I have a small postfix server, on a Linux server (Arch Linux) mainly used as a http server.

I use postfix to send database backups and notifications of my web sites. To avoid spamming, I'd like to monitor the output mail queue (e.g. a report of sent emails).

Is there a simple way to do that?

  • Postfix logs that by default.
    – jordanm
    Oct 2, 2013 at 1:38

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You could set up a cron job to run the pflogsumm postfix log analyser and send you a report.

If pflogsumm does not suit your requirements there are other alternative log analysis tools listed at http://www.postfix.org/addon.html#logfile

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