There is a patched qmail-scanner which has the "archive" option to archive all emails. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Gradwohl [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 3:03 PM
Subject: [vchkpw] Archiving mail

I know this subject has been touched on several times on this and the 
qmail list, but I have yet to see a comprehensive resolution, so please 
bear with me.

Texas courts are now moving legal documents via email between the 
respective attorney's offices, and attorneys are asking for a way to 
archive everything in and out of a virtual domain as a permanent record. 
The Subject: contains a case number.

SEC regulations as well as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) require those affected 
by these rules to archive all inbound and outbound mail. qmail has a 
rudimentary facility to do this with a patch to the extra.h file.  It 
doesn't archive a duplicate of the mail, but simply ads an artificial CC 
to it to force the rest of the system to send a modified copy of the 
email to a specific location. That may or may not satisfy SEC or SOX 
requirements - I don't know. One can argue that what the archive holds 
was never sent to the server due to the CC modification.

When vpopmail is added to the mix, the promise of the extra.h patch 
looses its usefulness as what most sites want/need is an archive per 
virtual domain or even per user, not for the box as a whole. Its been 
mentioned that maildrop can archive mail, but I believe it can only do 
this for mail that eventually gets analyzed via a .qmail file. There is 
no mechanism for mail sent out to be archived via maildrop. Please 
correct me if I'm wrong.

Is there a comprehensive way to archive mail EXACTLY AS IT WAS SENT, 
either in to the domain or out from the domain, IN A VPOPMAIL 
ENVIRONMENT, on at least a virtual domain level? If so, how? Note - 
recordio is not a solution.

Adding extra delivery instructions in the .qmail file for a user is less 
than satisfactory especially since it will only archive a facsimile of 
the mail and then only for mail send to the domain, completely missing 
any mail originating on the domain destined for the outside world.

Bill Gradwohl

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