I need to remove the software name in the email header. Every time when I send the emails, the postfix server sent emails at the destination the emails headers include the following:

by mail.example.dev (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 79D412E1A3A

How can I remove the (Postfix) information?

My idea is to send the emails without telling the SMTP server of what software I used to send the email. I tried to set a header check to REPLACE this but it doesn't seem to work.

Here is what I have used in the mime_header_checks when I used each of them:

/^.*\(Postfix\).*/ REPLACE
/^(.*)(Postfix)(.*)/ REPLACE ${1} ${2}
/^.*Postfix.*/ REPLACE ${1}${2}
/^(.*)(Postfix)(.*)/ REPLACE ${1}test${2}
/^\s*(Postfix)[^\n]*(.*)/ REPLACE $1
/^.*Postfix.* IGNORE
/\(Postfix\)(.*) IGNORE
/\(Postfix\)(.*)/ IGNORE
/^*.Postfix .*/ IGNORE

I've change my main.cf to include:

header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/mime_header_checks

Do you know how I could remove the (Postfix) information?

If you know how I can remove it, do you know what I need to input and what file in order to get the `(Postfix) information to be removed in the header?


From man 5 postconf

 mail_name (default: Postfix)
     The mail system name that is displayed in  Received:  headers,  in  the
     SMTP greeting banner, and in bounced mail.
  • Thank you for post the information. Do you know in which file I can find it? like I mean in /etc/postfix/whateveritis? Dec 1 '18 at 20:16
  • The file to edit on CentOs 7 is /etc/postfix/main.cf. This line won't be there, by default, so you'll need to add it. Then run postfix reload to tell postfix to pick up the changes. Dec 1 '18 at 20:25

You can check config file /etc/postfix/main.cf and search for line like:

header_checks = pcre:/etc/postfix/header_checks.pcre

Where you can enter command like REGEX to search for particular string and replace it, ignore it, etc.

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