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Qmail commands and logs in Plesk Linux server

Plesk uses Qmail as mail server on a Linux server.

Here are some useful commands related to Qmail mail server.

Hope you find them informative and helpful ! 🙂

1) Start Qmail service

service qmail start

2) Stop Qmail service

service qmail stop

3) Status of Qmail service

service qmail status

4) Qmail log on Plesk server

/usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog

5) To view the amount of messages currently in your outbound queue

/var/qmail/bin/qmail-qstat

6)To list out all messages in your outbound queue

/var/qmail/bin/qmail-qread

7) To read the entire contents of an email

Including headers, where NNNN is the 8 digit ID specified on the /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qread command

find /var/qmail/queue -name NNNN| xargs cat | less

8) To remove specific mails from mail queue

qmail-remove -r -p
qmail-remove -r -p xyz.com

This will remove all emails in queue with “xyz.com” in it
Note: It requires qmail-remove install on server

9) Mailbox location in Plesk

/var/qmail/mailnames/

If any feedback, queries are always welcome!

Abhijit Sandhan

Loves Open Source, Blogging, Traveling, Hiking and sharing Knowledge!

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