[Dovecot] Tools to analyze status/stats?

Peter Fern dovecot at obfusc8.org
Tue Dec 6 06:36:30 EET 2005

The majority of those stats are most easily pulled from your MTA, and if 
you're using one of the popular ones there are bound to be numerous 
tools that will do this for you... eg - if you use postfix (or others) 
you might look at:  http://www.postfix.org/addon.html#logfile

wolff wrote:

> Thanks for the info... I will check sendmail/procmail more to see if i 
> can idenfity anything.
> As far as tools or reports, I was thinking if I could look at the 
> following things I could get a good idea of the status/health of my 
> mailserver/imap server...
> - The number of messages per date range, per user, received, delivered 
> to each user mail box, and undeliverable messages
> - The number of messages for unknown users or which had any sort of 
> delivery problem
> - Any error messages dovecot might produce communicating with the mta.
> I guess the latter would be in my log files somewhere...I've found log 
> entries identifying the starting/stopping of dovecot, but haven't come 
> across any other messages (which I assume is a good thing and that the 
> system is working just fine... and also because I am getting mail ...:-))
> Regards,
> Gary Wolff
> On 12/5/05, *Curtis Maloney* <cmaloney at cardgate.net 
> <mailto:cmaloney at cardgate.net>> wrote:
>     wolff wrote:
>     > Hello,
>     >
>     > I recently installed dovecot on a server running Debian.
>     >
>     > I only have 10 users, but we probably have 6Gig of email between us.
>     We have only about 20 users, and store around 23 to 25G of
>     mail.  And that's
>     mostly because I was tyrannical about people keeping their
>     mailboxes lean until
>     we got a new HDD :)
>     > Things were working flawlessly for a couple of weeks, and I'm
>     still getting
>     > email, but the last few days we are getting fewer emails that we
>     typically
>     > do.
>     > So although things seem to be working well, everyone is
>     suspicious something
>     > is wrong due to the lack of email volume.
>     >
>     > Is there a size limit that dovecot can manage?
>     That's mostly dependent on your file system, since you're running
>     Maildir.  The
>     limits will be on "messages per folder" and "single file size",
>     both of which
>     you are unlikely to have reached.
>     > Are there any admin tools to get status messages for dovecot?
>     No, but that's not a bad idea.  What sort of features would you be
>     looking for?
>     > Are there any reporting tools to show how many messages are
>     > processed/managed by dovecot?
>     Well, there are a few options and patches that make it easier to
>     see how many
>     messages people are reading with Dovecot... but since it's the
>     _ingress_ of mail
>     you're suspecting, I'd be looking at your MTA logs (
>     sendmail/postfix/qmail/exim/whatever ) -- if the MTA isn't seeing
>     the mail,
>     there's no way Dovecot can, either.
>     --
>     Curtis Maloney
>     cmaloney at cardgate.net <mailto:cmaloney at cardgate.net>

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