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collectd-email - Man Page

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:

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


2020-07-20 collectd