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Following the epic discovery that I was receiving spam and virus-loaded emails returned as having been sent to others from me and my websites, both alive and dormant, by the DoD, I now find that ALL my mail both in and out passes through the American Department of Defense.
Now, I don’t have anything to hide, and if I want to say that all the vermin infesting the present Administration should be in jail for their crimes, then I say so without fear or favor, and I don’t care who sees or hears it. - In fact the more the merrier.
But at the same time, I think the intrusion is a bit of a f*****g cheek. Who the hell do the American Defense Department think they are to pry into the private correspondence of any mature civilian non-criminal non-subversive and well-intentioned person?
Look at the in-tray of your email Outlook Express.
· Right-button click on an incoming email.
· Left-button click on the ‘details’ tab, and
· left-button click on ‘Origin of message’.
You will then see something like this -
Return-Path: Received: from csmtpmx15.frontal.correo (188.8.131.52) by ems4.backend.correo (7.2.078)
id 45X02D4652717B83 for firstname.lastname@example.org ; Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:44:46 +0100
id 45AEA7A602156D28 for email@example.com ; Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:26:54 +0100
I have a little program that tells me the identity and source of these numbers, so if folks send me viruses, I can advise their ISPs and they will be warned against such practices.