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Old 09-23-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Question Keeping a copy of emails


Hi
I want to crate my own mail server. Currently my incoming server is pop.bizmail.yahoo.com and outgoing server is smtp.bizmail.yahoo.com.
In case the above information is not sufficient please feel free to ask
Looking for your kind response.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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I am trying to set up our own mail server but not sure whether it will save a copy of all the mails.
No it won't
Did you consider the laws on privacy ?
 
Old 09-23-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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What I remember Thunderbird stores in files in folders which can be easily backed up.

Have a look through the Thunderbird directory and also check the incoming server screen (I think it is) in the application. It has the string where the mails are stored.

And for the laws on privacy, why would there be privacy laws within the work place if the company are providing the service and software and also maintaining it? This is almost the same as workers using Facebook within the workplace.. Ridiculous!

Work to Work, Home to Play!
 
Old 09-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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No it won't
Did you consider the laws on privacy ?
Today a lot of U.S. companies (and all U.S. educational facilities) are required by law to archive e-mail. The length of time varies depending on the retention policy of the organization. I know here in Georgia schools are required to retain e-mail for 7 years if they do not have their own retention policy since that is what the GaDOE retention policy states.

I would be careful not to archive e-mail if I didn't have to, and would not archive it for any longer than I had to since it could end up in court.

If you have to archive e-mail, I'd recommend you take a look at MailArchiva, there is a free open source version and a paid version that adds a few nice features. You will have to host your own e-mail, but if you're looking at that already this might be just what you're looking for.

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Old 09-23-2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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aktar,

basically this is a security matter that yahoo mail service has serious concern. however if you have your company's authority you may address this query directly to yahoo side, ask them if such privilege is available under the contract your company obtained from yahoo. such administrative privilege might be authorized under the term of contract.

another solution: let your company obtain a POP3 account over which it is easier to deal with your service provider obtaining from them the needed administrative privileges stipulated within contract.
 
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No it won't
Did you consider the laws on privacy ?
Ya, but I have to check also whether any employee is stealing confidential data
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Ya, but I have to check also whether any employee is stealing confidential data
Then you also need to
disable usb ports
remove pen and paper
remove the printer
.....
 
Old 09-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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aktar,

basically this is a security matter that yahoo mail service has serious concern. however if you have your company's authority you may address this query directly to yahoo side, ask them if such privilege is available under the contract your company obtained from yahoo. such administrative privilege might be authorized under the term of contract.

another solution: let your company obtain a POP3 account over which it is easier to deal with your service provider obtaining from them the needed administrative privileges stipulated within contract.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Now I want to know how to set my own mail server.
 
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Then you also need to
disable usb ports
remove pen and paper
remove the printer
.....
Please Dont be annoyed

Now just tell me how to set up my own mail server?

I welcome your comments
 
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Which distribution are you using?
You need:
a fixed IP and a domainname
Install a mailserver (MTA) on your server, there are different MTA's you can choose from
exim, sendmail, qmail, postfix...
Point the DNS from your mailserver to the IP from your server (SMTP)
Make sure reverse DNS is setup
Once you know which MTA you are going to use, go to the homepage, and read the guides.
Later you can install pop, imap .....
Good luck
 
  


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