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Old 02-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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stop popa3d from writing to syslog?

I have a script running on my desktop that checks a specified e-mail account on my linux server. It looks for messages containing commands. Basically I can e-mail myself from anywhere and tell my desktop to do things. The only thing that annoys me about this is that every time my script checks the pop3 account on the server (every 30 seconds), entries get posted to my system log like this:

Feb 24 11:50:47 millions popa3d[21039]: connect from (
Feb 24 11:50:47 millions popa3d[21039]: Authentication passed for automate
Feb 24 11:50:47 millions popa3d[21039]: 0 messages (0 bytes) loaded
Feb 24 11:50:47 millions popa3d[21039]: 0 (0) deleted, 0 (0) left
Feb 24 11:51:17 millions popa3d[21042]: connect from (
Feb 24 11:51:17 millions popa3d[21042]: Authentication passed for automate
Feb 24 11:51:17 millions popa3d[21042]: 0 messages (0 bytes) loaded
Feb 24 11:51:17 millions popa3d[21042]: 0 (0) deleted, 0 (0) left

You can imagine over time this gets really annoying, makes finding more important messages difficult, and makes for relatively large log files. Can I get popa3d to stop posting these messages to my system log? If not does anyone have a recommendation of an alternate pop3 server which can be told not to post things to the system log so much?

Old 02-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Could not really find anything from a quick google search but give the the developers a contact and see if it can be changed from the app say /etc/sysconfig/popa3d file. If not I would have to think that maybe syslog-ng might be able to redirect certain logs to another log. If not the a log tool that can scan the log file and cut and paste the contents to another file.




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