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Re: Online replication of mail boxes



Alexander,
Thanks for your help.

I have tried the "always_bcc" of POSTFIX but its not of much help.

Regarding RSYNC it can be helpful if i use IMAP instead of POP3 (
because most of the time the users mail boxes will be empty as they use
POP3).

If you have any other options (may be commercial product) kindly let me
know.

Regards,
Dhananjoy
On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 21:51, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Do, den 21.10.2004 schrieb Dhananjoy Chowdhury um 15:37:
> 
> > I am facing a problem with replication of mail boxes.
> > 
> > I have a smtp server running POSTFIX (192.168.0.10) for mydomain.com 
> > All mails for mydomain.com are forwarded to the POP server
> > 192.168.0.11(port25), where all the user mail boxes are maintained.
> > 
> > I want each mail to be forwarded simultaneously to another POP server
> > 192.168.0.12 also so that i have a online replica of all user mail
> > boxes.   
> 
> > Dhananjoy
> 
> This is normally no MTA's job. As more biased to Sendmail I know you can
> do copying of mail using milters (like synonym, milter-bcc or
> MimeDefang) to do so, though it is not really what you have in mind with
> replication. I think Postfix does neither really support this. Read for
> instance following answer by Wietse - the Postfix author - about that
> topic:
> 
> http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/postfix/2000-11/1683.html
> 
> Though the posting is fairly old I think nothing changed in this regard.
> 
> If you want to replicate mail boxes  - as initially said this is not
> task of an MTA - you should consider using rsync between then POP3/IMAP
> servers. Another way would be to use what Cyrus-IMAPd comes with: the
> murder. It is packaged with FC2 and does what you want automatically and
> the correct way.
> 
> Alexander
> 


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