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SMTP Log File Detail Level: This specifies the amount of detail that should be recorded for each SMTP session. Normal log detail includes all conversations with remote servers as well as system messages. Extra log detail will additionally record all conversations with your destination mail servers. The log entries of conversations with your destination mail servers will be prefaced with an asterisk (*) for identification.

 

Start a new log file hourly: With this option enabled, Alligate will create a separate log file for each hour's SMTP traffic, using the Log File detail specified above. This is helpful for busy servers where log files could otherwise grow to several hundred megabytes.

 

Enable Console Viewer: Sets whether the console viewer in Alligate should be enabled. the use of the console viewer is not recommended for high volume installations. It can consume a lot of resources that could degrade over all system performance.

 

Syslog Logging Options: Specifies whether Alligate should echo it's logs or status reports to a remote Syslog server.

 

Syslog Server IP Address: This option lets you specify the Syslog server you wish to report to.

 

Syslog Server Port: This option specifies the destination UDP port that Alligate should send it's Syslog messages to.

 

information

Alligate maintains its log files in the ..\Alligate\Logs directory. SMTP log files are maintained in the format SMTPmmdd.txt where "mm" equals the number of the month, and "dd" equals the date. If you have Alligate set to start a new log file each hour then they will be saved in the format SMTPmmddhh.txt where "mm" equals the number of the month, and "dd" equals the date, and "hh" equals the number of the hour in 24 hour format.

 

There are three other statistical logs that contain interesting information and are updated every 60 seconds. These are as follows:

 

SMTPStats.txt - This file contains various statistical information maintained since the last time the Alligate SMTP was started.

 

SMTPStatsmmdd.txt - This file contains various statistical information based on daily totals. The file naming format is the same as other daily log files, where "mm" equals the number of the month, and "dd" equals the date. These files are maintained for each period even if the service is stopped or computer restarted.

 

SMTPStatsyyyymm.txt - This file contains various statistical information based on monthly totals. The file name is formatted for year/month, where where "yyyy" equals the year, and "mm" equals the number of the month. These files are maintained for each period even if the service is stopped or computer restarted.

 

 

Log Folders

 

This sections defines the location where the various log files are to be stored. These to not normally need to be changed from their default values.