argomail2dlf - converts ArGoSoft Mail Server log files to the email DLF
argomail2dlf converts a ArGoSoft Mail Server log file to email DLF
format. Information on the ArGoSoft Mail Server can be found on
http://www.argosoft.com/applications/mailserver/. The generic email DLF
format is described in email.xml.
This DLF converter was developed and tested with the ArGoSoft Mail
Server Pro. It could work with the Free and Plus versions, but it
To operate properly with Lire, you have to make sure that the following
logging features are enabled:
- Log SMTP commands.
- Log SMTP conversations.
- Log to File.
The other two options (Log POP Commands and Log Web Commands) aren’t
needed and can be left unchecked.
Due to the limitations in the logging system of ArGoSoft Mail Server,
the following information isn’t available:
- size of messages
- message's ID
Also, since ArGoSoft doesn’t log "queue identifier" (that is an
identifier that can be used to track the delivery of a message across
the different components), we have to rely on heuristics and assumed
invariants to track the messages. We use the sender and recipient
addresses to track the messages.
Delivery in order
We assume that ArGoSoft Mail Server will deliver its messages in
the order it received them.
One recipient delivery
We assume that ArGoSoft Mail Server will only deliver to one
recipient at a time. That is that if a message was adressed to two
recipients to the same remote demain, it will use two connections
to deliver this message.
Local delivery happens immediately
We assume that local delivery (and forward) will happen right after
the 354 or 250 status code is logged. We have to rely on this,
because the log messages related to forwarding don’t mention the
Unknown messages were delivered through the web
Messages that are delivered but weren’t sent through SMTP are
presumed to come from the webmail relay (sent through the web
interface). They could also have been sent before the start of the
To process a log as produced by argomail
$ argomail2dlf < mail.log
argomail2dlf will be rarely used on its own, but is more likely called
$ lr_log2report argomail < /var/log/mail.log
exim2dlf(1), postfix2dlf(1), sendmail2dlf(1), qmail2dlf(1)
$Id: argomail2dlf.in,v 1.10 2006/07/23 13:16:34 vanbaal Exp $
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We would like to thanks denon from denon.cx for contributing sample log
files and helping debug this DLF converter.
Francis J. Lacoste <firstname.lastname@example.org>