"Remove These Headers" in MailScanner.conf

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Oct 31 16:58:14 GMT 2008

on 10-31-2008 1:41 AM Greg Matthews spake the following:
> Jerry wrote:
>> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:46:11 +0000
>> "Martin.Hepworth" <martinh at solidstatelogic.com> wrote:
>>> What do other folk think?
>> Personally, unless I was setting the server up for my exclusive use, I
>> would not want to block any of those headers by default. I am sick of
>> software making arbitrary decisions on what I should or should not view
>> or do. Unless it is a security problem, the sanitizing of email
>> headers, content, etc should be left up to the end user. Offering the
>> user the tools to do so is fine as long as they are not turned on by
>> default.
> except there is a security problem. The point is that spammers are using
> delivery/read receipts to verify their address lists. Verified lists
> then become much more valuable.
> Also, there appears to be a bug in Outlook that will send receipts in
> certain circumstances even when configured not to. This was recently
> discussed on uk-mail-managers:
> "We're currently migrating to Exchange 2007 and came across this a
> couple of days ago. There seems to be a bug in Outlook whereby if you
> access your email account using IMAP and delete a message that requests
> a read receipt, when Outlook next notices the message has vanished it
> generates the "Not Read" response back to the sender. This is
> irrespective of whether the user has chosen to respond to delivery
> receipts or not. We've also noticed the behaviour when Messaging Records
> Management deletes emails on the server.
> ....
> We've logged a support case with MS, we'll see if we get a sensible
> response..."
That is a new Microsoft "feature". They assume you are doing it wrong, and
they are going to save you from your erroneous ways!   ;-P

(Gets on flame-proof suit)

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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