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Header information is

the source, destination, and routing information attached to an electronic mail message, including the originating domain name and originating electronic mail address, and any other information that appears in the line identifying, or purporting to identify, a person initiating the message.[1]

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Header information

includes information such as the origin and destination IP addresses of a packet, which routers use to determine which link to direct the packet along. A message from a sender to a receiver might be broken into multiple packets, each of which might follow a different path through the Internet. Information in the packetsheaders enables the message to be restored to its proper order at its destination.[2]

References Edit

  1. 15 U.S.C. §7702(8).
  2. At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues, at 21.

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