How can I send an email from the command line?
aart at mtack.xs4all.nl
Sat Mar 1 14:13:45 UTC 2008
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:42:57 -0500, Neil Cherry wrote:
> 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 seisp.com <mailto:coffindvm at seisp.com>>:
>> 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
> If you'd like to use gmail as your smart host for your mail subsystem
> (sendmail) check this out:
As I use this on a daily basis, a short example script file:
/usr/bin/mutt -s [subject] -a [attachment] -b [bcc] [sender] < \
It is as easy as that, man mutt will give further explanations
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