exim stop putting Received: header

spector

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I dont think I'll ever get an answer, but it might be worth asking.

How sould I make my smtp server (exim) stop putting Recived: header into emails that I send. Recived: headers reveal IP of the sender. It would be ok if I could stop insertion of thease headers for specified domains in From: or maybe for specified IP of senders.


perhaps someone can recomend linux smtp server that is not inserting Recived: hearers into email.
 
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chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
You can do that by adding the following to the first textarea of the exim configuration editor:

received_header_text = ""

Be aware that you are breaking the SMTP RFC's by doing so, though.
 

brianoz

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Doing that is a really bad idea. It will prevent automated email loop checking for one thing, which may mean a single looping email may have the ability to completely disable your server; for another thing it will break the ability for people to diagnose email problems.

If you need completely confidential email (why?) there are various secret emailers around.