Chapter 9-04 

A Brief History of the Internet 

Web site by Gifcom.

Here is an example of the kind of header attached to a
normal Internet message.  Some VERY wasteful emailers,
Netiquetters included, have much longer headers due to
their refusal to take the time to delete the addresses
when they send the same message to hundreds of people.
I have received messages in which the header literally
contained hundreds of extra lines beyond this.

**Header Starts Below**  [Margins were shortened.
This header contains 1054 characters, which would
take 3 512 byte packets, each packet of which has
to have its own header normal users never see.  A
mailer can be set not to show most of the header,
but it is all there, and taking up bandwidth.]

Received: from
( [])
by (8.6.5/8.6.5)
with SMTP id FAA24025; Thu, 2 Feb 1995
05:53:11 -0800
Message-Id: <199502021353.FAA24025@>
Received: from UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU
with BSMTP id 0354; Thu, 02 Feb 95 08:43:10 EST
Received: from UICBIT.UIC.EDU
UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU (LMail V1.2a/1.8a)
with BSMTP id 3521; Wed,
1 Feb 1995 19:45:18 -0500
Received: from UICBIT.BITNET
(LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 5650;
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 18:44:26 -0600
Date:         Wed, 1 Feb 1995 18:22:10 CST
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**Header Ends Here**

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