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MAILQ(1)                FreeBSD General Commands Manual               MAILQ(1)

NAME
       mailq - print the mail queue

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

DESCRIPTION
       Mailq prints a summary of the mail messages queued for future delivery.

       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 following lines show message recipients, one per line.

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

       The relevant 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
              normal 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.

       Several sendmail.cf options influence the behavior of the mailq
       utility: The number of items printed per queue group is restricted by
       MaxQueueRunSize if that value is set.  The status character * is not
       printed for some values of QueueSortOrder, e.g., filename, random,
       modification, and none, unless a -q option is used to limit the
       processed jobs.

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

SEE ALSO
       sendmail(8)

HISTORY
       The mailq command appeared in 4.0BSD.

                         $Date: 2007/03/22 18:21:27 $                 MAILQ(1)

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