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Two types of Mail TAIL LOGS

Maillog – Shows email server Connections (Logins) and Disconnections (Logouts)

Exim Mainlog – Shows email traffic


MailLog Used to troubleshoot user connections to the mail server Example of a Good Connection Jan 26 15:31:40 box270 dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=, method=PLAIN, rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured Jan 26 15:31:40 box270 dovecot: IMAP(maria@hugsi.com.co): Disconnected: Logged out bytes=85/734


Breakdown of Maillog Jan 26 15:31:40 box270 dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=, method=PLAIN, rip=127.0.0.1, lip=127.0.0.1, secured Jan 26 15:31:40 box270 dovecot: IMAP(maria@hugsi.com.co): Disconnected: Logged out bytes=85/734

Jan 26 15:31:40

DATE and TIME

Box270

SERVER

dovecot

Email server App

imap-login:

Type of login IMAP/POP3


Exim Mainlog Used to troubleshoot sending and receiving emails Example of good Connection -

Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ <= bad@apples.com H=(cosmo.apples.com) [65.111.175.215] P=esmtp S=891 id= 46F63810.2050702@apples.com Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ => jimmy <jimmy@bananna.com> R=virtual_sa_user T=virtual_sa_userdelivery Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ Completed


Breakdown of Exim Mainlog Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ <= bad@apples.com H=(cosmo.apples.com) [65.111.175.215] P=esmtp S=891 id=46F63810.2050702@apples.com Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ => jimmy <jimmy@bananna.com> R=virtual_sa_user T=virtual_sa_userdelivery Jan 26 16:01:50 1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ Completed

Jan 26 16:01:50

DATE and TIME

1IZOBW-0001oa-LJ

Mail ID

<= and =>

Generally, if you follow the arrows ( <= ) and ( => ) you should be able to determine where the email goes. (Can show other variables if not sending correctly =, =F, -)

R=virtual_sa_user T=virtual_sa_userdelivery

Spam Assassin gobbledygook


Fin.

tail log  

tail log file

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