showq - list the Postfix mail queue
SYNOPSISshowq [generic Postfix daemon options]
The showq daemon reports the Postfix mail queue status.
It is the program that emulates the sendmail `mailq' com-
The showq daemon can also be run in stand-alone mode by
the super-user. This mode of operation is used to emulate
the `mailq' command while the Postfix mail system is down.
The showq daemon can run in a chroot jail at fixed low
privilege, and takes no input from the client. Its service
port is accessible to local untrusted users, so the ser-
vice can be susceptible to denial of service attacks.
None. The showq daemon does not interact with the outside
Problems and transactions are logged to syslogd(8).
The showq daemon runs at a fixed low privilege; conse-
quently, it cannot extract information from queue files in
the maildrop directory.
SEEALSOcleanup(8) canonicalize and enqueue mail
pickup(8) local mail pickup service
qmgr(8) mail being delivered, delayed mail
syslogd(8) system logging
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