Postfix is a widely-used, open-source mail transfer agent (MTA) known for its reliability, flexibility, and strong security features. It is designed to route and deliver email in a network, acting as the backbone for email delivery services.

Postfix stands out for its ease of configuration, efficient queue management, and robust defense against spam and mail-borne threats. Its architecture is modular and highly scalable, making it suitable for both small-scale and large-scale email systems. The software's focus on security and fast delivery, along with its compatibility with various mail-related protocols, makes it a preferred choice for organizations looking to set up and maintain their email servers.

Integrating Postfix with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via", enter one of the following dashboard IDs, then click "Load".

IDNameDescriptionMore Info



Prometheus Postfix exporter metrics.


Postfix SMTP Email + OpenDKIM

Browse, analyze logs in Elasticsearch for Postfix mail relay and OpenDKIM



Dashboard of statistic mail system


9124 - Postfix

Prometheus Postfix exporter metrics.

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

You can repeat this action to load as many of these dashboards as you like.

If you import more than one of these dashboards, you may find it useful to create a Postfix Dashboards Folder in groundcover.

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