View Full Version : [ubuntu] Postfix message id issue

January 29th, 2009, 12:56 AM

I have an ubuntu server with Postfix & Dovecot configured for email system. I can send and receive emails.
When an email is received in outlook the following details are also added with the email

Message-Id: <20090128233629.46B033002433F@myservername>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:36:29 +1100 (EST)
Return-Path: www-data@myservername
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 28 Jan 2009 23:36:14.0537 (UTC) FILETIME=[3593DB90:01C981A1]

How do I get rid of this extra fields


January 29th, 2009, 01:28 AM

Also to add to this, when the message is received in outlook, the sent section reads None, whereas it should display the time and date when the message was received. Is it something to do with Dovecot conf file or php conf?

Also, the email script which sends email works well without any additonal information on other hosting provider network. Its my network where the email received brings up the additional information.


March 5th, 2009, 03:08 AM
i have this same issue and infact due to user apache 'www-data' coming up in Return-Path: www-data@myservername - every single email to AOL, verizon, comcast, yahoo and others never arrive - hotmail winds up in junk folder...

how do we get rid on this and insert the site that is sending?

this happens with php scripts using mail()

i have tried everything in adding From and just about every detail i can think of to header


$headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
$headers .= "email = <$vend_email>\r\n";
$headers .= "From: <$vend_email>\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso8859-1\r\n";
// $headers = "additional headers\r\n";
$return_path = "Return Path $vend_email\r\n"; // Return path for errors
$headers .= "ReplyTo: $vend_email\r\n";
$headers .= "X-Priority: 1\r\n";
$headers .= "X-MSMail-Priority: High\r\n";
$headers .= "$vend_name <$vend_email> HTML-Mailer v1.0\r\n";
$headers = "ini_set('sendmail_from', '$vend_email')";

and this damndable return path stays www-data....

January 13th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Hi there,

Having exactly the same problem as described:

Using Ubuntu and postfix

Its causing problems with customers thinking that the emails we send are spam

any help would be appreciated