Configuring syslog for PostFix Mail Transfer Agent

To collect events, you must configure syslog on your PostFix MTA installation to forward mail events to IBM® QRadar®.


  1. Use SSH to log in to your PostFix MTA installation as a root user.
  2. Edit the following file:


  3. To forward all mail events, type the following command to change -/var/log/maillog/ to an IP address. Make sure that all other lines remain intact:

    mail.*@<IP address>

    Where <IP address> is the IP address of the QRadar Console, Event Processor, or Event Collector, or all-in-one system.

  4. Save and exit the file.
  5. Restart your syslog daemon to save the changes.