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My boss was telling me he could find out what computer I send email from with the finger print.... I want to know if we could hide it or make it say something else? He was saying he can read the "IP" of my home computer that is on a LAN. I told him that i don't think so....

Let me know what you guys think..

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By looking through the "Internet Header" that is on each and every e-mail he can to an extent.  Not sure if it wiil give the PC IP address or your router address.  There is also software that will break this down into plain english and make it easier to decipher.  This header is a standard that every e-mail program must follow in order to work.  There is also supposed to be mail spoofing programs that fools the recipient into thinking it came from somewhere else.  But again look at the header and you can find out where it came from. 

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first off, if you send email through a work net - yes, the IT department can track it. If you send it from your comp at home (only) he can only read it on his own owned site via the IP.

Anything else is fair gome, and if you end up in a turf war like I did - there are laws to protect you.

last glance? if you email from home - to him, yeah he can read it

so don't :P

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My boss was telling me he could find out what computer I send email from with the finger print.... I want to know if we could hide it or make it say something else? He was saying he can read the "IP" of my home computer that is on a LAN. I told him that i don't think so....

Let me know what you guys think..

:whaa: :whaa: :whaa:

Knowing your home LAN address (192.268.x.x wouldn't do him much good. He can't access your LAN. Yes he could see your  public internet IP address though.

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some spam i received recently.  <snip>

Return-Path: <[email protected]>

Received: from edge2.adelphia.net ([212.227.126.177]) by mta2.adelphia.net

          (InterMail vM.6.01.05.02 201-2131-123-102-20050715) with ESMTP

          id <<snip>[email protected]>

          for <snip>Tue, 1 Nov 2005 16:07:03 -0500

Received: from moutng.kundenserver.de ([212.227.126.177])

          by edge2.adelphia.net

          (InterMail vG.2.00.00.02 201-2161-108-103-20050713) with ESMTP

          id <<snip>[email protected]>

          for <<snip>>; Tue, 1 Nov 2005 16:07:05 -0500

Received: from [67.18.179.84] (helo=server2.testmy.net)

by mx.kundenserver.de (node=mxeu4) with ESMTP (Nemesis),

id <snip>02th for <snip>; Tue, 01 Nov 2005 22:06:59 +0100

Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1])

by server2.testmy.net with esmtpa (Exim 4.50)

id 1EX3Jy-0004rP-73

for [email protected]; Tue, 01 Nov 2005 14:05:08 -0700

Subject: New Personal Message: (No subject)

To: <<snip>>

Mime-Version: 1.0

From: "testmy.net broadband community" <[email protected]>

Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 21:05:07 +0000

Message-ID: <[email protected]>

X-Mailer: SMF

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report

X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - server2.testmy.net

X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - <snip>

X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [0 0] / [47 12]

X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - testmy.net

X-Source:

X-Source-Args:

X-Source-Dir:

<snip> message text

you can pretty much see where it came from, to what addresses it went (snipped) and the forwards that happened.

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