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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 10:11:04 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Paul T. Root" <proot@horton.iaces.com>
To:        gcrutchr@nightflight.com (Gary Crutcher)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: mail account monitoring
Message-ID:  <199707181511.KAA09585@horton.iaces.com>
In-Reply-To: <3.0.3.32.19970718074921.007d19e0@nightflight.com> from Gary Crutcher at "Jul 18, 97 07:49:21 am"

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In a previous message, Gary Crutcher said:
> Hi,
> 
> I need to monitor someone's mail account.
> How can I get copies of incoming and outgoing mail for
> an account?  I would like for all mail this person sends
> or receives to be copied to a file, without having
> to log all incoming and outgoing mail.
> 
> Any ideas?

incoming is easy, just make an alias in /etc/aliases

monitored_user:	monitored_user, me

As to outgoing, that's going to be mailer dependant. You can setup
programs like netscape or elm (and I'm sure many others) to set it
up to do that: save to a particular file or user. This, of course,
requires the cooperation of the user. Which I hope is the case.

Alternatively, the .forward file could be used instead of /etc/aliases,
again, with the cooperation of the user.

-- 
The car ran out of gas.
--from "Excuses, Excuses" *the* compendium of excuses by Leigh W. Rutledge



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