Postfix Analysis     
 

Sawmill Analytics has been reading Postfix logs and providing superior Postfix Analysis since 2001. We have updated the Postfix plug-in regularly and we now support logging that includes Amavis and MailScanner lines.

Reporting on SMTP mail logs has been at the core of Sawmill Analytics and brings to the Postfix Analysis a forensic ability to drill and filter on-the-fly exposing trends and details that other reporting tools miss, or worst, miss-represent. Sawmill shows you the whole log line as computed by our advanced parsing filters, that brings transparency and in turn gives power back to the IT managers. You can review bandwidth information, as well as peak message traffic times of day to enable peak through put and bottleneck prevention for the entire mail system. You can expose high message transmission between departments, groups or individuals that should not be present, or externally with other organisations.

Each Sawmill profile allows you to add unique custom filters that help you segment and group your traffic with ultimate control and definition. Sawmill log filters are built using the handy Log Filter editor, but for complete control you have the full weight of the Sawmill Configuration Programming Language (Salang), which allows you to read from external files (allowing you to pull in external data from files) or call external scripts. This allows Sawmill to talk to database servers or authentication servers for both integrating user database details, or authentication of other IT management functions.

Postfix Analysis reports that are all available through a browser, so no client software is required. Sawmill Analytics generates dynamic statistics from Postfix logs, analyzing and reporting events. Sawmill Analytics can parse Postfix logs, import them into a SQL database (or its own built-in database), aggregate them, and generate dynamically filtered reports, all through a web interface. Sawmill can perform Postfix analysis on any platform, including Window, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS, Solaris, other UNIX, and more.