What is XStat?
XStat is a simple and easy-to-use tool, which allows administrators of mail servers running
Microsoft Exchange 5.x together with the E-Mail firewall XWall from DataEnter, Austria,
to create statistics about the SMTP usage of the server,
especially the Exchange Internet Connector.
|Predefined reports in XStat|
XStat is interesting especially for ISP's or other companies running multiple mail domains on their
Exchange server and want to track the in- and/or outgoing traffic being created by particular
domains or users.
How XStat works
XStat reads and imports the Srxxxx.CSV logfiles created by XWall and writes them to an SQL database.
This can be eiter Microsoft SQL Server 7/2000 or the MSDE (Microsoft Database Engine),
which also may be installed on a Windows NT/2000/XP workstation.
MSDE is also contained on the XStat installation CD.
The import may be run manually or automatically, i.e. every day at 01:00 AM.
XWall does not necessarily need to run on the same machine like MS Exchange and/or XWall, but it may do so.
For monthly results you can select one particular domain mainained by Exchange/XWall or all
domains hosted on your server.
Then you select a month and a year to be analyzed.
After clicking on the Button "Monthly results" a report will be created that shows the
traffic in Megabytes and the number of E-Mail-Items for one particular domain or all domains.
|Monthly report for multiple domains|
Yearly reports have to be created for each domain seperately. Chose the year an the domain,
then click on the "Yearly results" button and a report will be created, showing the traffic
and nu,mber of E-Mail items of the selected domain for each month of the year.
|Yearly report for a particular domain|
These reports are also very interesting for the administrator. They contain:
For each report a time period (one particular month or a entire year), a creatain domain or all and the
number of results to be displayed may be selected.
- Top outgoing Senders
- Top outgoing Recipients
- Top incoming Senders
- Top incoming Recipients
- Top outgoing domains
- Top incoming doamins
The reports may be sorted by number of items or by amount of network trafic (message size).
By selecting "Statistics/Query console", a window will be opend, where you can select several search
categories like the domain to be analyzed (or all), if In-/outbound or both types of traffic
should be taken in account. Further you can specify the sender, recipient and the subject of the mail(s).
|Detailed view of a custom search|
All entries you make will be combined with the "AND"-Operator. You also may
specify only parts of an expression. I.e. if you type "mort" into the subject
entry field all occurences of this phrase within the subject information will be found,
i.e. also the word "mortgage" which is frequently used in Spam mails.
If the history-feature of XWall is activated, which means, that messages sent and received are
stored on the server, you are even able to view the contents of the messages, by doubleclicking on a
entry in the results table.
Important: This function is intended to be used for statistic purposes only.
It only may be used in accordance with applicalable law.