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Hi Tanstaafl

Not what I am referring to, I think you have misunderstood my content. Agreed and I know the headers (or should I say mail body code) are always present with the emails. What I am referring to is that the header information is hidden by default, but one can reveal this hidden info to trace where the mail has come from or going to. It's used by security officers like myself and online Service Providers to trace emails, spam, malicious content etc.

if you ever launch a complaint to your SP over spam mail received, they ask you to send a copy of the email with "All" headers revealed. In Thunderbird this is a relatively easy thing to do, just two clicks, as I explained to Tom in my email. In MS Outlook a bit more involved "Email opened in new window - expand Tags toolbar lower right (you will also see "Follow up" and "Mark as unread" option there) - Options - Internet headers.

What I was simply replying to Tom, was how to reveal the headers to see if the email was spam. And no if your headers are in their normal state/setting, hidden by default, they are never revealed in any emails sent, that is the body text of the sender. Only if you leave the option to reveal the headers on, will the sent emails show all of the code and make the email look like garbage.


Andrew Brown

On 30/07/2013 12:48 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 2013-07-30 5:16 AM, Andrew Brown <> wrote:
Remember to return your headers to "normal" otherwise every subsequent
email will be sent out with all headers exposed in the email, generally
loking like garbage.

Eh? All headers are *always* present in *all* emails *everyone* sends.

I think you're talking about the fact that inline replies/forwards will show all of these headers in the QUOTED text (which is true), and since most people blindly top-post, quoting the entire message they are replying to/forwarding without snipping/trimming and generally never even consider the implications of this, then yes, the quoted text in *those* people's messages will end up looking like 'garbage'...

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