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Outgoing E-mail and client IP

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by microfx, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. microfx

    microfx Member

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    I noticed that when people send e-mail out through the SMTP server from their client software it attaches their IP in the header. Is there anyway to turn this function off? I know it's supposed to protect against SPAM but I offer anonymous web hosting and need to have that off.

    Thank You,

    Matt
     
  2. FijianTribe

    FijianTribe Well-Known Member

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    Well you could get cloaking software... but then again I have a major hatred towards allowing anonymous or cloak emailing... thats were SPAM comes from... and I hate Spammers.
     
  3. microfx

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    Well I don't actually intend on allowing spammers. I hate them also but there are legitimate reasons for not displaying the IP also.

    My question is why do I need a cloaking program if the SMTP server software is on my server? Isn't there something I can just turn off?
     
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    Not that I know of... the SMTP headers should only be showing the Originating SMTP Server and any other server it has been routed through.

    Using Telnet and a few scripts you can make these fields false (what spammers do).

    If your server is the SMTP server then your address should be appearing.. not the clients address.
     
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    And it's a good thing it cannot be turned off!

    Headers to display information on the Servers (not accounts) being used to route the eMail is a good Standard to have. How else, could Spam be traced back to the originator? I understand where you're coming from though, when I was a Reseller I had wanted the same thing.

    Best just to accept that it is one of the things we need to live with -- within the Wacky Web World. ;)
     
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