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Message ID in Internet Header is internal server name

Posted on 2006-10-30
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I noticed recently that the internet headers of my email are listing an internal server name like below.  The reverse DNS is correct but I still can see the name of the sending server.  This is Exchange 2003 SP1 running on Enterprise Server 2003.  Any ideas?

Message-ID: <82451205E15FD84FB0BA8D3B9314A3B22C2C@server.server.local>
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That is perfectly normal. Nothing you can do about it either.

I will be picky though and ask why you aren't on SP2 for Exchange 2003. Has nothing to do with your question, but there is no reason not to.

Simon.
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That's normal. If the server is injecting the message-id it will use what it thinks it's called, not what reverse DNS says.
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Its actually a good reason not to call your server by a "funny" name, as it will be seen in the headers.

Which reminds me a site I worked on where the servers were all called... your-something...

so your-arm

So you would say

I am going to reboot your arm
The file you want is on your arm
Your arm has crashed again

rambling now... need sleep

Simon.
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We are in the process of upgrading all of our servers now.  If this is normal oh well.  I just dont like broadcasting an internal server name.
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The way I look at it, if someone gets themselves in to a position where they can use that internal server name, you have bigger things to worry about.

Simon.
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