Logging the message body from an MTA
geert.hendrickx at ua.ac.be
Fri Jun 18 13:20:58 PDT 2004
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:22:44PM +0000, Lonnie Santella wrote:
> I need to log the message body of incoming and outgoing messages on my
> FreeBSD 5.2.1 Release server. I'm running Exim right now, but I really
> don't have a preference of MTA. The main thing is I need to facilitate the
> logging of message bodies.
I don't know about Exim, but since you don't care switching MTA, Postfix
has an "always_bcc" option. Every mail processed by Postfix (both
incoming and outgoing) will be forwarded to that address. You could
then make that address use procmail or some other pipe to store the
e-mail in your database.
> I don't want to flood you with too many details, but we want to archive
> messages (including message body) to a MySQL database, so that we can
> quickly run queries and review messages from months/years ago - no matter
> who's mailbox it ended up in.
> To accomplish this, we need to <first> log the message body somehow...
> anyhow... then commit the logs to the MySQL database.
> I'd settle for learning how to do the first step. I've read through Exim
> docs and Sendmail docs, as well as various newsgroups - plenty of info on
> logging various data - but nothing on message bodies. I posted a message to
> the Exim news group - but no luck there.
> I'm not set on Exim - I just want to log message bodies. Any help or a push
> in the right direction would be GREATLY appreciated.
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