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  • Question

  • I'm in need of help as this issue is causing a lot of troubles and conflict at my work.

    What I'm trying to figure out is 'If it's possible for MS Express Server to change attached eml files automatically?' (Or even manually?)

    to explain...  I had a situation where a company assured me that they sent me an email which I never received.  When requested the proof, they sent eml file which contains header information.

    My question is...

    1. Can MS Express Server change attached eml file content? (Which I'm pretty sure they can't because it's attachment and they won't touch attachment, right?)

    2. Can the person who's sending me eml file temper with the file content and change information in there after exporting the eml file and change to what they want? (to hide evidence?)

    Your answer would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:06 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:06:48 +0000, Adorrr wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I'm in need of help as this issue is causing a lot of troubles and conflict at my work.
    >
    >What I'm trying to figure out is 'If it's possible for MS Express Server to change attached eml files automatically?' (Or even manually?)
    >
    >to explain... I had a situation where a company assured me that they sent me an email which I never received. When requested the proof, they sent eml file which contains header information.
     
    Sending you a file from a client machine isn't much help since it
    isn't going to have the "Received:" header in it from your machine.
    The only thing that might be of any use to you is the "Message-Id:"
    header value.
     
    What you need is the SMTP protocol log from their MTA that shows the
    message sent to, and acepted by, your MTA. You can then use their IP
    address and the time and date to find the SMTP conversation inyour
    SMTP protocol log. If your server accepted it for delivery you should
    then be able to use message tracking to see how the message was
    handled.
     
    >My question is...
    >
    >1. Can MS Express Server change attached eml file content? (Which I'm pretty sure they can't because it's attachment and they won't touch attachment, right?)
     
    Attachments, or message bodies, typically are not changed. But it
    isn't IMpossible to with the use of custom coding or third-party
    software.
     
    >2. Can the person who's sending me eml file temper with the file content and change information in there after exporting the eml file and change to what they want? (to hide evidence?)
     
    Can they alter the contents of a message once it's in an easily
    manipulate format? Sure.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:50 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:17 PM
  • Ask them for verification that message went out from their email gateway. I do feel your pain. I work w/ a lot of vendors and partners who claims the samething. More often than not, issue is on their side.
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    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:50 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:58 PM

All replies

  • On Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:06:48 +0000, Adorrr wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >I'm in need of help as this issue is causing a lot of troubles and conflict at my work.
    >
    >What I'm trying to figure out is 'If it's possible for MS Express Server to change attached eml files automatically?' (Or even manually?)
    >
    >to explain... I had a situation where a company assured me that they sent me an email which I never received. When requested the proof, they sent eml file which contains header information.
     
    Sending you a file from a client machine isn't much help since it
    isn't going to have the "Received:" header in it from your machine.
    The only thing that might be of any use to you is the "Message-Id:"
    header value.
     
    What you need is the SMTP protocol log from their MTA that shows the
    message sent to, and acepted by, your MTA. You can then use their IP
    address and the time and date to find the SMTP conversation inyour
    SMTP protocol log. If your server accepted it for delivery you should
    then be able to use message tracking to see how the message was
    handled.
     
    >My question is...
    >
    >1. Can MS Express Server change attached eml file content? (Which I'm pretty sure they can't because it's attachment and they won't touch attachment, right?)
     
    Attachments, or message bodies, typically are not changed. But it
    isn't IMpossible to with the use of custom coding or third-party
    software.
     
    >2. Can the person who's sending me eml file temper with the file content and change information in there after exporting the eml file and change to what they want? (to hide evidence?)
     
    Can they alter the contents of a message once it's in an easily
    manipulate format? Sure.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:50 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:17 PM
  • Ask them for verification that message went out from their email gateway. I do feel your pain. I work w/ a lot of vendors and partners who claims the samething. More often than not, issue is on their side.
    Z-Hire -- Automate IT Account creation process ( AD / Exchange / Lync )
    Z-Term -- Automate IT account termination process ( AD / Exchange )
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:50 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:58 PM
  • Hi
       Quote: Can MS Express Server change attached eml file content?
       answer : It is not function of exchange server .
       Quote:
    Can the person who's sending me eml file temper with the file content and change information in there after exporting the eml file and change to what they want?
       answer: Maybe third party software can achieve this aim. Exchange doesn’t offer this function either.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:49 AM