documentation on logging users sendmail activity

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Sep 4 16:41:09 UTC 2016

On Sun, 4 Sep 2016 10:17:15 -0400, Marc Rousseau wrote:
> Hi,
> i v downloaded sendmail and setting up it up on my server. i v read through
> the doc/READMEs/manuals/references
> but couldnt find specific info about logging users sendmail activity,that
> is,logs,reports,ect...
> more specificly i m looking for doc on targetting spammers and relavant
> info on what to check related
> to inbound (comming from the inside) spam.
> any URLs / docs welcome

You can gain a lot of information from /var/log/maillog, sendmail's
primary log file. There are also programs that can process this file,
for example SendmailAnalyzer; documentation here:

Also check the sendmail documentation on how to set the desired level
of logging using the config option

	define(`confLOG_Level', `<level>')

Local documentation at /usr/share/sendmail/cf/README could help as well.
Also check chapter 27 of The FreeBSD Handbook:

This chapter covers mail.

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