MailScanner gateway stats

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Spooky as I am working on a similar thing.  I have taken MailGraph as the base code, as it is well written, removing all the RRD stuff and having it write the information to MySQL instead.  From here will then produce graphs in PHP using ChartDirector (very very cheap graph component which is wicked Once I have something up and running will OT a email to the list.

On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:22:46 +1000, Paul Baily <gen2lists at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Apologies in advance if this is a FAQ or semi-OT, I did try searching
> the archives for an answer, really I did.
> I'm about to put a MailScanner/MailWatch/sendmail/spamassassin
> machine into production for the uni I work at and would dearly like
> to be able to produce some stats on how it's doing for Those That
> Manage (But Do Not Know Better.)
> My question is what do you use for high level trend reporting traffic
> stats? MailWatch itself? MailScanner-MRTG? Mailgraph? Vispan?
> I currently have charts available via MailWatch and MailScanner-MRTG
> but have also been trying to get trend analysis-type reports going
> via mailgraph since it provides really good day/week/month/year
> charts. The problem I'm having is that this is a gateway to an
> internal email system, and I'm trying to get mailgraph to accurately
> identify inbound and outbound traffic from a site context. Going from
> a gateway perspective (which is what it's currently doing) each email
> is logged as a sent email regardless of whether it's inbound or
> outbound sitewise.
> I'm guessing this is really a question of working out the correct
> regexes for mailgraph for each smtp transaction, but I just thought
> I'd ask in case anyone else has tried the same and has either hit a
> working solution or has given up and gone for something like Vispan.
> thanks in advance for your time and apologies for the semi-OTness.
> Paul.
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