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 mailstats(1)                                                   mailstats(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats - print mail traffic statistics

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats [-C cffile] [-f stfile] [-o] [-p]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats reads and interprets the sendmail statistics file, and then
      prints out the mail traffic statistics.  The statistics file is the
      one set by the StatusFile option in the /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.  The
      default statistics file is /etc/mail/sendmail.st.  If the statistics
      file exists, sendmail collects statistics about your mail traffic and
      stores them in that file.  This file does not grow.

      Statistics are gathered on a per-mailer basis for each mailer defined
      in the sendmail configuration file.  Statistics are kept on the number
      of messages and the number of bytes for all inbound and outbound

      The mailstats utility displays the time at which statistics collection
      was started on the first line.  Then, the statistics of each mailer is
      displayed on a single line, each with the following white space
      separated fields (see the "EXAMPLES" section below):

      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.

      msgsdis                  Number of messages discarded.

      Mailer                   The name of the mailer.

      After this display, a line totaling the values for all of the mailers
      is displayed, separated from the previous information by a line
      containing only equals (``='') characters.

    Note    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats can be used by privileged users only.

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 mailstats(1)                                                   mailstats(1)

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      The options are as follows:

      -C cffile   Read the specified cffile instead of the default
                  /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file.

      -f stfile   Read the specified statistics file, stfile, instead of the
                  statistics file specified in the /etc/mail/sendmail.cf

      -o          Do not display the name of the mailer in the output.

      -p          Output information  in  program-readable  mode  and clear

      To clear the statistics file, execute, as root:

           cp /dev/null statistics-file

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      The mailstats utility exits with 0 on success, and >0 if an error

 DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats generates error messages if the statistics file is not
      accessible or if the size of the statistics file has changed.  Error
      messages are:

           mailstats: file size changed
                Either statistics-file is zero length, meaning that no mail
                has been transferred since it was cleared out, or its size
                has changed.  Since the size of this file is supposed to
                remain constant, any change in size means that the file is

           mailstats: statistics-file: No such file or directory
                The statistics file does not exist.

           mailstats: statistics-file: Permission denied
                The statistics file's permissions are set so that you cannot
                read it.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      Here is a typical example of mailstats output:

           Statistics from Thu Jul 11 14:12:40 1996
           M   msgsfr  bytes_from   msgsto    bytes_to  msgsrej msgsdis  Mailer
           0        0          0K        3          4K        0       0  prog
           3        3          4K        0          0K        0       0  local
           5        2          1K       11         11K        4       0  esmtp

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 mailstats(1)                                                   mailstats(1)

           T       13         13K       14         15K        4       0

      This example shows that mailers 0, 3 and 5 have handled the given
      amounts of mail traffic since Thursday, Jul 11th.  Specifically,
      sendmail has sent 11 messages containing 11 kilobytes via mailer esmtp
      (M 5), but has 4 messages rejected via mailer esmtp (M 5).

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      mailstats was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/mail/sendmail.st              default mail traffic statistics
      /etc/mail/sendmail.cf              sendmail configuration file

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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