Anti-Spam and Mail Monitoring with GFI MailEssentials 8


While most email server software packages provide basic logging functions relating to sent and received messages, the log files that they provide are often cryptic and unmanageable long. While a variety of third-party software packages can be used to parse and display this data in different types of reports, this feature is already included in GFI MailEssentials 8. The GFI MailEssentials Reporter tool provides a wide variety of reports, including ones that display daily usage statistics for individual users, domains, and the server itself. For example, the user report displays information such as the total number of email messages sent by a user, and their cumulative size. Furthermore, these reports can be tweaked and tuned through the use of filters that allow you to view specific information such as the amount of inbound or outbound mail sent by a user, dates, and the number of messages retrieved.

For administrators, the reports generated by GFI MailEssentials provide a simple way to not only manage your server more effectively, but also provide management with a slick printout that will certainly keep them happily occupied for hours.

Author: Dan DiNicolo

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