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The '''Yahoo! Web Mail''' header format has changed over time, but currently includes the [[IP addresses in webmail messages|sender's IP address]], a domain key signature, and some other helpful information.
Windows Prefetch files, introduced in [[Windows|Windows XP]], are designed to speed up the application startup process. Prefetch files contain the name of the executable, a Unicode list of DLLs used by that executable, a count of how many times the executable was has been run, and a timestamp indicating the last time the program was run. Although Prefetch is present in Windows 2003, by default it is only enabled for boot prefetching. The feature is also found in [[Windows Vista]], where it has been augmented with [[SuperFetch]], [[ReadyBoot]], and [[ReadyBoost]].
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Up to 128 Prefetch files are stored in the <tt>%SystemRoot%\Prefetch</tt> directory [http://blogs.msdn.com/ryanmy/archive/2005/05/25/421882.aspx]. Each file in that directory should contain the name of the application (up to eight (?) characters), a dash, and then an eight character hash of the location from which that application was run, and a <tt>.pf</tt> extension. The filenames should be all uppercase except for the extension. The format of hashes is not known. A sample filename for [[md5deep]] would look like: <tt>MD5DEEP.EXE-4F89AB0C.pf</tt>. If an application is run from two different locations on the drive (i.e. the user runs <tt>C:\md5deep.exe</tt> and then <tt>C:\Apps\Hashing\md5deep.exe</tt>, there will be two different prefetch files in the Prefetch folder.
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DomainKey-Signature
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DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
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  s=s1024; d=yahoo.com;
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  h=Received:Date:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding:Message-ID;
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  b=ql3kRKrhner1LTFFVBgCYI1uqK4+8hrb6d/Fefr/HkLuObQwIrIpEXA1OiagbuFZU+H+ue1anFvm1cHQ4hjpdUcjpIIPL7ldNL9YnOxauugdVW+
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  OpbTvAu0XaGf2t7eBqOWJF0Y5gM7TE27WdElgVRikunfCQca1VFV6KSuQP0o=;
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== Timestamps ==
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Here is a sample mail header. Note that the 'date' field will change from (PDT) to (PST) depending on the status of daylight savings time in California, USA. The sender's IP address is represented as a.b.c.d in the example below.
Both the [[NTFS]] timestamps for a Prefetch file and the timestamp embedded in each Prefetch file contain valuable information. The creation date of the file indicates the first time the application was executed. Both the modification date of the file and the embedded timestamp indicate the last time the application was executed.
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== See Also ==
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Mail Header
* [[SuperFetch]]
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Received: from [a.b.c.d] by web53409.mail.re2.yahoo.com via HTTP; Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:42:03 PST
== External Links ==
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X-Mailer: YahooMailWebService/0.7.260.1
* [http://www.mitec.cz/wfa.html Windows File Analyzer] - Parses Prefetch files, thumbnail databases, shortcuts, index.dat files, and the recycle bin
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:42:03 -0800 (PST)
* [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/XP_kernel.mspx#ECLAC Microsoft's description of Prefetch when Windows XP was introduced]
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From: Sender Name <sender@yahoo.com>
* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/01/12/XPKernel/default.aspx More detail from Microsoft]
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Reply-To: sender@yahoo.com
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Subject: Test Message
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To: recipient@domain.com
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MIME-Version: 1.0
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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Message-ID: <695976.86300.qm@web53409.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
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Revision as of 09:03, 14 February 2009

The Yahoo! Web Mail header format has changed over time, but currently includes the sender's IP address, a domain key signature, and some other helpful information.

DomainKey-Signature

DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
  s=s1024; d=yahoo.com;
  h=Received:Date:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding:Message-ID;
  b=ql3kRKrhner1LTFFVBgCYI1uqK4+8hrb6d/Fefr/HkLuObQwIrIpEXA1OiagbuFZU+H+ue1anFvm1cHQ4hjpdUcjpIIPL7ldNL9YnOxauugdVW+
  OpbTvAu0XaGf2t7eBqOWJF0Y5gM7TE27WdElgVRikunfCQca1VFV6KSuQP0o=;

Here is a sample mail header. Note that the 'date' field will change from (PDT) to (PST) depending on the status of daylight savings time in California, USA. The sender's IP address is represented as a.b.c.d in the example below.

Mail Header

Received: from [a.b.c.d] by web53409.mail.re2.yahoo.com via HTTP; Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:42:03 PST
X-Mailer: YahooMailWebService/0.7.260.1
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 05:42:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Sender Name <sender@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: sender@yahoo.com
Subject: Test Message
To: recipient@domain.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Message-ID: <695976.86300.qm@web53409.mail.re2.yahoo.com>