About logging events


Article ID: 181309


Updated On:


Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange




Mail Security logs performance counters and events to the following locations:

Windows Application Event Log

Server events and policy violations are reported in the Windows Application Event Log. The Mail Security console provides an Event Log page that lets you view Windows Application Event Log entries in chronological order with the most current event at the top. The Event Log page displays information, warning, and error events.

See Viewing the Mail Security Event log

Mail Security Reports database

Mail Security logs extensive report data on threats, security risks, violations, spam, and server information to a reports database. You can use this data to generate summary or detailed reports based on different subsets of the data. When you define a report, you specify criteria such as the time span of the collected data, whether to show specific violations or all violations, and the output format of the report.

See About report templates

You can specify how long Mail Security maintains data in the Reports database. You can also purge the database at any time.

See Specifying the duration for storing data in the Reports database

See Purging the Reports database

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Performance console

The MMC Performance console shows system performance. You can add Mail Security performance counters to the MMC view.

See About logging performance counters to the MMC Performance console