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    Default Any reason not to disable X-Originating-IP

    Just learnt about this option and as the title says I'd like to know if there are any reasons not to disable showing the IP of the sender?

    Whilst on the topic of IPs shown in the header. Should I consider hiding the LAN IP of the Zimbra server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    Just learnt about this option and as the title says I'd like to know if there are any reasons not to disable showing the IP of the sender?
    Only if you're an ISP and want to see the IP address of mail going through your system.

    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    Whilst on the topic of IPs shown in the header. Should I consider hiding the LAN IP of the Zimbra server?
    No, as far as I'm concerned it's a waste of time hiding a private IP address (assuming it's not visible to the world and even then it doesn't necessarily matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Only if you're an ISP and want to see the IP address of mail going through your system.
    phoenix, so disabling X-Originating-IP removes more than that particular tag in the header, e.g. IP information in log files?

    Do you disable it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    phoenix, so disabling X-Originating-IP removes more than that particular tag in the header, e.g. IP information in log files?
    No, just the IP - I didn't imply anything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    Do you disable it?
    No. As I mentioned, in my opinion it serves no useful purpose hiding an internal IP address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    No, just the IP - I didn't imply anything else.

    No. As I mentioned, in my opinion it serves no useful purpose hiding an internal IP address.
    Hmm I'm confused. If I disable X-Originating-IP it removes the sending client's public IP from the header!

    When you said,

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    Only if you're an ISP and want to see the IP address of mail going through your system.
    If disabling X-Originating-IP only removes the tag with the client's public IP in the header than why would an ISP of a Zimbra mail system not "...see the IP address of mail going through [their] system."

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    Hmm I'm confused.
    You and me both.

    Quote Originally Posted by yonatan View Post
    If I disable X-Originating-IP it removes the sending client's public IP from the header!
    As you were asking about removing the LAN IP from the headers I assumed you were talking about the x-originating-ip in relation to that.

    The x-originating-ip will contain the IP address of the user when they submit email through your server, if it's a LAN user it will ba a LAN IP address and if they're sending from outside then it will be whatever IP they're on at the time.
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