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MLP (Mail.Log-Parsing) is a script and soon-to-be script collection to make it easier to extract useful information from /var/log/mail.log as produced by postfix setups like our

Tracing emails with only grep is difficult because the major properties of a single mail, like sender, recipient, and message-id, usually are distributed over multiple lines.

mlp-findmails makes this task a one-liner. and extended it quite a lot.

Some core parsing lines are based on but I have built lots of new functions and options around them.

mlp-findlogins allows helps to i.e. trace typos of user who "can not get my mail and have not make a typo".

All commands understand --version and --help.


mlp is of course available via our debian repository

Source code and issue tracker


Jira: MLP