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Where do I find the mail logs?


  • qmail-send, qmail-smtpd, maildrop, toaster-watcher, etc.

/var/log/maillog (darned near everything else)

  • spamassassin, authentication (pop, imap, smtp, webmail)


  • clamd, freshclam


How do I 'watch" the logs?

See the page on watching the mail logs.

How do I delete logs on a periodic basis?

Those in /var/log/mail are easy to deal with, as old logs are dropped into YYYY/MM/DD directories. Nuke them as desired. The syslog mail.* is similarly easy, as it's rotated daily and a weeks worth are kept. Edit /etc/newsyslog.conf to alter settings.

Last modified on 5/9/05.