"Remove These Headers" in MailScanner.conf

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Thu Oct 30 15:46:11 GMT 2008


Not sure about the read/delivery reciept stuff in there. A lot of people like to spam themselves with this stuff....I know it's a bad idea along with OoO replies but 'user's who need educating may take a dim view.

What do other folk think?

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf
> Of Julian Field
> Sent: 30 October 2008 15:32
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: "Remove These Headers" in MailScanner.conf
> I have just come across a pretty good looking list of headers
> that you probably don't want in your incoming mail. These
> include headers that trigger "read receipts", as well as
> headers whose presence might break either your mailbox store
> or your users' email applications.
> Remove These Headers = Disposition-Notification-To:
> Return-Receipt-To:
> X-Confirm-Reading-To: Disposition-Notification-To:
> Receipt-Requested-To:
> Confirm-Reading-To: MDRcpt-To: MDSend-Notifications-To: Smtp-Rcpt-To:
> Return-Receipt-To: Read-Receipt-To: X-Confirm-Reading-To:
> X-Acknowledge-To: Delivery-Receipt-To: X-PMrqc: Errors-To:
> X-IMAPBase:
> X-IMAP: X-UID: Status: X-Status: X-UIDL: X-Keywords:
> X-Mozilla-Status:
> X-Mozilla-Status2:
> Use this, or any subset of it, if you want to. I have added
> it to the documentation in the MailScanner.conf file for the
> next release (which will be tomorrow or Saturday probably).
> Jules
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