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Improving Privacy for the email "Received" Header

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Authors Simon Josefsson , Linus Nordberg
Last updated 2016-05-05 (Latest revision 2015-11-02)
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The email "Received" header raises a privacy concern with email routing. This document discusses the problem and describes a solution that relevant Message Transfer Agents (MTAs) and Mail Submission Agents (MSAs) may adopt.


Simon Josefsson
Linus Nordberg

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