Activate Option

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Updated in release: 8.1


The activate Message Trace option, messagetrace.activate (or in legacy configuration the configutil parameter local.msgtrace.active), enables message tracing. Permitted values are no, yes, msgtrace, and transactlog. Specifying msgtrace causes message tracing to be written in traditional format, to a file named msgtrace. Specifying transactlog causes message trace entries to be written in an easy-to-parse XML format, similar to the MTA's XML format message transaction entries, to a file named transactlog. As of MS 8.0.1, the Message Store msgtrace log format (selected via msgtrace) is deprecated in favor of the Message Store action log format (selected via transactlog) which uses an easy-to-parse format (XML) described in the Store Transaction Log Format section.

Note that the default values for the actions and actionattributes have changed in 8.0.2; they both need to be set to "all" explicitly to get functionality that is a superset of the old msgtrace or yes settings.

Starting with the Messaging Server 8.1 release, the legacy msgtrace format has been removed so both msgtrace and yes values are treated as synonyms for transactlog.


The default value is: transactlog


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