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Old 07-07-2005, 05:02 AM   #1
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Location: Tasmania AU
Distribution: Debian Sarge - is stable wooo!
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change exim4 ident= in sent mail

hey guys,

im running debian sarge (finally stable yay!) and using exim4 and kmail to send email for one of my email addresses out to the wide world.

the question is a minor one for configuring exim4. inparticular about outgoing emails, the second and third "Recieved:" header sections(if i may call them that)

i am wondering if there is any way to obfuscate MYHOSTNAME from the second received header line, eg:

Received: from MYHOSTNAME ( [])
and obfuscate MYUSERNAME on my PC from the third received header line, eg:

Received: from localhost ([] ident=MYUSERNAME)
no i do not want perfect anonimity, i am happy for my isp details to stay there, just that my hostname and username are not terribly suitable for the recipients of the emails i want to send. (silly me - but it is funny)

exim4 is configured using (option 2?) smarthost, and relays emails through my ISPs SMTP server.

I know it is possible for mail to go out without the headers as i can make it so via telnet and cludgy SMTP commands.

Almost forgot, this is not for the email address that i got from my ISP, its for an alias/forwarder that i have sending mail my way.

thanks, and have a geeky day!

Last edited by matix; 07-07-2005 at 05:06 AM.


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