[Dovecot] Maillog rotates, but dovecot still writes logs into old logfile?

Troy Engel tengel at fluid.com
Fri Apr 20 00:28:26 EEST 2007

Mart Pirita wrote:
> syslog_facility = mail  
> should do the trick and log all via syslog to /var/log/maillog?

That's all you need on a modern Linux system, as the syslog facility 
'mail' usually is sent to /var/log/maillog; this is the default for all 
SMTP/IMAP/POP3/etc. on any Red Hat -esque system (RHEL, Fedora, CentOS). 
Check your /etc/syslog.conf file.

Personally I prefer my logs discrete, and use the settings right out of 
the Wiki page to /var/log/dovecot.log and the included logrotate.d/ 
script. Works 100%.


Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
Fluid, Inc | http://www.fluid.com

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