Last Saturday a new competitor used a form on my webpage to e-mail, one by one, all my clients and suggest that they change over to him. I know the exact time of the e-mails but, stupidly, I didnt record the IP address. I am trying to access my raw logs to find all this data but the log analysers all show me fancy statistics and all I want is written proof of what happenen on Saturday. I tried to read the raw access log in textpad but got a load of nonsense.
Any ideas? I would be really grateful as this guy is doing many things to unfairly get rid of his competition.
And it's possibly you're not looking at the right logs; a server has a lot of things with "log" in the name. If Apache, the logs will have "access" in the filename. If IIS, the logs will use the name format "ex[yymmdd].log".
It can be a shock to open the wrong kind of log in TextPad!
I just clicked on "Download Access logs" from my control panel that my server provides. It took a while to download but all I can see it a short page of stuff. My computer seems to think it is an MS-Dos application and it is over 300 MB.