View the Email Logs

Eric eric at
Thu Apr 3 04:46:57 UTC 2008

Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On April 3, 2008 10:30:01 AM +0800 Ruel Luchavez 
> <ruel.freebsd at> wrote:
>> Hello..
>> I have here an existing email server running in FreeBSD,
>> how could I view the logs of email yestrday? what would be the command?
>> and usually where is directory for the email log?
>> new in freebsd..
>> Your help is geatly needed..thanks
> /var/log/maillog is the usual location
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at
> Senior Information Security Analyst
> The University of Texas at Dallas
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old mail logs would be compressed to files like maillog.0.bz2 and so on. 
you can use bzcat to view them.  multitail is a nice program to view 
and/or watch log files should you need something like that

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