"Remove These Headers" in MailScanner.conf

Alex Broens ms-list at alexb.ch
Thu Oct 30 16:31:51 GMT 2008

On 10/30/2008 4:46 PM, Martin.Hepworth wrote:
> Hmm
> 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?

Those who don't want them have already blocked them otherwise.
Those who don't know what they man/do should keep their fingers off.

I wouldn't add them to any conf file, in any way, maybe a linkto a Wiki 
article, not more.


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>> [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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