When reporting email you have received from other eBay members, it's important that you include the complete email message header. To investigate your report fully, we must have a complete copy of the email you received with the full header included. Using this information, we can trace the pathway of the email you received back to the sender.
A header will look like a string of characters similar to the following example..
Example of headers
Return-Path: (sender email address)
Received: from mail-pacbell.net (mail-gw5.pacbell.net [184.108.40.206]) by ixmail9.ix.netcom.com (8.8.7-s-4/8.8.7/[NETCOM v1.01]) with ESMTP id; for (recipient email address); Mon, 22 Mar 2002 06:34:48 -0800 (PST)
From: (sender email address)
Received: from 220.127.116.11 (ppp-207-214-211-69.sntc01.pacbell.net [18.104.22.168]) by mail- gw5.pacbell.net (8.8.8/8.7.1) with SMTP id GAA15251; Mon, 22 Mar 2002 06:34:28 -0800 (PST) Message-ID: (36F5D668@pacbell.net)
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2002 06:34:32 +0100
Reply-To: (sender email address)
X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.03-PBI-N303 (Macintosh; I; 68K) MIME-Version: 1.0
To: (recipients' email address)
Subject: TITLE OF EMAIL
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
This information can usually be found by using the "properties" or "option" function of your email program. More information on how to locate headers using a number of different email programs can be found at spamcop.net and haltabuse.org.