Best SMTP Gateway Program and Reporting Tools

Josh Kidd jkidd at
Tue Aug 12 20:38:32 UTC 2008

I just wanted to pose this question to the list on people's opinions as
to what the best SMTP Gateway program (ie. Sendmail, Postfix, etc) is
and what the best log analysis tool for that SMTP program is. 


We are currently using Symantec Mail Security for our  outgoing SMTP
Gateway but want to employ an open-source solution instead. My problem
is our main requirement is to have a way to view the logs on a web based
interface that will allow our system administrators when a customer
complains they didn't receive an email to be able to go into the logs
and search by date/time and view the activity for that period to
determine if the mail went through our system or if it was blocked and
if so why. 


I've heard of and read about a few different programs like SMA and
Anteater and pflogstats, but I don't know if these will have the
functionality I need to allow admins to search logs for a specific
date/time and/or specific phrase/address on a web based interface.


I appreciate any help, advice in making this decision.




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