Important “qmail” commands and its log file location in Plesk server

Qmail and Postfix are the email servers in Plesk. Usually, Qmail is used as the email server. Here I am explaining some commands which will help you to troubleshoot any problem with Qmail.

1, Start Qmail service

# service qmail start

2, Stop qmail service

# service qmail stop

3, Qmail log location in Plesk server

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

4, To view the amount of messages currently in the queue

# /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qstat

5, To list out all messages in your outbound queue

# /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qread

6, Mailbox location in Plesk

# /var/qmail/mailnames

7, To read the entire contents of an email, including headers

# find /var/qmail/queue -name XXXX | xargs cat | less

XXXX – 8 digit ID specified in the /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qread command

That’s it 🙂


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Arunlal Ashok

DevOps Engineer. Linux lover. Traveller.
Always happy for an open discussion! Write to arun ((@)) crybit ((dot)) com.

2 thoughts on “Important “qmail” commands and its log file location in Plesk server

  1. Thanks Arun. I’m follower of your website and great articles about exim and queue. Requesting similar tutorials for postfix.

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