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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 09:26:38 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb>
To: (Gary Crutcher)
Subject:   Re: mail account monitoring
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Gary Crutcher" at Jul 18, 97 07:49:21 am

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Gary Crutcher wrote:
> 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.

	a couple people have suggested methods for inbound
	(/etc/aliases or .forward)

	outbound may be impossible.  
	1. "telnet 25" and do the smtp conversation by hand.
	2. write a little expect script to do it.
	3. write a little perl script to connect to the smtp socket
	   of the other machine.
	4. "telnet localhost 25" and dummy it up (same as 1. above)

	is the user savy?
	can you prevent these?

	what about news-to-gateways?

	sorry to be so pessimistic about this.

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