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From Eric Charles <e...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Tracking Email Deliverability - Stat Gathering/Log Parsing
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:56:43 GMT
Hi Barry,

Are you using James 2.3 or 3beta?

With the latest 3beta, we have plenty of metrics accessible via JMX that 
could help (I need to check if the one you need are available, but you 
definitively get useful information from these).

The downside is that the metrics disappear in case of server stop/crash, 
so relying on log files doesn't seem bad.

Thx, Eric

On 30/01/2013 19:41, Barry Lai wrote:
> Hi guys,
> We've recently spent a lot of time writing parsers for the mailet/smtp logs
> as well as some database stuff to figure out deliverability stats and were
> wondering if you guys had some suggestions/out-of-the-box solutions.
> Things we're looking at: for a sender domain X, what is the success rate of
> deliverability to a recipient domain Y.
> A very explicit example: if we receive mail from basketball.com, what is
> the success rate if we try to deliver that mail to a gmail.com user.
> Right now, we're parsing out files that get stored in /var/mail/error and
> keeping log counts for failed mail paths and keeping track of what mail
> gets spooled to keep track of what mails we attempt to send.  Are there
> better ways? Other ways to measure deliverability in general?
> Thanks so much for your time.  Maybe there's a more appropriate place for
> me to pose these questions??  Did my best reading through the FAQs/mailing
> list practices :/
> Best,
> Barry

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