Best SMTP Gateway Program and Reporting Tools

Derek Ragona derek at
Tue Aug 12 22:39:10 UTC 2008

At 03:22 PM 8/12/2008, Josh Kidd wrote:
>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.


I use sendmail and sma.  But I don't these fit your needs.  In fact, I 
doubt you will find an opensource solution that does.  For those types of 
features you need to  spend some money and buy a commercial product.


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