Postfix – Enable logging of email’s subject in maillog

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By default postfix only capture ‘From’ and ‘To’ details in the log file (/var/log/maillog). There are some scenarios where we want that email’s subject should be capture in the maillog. In this article we will discuss how to achieve this :

We are assusming that postfix is already up and running and will make below changes.

 

Step:1 Edit ‘/etc/postfix/main.cf’ file & uncomment below line:

#header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks

 

Step:2 Append the below line in ‘/etc/postfix/header_checks’

/^Subject:/     WARN

 

Step:3 Restart the postfix server

#service postfix restart
#postmap /etc/postfix/header_checks

 

Step:4 Now do testing and send a test mail & see the logs

mailsending-using-telnet

As we can see above , that info user has send email to gmail id with the subject "Linux Interview Call Details" .

Now see the maillogs using the command 'tailf /var/log/maillog'

maillog-with-email-subject

 

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