Log Search

Select Logs from the drop-down list at the top of the Search Parameters sidebar to view search options. The log search allows you to search for records of past messages. The mail and message logs maintain data about how the mail transfer agent (MTA) and PureMessage have dealt with specific messages, providing a means for evaluating the effectiveness of the current mail-filtering policy. Messages listed in the logs can be searched and examined. For example, you might search and analyze the logs for the following reasons:

  • You want to confirm that the policy options you have set are working as expected.
  • A user has reported that a message has not been delivered and wants to know why.
Note: Log searches are only available if you selected the Postfix mail transfer agent (MTA) during PureMessage installation. PureMessage uses the Log Search Index background service to index log data for faster searching. If you opted for the sendmail MTA during installation or are a Postfix user who upgraded to the latest PureMessage from a previous version of PureMessage, the Log Search Index service is disabled by default. For more information about this service, see the pmx-logsearch-index and logsearch.conf man pages.