Many email users don't realize that email headers even exist, let alone that you can get a great deal of information from them.

This is what address you will send an email to should you "Reply" to an email sent to you (In this case,

Received: from (HELO by (Stalker SMTP Server 1.7) with ESMTP id S.0000086127 for ;
This shows the Domain that the email actually originated from (and therefore the *actual sender*), as well as what email provider it was sent to (Which email provider you use)

Mon, 07 Jan 1957 23:30:28 +0000
This is what time your email provider received the email, and therefore what time it arrived in your email box

Received: by MIDDLE with Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21) id ; Mon, 25 Dec 2000 13:27:30 +0300 Message-ID: <5B583B82E14CD3119D8B005004856200302D83@MIDDLE>
This is an internal SMTP server record, stating when it received the email to send it out (When the email was actually sent out)

From: Sotnikov Sergey
Subject: Question
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 13:27:26 +0300
Importance: high
This tells your email client what to display in the browser

MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
This tells what kind of text the email contains, and whether or not it is plain text, HTML formatted, or another format

If you dont feel up to the job of analyzing your own mail headers, its worth making use of a tool like spamcop. This web-site will analyse any mail headers for you and then generate complaint messages to a spammer's ISP.

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