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Monitoring and downloading log messages

Once you have configured your log settings, you can view the generated reports from the log data.

  1. Go to Monitor > Log, and click the corresponding tab according to which type of log you want to view: System Event, Mail Event, AntiVirus, AntiSpam, or Encryption.
  2. Double-click an entry to view its log details.
  3. To download a backup of a log report, click List from any of the log monitor tabs.
  4. All the log entries are compiled into log reports, each with a Start Time and End Time in accordance to your log settings defined earlier.

  5. Select a log report and click Download. Reports can be downloaded in the following formats:
    • Normal Format: A log file that can be viewed with a plain text editor such as Microsoft Notepad.
    • CSV Format: A comma-separated value (.csv) file that can be viewed in a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel.
    • Compressed Format: A log file like the Normal Format but compressed as a .gz archive.

Monitoring and downloading log messages

Once you have configured your log settings, you can view the generated reports from the log data.

  1. Go to Monitor > Log, and click the corresponding tab according to which type of log you want to view: System Event, Mail Event, AntiVirus, AntiSpam, or Encryption.
  2. Double-click an entry to view its log details.
  3. To download a backup of a log report, click List from any of the log monitor tabs.
  4. All the log entries are compiled into log reports, each with a Start Time and End Time in accordance to your log settings defined earlier.

  5. Select a log report and click Download. Reports can be downloaded in the following formats:
    • Normal Format: A log file that can be viewed with a plain text editor such as Microsoft Notepad.
    • CSV Format: A comma-separated value (.csv) file that can be viewed in a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel.
    • Compressed Format: A log file like the Normal Format but compressed as a .gz archive.