Questions about E-Mail Cookies

May 13, 2010 at 21:29:58
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I ran across a question that someone posted on your site about can forwarded e-mails be traced. I found an article on CNet that talk about cookies within e-mails but it was related to clicking on a link and taken to a site.

I am doing a research paper for school and the main topic has to do with warnings about a new virus or threat of some kind being sent via e-mail.
For what I understand a cookie of some kind can be embedded within an image or some other kind of tracking software installed without your knowledge.

I'm not 100% sure about this as I'm still researching, but I keep coming back to a question I have to ask myself, why send these warning e-mails out if they cannot be traced other than trying to scare people.
Maybe I shouldn't be using the word trace, let me explain. I have this theory that somehow an e-mail address is being locked in as a BCC. In other words every time someone sends one of these e-mails to a group or an individual it is also sending them a copy as well. Harvesting valid e-mail addresses.

Can you share your thoughts about this?

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May 14, 2010 at 19:56:59
This kind of thing would actually be best posted in "The Lounge".

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