SMTP Proxy Report

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes, Locally-managed Fireboxes

The SMTP Proxy report shows details of traffic handled by SMTP proxies.

This report is available when log messages with data for this report exist in the specified time frame. To make sure that your Firebox sends log messages required to generate this report, follow the steps to Enable Logging for this Report.

How to Use this Report

This report can help you to track email activity over SMTP on your network. Here are some ways to use this report:

  • Use the Sender and Recipient pivots to identify who sends and receives the most SMTP traffic on your network.
  • Use the Server Summary report to see which SMTP mail servers handle the most SMTP traffic on your network.

View the Report

This report is available in WatchGuard Cloud and in Dimension.


You can use pivots to change the view of the data on the report.

To switch to a different view, select a pivot from the drop-down list above the report.

This report includes these pivots:


Summary of the SMTP proxy action records by sender.


Summary of the SMTP proxy action records by recipient.

Server Summary

Summary of the SMTP server activity (for internal and external email accounts).

Detail View

To view a detailed report of all SMTP activity, click View Details at the top of the report.

Screen shot of View Details link in a report

The SMTP Proxy Detail report includes a row for each connection through the SMTP proxy:

Column Description
Event Time Date and time when the email was sent
Sender Email address that sent the email
Recipient Email address the email was sent to
Bytes Transferred (MB) Number of bytes of data transferred
Count Number of emails sent

Enable Logging for this Report

Logging for cloud-managed Fireboxes is automatically enabled. For locally-managed Fireboxes, you must manually enable logging in Fireware Web UI or Policy Manager. For more information, see Set Logging and Notification Preferences.

To collect the data required for this report for locally-managed Fireboxes, in Fireware Web UI or Policy Manager:

  • In the General Settings for all SMTP proxy actions, select Enable logging for reports.

See Also

WatchGuard Cloud Device Reports List