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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)
If you're worried about this, you need to look into end-to-end
encryption. S/MIME can be implemented fairly easily (or OpenPGP if you
have the patience to exchange keys with the people you want to talk
to).

If you don't know what either of the above are, you'll either (1) fail
to implement it correctly and your admins will still be able to read
your mail, or you'll (2) clue your admins into the fact that you don't
trust them because you'll have to hire a consultant who'll end up
having to talk to your admins anyway.

Even if you totally trust your admins, you should be aware that email
is inherently insecure. You shouldn't be sending sensitive information
over email... period. Send an email saying "I have sensitive
information for you" at most. Then give access to that information in
some other manner.

Peace,
CMP

On 2/6/07, Step0ut <step0ut (at) yahoo (dot) gr [email concealed]> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am sorry if this is not the exact forum to post this question but seemed
> the most relevant.
> 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?
>
> Cheers,
> step0ut

--
Cristóbal M. Palmer
UNC-CH SILS Student -- ils.unc.edu/~cmpalmer
TriLUG Vice Chair
"There are many roads to enlightenment, and thus many roads back to
the One True Debian" --crimsun

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


 

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