It appears as if Lee Corbin <email@example.com> wrote:
|At 03:23 PM 5/17/01 +0200, you wrote:
|>It appears as if Lee Corbin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
|Uh, why only "appears"? What is there to doubt?
On the Internet, anybody can fake e-mail messages. In fact, the only thing
reasonable certain about the message above is the following:
Received: from tick.javien.com ([184.108.40.206])
by color.sics.se (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id BAA21163
for <email@example.com>; Fri, 18 May 2001 01:15:28 +0200 (MET DST)
which means a host [220.127.116.11] contacted the local mail server, said
the message came from <firstname.lastname@example.org> for <email@example.com>.
Anybody can trivially easy fake the rest of the message.
But the message _appears_ to contain a message for the Extropians Mailing
List from some entity calling itself ``Lee Corbin <firstname.lastname@example.org>''.
So when I quote, I as much, since I know that and nothing more for certain.
|>|Where else in our culture did someone say
|>|"We are all X now." Anybody recall?
|<a href="http://www.xent.com/sept00/0529.html" eudora="autourl">http://www.xent.com/sept00/0529.html>>
As you can see, you state that I <email@example.com> wrote the above.
But I dod not. Your Eudora (e-mail client) did that.
It added the ``<a href=....>'' and ``</a>'' which I did not write,
in effect making part of the text into an URL, a dubious practice.
This practice allows for e.g. tracing anybody on the mailing list
who reads that e-mail with a Windows or Macintosh e-mail reader
online. By adding a <IMG SRC="...."> tag, many mail readers look
up the image which can be logged by the site. Caveat lector.
Could you try to send text in plain text instead of only HTML?
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