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Bandwidth per email account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by User2012, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. User2012

    User2012 Registered

    Mar 4, 2014
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    Hi all,

    First post at these forums and I'm not very knowledgeable so apologies if my terminology is off :)

    We have several accounts (domains) that we manage via cpanel.

    One of them usually uses bandwidth of circa 700MB p/m but at some months it goes up to almost 5GB(!).

    We can see the spike is happening at the emails of that domain but can't seem to find a way to drill down and find how much bandwidth each email used to find the offending accounts (who knows, it could be just 1-2 accounts causing this by sending spam or what not :-S ).

    If there a way to do this?

    Thank you! :)
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    While there are no native tools that will give you the bandwidth per email account, you can find unsorted bandwidth data for POP3 in the following file:

    I suggest searching the above file for the domain name in question to determine if a specific email user is displaying more activity than others. EX:

    grep /var/log/maillog
    The following thread includes some commands to grep /var/log/maillog for specific domain names and email accounts that you might find helpful:

    POP3 Bandwidth Usage

    Thank you.

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