incoming outgoing difference log
Idea shared by Richard Frank - 7/5/2018 at 6:55 AM
the smtp log file contains all incoming smtp traffic but also all outgoing smtp traffic.
Can't that be seperated into 2 log files.. it'll make searching the log files easier.
just like the delivery log
it contains loging for mail that is delivered to mail boxes locally but it also contains lines for mail that is delivered to other mailservers externally ie. where my mailserver is incoming gateway.

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Matt Petty Replied
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The Delivery log should be the log that contains outbound SMTP deliveries. However, I could also agree that separating that out of the delivery log into an "SMTP Out" log could be useful too since we've been starting to put more and more info into the delivery log. While having lots of info in delivery isn't necessarily a bad thing it could potentially a bit harder to look through. 
Sorry was a bit confused in my response you mentioned 
"the smtp log file contains all incoming smtp traffic but also all outgoing smtp traffic." Which is incorrect but you corrected yourself later on. Unless I missed something. SMTP right now should only contain inbound SMTP traffic.
Matt Petty
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SmarterTools Inc.
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hello Matt,
Thanx, you made it clear. smtp is in and delivery is local delivery and smtp out.
smtp out in case of using the mailserver as incoming gateway.
when tracking mail that is send through I first go to the smtp log if it did arrive, then go to the delivery log if it wasn't blocked filters etc.

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