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Questions about checking email traffic...

Hi all,

I have a fair amount of general development experience but I'm very new to
eDirectory/GroupWise (read: know almost nothing about them. 🙂 )

I was given a task to write a simple application that runs on the server and
checks all email traffic. When an email is coming in or going out (to/from
any user in the system), I should be able to inspect the email and save some
information about it (as a starter, it's enough to save, say, the time, the
sender, the recipient and the subject to a text file or to a database. (The
purpose of this is just a proof-of-concept.) I'm using the GW 7.0.1 eval
version.

I have some vague ideas as to how to do this (I'd like to use C++ or C#),
but I have a hard time seeing what I need to do.

1. I guess I need a trusted application to do this, but will it be a DLL or
an EXE? How do I communicate to the GW server? Would I need a GW Client
installed on the server box for this?

2. Can I get a notification from the GW server that an email is just coming
in/going out? Or do I have to log in into every individual mailbox
periodically and do a check there?

I figured that I'd have to use the Object API to access information about
emails, but it seems that I'd have to log in to every mailbox one by one.
I'd like to avoid that and do the email filtering on a global level, for
every user at the same time. I also didn't see any event specification in
the Object API documentation. Did I miss/misunderstand something?

Any pointers would be most welcome.

Thanks a lot,
gb


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

Is your task defined to only external mails or also internal mails ?


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Tommy Mikkelsen

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Denmark

Novell Developer Forums SYSOP

Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

Tommy,

Thanks for the reply - it's defined for both. The program should be able to
look at all emails that go through GW and save information about them.

gb

"Tommy Mikkelsen" <tm@NoDevSpAmitq.dk> wrote in message
news:d0j2j.796$k06.458@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Is your task defined to only external mails or also internal mails ?
>
>
> --
> Best Regards
>
> Tommy Mikkelsen
>
> IT Quality A/S
> Denmark
>
> Novell Developer Forums SYSOP
>
> Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn
>
> Sorry, but no support through email
>
> "I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB
>
> Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

In that case, I would not do this......


Trapping all this would drain the PO Agent 😞
(And your cust would blame you)

However...when that is said
Look into the SOAP API, and events.....

http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/GroupWise_Web_Service_%28SOAP%29


That way, you'll get what you need, but as already said..........

Tracking all mails *WILL* drain the POA, IMHO

--
Best Regards

Tommy Mikkelsen

IT Quality A/S
Denmark

Novell Developer Forums SYSOP

Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn

Sorry, but no support through email

"I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB

Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

Tommy,

Thank you for your reply - how would you do it otherwise?

Here is a brief background: the company for which this is supposed to be
done sends/receives a lot of email a day. Emails contain attachments and it
is these attachments that need to be extracted and saved in certain
locations and some attributes need to be saved in a database about them. So
the requirement is that *all* incoming/outgoing emails that go through the
company be inspected (but only once, when it's being sent/received.)

Right now there is a client software that does this (written by someone
else), that sits in the GW Client (on each client computer) and does some
magic. The company would like to replace the client-side solution with one
that runs on the server.

Do you have any suggestions for this scenario? As I wrote, I'm not really
familiar with GW, so I don't really know the alternatives.

Thanks again for your reply - I'll look into the SOAP interface.

gb

"Tommy Mikkelsen" <tm@NoDevSpAmitq.dk> wrote in message
news:7Nj2j.810$k06.370@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> In that case, I would not do this......
>
>
> Trapping all this would drain the PO Agent 😞
> (And your cust would blame you)
>
> However...when that is said
> Look into the SOAP API, and events.....
>
> http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/GroupWise_Web_Service_%28SOAP%29
>
>
> That way, you'll get what you need, but as already said..........
>
> Tracking all mails *WILL* drain the POA, IMHO
>
> --
> Best Regards
>
> Tommy Mikkelsen
>
> IT Quality A/S
> Denmark
>
> Novell Developer Forums SYSOP



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

So you say that you only want mails that leaves the company ???

If so, you'll need to work on the GWIA (SMTP DEAMON) and it's THIRD directories

However...Fails to find any docs on this......

Calling Mike Bell !!!!!!

(He's the king when it comes to this)




--
Best Regards

Tommy Mikkelsen

IT Quality A/S
Denmark

Novell Developer Forums SYSOP

Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn

Sorry, but no support through email

"I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB

Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

Tommy,

No, I do need to check all incoming and all outgoing emails, both internal
and external addresses.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas about doing this. I'll look
into the SOAP SDK to see if it does what I need.

Thanks,
gb

"Tommy Mikkelsen" <tm@NoDevSpAmitq.dk> wrote in message
news:%Ll2j.839$k06.45@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> So you say that you only want mails that leaves the company ???
>
> If so, you'll need to work on the GWIA (SMTP DEAMON) and it's THIRD
> directories
>
> However...Fails to find any docs on this......
>
> Calling Mike Bell !!!!!!
>
> (He's the king when it comes to this)
>
>
>
>
> --
> Best Regards
>
> Tommy Mikkelsen
>
> IT Quality A/S
> Denmark
>
> Novell Developer Forums SYSOP
>
> Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn
>
> Sorry, but no support through email
>
> "I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB
>
> Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Questions about checking email traffic...

Yes. He'll need SOAP. Of course he could look at GWAVA Retain....

gb wrote:
> Tommy,
>
> No, I do need to check all incoming and all outgoing emails, both internal
> and external addresses.
>
> Please let me know if you have any other ideas about doing this. I'll look
> into the SOAP SDK to see if it does what I need.
>
> Thanks,
> gb
>
> "Tommy Mikkelsen" <tm@NoDevSpAmitq.dk> wrote in message
> news:%Ll2j.839$k06.45@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> So you say that you only want mails that leaves the company ???
>>
>> If so, you'll need to work on the GWIA (SMTP DEAMON) and it's THIRD
>> directories
>>
>> However...Fails to find any docs on this......
>>
>> Calling Mike Bell !!!!!!
>>
>> (He's the king when it comes to this)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Best Regards
>>
>> Tommy Mikkelsen
>>
>> IT Quality A/S
>> Denmark
>>
>> Novell Developer Forums SYSOP
>>
>> Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn
>>
>> Sorry, but no support through email
>>
>> "I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB
>>
>> Be a GroupWiseR, go http://www.groupwiser.net

>
>

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