View Full Version : [ubuntu] transparent mail proxy

March 11th, 2010, 01:30 PM

We have a small office network with an ubuntu server gateway and some win clients. Our mail server is at the ISP. I want to save all the incoming and outgoing mail messages. It would be great if the clients dont need to change their settings in email client programs.

What program should I use? Can I configure postfix or other mail server to work as a transparent proxy?? Is there a tutorial??

Thanks in advence!

March 11th, 2010, 05:50 PM
You have to configure your MTA (which happens to be postfix, exim or whatever you like) to use a smarthost. In your case, your smarthost is your ISPs mail server. Unfortunately, I don't know how to setup a configuration like this, but googling for "postfix smarthost" should get you close to the solution :-)

March 12th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Thank you!
Finally I found something.
I redirected in iptables the 25 port to gateway 25 port where postfix listen. In postfix.conf I added the

always_bcc = xy@example.org

line and now all mail sent by the client. I receive at xy@example.org and I dont need to reconfigure my clients.
I have to do something with the received mails too.