Bandwidth per email account

User2012

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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! :)
 

cPanelMichael

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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:

Code:
/var/log/maillog
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:

Code:
grep domain.com /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.