collectd-email man page

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


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


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.


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):


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


Spam score:


Successful spam checks (e.g. "BAYES_99", "SUBJECT_DRUG_GAP_C", ...):


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

See Also

collectd(1), collectd.conf(5)


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>.

Referenced By


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collectd 2016-10-05