to spoof?

Trivial.  (except, as someone else said, for the last Received: header
which is added by your own machine.  No one else has control over how
your machine reports info)

-D

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There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him :
        haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,
        a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,
        a false witness who pours out lies
        and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
 
        Proverbs 6:16-19
 
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