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  • K bharathan
    i find myself dumb on this appreciate an explanation On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Ralf Hildebrandt
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 2, 2009
       
      i find myself dumb on this
      appreciate an explanation




      On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt@...> wrote:
      * K bharathan <kbharatan@...>:
      > the attached is a header of a spam mail; i found the dates are different and
      > delivered today; but inbox date shows 13/02/2009;
      >  what could have gone wrong?

      Nothing.

      > Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 05:48:52 -0000 (GMT)

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      Ralf Hildebrandt
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      data leaves a trail.The absence of data, under the right circumstances, can
      leave the clearest trail of all.                          -- Dr. Kio Masada

    • Ralf Hildebrandt
      ... Date: is just a header - meaning the user can specify it, just like To: , Subject: or Cc: . It need not be correct. -- Ralf Hildebrandt Postfix -
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 2, 2009
        * K bharathan <kbharatan@...>:
        > i find myself dumb on this
        > appreciate an explanation

        "Date:" is just a header - meaning the user can specify it, just like
        "To:", "Subject:" or "Cc:". It need not be correct.

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        Ralf Hildebrandt
        Postfix - Einrichtung, Betrieb und Wartung Tel. +49 (0)30-450 570-155
        http://www.computerbeschimpfung.de
        Realist: Optimist mit Erfahrung
      • Simon Waters
        The date inside the mail (on the Date: header) was for February. Since spam is junk there is no reason to expect this date to be valid, spammers frequently
        Message 3 of 5 , Jun 2, 2009
          The date inside the mail (on the "Date:" header) was for February.

          Since spam is junk there is no reason to expect this date to be valid,
          spammers frequently use future or past dates to end up at the top or the
          bottom of the in tray and thus more prominent and more likely to be read.

          Sometimes it is simply because the date is set wrong on the computer sending
          the email.

          SpamAssassin uses dates in future and distant past as an indication of
          likelihood that an email is spam.

          It is spam - hit delete and move on - unless you need a better spam filter.

          Simon
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