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Solved: Forging an email message

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by nycdude, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. nycdude

    nycdude Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2013
    Involved in a civil lawsuit. Two email messages were printed out and introduced into evidence but our client doesn't think the emails are real. They come to and from yahoo accounts and the attorney claims he printed them out directly from the inbox & sent boxes. But our client doesn't have it on his account (possible was deleted but client denies). However after seeing this article


    we began to believe that these emails were faked.

    Therefore to prove that there is doubt that these emails are real, we need to create fake email messages of our own. For example, we could create one email which appears to have been sent to the opposition attorney and replied to two years ago containing a message which obviously faked. This will show the judge and jury how easy email messages can be forged.


    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Time: October 7, 2006 7:36pm
    Subject: Re: Fake email
    Yes this is fake

    Original message:
    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Time: October 3, 2006 3:21am
    Subject: Fake email
    Is this fake?

    Electronic signature here

    Although it would be nice, we actually don't need to have the email be discovery proof or stand up to FBI or other investigation; all it needs to do is appear genuine in the inbox or sent folder and be dated years ago. Currently the judge is preventing us from invading the privacy of the opposition's email account unless we can show that such email messages can be faked. If we can show this, we can get a subpoena.

    How would we do this? Is there a program for this? Who would be able to do perform this service? A small fee would be considered.
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi nycdude

    Unfortunately, we cannot help with this issue. Contacting an independent computer forensic investigator , is all I can offer.
    Closing thread.
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