SMTP log?


#1

Hello, I have a VPS and my application sends out emails (order confirmations). I am curious if Dreamhost keeps a log of all SMTP transactions. I think it would be beneficial for me to keep an eye on those but I have no idea how to find something like that if it exists.


#2

Not accessible to you on a regular basis.

I tend to locate the ‘mail’ statement in whatever form in use and add a second statement on the next line that appends the same info to a file. Depending on the volume of activity you can either come up with a script that manages regular archives or just do it manually. With dreamhosts email irregularites it’s a good measure.

Be sure to save the file at /home/USERNAME/ Or any place outside the webserver file path.


#3

A copy of the sent emails will be in the sent items folder of the email address you used in your application.