Creating mail copies for backup

Marc Mc Guinness security at MCGUINNESS.DE
Mon Nov 4 15:05:00 GMT 2002


Am Montag, 4. November 2002 15:40 schrieb Julian Field:
> At 14:25 04/11/2002, you wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I don't know who I could ask. Probably you could help me...
> >I'm using sendmail 8.12.6-6 on Debian 3.0 and want to create a
> > copy of every email delivered to the user mailboxes under
> > /var/mail/. This copy shall be saved in user mailboxes under
> > /var/backup/mail/.
> >
> >How can I tell sendmail to write it's mails to two directories?
> That's tricky in sendmail (I may be wrong, quite a few people on
> this list know more about sendmail than I do!).
> However, MailScanner 4 will do it for you. The "Archive Mail"
> feature can save mail messages to a directory or even to another
> email address, without the recipient noticing anything is
> happening.

I can't use version 4 at the moment (political reason). I've got
the mailscanner 3.13.2-4 from debian stable. Probably someone else
can help me with telling sendmail to do the backup?

Best regards,


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