Logging

These options allow you to control logging activities within the mail server. This includes control over how much logging is performed, how large the individual log files are, automatic deleting of old log information and also a caching option to increase efficiency.

Logging

  • Enable Logging - If enabled, the mail server will perform logging. If disabled, the mail server will generate no log files at all. It is recommended that you do not disable logging as these are your only record of the mail server's activity. If the mail server is abused or fails, the logs can help determine the cause.
  • Auto-Delete After - To help ensure old logs do not waste space on your hard drive, you can set up automatic deletion of old files. If a file is older than the number of days specified, it will be deleted.
  • Auto-Cleanup Log Check - This the interval at which the log folder will be scanned for old log files.
  • Cache Size - To help improve performance of logging on busy servers, you can set a memory cache size. This reduces the number of times the mail server needs to open and write to the log files.
  • File Size - This controls the size of individual log files. When a log file reaches or exceeds this size, the mail server will start a new log file. The log file names are constructed in the form 'servicename_incrementallognumber.txt'.
  • Activity - This drop down box allows you to select an area of the mail server to configure.
  • No Logging - If set, the area of the mail server selected in the 'Activity' box will be set to perform no logging.
  • Normal Logging - If set, the area of the mail server selected in the 'Activity' box will be set to log only important events (e.g. user logins, mail deletions etc.).
  • Debug Logging - If set, the area of the mail server selected in the 'Activity' box will be set to perform 'Normal Logging' as well as print debug information. Debug information includes a complete transcript of the commands and responses sent over connections as well as file loading events. Other useful miscellaneous information is also inserted into debug logs. It is recommended you do not enable debug logging unless you are either attempting to identify a configuration issue or you believe the mail server has a bug.