No mail.log / mail.err /

  • udinnet
  • 08/22/11
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Posted: Mon, 2011-08-22 01:56

Hi People,

Although I'm using Virtualmin/Webmin for a long time, I'm new to this forum. So wanna say Hi for everybody. Also want to thank to the development team for developing such a great tool like virtualmin.

My problem Is, I can't find any mail log for Postfix in /var/log/

I checked the settings in Bandwidth Monitoring and there the mail log file location is set as /var/log/mail.log

I tried to manually create the log file and it doesn't work for me.

I'm using Virtualmin 3.87.gpl in an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x86_64 server.


Howdy, Yeah, there should

  • andreychek
  • 01/04/09
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  • Mon, 2011-08-22 08:51


Yeah, there should definitely be a mail log... that should be something that's setup by default during the Ubuntu installation.

One thing you might try is to restart Postfix, using "/etc/init.d/postfix restart".

After that, does it generate log entries in your mail log?

If not, you may want to also try restarting Syslog, which you can do with "/etc/init.d/sysklogd restart".



  • udinnet
  • 08/22/11
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  • Tue, 2011-08-23 05:19

Thanks Eric,

Seems like sysklogd in not installed in the system. I'll try to install it manually.