I'm running a dedicated server and a CMS application developed in ColdFusion and specialised in association management.
All my users send hundreds of news letters and messages to their members through the system and they all need a good follow up on these messages. They need to know if is a message was received and accepted by the destination server and, if not, why.
My only solution is to parse the mail server logs.
Presently, I'm using Mailenable, which is by the way a good mail server, but unfortunately the logs are stored in plain text files and are a real mess.
I would need something more friendly, idealy using a database to store mail activity results, or at least easy to parse log files.
I forgot to specify that my server is Under Windows 2008.
I think Dovecot is for Unix.
Yes, this was for you to change from Windows but I take it's not an option. ME only works on windows. They use to have tools or utilities you could add on to ME when I used it. Have you had a look at their addons/tools/utilities and see if they have something that works.
BTW have you tried opening a ticket with ME and see if they can do this for you or know of a way so you don't have to change mail servers unless you just want too of course.
BTW have you tried opening a ticket with ME and see if they can do this for you
Well, I'm using the free standard version, and I doubt they would do anything for me.
Parsing text file is not actually the problem.
The problem is that every time a message is "rerouted", its Id is changed, most of the time many times, making it pretty hard to follow.
Storing the same thing in database fields won't be a real solution if they don't at least have a unique Id for every message.
Have you tried SmarterMail? They have very nice reporting and an API that you can plug into.
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