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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0017373CentOS-6postfixpublic2020-05-18 15:32
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version6.10 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0017373: Postfix logging and systemd
DescriptionFrom the PostFix mailing list:
Stephen Satchell:
> On 5/18/20 6:38 AM, Wietse Venema wrote:
>> Systemd is great for losing logs while you're doing bulk mail. If
>> your system has systemd, consider using Postfix's maillog_file
>> feature instead. Again, Without logs there will be no support.
> With more and more Linux distributions moving to systemd, could this be
> something PostFix can sense during installation, and default to using
> the maillog feature? I don't understand what makes bulk mail trigger
> the systemd problem -- I suspect that any high traffic would run into
> this. But I don't know.

That is a question for the LINUX distro maintainer.
They are responsible for system-specific adjustments.

Note that the maillog_file feature requires that POSTFIX manages
logfile rotation, or that the system logrotate tool notifies Postfix
when logs are rotated. Otherwise there will be massige loss of

Steps To ReproduceHave not tried, but am responding to a statement by the upstream.
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2020-05-18 15:32

reporter   ~0036961

Description on how to set up PostFix logging outside of syslog:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-05-18 15:28 satch New Issue
2020-05-18 15:32 satch Note Added: 0036961