A normal task that system administrator performs during his daily work is log analysis.
One of the most common problem for an administrator of mail domains is answering to usersí requests regarding e-mail sent that never arrived to destination, or messages that he should have received but he didnít. From log mail analysis it is possible to monitor transactions and understand if something went wrong in e-mail communications.
Through LMA we can access different and important information about e-mail traffic, gaining precious time.
LMA has two main purposes: to facilitate system and network manager in answering user requests and to work as an intrusion detection tool.
Indeed itís well known that Internet threats are being spread through e-mail; therefore, a tool which helps sysman in presenting a clear picture of all e-mail sent/received is a precious aid in daily virus/worm detection.