How to get lastlogin date of cyrus-imapd-2.2.8 user

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Wed Apr 6 12:19:43 EDT 2005

On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Eddy Beliveau wrote:

>>> ## Eddy Beliveau (eddy.beliveau at
>>> I'm running with succes cyrus-imapd-2.2.8-6.3
>>> Is it possible to get the last login date (pop or imap) of an user
>>> Is there a way to activate some annotation, like 
>>> /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/lastlogin
>> ## Christoph
>> You can get the information from syslog.
>> I'm using a script for parsing /var/log/cyrus.log (name may differ :)
>> after rotation and tracking lastlog information in a database
>> (several gdbm files).
> Thanks Christoph for your fast reply
> This will be my last resort solution if nobody else has a solution :-(
> Another question: Can I deduct/extract the last login date from the content 
> of the special files:
> -rw-------      1 cyrus mail  145464 Apr  5 18:14 cyrus.cache
> -rw-------      1 cyrus mail     183 Dec 20 03:43 cyrus.header
> -rw-------      1 cyrus mail    3976 Apr  5 18:14 cyrus.index

In the simple case, probably.

However, if multiple users have access to a mailbox, then obviously you 
won't know which user opened the mailbox last.

Also, I'm not sure if those files are updated every time a user opens the 

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