Copying all messages received to a given mailbox

Miguel Koren OBrien de Lacy miguelk at
Sun Nov 23 17:04:40 GMT 2003

I have 2 ideas for doing this. If this were my problem I would try the following:

1) put in 2 lines in the .fetchmailrc file for the remote user but remembering to
delete pop mail after the second fetch, which would go to the other local address
2) I wonder if /etc/alias works in this case? I suppose it does and seems like an easy
way out.

Good luck.


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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Sent: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 13:05:11 +0000
Subject: Re: Copying all messages received to a given mailbox

> At 12:48 23/11/2003, you wrote:
> >Can anyone help me out with a simple way to acheive this?  I have
> >fetchmail pulling messages from a multi-drop mailbox and distributing
> >them to local mailboxes using sendmail with MailScanner in between.  I
> >have been requested to also put a copy of all messages received into a
> >specific mailbox.
> >
> >This is not the request of a control freak, just a way of ensuring that
> >messages get actioned in an office with a floating population.
> >
> >I guess this is really a sendmail config issue, or can MailScanner
> >itself make a copy?  Any help much appreciated.
> You should be able to do this with sendmail, however MailScanner can do it
> as well.
>  From MailScanner.conf:
> # Space-separated list of any combination of
> # 1. email addresses to which mail should be forwarded,
> # 2. directory names where you want mail to be stored,
> # 3. file names (they must already exist!) to which mail will be appended
> #    in "mbox" format suitable for most Unix mail systems.
> #
> # If you give this option a ruleset, you can control exactly whose mail
> # is archived or forwarded. If you do this, beware of the legal implications
> # as this could be deemed to be illegal interception unless the police have
> # asked you to do this.
> #Archive Mail = /var/spool/MailScanner/archive
> So if you point "Archive Mail" at a file (which must already exist,
> otherwise it doesn't know it's archiving to a file), it will archive all
> mail to that file in mbox format, which just about any IMAP/POP server can
> read, as well as most Linux/Unix email apps.
> If you only want to archive some mail, or you want to archive different
> mail to different mailboxes, point it at a ruleset which supplies the
> filename you want to use for the archive of any particular message. Read
> /etc/MailScanner/rules/* for information about this.
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