Application monitoring
How to monitor POSTFIX?


ServicePilot appmon-postfix




What is Postfix?

Postfix is an open source mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail.

It was released under an IBM Public License 1.0 and was later distributed under and Eclipse Public License 2.0..

Postfix monitoring

This package monitors Postfix by reporting postfix queues.

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Agent in order to monitor availability and performance of Postfix.

For each of the active, hold, incoming, maildrop, and deferred queues (http://www.postfix.org/QSHAPE_README.html#queues), the statistics are gathered in this way:

  • queue length (number of items)
  • size (bytes used by items)
  • age (age of oldest item in seconds)