How can I send an email from the command line?

Neil Cherry ncherry at
Sat Mar 1 01:42:57 UTC 2008

mierda tuti wrote:
> Thank a lot
> Something knows about some manual, or url where it's how could I 
> configure it....
> 2008/2/29, Tom <coffindvm at <mailto:coffindvm at>>:
>     On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:34:46PM +0100, mierda tuti wrote:
>      > Hi,
>      >
>      > I' trying to cand execute a command in a shell-script to can send
>     a email to
>      > somewhere out of my LAN.
>      > I 've seen another post about that but he want to do with evolution.
>      > I don't have configured Evolution, could I do with other program?
>     I've been
>      > reeding that I could do with mutt. But I think that I need
>     install MTA like
>      > Sendmail. I 've installed sendmail but do I need configure?
>      > What else I have to do it?
>      >
>      > Any help?
>      >
>      > Thanks a lot and sorry for my englsih
>     Maybe you could use mailx.

Assuming that you have the mail sending sub system working you
can do something like this:

cmd file | mutt -s "Subject string goes here" someone at somewhere.uucp

of even redirect a file into mutt with similar options from the
command line.

If you'd like to use gmail as your smart host for your mail
subsystem (sendmail) check this out:

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