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COLLECTD-EMAIL(5) collectd COLLECTD-EMAIL(5)

NAME

collectd-email - Documentation of collectd's "email plugin"

SYNOPSIS

  # See collectd.conf(5)
  LoadPlugin email
  # ...
  <Plugin email>
    SocketGroup "collectd"
    SocketPerms "0770"
    MaxConns 5
  </Plugin>

DESCRIPTION

The "email plugin" opens an UNIX-socket over which one can submit email statistics, such as the number of "ham", "spam", "virus", etc. mails received/handled, spam scores and matched spam checks.

This plugin is intended to be used with the Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Collectd SpamAssassin-plugin which is included in contrib/, but is of course not limited to that use.

OPERATION

This plugin collects data indirectly by providing a UNIX-socket that external programs can connect to. A simple line based protocol is used to communicate with the plugin:
  • E-Mail type (e.g. "ham", "spam", "virus", ...) and size (bytes):

      e:<type>:<size>
        

    If "size" is less than or equal to zero, "size" is ignored.

  • Spam score:

      s:<value>
        
  • Successful spam checks (e.g. "BAYES_99", "SUBJECT_DRUG_GAP_C", ...):

      c:<type1>[,<type2>,...]
        

    Each line is limited to 256 characters (including the newline character). Longer lines will be ignored.

SEE ALSO

collectd(1), collectd.conf(5)

AUTHOR

The "email plugin" has been written by Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org>.

The SpamAssassin-plugin has been written by Alexander Wirt <formorer at formorer.de>.

This manpage has been written by Florian Forster <octo at collectd.org>.

2020-05-23 5.11.0.git