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Re: administrator permissions mail server
From: Klaas Schaafsma (klaasxs4all.nl)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 10:44:33 CST
> 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
> 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.