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MAILQ(8)                OpenBSD System Manager's Manual               MAILQ(8)

NAME
     mailq - print the mail queue

SYNOPSIS
     mailq [-Ac] [-q...] [-v]

DESCRIPTION
     mailq prints a summary of the mail messages queued for future delivery.
     It may only be run by the superuser.

     The first line printed for each message shows the internal identifier
     used on this host for the message with a possible status character, the
     size of the message in bytes, the date and time the message was accepted
     into the queue, and the envelope sender of the message.  The second line
     shows the error message that caused this message to be retained in the
     queue; it will not be present if the message is being processed for the
     first time.  The status characters are either `*' to indicate the job is
     being processed; `X' to indicate that the load is too high to process the
     job; and `-' to indicate that the job is too young to process.  The fol-
     lowing lines show message recipients, one per line.

     mailq is identical to ``sendmail -bp''.

     The options are as follows:

     -Ac     Show the mail submission queue specified in /etc/mail/submit.cf
             instead of the MTA queue specified in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.

     -qL     Show the ``lost'' items in the mail queue instead of the normal
             queue items.

     -qQ     Show the quarantined items in the mail queue instead of the nor-
             mal queue items.

     -q[!]I substr
             Limit processed jobs to those containing substr as a substring of
             the queue ID or not when `!' is specified.

     -q[!]Q substr
             Limit processed jobs to quarantined jobs containing substr as a
             substring of the quarantine reason or not when `!' is specified.

     -q[!]R substr
             Limit processed jobs to those containing substr as a substring of
             one of the recipients or not when `!' is specified.

     -q[!]S substr
             Limit processed jobs to those containing substr as a substring of
             the sender or not when `!' is specified.

     -v      Print verbose information.  This adds the priority of the message
             and a single character indicator (``+'' or blank) indicating
             whether a warning message has been sent on the first line of the
             message.  Additionally, extra lines may be intermixed with the
             recipients indicating the ``controlling user'' information; this
             shows who will own any programs that are executed on behalf of
             this message and the name of the alias this command expanded
             from, if any.  Moreover, status messages for each recipient are
             printed if available.

     The mailq utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     mailer.conf(5), sendmail(8)

HISTORY
     The mailq command appeared in 4.0BSD.

OpenBSD 3.6                   September 26, 2002                             2