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Security and tracking with emails

I  notice that when an email is sent from the blackberry, it shows in the sent header xxxxxx.bisx.prod.on.blackberry . . . and I've read that this has something to do with the server through which it goes.  Does this indicate any sort of special code (or is it somewhere else) that indicates my blackberry or where I am using it?  Or, if I use the same Blackberry for two different accounts, one business, the other personal, can someone compare the emails and see that they came from the same one?

 

 

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Re: Security and tracking with emails

you'll notice that header if it comes through a BIS account.

 

An message coming from a BES integrated mailbox will look much the same as being sent from OWA or Outlook (with the exception of the client)

 

No special code ... just server names.

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Re: Security and tracking with emails

Okay.  What part of the header, then, indicates it is me?  And how much information can someone else find from it???
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Re: Security and tracking with emails

Huh?????

 

How can who find out what????????????????????????????????????

 

The message ID is a unique identifier that RIM could use to figure out that a message originated from you.  The only server that can find the true identity of a message / source is the server that accepted the message for delivery

 

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Re: Security and tracking with emails

Maybe I misunderstood.

 

Let me try this way. . .

 

If I send out two messages from the same blackberry, will they both have the same header?

 

If I send out two messages from 2 different blackberries, will they both have the same header?

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Re: Security and tracking with emails


bri_guy wrote:

Maybe I misunderstood.

 

Let me try this way. . .

 

If I send out two messages from the same blackberry, will they both have the same header?

 

 >> No.  No two messages have IDENTICAL headers.  What is it here you're really trying to get at?  It doesn't seem as though you understand SMTP.  The explanation I have provided is accurate for the question you've asked, but I still have a feeling you're not asking the question you want answered.

 

If I send out two messages from 2 different blackberries, will they both have the same header?

 

See above


 

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Re: Security and tracking with emails

You're right, I do not have a good grasp on SMTP.  Let me try once more though.  Can anyone, looking at two messages that were emailed from a blackberry, tell if they were from the same blackberry?
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Re: Security and tracking with emails

It is possible that the recipient could view the Return-Path: header value and see a match.

 

It looks as though that header value is static.  Not sure if that is stickied to a device or rather just a BIS account.

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Re: Security and tracking with emails

Okay.  Thank you
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