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       smtpctl - control the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol daemon


       smtpctl command [argument ...]


       The smtpctl program controls smtpd(8).  Commands may be abbreviated to the minimum
       unambiguous prefix; for example, sh s for show stats.

       The following commands are available:

            encrypt [string]
                   Encrypt the password string to a representation suitable for user credentials
                   and print it to the standard output.  If string is not provided, cleartext
                   passwords are read from standard input.

            It is advised to avoid providing the password as a parameter as it will be visible
            from top(1) and ps(1) output.

            log brief
                   Disable verbose debug logging.

            log verbose
                   Enable verbose debug logging.

                   Display updates of some smtpd(8) internal counters in one second intervals.
                   Each line reports the increment of all counters since the last update, except
                   for some counters which are always absolute values.  The first line reports
                   the current value of each counter.  The fields are:

                 •      Current number of active SMTP clients (absolute value).

                 •      New SMTP clients.

                 •      Disconnected clients.

                 •      Current number of envelopes in the queue (absolute value).

                 •      Newly enqueued envelopes.

                 •      Dequeued envelopes.

                 •      Successful deliveries.

                 •      Temporary failures.

                 •      Permanent failures.

                 •      Message loops.

                 •      Expired envelopes.

                 •      Envelopes removed by the administrator.

                 •      Generated bounces.

            pause envelope envelope-id | message-id
                   Temporarily suspend scheduling for the envelope with the given ID, or all
                   envelopes with the given message ID.

            pause mda
                   Temporarily stop deliveries to local users.

            pause mta
                   Temporarily stop relaying and deliveries to remote users.

            pause smtp
                   Temporarily stop accepting incoming sessions.

            profile subsystem
                   Enables real-time profiling of subsystem.  Supported subsystems are:

                 •      queue, to profile cost of queue IO

                 •      imsg, to profile cost of event handlers

            remove envelope-id | message-id
                   Remove a single envelope, or all envelopes with the same message ID.

            resume envelope envelope-id | message-id
                   Resume scheduling for the envelope with the given ID, or all envelopes with
                   the given message ID.

            resume mda
                   Resume deliveries to local users.

            resume mta
                   Resume relaying and deliveries to remote users.

            resume route route-id
                   Resume routing on disabled route route-id.

            resume smtp
                   Resume accepting incoming sessions.

            schedule all
                   Mark all envelopes as ready for immediate delivery.

            schedule envelope-id | message-id
                   Mark a single envelope, or all envelopes with the same message ID, as ready
                   for immediate delivery.

            show envelope envelope-id
                   Display envelope content for the given ID.

            show hosts
                   Display the list of known remote MX hosts.  For each of them, it shows the IP
                   address, the canonical hostname, a reference count, the number of active
                   connections to this host, and the elapsed time since the last connection.

            show hoststats
                   Display status of last delivery for domains that have been active in the last
                   4 hours.  It consists of the following fields, separated by a "|":

                 •      Domain.

                 •      Ux timestamp of last delivery.

                 •      Status of last delivery.

            show message envelope-id
                   Display message content for the given ID.

            show queue
                   Display information concerning envelopes that are currently in the queue.
                   Each line of output describes a single envelope.  It consists of the following
                   fields, separated by a "|":

                 •      Envelope ID.

                 •      Address family of the client which enqueued the mail.

                 •      Type of delivery: one of "mta", "mda" or "bounce".

                 •      Various flags on the envelope.

                 •      Sender address (return path).

                 •      The original recipient address.

                 •      The destination address.

                 •      Time of creation.

                 •      Time of expiration.

                 •      Time of last delivery or relaying attempt.

                 •      Number of delivery or relaying attempts.

                 •      Current runstate: either "pending" or "inflight" if smtpd(8) is running,
                        or "offline" otherwise.

                 •      Delay in seconds before the next attempt if pending, or time ellapsed if
                        currently running.  This field is blank if smtpd(8) is not running.

                 •      Error string for the last failed delivery or relay attempt.

            show relays
                   Display the list of currently active relays and associated connectors.  For
                   each relay, it shows a number of counters and information on its internal
                   state on a single line.  Then comes the list of connectors (source addresses
                   to connect from for this relay).

            show routes
                   Display status of routes currently known by smtpd(8).  Each line consists of a
                   route number, a source address, a destination address, a set of flags, the
                   number of connections on this route, the current penalty level which
                   determines the amount of time the route is disabled if an error occurs, and
                   the delay before it gets reactivated.  The following flags are defined:

                 D      The route is currently disabled.

                 N      The route is new.  No SMTP session has been established yet.

                 Q      The route as a timeout registered to lower its penalty level and possibly
                        reactivate or discard it.

            show stats
                   Displays runtime statistics concerning smtpd(8).

            stop   Stop the server.

            trace subsystem
                   Enables real-time tracing of subsystem.  Supported subsystems are:

                 •      imsg

                 •      io

                 •      smtp (incoming sessions)

                 •      filter

                 •      transfer (outgoing sessions)

                 •      bounce

                 •      scheduler

                 •      expand (aliases/virtual/forward expansion)

                 •      lookup (user/credentials lookups)

                 •      stat

                 •      rules (matched by incoming sessions)

                 •      mproc

                 •      all

            unprofile subsystem
                   Disables real-time profiling of subsystem.

            untrace subsystem
                   Disables real-time tracing of subsystem.

            update table name
                   For table backends that provide caching, causes smtpd(8) to update the cache.

       When smtpd receives a message, it generates a message-id for the message, and one
       envelope-id per recipient.  The message-id is a 32-bit random identifier that is
       guaranteed to be unique on the host system.  The envelope-id is a 64-bit unique identifier
       that encodes the message-id in the 32 upper bits and a random envelope identifier in the
       32 lower bits.

       A command which specifies a message-id applies to all recipients of a message; a command
       which specifies an envelope-id applies to a specific recipient of a message.


                   Ux -domain socket used for communication with smtpd(8).




       The smtpctl program first appeared in OpenBSD 4.6.

                                   $Mdocdate: August 26 2013 $                         SMTPCTL(8)