Creating mail copies for backup

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Mon Nov 4 19:23:01 GMT 2002

If you're using mailscanner, read your mailscanner.conf. It can do this for

Also be aware that it might be illegal to do what you ask in some
jurisdictions, consult your local lawyer :)

 From a Mailscanner 3.x conf file:

# Do you want to archive all mail in a directory for later inspection?
# Be warned if you are in the UK: this may well be illegal due to RIPA
# and DPA restrictions!
# This can be "yes", "no" or a filename. If it is a filename, the file
# may contain complete addresses, domain names or wildcard domains names.
# See the sample file for examples.
#Archive Mail = /usr/local/MailScanner/etc/
Archive Mail = no

At 03:25 PM 11/4/2002 +0100, Marc Mc Guinness wrote:
>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?
>Best regards,
>Marc Mc Guinness

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