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Re: [OT] Mails coming from "joe1assistly@gmail.com"

On Tue 01 May 2012 at 11:18:14 +0000, Camaleón wrote:

> E-mail headers say not much (see the link). At least seems to come from a 
> genuine Gmail account:
> http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=Lz8eFuTe
> "X-Mailer" and "Message-Id" gives some clues about the origin but nothing 
> on why I/we get the posts :-?

We'll assume the mail is a genuine one.

   X-Mailer: Assistly Support Platform
   Message-Id: <4f9d2b545f243_7dd5105746c5f4@portal.joegiglio.org>
   From: "debian-user@lists.debian.org" <joe1assistly@gmail.com>
   Return-Path: <joe1assistly@gmail.com>

These point to desk.com and/or assistly.com as being the origin. Seems
a respectable enough business,

   Received: from smtp.gmail.com                          \
             (ec2-174-129-125-98.compute-1.amazonaws.com. \

Gmail received the mail from a cloud-based machine

   Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain \
                           of joe1assistly@gmail.com designates        \
                  as permitted sender)

and is happy enough with it to use one of its machines to pass it on to
your account.

I do not understand why Subject: is different from the

   Re: Install a package from testing?

in your mail at



   In-Reply-To: <jnj9us$5ol$6@dough.gmane.org>

is puzzling because this is the Message-id: for msg01825.

Now for dates and times (taken from gmane) of the four posts in that

   Nick Meyers		2012-04-28 22:19:58 GMT
   Chris Knadle		2012-04-28 22:56:41 GMT
   Camaleón		2012-04-29 11:20:23 GMT
   Camaleón		2012-04-29 11:50:52 GMT 

In the body of the fourth post is

			Apr 29, 2012 11:21AM UTC

which presumably is the time at which joe1assistly claimed to receive
the mail. This is about a minute after the third post in the thread.

We can do a check with


where the date/time given in the body of the post is

			Apr 28, 2012 10:08AM UTC

The second post in the same thread was made at

			2012-04-28 10:07:31 GMT

Coincidence? I'd be looking at something happening in the interaction
between the poster and gmane.

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