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  1. #1
    Tony Guest

    Dishonest network Administratot


    Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have a
    copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    knowing?

  2. #2
    Eli Allen Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot

    Everything is possible. What mail server?
    --
    Eli Allen
    eallen@bcpl.net

    "Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:3af342f0$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have a
    > copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    > on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    > knowing?




  3. #3
    Michael Howard Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot


    he's the admin - even if he couldn't do as you describe, he could always put
    a net sniffer in front of the box looking for SMTP messages.


    "Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    >Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have

    a
    >copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    >on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    >knowing?



  4. #4
    Tony Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot


    "Michael Howard" <mikehow@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >he's the admin - even if he couldn't do as you describe, he could always

    put
    >a net sniffer in front of the box looking for SMTP messages.
    >
    >
    >"Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have

    >a
    >>copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    >>on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    >>knowing?

    >

    What exactly is a SMPT message?


  5. #5
    Eli Allen Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot

    SMTP is for sending mail and POP3 is for receiving mail. If you just look
    at packets aimed at a certain port you can sniff the protocol that you want.
    --
    Eli Allen
    eallen@bcpl.net

    "Tony" <fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:3af742e8$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > "Michael Howard" <mikehow@microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >he's the admin - even if he couldn't do as you describe, he could always

    > put
    > >a net sniffer in front of the box looking for SMTP messages.
    > >
    > >
    > >"Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have

    > >a
    > >>copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one

    indivdual
    > >>on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out

    them
    > >>knowing?

    > >

    > What exactly is a SMPT message?
    >




  6. #6
    Wayne Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot


    "Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    >Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have

    a
    >copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    >on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    >knowing?


    I am the Network Administrator with over 500 users on my exchange email system.
    In short the answer is YES! From Exchange to small mail servers, almost all
    have this feature.

  7. #7
    Rohit Wason Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot


    >I am the Network Administrator with over 500 users on my exchange email system.
    >In short the answer is YES! From Exchange to small mail servers, almost

    all
    >have this feature.



    Wayne,

    This message must be unnerving for all those 500 in your company :-) Well,
    I feel in the case of corporate e-mail IDs, and as long as it is mentioned
    in your company's E-mail policy, its okay for an administrator to do that.

    Cheers,
    Rohit


  8. #8
    Jeff Guest

    Re: Dishonest network Administratot


    Tony


    First, you might want to rephrase the dishonest part of your subject. This
    scenerio you have posted is 100% possible, and necessary in some cases.
    If you suspect your NETADMIN is doing this maliciously then notify your HR
    dept. Just be sure that you are following email policies and that the HR
    dept would have no reason to monitor email between two employees


    SMTP is the protocal in which mail is transferred

    "Tony" <Fyshman@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    >Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a network administrator to have

    a
    >copy be sent to himself of all mail messages being sent from one indivdual
    >on the mail server to another individual on the mail server with out them
    >knowing?



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