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We are a small company and we have many independent contractors working for us. I would like to give each one of them a corporate email address such as firstname.lastname@mydomain.com. I would like all emails to the corporate email address to forward to the contractor's personal email address. I would also like the ability to view all emails sent to and from the corporate email address.

What is the best way to go about this? I currently use Google Aps as our email solution. Is it possible to do this with Google Aps, or should I set up my own mail server? Any help is appreciated.

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I would also like the ability to view all emails sent to and from the corporate email address. I believe that's illegal. –  SLaks Dec 19 '11 at 23:56
    
@p.campbell: No idea. Beliefs can cross international borders. :) –  SLaks Dec 19 '11 at 23:57
    
Surely it's not illegal to view your employee's emails. –  Stephen305 Dec 20 '11 at 3:08
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If you inform them, it might be legal. If you don't inform them, it probably isn't. –  SLaks Dec 20 '11 at 3:19

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You can do this with google apps. In the personal settings, a user can select the address(es) the end user want's its email to be forwarded to. The forwarder will work, once the recipient confirmed his secondary mailaddress.

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Are you suggesting that I create a new Google Aps account for each user and set up forwarding for each of them? If so, then I should explain that I am hoping to avoid that scenario since it would cost me an additional $50 per year per user. Is there any other way to do it besides creating a new account for each user? –  Stephen305 Dec 20 '11 at 3:12
    
Not with google Apps. Run your own server then. –  Bart De Vos Dec 20 '11 at 9:02

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