Linux – Viewing emails with mailq and postcat

Installing and using postfix will give you ability to view mails processed by it:

#  print a list of all queued mail
mailq

# print a particular message, by ID (you can see the ID along in mailq's output)
postcat -vq [message-id]

# process the queued mail immediately
postqueue -f 

# delete ALL queued mail (use with caution—but handy if you have a mail send going awry!)
postsuper -d ALL

 

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