maillog logging level {Virus Scanned}

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Apr 19 09:15:15 IST 2005

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Kevin Spicer wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 08:24 +0200, Christo Bezuidenhout wrote:
>>>># Log all the mail messages in one place.
>>Is the '-' supposed to be in from of /var/log/maillog
>>I had a look at my syslog.conf and it is without that.
>All that means is that syslog won't flush all pending messages to disk
>immediately it recieves them.  The downside of this is if the system
>crashes you may lose a few messages.
Note that "messages" refers to syslog entries, not email messages!

>  The upside is that it reduces disk
>I/O.  Given that MailScanner is pretty heavy in the disk I/O department
>(especially if you've not got the work area in tmpfs) this is generally
>considered a good idea.

Julian Field
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