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Using Message-ID to track a message

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How does one use the Message-ID field in an SMTP message to track a message? What information can be learned? Can you find out the originator, or just stuff like the time it was sent and what server it started out on?
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some examples of message-IDs:

linux sendmail: 199807221644._random_@mailserver
M$ exhange:     sidMAC_random_@exchangeserver

self-explanating ;-)
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