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Maillog entry

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by sparek-3, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. sparek-3

    sparek-3 Well-Known Member

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    I am just curious if someone can help explain a little bit on this entry in my /var/log/maillog. The entry looks like:

    Sep 28 12:29:28 host cpanelpop[22679]: Login host=a.b.c.d ip=w.x.y.z
    The thing I'm confused about is the Login host and the IP. Both are different IPs. Which one refers to the IP that is checking the mailbox for mail?

    I can tell you that the a.b.c.d IP refers to a IP address and the w.x.y.z IP seems to reflect an ISP IP. I'm not sure how works, but I'm assuming that a user somehow checks the mail on the server through and that the a.b.c.d IP is the actual host that is connecting to the POP3 server and the w.x.y.z IP is the IP that is connecting to it through Would this be correct?

    The user seems to be having some trouble receiving mail, and when I saw this in the maillog I thought it was a little strange. If the user is using something like then that may be what is causing them to lose some e-mails. However I wasn't sure what to think of the two IP addresses that were listed.


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