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Old 04-22-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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logging outgoing mails in mailserver?????


hello!!!
we need to keep a backup of outgoing mails((not incoming to an account)) through our smtp mail server...how could that be made possible??
any solutions?? we are using sendmail...
 
Old 04-22-2007, 07:07 AM   #2
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Use "Synonym" for this purpose. using that you can log all outgoing mails to one specific account or even can log outgoing mails to per user basis.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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what;s that??

what is Synonym n how can we implement it in our mail server...
please be kind enough to reply.....
 
Old 04-23-2007, 09:34 AM   #4
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Use the following link:
http://http://www.modulo.ro/Modulo/e...s/Synonym.html

My Distro was RHEL4 with sendmail as MTA and procmail as LDA.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tanveer
Use the following link:
http://http://www.modulo.ro/Modulo/e...s/Synonym.html

My Distro was RHEL4 with sendmail as MTA and procmail as LDA.
I think you've messed up the url there.

It should be http://www.modulo.ro/Modulo/en/Products/Synonym.html
 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:08 AM   #6
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oops sorry.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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hello!!! thanks a lot!!!
but the synonym(stable version) couldnot be installed using tar package coz command `make' and make install didnot work i wonder why??
so i did install the synonym rpm package..and it did install....
now when i modified the /etc/mail/sendmail.mc as instruted in the README file.i.e
by adding two lines

define('_FFR_MILTER', "true')
INPUT_MAIL_FILTER'Synonym', 'S=local:/var/run/synonym/synonym.sock, T=C:10m;S:1s;R:1s;E:5m')

and did m4 <sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf
and restarted sendmail,it gave the following errors

"cannot stop smclient "/var/run/synonym/synonym.sock missing"
cannot start sm client.....
tried my level best to fix the problem but didnot work..
what should i do???? kindly provide some solutions........
thank you
 
Old 04-25-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by nics
now when i modified the /etc/mail/sendmail.mc as instruted in the README file.i.e
by adding two lines

define('_FFR_MILTER', "true')
INPUT_MAIL_FILTER'Synonym', 'S=local:/var/run/synonym/synonym.sock, T=C:10m;S:1s;R:1s;E:5m')

and did m4 <sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf
and restarted sendmail,it gave the following errors

"cannot stop smclient "/var/run/synonym/synonym.sock missing"
cannot start sm client.....
tried my level best to fix the problem but didnot work..
what should i do???? kindly provide some solutions........
thank you
Is there a first bracket missing in your 2nd line? Also note quotes. Try this
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define(`_FFR_MILTER', `true')
INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`Synonym', `S=local:/var/run/synonym/synonym.sock, T=C:10m;S:1s;R:1s;E:5m')
 
Old 04-26-2007, 01:08 AM   #9
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ummmm the bracket is missing only here...in the sendmail.mc file it s all right,.....but still it is generating the pre stated errors....
 
Old 04-26-2007, 01:09 AM   #10
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so what can i do next?? help me out plz>>>
 
Old 04-26-2007, 04:15 AM   #11
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hello!!!
i did up to service synonym restart as stated in the README file...
actually now it is generating errors "cannot generate or build synonym.conf file when i tried to start the synonym by doing "service synonym start". actually the synonym.conf file was commented out by using <--! in the beginning and --> ih the end..n i remove them for uncommenting .... but it still generated the error cannot build or generate the synonym.conf file.....
actually also it is not creating synonym.sock file in /var/run/synonym directory when i installed synonym using the rpm package. .as the make and make install command was generating errors relating to the synonym.c file....
and the synonym binary is also in the directory /usr/local/sbin instead of /usr/local/bin as stated in the README file.....
m really having problem to start the synonym .......
plzzz suggest on this................
 
Old 04-27-2007, 06:33 AM   #12
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I just downloaded the rpm in RHEL4 and installed without a hitch. What distro you are using?
 
Old 04-28-2007, 09:09 AM   #13
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now i have successfully installed the synonym package in my red hat enterprise..for that i also downloaded the sendmail development package and installed it as well.and synonym created all the files as stated in the README file...and i also did modifiy the /etc/synonym.conf file according to our need exactly in this manner
<Rules>
<Rule>
<Condition>
<Header>From</Header>
<Match>*.@sytem.info.com.np</Match>
</Condition>
<Action>
<ActionType>Copy</ActionType>
<Address>niks@system.info.com.np</Address>
</Action>
</Rule>
</Rules>


so this should copy all the mails sents from @system.info.com.np to address niks@system.info.com.np if m not wrong...but the synonym is not copying it...
i wonder why..
have done both service synonym restart and service sendmail restart...but it;s still not copying......
anything more i need to do or modify ????
please give some ideas and suggestions to make it work......
thanks!!!!
 
Old 04-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #14
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mission accomplised

today it worked!!!
synonym does work...
thanks a lot !!!!
u helped me solved my problem..
thanks
 
Old 04-29-2007, 03:22 AM   #15
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Glad it worked.
It took me days to find out this solution. You will even find a post of mine here regarding this.
 
  


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