Realiability of Date: Field in a legitimate hotmail message.
Posted on 2004-10-15
Is it possible to spoof the date in the Date: field of a hotmail message sent using their web client, or can this date be trusted. I understand sending an email using a client like outlook, and changing the system clock changes the Date: field; but my question relates to a message sent from a public terminal that does not allow the aditional software to be installed, does not have a computer based client installed, and does not allow the system time to be changed. Could one assume that the date: field of a message sent from hotmail's website, under these circumstances to be the true date, i.e. that seen in the first received header, and therefore the actual time the email was sent? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.