[SpamCop-List] Re: How to detect forged Received lines?
MikeE at ster.invalid
Tue Jun 22 02:43:35 EDT 2004
Andrew Engels Rump
> "Mike Easter"
>> A really old header discussion which has been around for many
>> years has been so popular so long that it was recently dusted
>> off and 'upgraded' - but the example old 1997 dates are still
>> visible http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers.html
> And apparently the date got stuck! :-) 1993 - or maybe "not"
> because the full date on the page is September 3946, 1993! :-)
No, that little 'date' thing at the top of the link is the 'joke' about
endless September, when the AOLers hit usenet
Q: OK, I'll bite. Why the heck does the date at the top of all of the
pages say that today is September <somebignumber>, 1993?
A: If you know about the Endless September, you will understand.
Briefly, for those that don't: That's today's Endless September date,
the number of days since September, 1993, when AOL intruded itself on
The actual header example tracer lines are generally 1997 Mar 18.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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