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save a copy of every email

Fred Martin_1
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save a copy of every email

I'm running sendmail 8.11 on an HP-UX 11.11 server, behind an anti-spam gateway. Fairly low traffic as far as mail servers go.

All clients here relay email through this server.

If management here decides that for security and/or legal reasons they need to retain a copy of every email sent or received, is that something that can be set up without any hardware?

I guess I'm wondering if sendmail can quietly do this work by itself on the server, through some configuration. Or if I need another box or a 3rd-party piece of software.

Fred
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harry d brown jr
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Re: save a copy of every email


........is that something that can be set up without any hardware?

YES, send to /dev/null.

You need hardware, like disk drives, cpu('s), memory, ...

Caught ya :-)))

Try this documentation: http://www.geocities.com/sbmilbur/sendmail/

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harry d brown jr
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Fred Ruffet
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Re: save a copy of every email

Just a direction to look at, concerning mail you receive : .forward and .procmailrc.
.forward let you tell to wich recipient a copy of each mail must be send. And this recipient may be a file...
.procmailrc is a cofiguration file for procmail. I don't believe it's a standard on HP-UX servers, but I think it can be install. It's a little bit more complex but powerfull tool than .forward can be.

Regards,

Fred
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