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RE: Why is that when an E-Mail is sent via an E-Mail client it's altered, but not if it's sent via the web site?
From: "Ebeling, Jr., Herman Frederick" <hfebelingjr () lycos com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 15:58:35 -0500

 
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From: b.hines () comcast net [mailto:b.hines () comcast net]
Sent: Friday, 20 January, 2006 13:17
To: hfebelingjr () lycos com; security basics
Cc: Ebeling, Jr., Herman Frederick
Subject: Re: Why is that when an E-Mail is sent via an E-Mail client
it's altered, but not if it's sent via the web site? 

: Herman,
: 
: What do you mean a client? and what is different in the mail
: routing path of the sent/received mail?  If you mail is being
: opened and read for corporate reason, the signed hash associated
: will report to the recipient that your mail has been altered.  The
: same case, I believe exist with bulk encryption in the path as well
: as bulk virus detection in the path.  Basically all this is telling
: you that something in path from the sender to the receiver is
: examining/possibly altering the mail.       
: 
: it can be as simple as you sending the mail HTML formatted to a
: recipient that can only receive text format, to be very paranoid
: and someone is watching you.  
: 
: b

B.,

        I use O2k, and I have it set to send my E-Mails as plain ASCII text,
and not as HTML.

Herman
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