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Old 01-20-2006, 05:39 AM   #1
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Backup on mail server


I want to install Postfix on our office server and want to know if we would be able to backup both email sent and received. I was told by a friend that email received does not pose a problem, as a copy can be kept on the server but mail sent by the respective users cannot be saved on the server.

Any assistance in this regard will be greatly appreciated, thank you
 
Old 01-20-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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Mail being sent only passes thru the server and isn't stored on the server but rather on the users email client on their own machine. The only way you could save outgoing mail would be to force your users to use IMAP instead of POP or setup some type of webmail to use email.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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I dont use it but it claims to have a backup function.

http://qmail-scanner.sourceforge.net/

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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I dont use it but they claim to have a backup function


http://qmail-scanner.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-24-2006, 06:30 AM   #5
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I use exim at my work, where you could set up a rule so that before all mail is delivered through your smtp machine , a copy can be written to disk... there shuold be a similar solution in postfix.

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Old 01-25-2006, 04:16 PM   #6
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I think IMAP would be the best way to store all incoming messages because the messages would stay on your server. Do you want to log full outgoing messages or just keep a record showing that a message had been sent? Overtime storing all incoming and outgoing would take up a lot of hard drive space.
 
  


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