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Suggestion on Mail log analysis tools?

Any good suggestions on mail log analysis tools? I'm using postfix right now and trying to get some stats about our email servers and so far it's been a huge pain. I'm using splunk right now, but it's slow and not really helpful when you want a report.

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SStoryCommented:
I wrote a tool that helps check the post fix log for rejected emails.  This works if you use reverseDNS lookups to block spam. The tool just allows you to copy the rejected section and paste into the app and tell it to process. The end result are tree nodes with info under the node of the appropriate user. It has filtering and such.  It is a Dot Net 2.0 app so you would need to install the 2.0 framework. If you are interested in getting it, please let me know. I would like to distribute it, but since I wrote it in the Express edition, I have no happy way to do so--I don't like the "click once." The app works fine if  you have 2.0 installed and just run the exe.
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Cyclops3590Commented:
For my postfix servers I use pfloggsumm, awstats, mailgraph, and queuegraph.
pfloggsumm - daily summary of email by hour, top senders/receivers by volume/bytes
awstats - like pfloggsumm but web-based and continuous; much better and recommend
mailgraph - tracks sent/received/rejected/spam/etc. in rrd graphs
queuegraph - tracks deferred/active queues in rrd graphs

I'm not familiar with splunk so I'm not sure what I use can do that splunk can't and vice versa.
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andythedestroyerAuthor Commented:
We also use awstats here, but didn't know it can track mail log too. I'll give mailgrapch and queuegraph a try,  they sound just like what i needed.

thanx all for the help =)
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Cyclops3590Commented:
awstats can do quite a few different daemons.  I use it for apache,proftpd, and postfix.  if you do a google search for awstats and postfix, you'll find the config file modifications you need to do so it'll be able to collect the data properly
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Cyclops3590Commented:
btw, just curious why a grade of B.  It sounds like I gave you what you wanted.  If I didn't give you a full solution, it would be nice to know what was missing.  thx
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