mailstat - Man Page

shows mail-arrival statistics


mailstat [-klmots] [logfile]


mailstat parses a procmail-generated $LOGFILE and displays a summary about the messages delivered to all folders (total size, average size, nr of messages). The $LOGFILE is truncated to zero length, unless the -k option is used. Exit code 0 if mail arrived, 1 if no mail arrived.



keep logfile intact


long display format


merge any errors into one line


use the old logfile


terse display format


silent in case of no mail


Customise to your heart's content, this program is only provided as a guideline.


This manual page was written by Santiago Vila <> for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others).