For monitoring my Postfix install I'm using pflogsumm, which parses the Postfix's logs and generates a nice summary.

I tried to find a similar tool for Dovecot, but couldn't. Is there such a thing?

Some clarifications:

  1. The tool has to be open source.
  2. We're using Dovecot only for POP3 protocol.
  • No there is not. What should that summaries show? "How many mails are displayed per user?" "How many mails did a user move to a trash folder?"
    – mailq
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 14:22
  • No, more like how many connections served, how many bad logins, from which IPs were most of connections and other information like this.
    – arikfr
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 13:12

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There's a plugin already available for logwatch which will parse dovecot log files.


If you need a log analyzer for Dovecot that just analyzes connections, IPs, errors and the like, then you can do this with Sawmill and the Dovecot Sawmill Plugin.

  • Thanks, but we're looking for an open source solution. Also we're not using Dovecot for IMAP but for POP3 (I've added these clarifications in the question now).
    – arikfr
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 6:50
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    @arikfr Then grep is your friend.
    – mailq
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 8:06

You can try Octopussy project (disclaimer : my project).

It can handle any kind of logs.

It's clearly longer to make it works, but you can do a lot more when you've done !

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