Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Comprehensive Tracing

Messaging Server’s SMTP server discovers and records crucial origination information about every incoming mail message, including, for example, source IP address and the corresponding host name. All discovered information is recorded in the message’s trace fields (for example, the Received: header line) as well as in log files, if they are so configured. Availability of such reliable information is crucial in determining the source of UBE, which often has forged headers. Sites can use their own preferred reporting tools to access this information, which is stored as plain text.