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I have a number of CentOS machines running postfix and sendmail. Is there some thing that I can use to monitor the current message throughput of a mail server from its logs? I'd particularly would like to know the messages processed per second in real-time. Unfortunately postfix does not include this sort of functionality out of the box.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted should do the trick

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Maybe glTail would do the trick?

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glTail is definitely real-time, but I'm afraid it's way too flashy and graphically intensive for my needs. – kdingo Sep 28 '09 at 15:08

Please also check awstats: and cacti / mrtg http // or http //

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