Prints mail header lines from the current user's mailbox.


List mail

$ from

Display the number of messages stored
$ from --count

List mail in the specified mailbox directory
$ MAIL=[path/to/mailbox] from

Print the mail from the specified address
$ from --sender=[]


from.mailutils [OPTION...] [OPTIONS] [USER]


GNU from -- display from and subject.

-c, --[no-]count

just print a count of messages and exit

-d, --debug

enable debugging output

-f, --file=FILE

read mail from FILE

-s, --sender=ADDRESS

print only mail from addresses containing the supplied string

Global debugging settings


set Mailutils debugging level

--[no-]debug-line-info show source info with debugging messages

Configuration handling


load this configuration file; implies --no-config


check configuration file syntax and exit


verbosely log parsing of the configuration files


do not load site and user configuration files


do not load site-wide configuration file


do not load user configuration file


set configuration parameter

Informational options


show configuration file summary


show compilation options

-?, --help

give this help list


give a short usage message

-V, --version

print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <>.
GNU Mailutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>


Copyright © 2007-2019 Free Software Foundation, inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The complete GNU mailutils documentation is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the mailutils-doc package is installed, the command info mailutils should give you access to the complete manual. You can also find this manual online in the GNU mailutils webpage: Please note this manpage was automatically generated by the Debian mailutils packagers. Do not file bugs for its content to the GNU Mailutils upstream authors.

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