Data retention question
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Thu Jul 31 11:26:31 BST 2014
In article <20140730191727.68ab69e9 at peterson.fenrir.org.uk>, Brian
Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> writes
>> But being able to show where emailed death-threats (eg from an estranged
>> ex-partner) were coming from might help.
>Isn't that what the headers on the received email do (amongst their
Only to a certain extent. And if they do reveal which account it was
sent from, you need the network's help to identify information which
might eventually trace it back sufficiently.
Of course, the headers can also be forged, which is another common
technique: Abusers making false reports against their victims, which are
often hard to debunk if all you have are the headers.
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