[RCD] Adding a "Received" header to outbound messages
klimpong at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 09:02:33 CET 2007
On Dec 12, 2007 1:13 AM, Martin Kealey <roundcube-maint at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> On of the problems we encounter as an ISP is the occassional customer
> account getting hijacked and used to send spam from the webmail interface.
> To assist in tracking down the perpetrators, we've created a patch that
> inserts a Received header that records information so we can track down the
> compromised account. (In particular, the timestamp, source IP address and
> login name.)
> The header is formatted like this:
> Received: from [ip-address] (host.domain; login=username)
> by hostname-of-server
> with HTTP/version ;
> You might wonder "why use the Received header"; well, the simple reason is
> so it can be processed the same way as any other spam report - and we get a
> lot of those.
> Is this of interest to anyone else?
Isn't this what people use the "X-Sender"-header for? If I remember
correctly that would be the defacto standard - but it would "only"
contain an IP. ;-)
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