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RE: email content monitoring / effectiveness
From: "Sarbjit Singh Gill" <ssgill () gilltechnologies com>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 23:28:49 +0800

Greetings Lawrence,

Why don't you just keep a copy of every mail that goes out from your
exchange into a mailbox dedicated for the job. Then run some scripts to
check for keywords. You could use any script which can talk to file system
or you could even use http WEBDav or (ASP - ADO -- SQL query ---- Exchange
2k). You could then search for anything you need.


-----Original Message-----
From: theog [mailto:theog () theog org]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 5:56 AM
To: laurence_field () yahoo com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: email content monitoring / effectiveness

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----- Original Message -----
From: "laurence field" <laurence_field () yahoo com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 7:50 AM
Subject: email content monitoring / effectiveness

I would like to get feedback on the quality/usefulness
of email content monitoring tools available on the

Our problem: We need to identify users and monitor
email content (scary) as some staff are sending
"gossip" to the press about our public internet system
reliability, pending IPO gossip / info etc. which then
escalates to professional bodies / governments whom in
turn start formal investigations - all over an
email!!! (we are a financial company).

Our mail systems are predominately MS Exchange 2000.
We are reviewing some software solutions at the moment
to increase our logging of what email is going
out/content etc. The volume of email is stagering and
should the "bad" users be technically savvy, there
seems to be no real way of catching said users who
breach our security policy. Additionaly, how well do
these systems work by catching key words?

I recently heard of a new technology that seems
smarter than just key word searches but havent been
able to track it down to-date.

If anybody could recommend any solutions/feedback on
this issue it would be very helpful to us.

Many thanks


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