[tpop3d-discuss]pop before smtp and logging..

James Gurney james at globalmegacorp.org
Mon, 10 May 2004 00:03:16 -0700

2 questions..

1. Ignoring the fact that pop-before-smtp is the root of all evil, has 
anyone succesfully implemented this with postfix, using the builtin 
system? I've had a look at the relaydbm script, but I must confess my 
perl knowledge is sorely lacking, and if someone else has done this 
already, it would make my life a lot easier, and far better than the 
kludgy system I use now which tail -f's the logfile.

2. The tpop3d logging is reaaallly noisy. One single mail check appears 
to generate 6 lines of logfile. With multiple users all checking the 
mail on a regular basis (ie, every 2 minutes), the mail log quickly gets 
very big. Realistically, I don't need the current verbosity level. Hell, 
I'd be happy with just logging failed connections. I know this has been 
asked before, but I couldn't find a good answer - is there a way to make 
the logging less noisy? It would be really handy if it was a 
configuration option so you could enable more detailed logging for 
troubleshooting, but leave it nice and quiet for day to day operations.