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administrator permissions mail server Feb 06 2007 12:51PM
Step0ut (step0ut yahoo gr) (7 replies)
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 07 2007 06:17PM
Cristóbal Palmer (cristobalpalmer gmail com)
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 07 2007 04:57PM
Richard Cox (khabi pixelatedninja com)
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 07 2007 10:08AM
Alexander Klimov (alserkli inbox ru)
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 06 2007 09:27PM
Greg Metcalfe (metcalfegreg qwest net)
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 06 2007 07:15PM
druid stonedcoder org
Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 06 2007 04:44PM
Klaas Schaafsma (klaas xs4all nl)
Step0ut wrote:

> I am working in a network with 40/50 PC's managed by 3 people with
> administrator passwords.
> The OS used is GNU/Linux.
> There is also a webmail service provided by the same server, which is also
> maintained
> by the same people.
> My question is the following:
> Since the administrator has of course access to all user files, does this
> mean that
> one with administrator privileges can read everybody's emails?

Yes it does. Since the mail is stored in whatever way (/var/spool/mail,
maildir, SQl etc.) The root user can read these files and thus read the
mail of all the users.

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Re: administrator permissions mail server Feb 06 2007 04:28PM
Stephen Hauskins (stephen acg ucsc edu)


 

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