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SMTP Send and SMTP Receive logs
Idea shared by J Lee - 3/25/2021 at 10:22 AM
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Hi 
I would like to see an option to separate SMTP send and SMTP receive logs.

J. Sebastian Lee Service2Client LLC 6333 E Mockingbird Ste 147 Dallas, TX 75214 - 877.251.3273

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Kyle Kerst Replied
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Sebastian, I believe this is sort of already in place. When a message comes in from the outside (whether it be an external server or an end user's email client) you will find it in the SMTP logs. If that message is destined for a local account on the server or needs to be relayed outside of the server, you'll then find it in the Delivery logs. Does this help?
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Hi Kyle

I want a way to separate to and from entries 

[2021.03.23] 01:59:21.326 [209.61.151.222][45653674] cmd: RCPT TO:<slee@service2client.com>
[2021.03.23] 02:00:27.742 [23.83.209.75][24312839] cmd: MAIL FROM:<slee@service2client.com>

J. Sebastian Lee Service2Client LLC 6333 E Mockingbird Ste 147 Dallas, TX 75214 - 877.251.3273

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I don't understand.   These are part of a single transaction.   MAILFROM is the SMTP address of the sender.  RCPT TO is the identity of the intended recipient.   So they belong together.
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Hello Douglas,

I think this is a different transaction [45653674]  and  [24312839] are two different sessions.

I guess what OP means is that the SMTP logs contains both submission sessions (authenticated SMTP from a user using his mail client) and incoming SMTP from external servers and it can be a bit confusing.

Not talking about server -> world SMTP sessions that are logged in delivery logs.

It could be indeed a good idea to separate authenticated sessions in for example a smtp-submission.log which tracks only mail sent from authenticated users ?

Kind regards.
Sébastien Riccio
System & Network Admin

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Thanks from Sebastian to Sebastien :)  Great name btw! Yes, this is what I'm requesting. If you have needed to track down a specific email transaction, it would be much faster if you could remove half or more of the report's transactions.

J. Sebastian Lee Service2Client LLC 6333 E Mockingbird Ste 147 Dallas, TX 75214 - 877.251.3273

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Kyle Kerst Replied
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First, I agree on the names! You're both awesome to work with, it must run in the spelling ;-) I've generated a ticket on this post so we can get it submitted as a feature request. Have a good one!
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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