[Dshield] Spam Trek - The Next Generation

Jason Baker jbaker at filonet.ca
Fri Jun 7 19:56:01 GMT 2002


On June 7, 2002 09:33 am, David Sentelle wrote:
> While we're on the subject of spam.....
>
> I've not yet tried spamcop's or samspade's message header parsing programs,
> but usually I can look at the header and at LEAST figure out which of my
> email addresses the spam was sent to.
>
> Recently, I've gotten several emails where even that was not discernable. 
> I'm going to try the tools mentioned in today's digest, but I don't expect
> them to turn up anything.
>
> My question is how can I get email that doesn't have my email address in
> the full header?

Basically, the header To: and Cc: aren't used for message delivery.  The MTA's 
use the "envelope" recipients, which can be different from the message 
recipients.

That data gets tossed out on final delivery, which is why you aren't seeing 
it.

Hope that helps.




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