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How to delete headers from outgoing smtp message?

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Hi,
I developed a java program which can send emails. But when my application send emails it also add some headers(Recieved, Message-ID) which can add some network information. Now my client want to remove that headers.
I did try to remove with the following code but still it adds headers to each and every outgoing message.

So can any one help me with how to remove headers from the outgoing email message?
please...
public static String sendEmail(String body) throws MessagingException 

    {

    	Message message = new MimeMessage(getSession());

    	

        message.addRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress("krunal117@gmail.com"));

    	message.addFrom(new InternetAddress[] { new InternetAddress("from@example.com") });

    	

    	message.setSubject("Remove Header");

   		message.setContent(body, "text/plain");

   		

   		message.removeHeader("Received");

   		message.removeHeader("Message-ID");

   		message.saveChanges();

   		

    	Transport.send(message);

    	return "success";

    }

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Hello,

I'm just writing a little component for JME which connects to an SMTP server via socket and sends an email. Its just a lot lower level than your code, so I know exactly every single byte I sent to the server.

During my tests, I noticed that these headers, and a bunch of others, were simply added to the message even though I barely know of their existence, so that means that they were added by the server itself, and that isn't possible to remove them from the client side.

You can check it by looking onto emails you received in your personal GMail account.
See emails sent by different servers (i.e. Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc), then, on drop down menu on the right upper corner, select "Show Original"). Notice that even messages from the most different servers own such headers.
 
Best Regards,
Bruno Vinicius
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