Solved Can I tell where a Forwarded email was originally sent to?

August 19, 2015 at 03:57:20
Specs: Windows 7
I discovered I had not received an important email and contacted the person to ask if it was indeed sent.... They have today forwarded the email to me. How can I check that it was indeed sent to my email on the original date and not tampered with before forwarding as I have never failed to receive email from the same person before? I use gmail

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August 19, 2015 at 07:05:10
Internet email was never conceived of as a secure means of communication. Anyone can change the contents of a message and forward it to someone else with no way of detecting the changes. The only way to verify the message was sent would be to examine the files in the senders computer or the logs maintained by the email provider. Of course you have to access to either.


#1
August 19, 2015 at 04:58:27
What email client are you using? Or are you using the gmail webpage to get your mail?

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#2
August 19, 2015 at 06:11:19
I use the gmail webpage

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#3
August 19, 2015 at 06:29:33
Also (Sorry if I sound a bit dumb) in other emails forwarded to me that I have received it says in the log from: [ ......@...co.uk]
to: [me] and then when I follow the path I can clearly see it was sent to my email address.

On the email forwarded to me that is in question it says

to: 'Cheryl Pugh' [Not me] however the from details are clearly visible?

Should this path also be visible by clicking on it in a forwarded mail?


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#4
August 19, 2015 at 07:05:10
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Internet email was never conceived of as a secure means of communication. Anyone can change the contents of a message and forward it to someone else with no way of detecting the changes. The only way to verify the message was sent would be to examine the files in the senders computer or the logs maintained by the email provider. Of course you have to access to either.

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#5
August 19, 2015 at 07:18:04
OK Thanks for your help anyay

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#6
August 19, 2015 at 20:39:19
My guess is it was never sent to you originally. It's kind of like when everyone but you gets an invitation to a party or other social event. When you bring it up with the host their response is always something like 'it must have gotten lost in the mail' because they can't bring themselves to say you weren't invited. Sorry to bust your bubble.

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#7
August 20, 2015 at 00:49:33
The email was supposedly sent to me via a mediator from my ex-husband who cannot contact me directly due to him constantly harassing me. It is my guess the mediator somehow missed his email and never forwarded it to me as they suggest. It may be needed as evidence in court. I am fed up that this cannot be resolved as it questions my integrity. I know I never received it before as I would have responded to the content.

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#8
August 20, 2015 at 19:57:18
Be sure to keep any emails relating to that. It's also a good idea to keep a diary or log to record your contact attempts and results and any other things relating to the situation that can't be documented with papaerwork, such as phone calls or personal visits.

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#9
August 21, 2015 at 11:58:47
If it's needed as evidence, they should be required to provide the server records for the original email they supposedly sent.

Don't take it personally; it has nothing to do with your integrity if they don't do what they're supposed to.

If the email is that important, the mediator should have sent it requesting both Delivery and Read Receipts. Not all systems support Delivery confirmation, but most support Read Receipts.


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