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    Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Is there a way to see the original sent email from the contents of a returned, undeliverable email?

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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    yes... it should all be there... maybe... it depends on the returning daemon... some remove the contents, only sparing just enough of the headers so that it can return it ... others make the email do a complete about-face and return it in its entirety.

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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    I have the returned email and it has a lot of garbaldy-gook in it. It has a block of text that reminds me of UUEncoded text files.

    Is there some software out there that can "decode" these returned mails to determine the original mail that was sent?

    Google yields no answer...
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Sell View Post
    I have the returned email and it has a lot of garbaldy-gook in it. It has a block of text that reminds me of UUEncoded text files.

    Is there some software out there that can "decode" these returned mails to determine the original mail that was sent?

    Google yields no answer...
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    No, there is no plain text, only garbled text amid a bunch of cryptic keywords. I was hoping there is some crappy utility out there that automagically recovers the original message...?
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Just out of morbid curiosity... is there are reason for needing/wanting to get to the text?

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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Too morbid for public discourse
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