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Re: Email IP Address



Burke, Thomas G. wrote:
Not to start a flame war,
If you were really concerned about this you would have sent me a private message. I do from time to time. You can even ask for my YM id if you want to hate me in real-time. But this obliges me to make a public point of view.
here, but isn't a pissy response like this
also a waste of bandwidth?
No it's not because it will make a future economy of bandwidth when this guy and others will think twice before asking a dumb question like that one. You on the other hand, unfortunately, do not see this from a realistic point of view. Consider the fact that such an e-mail needs a reply to ask for a better description of the problem. That reply will be replied by another e-mail containing more or less pertinent info on the matter. Maybe someone thinks of a specific problem, sends a reply to the first mail and receives one about not resolving the real problem. We have now how many e-mails that didn't really solved the problem? I'll tell you: five. say the medium size of the e-mails is 2KB. Multiply with 5 e-mails and with 1000 subscribers and you'll have a 10MB useless communication. Waste enough for you?
Come on, maybe the guy's new?
No. I told you, he's lazy. Or he sucks at communication skills. Either way redhat-list is not guilty for this. If you are his advocate then tell me what he meant when he said "IP address of every email" and why you are 100% he meant it. Responses below 100% degree of certitude are not taken in account because this incertitude will generate mail replies with at least twice the size.
  Shit, I have
reporting tools that tell me the originating IP's of certain things
(e.g. malformed messages or control commands), and I have no idea how
they got them.
Then you should uninstall them. I am not complaining about the whole e-mail IP thing but about the fact that an e-mail's envelope contains many info that could be probed for an IP address. Therefore the mention about the mind reading. Maybe you have a crystal ball but I broke mine while trying to unleash the hidden powers of micro$oft wi(n)dow$. The damn thing resigned and imploded. Said it was overworked and overqualified for the job.

For others that have itchy hands/fingers: Yes, this e-mail *is* contained in the waste of bandwidth type of communication. :) . The only excuse is that I had to stand up and defend my point of view. 10q for your patience.
-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Lord of Gore
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:23 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Email IP Address

Rizwan Khan wrote:
Hello

I wanted to check the IP address of every email that i am receiving, is there any standard way of getting IP adress of incoming emails.

Thanks in advance
Another mail that I consider waste of bandwidth just because someone is
lazy enough to think that we are mind readers...
emails don't have ip addresses. tcp/ip packets do. maybe you' like to
tell us exactly what you want to find out.
sender's domain mx? originating smtp server?

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