mailstats(1) User Commands mailstats(1)
mailstats - print statistics collected by sendmail
mailstats [-o] [-c ] [-C configfile] [-f statisticsfile] [-p] [-P]
The mailstats utility prints out the statistics collected by the send-
mail(1M) program on mailer usage. These statistics are collected if the
file indicated by the StatusFile configuration option of sendmail
(defined in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf) exists. The default statistics file
To enable mailstats, you must, as root, touch /etc/mail/statistics. See
the StatusFile processing option in sendmail(1M).
mailstats first prints the time that the statistics file was created
and the last time it was modified. Then, the statistics for each mailer
are displayed on a single line, each with the following whitespace-sep-
M The mailer number.
msgsfr Number of messages from the mailer.
bytes_from Kbytes from the mailer.
msgsto Number of messages to the mailer.
bytes_to Kbytes to the mailer.
msgsrej Number of messages rejected by the mailer.
msgsdis Number of messages discarded by the mailer.
msgsqur Number of messages quarantined by the mailer.
Mailer The name of the mailer.
The display of statistics described above is followed by a separation
line containing only equal sign (=) characters. After the separation
line, a line preceded with a "T" and totaling the values for all of the
mailers is displayed. This is followed by another line preceded with a
"C" that lists the number of TCP connections.
To reinitialize the statistics file once a night, add an entry to
mailstats -p > /dev/null
The following options are supported:
-c Try to use submit.cf instead of the default
sendmail configuration file.
-C configfile Specify a sendmail configuration file.
-f statisticsfile Specify a sendmail statistics file.
-o Do not display the name of the mailer in the
-p Output information in program-readable mode and
-P Output information in program-readable mode
without clearing statistics.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of mailstats when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes).
/dev/null Zero-lined file
/etc/mail/statistics Default sendmail statistics file
/etc/mail/sendmail.cf Default sendmail configuration file
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWsndmu
crontab(1), cron(1M), sendmail(1M), attributes(5), largefile(5)
SunOS 5.10 24 Jun 2004 mailstats(1)