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Old 06-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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How to read and understand Sendmail 8.14 log files ?


Hello everyone,

Can some one please help me know how exactly to understand logs in sendmail 8.14.5. I am pretty new to sendmail.

I am running rhel6 on my system and i installed sendmail on it. Its just a test enivornment and i am sending and receiving emails on my localshot only.

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Jun 13 18:32:38 serv1 sendmail[7441]: q5DMWcS2007441: from=rohit, size=315, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20120613223237.GA7436@serv1.home.com>, relay=root@localhost
Jun 13 18:32:38 serv1 sm-mta[7442]: q5DMWcDD007442: from=<rohit@serv1.home.com>, size=466, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20120613223237.GA7436@serv1.home.com>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1]
Jun 13 18:32:38 serv1 sendmail[7441]: q5DMWcS2007441: to=rohit@serv1.home.com, ctladdr=rohit (502/505), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30315, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (q5DMWcDD007442 Message accepted for delivery)
Jun 13 18:32:38 serv1 sm-mta[7443]: q5DMWcDD007442: to=<rohit@serv1.home.com>, ctladdr=<rohit@serv1.home.com> (502/505), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=30663, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
So can anyone please explain what each line in the logs mean. Please these are the logs for only one email i just sent using mutt MUA.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Start by reading these http://sendmail.org/~ca/email/doc8.12/op-sh-2.html & http://www.planetlarg.net/open%20sou...ies-system-log
 
Old 06-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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I know meaning of all the fields, i already studied about them before posting. However i am confused why there are 4 enteries for one email, shouldn't it be just two ? What are the other two about, can you please explain that ? It would help me in understanding the things in a better way. I would really appreciate your help.
 
Old 06-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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can anyone please reply ?
 
  


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