Definition Edit

The envelope header consists of information associated with an email. It contains information similar to the information contained on a traditional envelope.

Overview Edit

The envelope header fields include "Return-Path," "Reply-To," one or more timestamps, and other information added by the mail servers during each leg of the message transmission process.

Privacy Edit

Computer users do not have an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy in envelope header information used for the purpose of transmitting Internet communications to or from a user.[1]

References Edit

  1. See Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co., 529 F.3d 892, 904-05 (9th Cir. 2008), rev'd on other grounds and remanded, City of Ontario, Cal. v. Quon, __ U.S. __, 130 S. Ct. 2619 (2010) (full-text); United States v. Forrester, 512 F.3d 500, 510-11 (9th Cir. 2008) (full-text); cf. Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735, 743-44 (1979) (full-text) (no legitimate expectation of privacy in dialing, routing, addressing, and signaling information transmitted to telephone companies).

See also Edit

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