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Removing INetFrom field does not work as expected

Technote (troubleshooting)


You set server configuration settings to remove the field INetFrom field from outbound messages, but you find that this field is not removed. The router uses this address to format the From or Reply address instead of the Internet address in the Person document. For example:

    Person Document has Internet address set to:
    Location Document's Internet address:

    Configuration document:
    Notes items to be removed from headers: INetFrom
    (Configuration Document -> Mime -> Advanced -> Advanced Outbound Message Options)
When a message is sent out, we see:
    11:16:26 [0558:0006-02E4] SMTPClient: Attempting to SubmitMessage:
    11:16:26 [0558:0006-02E4] SMTPClient: Pipelined commands:
    11:16:26 [0558:0006-02E4] SMTPClient: MAIL FROM:< > SIZE=2152
    11:16:26 [0558:0006-02E4] SMTPClient: RCPT TO:<>
    11:16:26 [0558:0006-02E4] SMTPClient: DATA

In the mimesteam, it shows From:, and when mail is received, the Reply address is

Resolving the problem

This issue was reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# SEGN5V8FJF and has been addressed in Domino 6.0.5 and 6.5.4.

Excerpt from the Lotus Notes and Domino Release 6.5.4 and 6.0.5 MR fix list (available at

    SPR# SEGN5V8FJF - It is possible to configure the mail router to specify that the internet address used in the RFC2821 Mail From command is based on the authenticated identity of the person sending the mail message. To enable this configuration, you can add the following to the server's Notes.ini settings: RouterUseFromAsSMTPOriginator=1

However, it has been found that RouterUseFromAsSMTPOriginator seems not to be working. This has been reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# RBIP69WLQU, and is fixed in 6.5.5.

Use the "Set Update Flag" in the Location document (Action > Advanced > Set Update Flag). This will update the Location document with changes in the Person document.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Software version: 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1174417

Modified date: 04 August 2005