Prints the contents of the mail queue.
/usr/sbin/mailq [ -v ]
The mailq command prints a list of messages that are in the mail queue. The mailq command is the same as the sendmail -bp command.
Specify the -v flag to display message priority.
The mailq command prints two types of lists:
Mail Queue (1 request) ---QID---- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------Sender/Recipient----- AA02508 3 Thu Dec 17 10:01 root (User unknown) bad_user
Mail Queue (1 request) ---QID---- --Size-- -Priority- ---Q-Time--- --Sender/Recipient-- AA02508 3 1005 Dec 17 10:01 root (User unknown) bad_user
The fields have the following meanings:
|QID||Contains the message queue ID of the message.|
|Size||Contains the number of bytes in the body of the message (heading information not included).|
|Priority||Contains the priority of the message, based primarily on the size of the message.|
|Q-Time||Contains the time the message entered the queue.|
|Sender/Recipient||Contains the user ID of the sender and the recipient of the message. A message on the line between the sender and the recipient indicates the status of the message.|
|/usr/sbin/mailq||Contains the mailq command.|
|/var/spool/mqueue directory||Contains the log file and temporary files associated with the messages in the mail queue.|
The sendmail command.
Managing the Mail Queue Files and Directories in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.