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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by backb0ne, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. backb0ne

    backb0ne Registered

    Dec 11, 2006
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    Hello all !

    I would like to know if it is somehow possible that my administrator can read my outgoing mail. Can administrators do that ?

    Thnx !
  2. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2006
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    If the administrator has no morals then yes. It would be much easier to see mail that
    has been saved in the inbox or sentbox for example. If you can read it in your mailbox
    obviously so could an admin who have access to the same files.

    Once in a while I am asked that by a client. I reassure them I do not have the desire
    nor the time to read anyones mail and I highly respect their privacy.
  3. Spiral

    Spiral BANNED

    Jun 24, 2005
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    Absolutely! In fact mail is sent as plain text on all internet email servers and
    can be intercepted and any of number of places along the transmission path.

    Where I am at, we run an automated process that keeps a running score on
    outbound mail based on keywords found in user messages and alerts us
    immediately if a certain threshold is identified indicating spamming, phishing,
    or some other illegal activity and then we will assign a human administrator
    from our security department to go investigate in those cases under probable
    cause and always under the very strictest confidentiality rules.

    If you are worried about anyone reading your mail anywhere, I would recommend
    that you use PGP or some other form of encryption. That won't do you much good
    on our networks since we have the means to decode most encryption standards
    without the need for a pass key in a matter of a few seconds but most hosts won't
    have the means to do what we do so that should block 99.9% of most any 3rd party
    from intercepting or reading your email messages.

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