Guide updated on 29th of February 2016

Install and use tracking scripts from John M. Simpson

cd /downloads/scripts/
chmod 751 mtrack strack
cp /downloads/scripts/mtrack /var/qmail/bin/
cp /downloads/scripts/strack /var/qmail/bin/

ln -s /var/qmail/bin/mtrack /usr/bin/
ln -s /var/qmail/bin/strack /usr/bin/

Use it

cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-send/current | mtrack
cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpd/current | strack
cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpdssl/current | strack

You should have such result

@400000004e46646a134478e4 starting delivery 27: msg 654065 to remote
@400000004e46647f195ff2e4 delivery 27: deferral: Sorry,_I_wasn't_able_to_establish_an_SMTP_connection._(#4.4.1)/

@400000004e469ca431a49094 tcpserver: pid 14351 from XX.XX.XX.XX
@400000004e469ca433190c0c tcpserver: ok 14351
@400000004e469ca5337c2b0c qmail-smtpd[14351]: MFCHECK pass [XX.XX.XX.XX]
@400000004e469ca533ca1844 qmail-smtpd[14351]: Received-SPF: pass ( SPF record at designates XX.XX.XX.XX as permitted sender)
@400000004e469ca533ca339c qmail-smtpd[14351]: MAIL FROM:
@400000004e469ca533ca3784 qmail-smtpd[14351]: RCPT TO:
@400000004e469caa1ccb4104 tcpserver: end 14351 status 256

When you 've installed the daemontool, you have also installed the command tai64nlocal that converts the timestamp to local time in ISO format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.SSSSSSSSS

You can use it to have human readable timestamp :

cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-send/current | mtrack | tai64nlocal
cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpd/current | strack | tai64nlocal
cat /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpdssl/current | strack | tai64nlocal

You should have such result

2012-02-27 06:54:46.820260500 new msg 5540369
2012-02-27 06:54:46.820261500 info msg 5540369: bytes 2653 from qp 21154 uid 168
2012-02-27 06:54:46.820261500 starting delivery 22298: msg 5540369 to remote YYYYY@YYY.YY
2012-02-27 06:54:47.003348500 delivery 22298: success: XX.XX.XX.XX_accepted_message./Remote_host_said:_250_OK/
2012-02-27 06:54:47.003349500 end msg 5540369

2012-02-27 06:55:17.125452500 new msg 5540687
2012-02-27 06:55:17.125453500 info msg 5540687: bytes 3924 from qp 21230 uid 168
2012-02-27 06:55:17.125454500 starting delivery 22299: msg 5540687 to local XXXXX.XX-XXX@XXXXXX.XX
2012-02-27 06:55:17.131165500 delivery 22299: success: did_0+0+1/
2012-02-27 06:55:17.131166500 end msg 5540687

List of optional features

Users comments
Ontime77 - 09/02/2017 09:38




Could you please help me to findout the way to view qmail smtp logs with subject header on this version of qmail. Previously it was accessible in /var/log/mail.log but now in this current version i could not able to see mail with subjecct header in log.Thanks.

Tomaszg - 11/04/2012 22:24

hmm what's that..


ScanArchive true

if I compress .PDF file it works

sometimes works, sometimes not ;/

no error message.. just blocking whole e-mail.

Tomaszg - 11/04/2012 02:05

As far I see all e-mails containing .ZIP attachement are ignored without warning / error message to sender.

If I change extension to .ZI_ it works.

How to allow .ZIP delivery?

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