utility is a Perl script which reads the output of
and produces a summary of the messages on the queue.
Thus, you use it by running a command such as
exim -bp | exiqsumm
The output consists of one line for each domain that has messages waiting
for it, as in the following example:
3 2322 74m 66m msn.com.example
This lists the number of messages for the domain, their total volume, and
the length of time that the oldest and the newest messages have been
By default the output is sorted on the domain name, but
has the options
which cause the output to be sorted by oldest message and by count of
The output of
contains the original addresses in the message, so this also applies to
the output from
No domains from addresses generated by aliasing or forwarding are included
(unless the one_time option of the redirect router has been used to
convert them into top level addresses).
This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff
than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches
would be greatly appreciated.