Untraceable Email At BWEE?
- Below is the full header of an email sent to me from a hotmail user ...
With regards to Mark's article in the guardian which conclusively states
that one CANNOT trace emails that are sent from a web based email
provider back to the point of origin, I have the following statements to
1) A brief look at the header will reveal ( a not always shown field )
called X-Originating IP
2) This IP upon doing reverse DNS is: cuscon1897.tstt.net.tt
3) In fact the NetBloct can be further confirmed to be owned by TSTT:
Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (NETBLK-TSTT97)
18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
TSTT ISP (NETBLK-TSTT-209-94-205-0) TSTT-209-94-205-0
126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
4) A traceroute can be done to verify where the dial-up can be done
If the users who had sent the threatening email had been foolhard enough
to send the emails from their own PC at work the obvious would be
If on the other hand a dial up account had been used, as is standard
practice, a favour could have been called in to TSTT's internet services
to pull the information as to what phone number had originated the call
that had been given the ip address at what ever time the email was sent.
Please be careful when publishing such material as it is mis leading.
This email was sent to :
mark@..., TheTechies@egroups.com, TTLUG@egroups.com,
letters@..., newsroom@..., itps@...
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From: "The Sender" <uname@...>
Subject: Email Subject
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 18:40:23
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 29 Mar 2001 18:40:31.0378 (UTC)