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big brother eMail account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by omoriginals, May 25, 2004.

  1. omoriginals

    omoriginals Well-Known Member

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    Can cPanel help us do the following? . . .

    create a pop account that gets a bcc for all eMail received by a domain.

    basically a"big brother" account, so that the bossman can get a copy of all eMail received?

    Thanks for your help.

    God Bless,
    Oscar
     
  2. omoriginals

    omoriginals Well-Known Member

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    ? illegal ?

    Can't the boss, monitor business eMail?
     
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    SageBrian Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I don't believe it is illegal. Businesses can be held accountable for any activities on their servers, therefore, being that the work email is a product of work, it is NOT private, and therefore can be monitored.

    If you are at work and surfing non-business websites, just know that it is very easy to track every site you go to.

    At home, you still have privacy, on your own personal computer.

    Now, to answer the question....

    Setup an account, like bigbrother@domain.com
    Then, setup forwarders for EVERY email, so that a copy goes to the bigbrother mailbox also.
    Usually, there is no need to actually do this, as just a warning saying that all email CAN be monitored should be enough to stop any questionable behavior.
    Be sure to notify everyone that their mail is being monitored. I'm not sure on the law here, but I believe that is important.
     
  4. omoriginals

    omoriginals Well-Known Member

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    Re: Re: big brother eMail account

    Will the invidual users still get all of their eMail?
    Thanks!
     
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    alex042 Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't have to setup any email account to read email on a cpanel server. The master account for that domain should have access to read all of that domains email. Just log into hordemail with the master account.
     
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    kosmo Well-Known Member

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    You can get a copy of all emails directed to any pop account.

    Create an account.
    Add a forwarder for this account and setup to forward to the big-brother account.
    Don't do it if it is illegal in your country.

    kosmo
     
  7. omoriginals

    omoriginals Well-Known Member

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    4word

    If I setup the following pops

    someguy@domain.com

    and

    bigbrother@domain.com

    and set a forward from someguy to bigbrother

    ? Is someguy going to get his mail or is it going to bypass him and go directly to big brother?
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    Checking from the main account)
    wouldn't that work only until someguy checked with mail? after that the mail would be removed

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    If the forwarding works, it would be a quick and easy solution.
     
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    kosmo Well-Known Member

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    According to my experience it will be delivered to both accounts if both acccounts exist.

    kosmo
     
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    alex042 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I think if you don't trust your employees and need to monitor their email then maybe they shouldn't be working for you. Either that or the boss needs more work to do himself.
     
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    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    Re: 4word

    The mail will be delivered both places as long as a POP account exists on the server.

    This is a very grey area of the law in the US. Generally speaking, the law has supported the notion that employees have no expectation of privacy when using company owned equipment on company time.

    A third party hosting company's server does not exactly constitute "company equipment". It can be argued that the company is leasing a portion of the server via their hosting agreeement and therefore the "area" of the server within their control is indeed "company equipment" during the period that their hosting account is current. This type of understanding can have other implications and may be explicitly refuted in your hosting agreement or AUP.

    You will go a long way towards avoiding any sort of liability in this matter if you leave it to the hosting customer to configure their cpanel accounts in this fashion.
     
  11. Glennr

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    Is there any way in cpanel to monitor all mail sent from a specific person?

    Glennr
     
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    How about outgoing mails send to the bigbrother?
     
  13. __DoPe_ShOw__

    __DoPe_ShOw__ Well-Known Member

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    First off, if your running a hosting company or site that is offering free emails and such and you do this, your breaking a law. You shouldn't have access to their email account UNLESS you suspect foul play. This is because people recieve passwords and personal information in these emails that is intended for them only. So becareful when trying to install any bullshit like this. People may tend to get pissed off at you for that and you can lose business or whutever.

    I don't know why I posted this, maybe it was cause my old host did it. Blah. Peace!
     

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