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How do I write the regular expression to extract the domain name from email addresses in SMTP logs?

jspvkey
Explorer

Hi,

I am really new to Splunk and Regular Expression stuff. I was planning to extract just the domain names of all e-mail senders in my SMTP Log. For example, If the sender field value is store_news @amazon.com, then I just want to extract the domain name which is amazon.com. Can somebody please provide me a way to perform this?

Thanks
Appreciated

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mhassan
Path Finder

Here is another one

@(?\w+.\w{3})
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lguinn2
Legend

This one won't work for all email addresses...

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martynoconnor
Communicator

Agreed, there are top level domains with shorter and longer lengths. Also the dot isn't escaped.

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jluo_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you are uncomfortable with regular expressions, you can use the Interactive Field Extractor. Documentation here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.2/Knowledge/ExtractfieldsinteractivelywithIFX

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somesoni2
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try something like this

your base search  | eval sender_domain=mvindex(split(sender,"@"),-1) .....

OR

your base search  | rex field=sender ".*@(?<sender_domain>.*)" 

thahn
Explorer

Based on your answer, I used the following to extract the domain part and sort by number of occurrences for the top 20:

your base search | eval sender_domain=mvindex(split(sender,"@"),-1)  | top limit=20 sender_domain
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