[nycbug-talk] Keeping email records with Postfix

Jonathan Vanasco jvanasco
Wed Sep 21 15:56:22 EDT 2005

are you doing this for compliance?  or just for fun?

if its compliance, i'd use an overpriced system.  it saves a lot of 

if not, coming from an exim world, i've seen the following approaches:

	a_ 	 run servers a and b
			a is what people smtp and imap to
			a takes smtp and relays to b which sends and archives
			b is the mx, archives, then relays to a for delivery to imap boxes
		in this setup, your users only deal with a, and you get offsite 
backup (ie , compliance) at b

	b_	run server a
			run a 'filter' on outgoing messages that just saves them to a 
similar account dir as the mailstore, but under a different root ( ie 
MaildirArchiveSent vs Maildir )
			deliver incoming messages 2x using the 'unseen' directive, once to 
the user Maildir, and once to a MaildirArchiveIncoming

On Sep 21, 2005, at 3:44 PM, George R. wrote:

> For archiving email going in and out of a mail server. ..
> I am familiar with the overpriced mail archiving systems used for 
> compliance purposes and finance.  You know, the ones everyone says is 
> broken when the NASD comes knocking?
> And I am familiar with a number of hacks to do this (bcc'g all 
> outgoing mail to a 'records' account, double aliasing each user, etc).
> But is there a method of doing this that anyone prefers?
> George
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