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Date: 2015jul15
OS: Linux
Product: logwatch

Q.  How can I change what logwatch reports?

A.

Copy the file you want to change from 

/usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/services/THE_SERVICE.conf
to
/etc/logwatch/conf/services/THE_SERVICE.conf
and change the copy. This will be preserved over logwatch updates. For example if you want to change the size of the mailbox it reports
cp /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/services/sendmail-largeboxes.conf /etc/logwatch/conf/services
Then set:
$sendmail_largeboxes_size = 400MB
No need to restart anything.