argomail2dlf - converts ArGoSoft Mail Server log files to the email DLF format
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 wasn't tested.
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
- 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 log
To process a log as produced by argomail
$ argomail2dlf < mail.log
argomail2dlf will be rarely used on its own, but is more likely called by
$ lr_log2report argomail < /var/log/mail.log
$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 <email@example.com>