E-Mail Server giving too much information w/ Return Receipt Requests {Scanned}

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Fri Aug 20 13:30:00 IST 2004

MailScanner mailing list <> scribbled on Friday, August 20, 2004 12:11 AM:

> Hello,
> I just found out that if someone selects to be notified of an
> e-mail message delivery, that the mail server will send out a
> response back to the user with that user's e-mail address and
> if any aliases were setup, it will also the target e-mail
> address like the following:
> Subject: Return receipt
> The original message was received at Fri, 20 Aug 2004
> 01:06:24 -0400 from []
>    ----- The following addresses had successful delivery
> notifications ----- wppi at wppi.com  (successfully delivered to mailbox)
>     (expanded from: <stevewest15 at wppi.com>)
>    ----- Transcript of session follows ----- wppi at wppi.com...
> Successfully delivered
> -------------------------------------------
> Is there any way to block our mail server from sending out
> this information back?

If your MTA is sendmail, this will do the trick in your sendmail.mc:


(the key being noreceipts)


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