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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2001

    Email Headers

    I have a few questions. I've looked up on Google about how to read headers some of the pages aren't loading for me (my router is cause I think!!) so hopefully you can help me.

    X-Originating-IP: This is the senders ip?

    X-Originating-Email: This is the senders email addy?

    Received: This is the email server the sender email was sent through?

    X-Message-Info: Unsure

    X-OriginalArrivalTime: The time the email was received by the recipients mail server?

    Return-Path: The senders email?

  2. #2
    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    3rd Rock from Sun
    would it be possible to redo th equestion so that it IS a question ? please ......

    are you looking JUST for info on the message info ?
    try reading it

    is there a 'reason' for your request ?
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Just intereested to know

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    X-Originating-IP is usually in emails that weren't sent from the big service providers, it is the IP address of the computer that actually sent the email (user's, not SMTP server's).
    X-Originating-Email is usually added for spoof protection (against people who fake the 'From' line. It's the sender's email.
    The Received header shows the path of the email through mail servers across the net. First part is the sender, second is the recipient.

    ...and this is where I got lazy.

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