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256319Re: Log analysis

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  • Sahil Tandon
    Aug 3, 2009
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      On Aug 3, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Martina Tomisova
      <martina.tomisova@...> wrote:

      >> each recipient will be in its own log line when the message is
      >> delivered.
      > So I've got 101 lines like this one:
      >
      > Jul 27 xx:yy:zz server postfix/qmgr[2580]: 50B106A60A8:
      > from=<bob@...>, size=754061, nrcpt=436 (queue active)
      >
      > The time differs (this line is printed there approx. ones an hour so
      > it seems that he sends this batch of emails approx. each hour), it's
      > the same user and the same nrcpt and the same queue id. So there
      > should be approx. 101*436=44036 lines containing the string
      > 50B106A60A8 at least. But there is only 1173 line like that. How is
      > that possible? How this works? It's possible to tell postfix that I'm
      > going to send message to 436 recipients and then send just a few
      > recipients? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question :)

      As I wrote in my initial reply, nrcpt= denotes the ORIGINAL number of
      recipients. The later log lines are very likely Postfix trying to
      deliver to different destinations for that same original message
      submission.

      >
      >> grep for the QUEUEID will show you other log lines. some of these
      >> will
      >> include the Message-Id. The Message-Id can also be used to find other
      >> related log lines.
      > I investigated lines containing the message id and the recepient and
      > all of them contained the queue id too.
      >
      > Thanks, M.
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