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The mail, Mail and mailx command line utilities

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Increasing the width of messages listing in mail prompt

How to increase the width of listings in mail command prompt? Especially the message listing with the command h. The current listing is truncated at 80 characters as showing below: $ mail Mail [5.2 ...
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Configuring mail command to use msmtp

msmtp is successfully installed and works fine to send emails via an external SMTP server. However the mail command fails to send emails using GNU Mailutils on a Debian 10. for example echo "Test&...
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SMTP Server Mail Alerts using TLS and authentication

i am a bit new in using SMTP server Alert configurations on AIX 7.1 OS . i am currently using below syntax which is running fine : mail -s "Subject" "abc@test.com" < /path/to/my/...
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How do I find current users mailbox through shell (command line)

I am using ssh to login to a remote linux box on a capture the flag site, to trying to learn linux fundamentals, and one of the questions asks "What is the path to the htb-student's mail?". ...
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How to send the right to left body mail with mail command?

I want to send a mail with Farsi character in the file but the characters sent left to right. My question is: Can I force the mail command to send the body right to left? mail -s "test" -S ...
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How do i set up local email delivery to send an email to my email address?

0 0 * * 6 /usr/sbin/chkrootkit 2>&1 | mail -s "chkrootkit Reports of my server" myemail@example.com I already navigated to the /usr/sbin directory and ran chkrootkit using sudo. That ...
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Configuring postfix in local machine in order to send mails

I am trying to automate a procedure and when a certain condition is met I would like to notify the user with an automated mail using the mail command. The thing is, that the messages are not being ...
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send mail manually by mail command

After installing mailutils on ubuntu 18.04 $sudo apt-get install mailutils I try to send email manually on CLI $mail -s test To: myname@gmail.com Cc: then.... what should I do????
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msmtp with iCloud account doesn't work

I'm very new to Linux (Raspbian at Raspberry Pi 4 Model B) and I just try to send an e-mail via command line. Right now, this is working with msmtp and a gmx.de account following this guide. apt-get ...
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Mail command in linux

Want to send mail to my email id, but I'm not able to send. I have done sudo apt install mailutils. Here is my code: ssmtp name@gmail.com Hello world Showing error ssmtp :cannot open mail 25
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Can I prevent postfix from sending to specific email addresses using the check_recipient_access postfix option?

I tried to block some email addresses from spammers, but this setup doesn't seem to have any effect: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = check_recipient_access hash:/etc/postfix/bad_recipients, ...
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How to move/rename user mbox file with mailutils?

Is there a way to change the ~/mbox file where mailutils's mail program saves read mail and where mail -f reads from to something else, like ~/.mbox for example? I read that setting the MBOX ...
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How do I make .xls Or .pdf appear in body of email?

I know how to attach PDF or XLS file to email as an attachment using Unix commands. I would like to know how to send these reports to email body, so that users can access it quickly, instead of extra ...
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Mail recipient name with accents

Context $ echo $LANG fr_FR.UTF-8 Problem While it is possible to have accents in the sender name, mail seems to not accept them in recipient name: mail -s "Test" -r "Denis Bitouzé <denis....
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Why does mail create a dead.letter, but the mail still arrives

When I do this % mail -s "test" me@icloud.com < mail-text it takes a few seconds, then it comes back with this error message: /home/zach/dead.letter... Saved message in /home/zach/dead.letter ...
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Mailing an html file

Is it possible to mail an html file that looks exactly like the second image? I know mutt -e 'set content_type="text/html"' -s "Subject" user@email.com < test.html works but it ...
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Override hostname for mail(1) in a shell script

I'm trying to quickly send some stuff to myself from my MacBook, but I'm having issues with my server rejecting the SMTP connection due to the unqualified domain name in the from field. I've tried ...
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How to use emojis on the subject line of mail?

I am writing a shell script to setup a few servers and once it is done, it will send an email to our help desk letting us know that the server is ready to be used. I would like to use the following ...
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mail command sends empty body if file attached

Whenever I attach a file to mail like: $ mail -A attachment.pdf -s"Subject" id@domain.com Cc: This body never gets sent. And hit Ctrl+d to send the mail. The attachment and the subject get sent, but ...
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18.04.1-Ubuntu: Mail command unable to set mail body with attachment

I am trying to use mail command to send 2 attachments. The issue which i am facing is unable to send attachment and mail body content. tried following command echo "Hello World" | mail -s 'Test Email'...
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How to monitor system with `snort` and send emails about `alerts`

PROBLEM: I have been configuring snort on my systems and would like to get emails from the systems if there are any alerts. What I have tried is swatch but I can't find much documentation on it, can ...
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How do I pass a script argument to a pipelined argument?

I have the following code and I wanted the argument to -s to include the first argument of my bash script. Currently it prints "$1" verbatim for subject though the message body has $1 evaluated ...
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Create a script to check the date, time and string and trigger a mail

Need to create a script where I want to take the last few lines of the log file and check that the last line with Start Date contains the date of today and the time 17:00:xx and is followed by xxxxx ...
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Sending two text files with mail command - No -a support [duplicate]

I searched but did not find this answer. I am running an old RedHat 5.3 system on one server (working on upgrade to 7 in progress) but I want to send 2 text files using the mail command. I do this all ...
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-c and -b options not working in mailx in ubuntu

I was trying to send a mail from the shell script using the command mailx -s "TEST MAIL" -c "user_name ..." user<message.txt but it generates an error as unrecognized option -c ,the same happens ...
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usr/lib/sendmail doesn't work

On one of our company server, suddenly /usr/lib/sendmail stopped working. We have a call to it in few scripts (owned and ran by oracle user) and none of them is able to send an email out, even ...
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how to send lines/messages to maillog file [closed]

under /var/log , we can see the following maillog files -rw------- 1 root root 11733421 Aug 5 03:47 maillog-20180805 -rw------- 1 root root 15566137 Aug 13 03:16 maillog-...
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how to read postfix mail from command line

I have setup postfix server and set home_mailbox = Mail/. How to make mail read mail from ~/Mail/. I tried ln -s ~/Mail /var/mail/$USER but mail complains Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/$USER: Is a ...
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Does /usr/bin/mail have a queue?

RHEL 5 I'm using a perl service monitoring script (written by a colleague that is no longer with the company) running on an old RHEL 5 box. If a service is down, it sends an email alert to the root ...
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How to send mails using SMTP server in Linux without error

I'm trying to send mail via SMTP server. And set /etc/mail.rc file with: set bsdcompat set smtp=smtps://smtp.gmail.com:465 set smtp-auth=login set smtp-auth-user=user@gmail.com set smtp-auth-password=...
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Ways to add recipients in mailx

What options do I have for adding recipients to email when using mailx (or variations thereof)? The ones I know about are: Manually type email address character by character from memory Enter an ...
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How to retain retain et. al. in mail(x)

When entering personal preferences like retain me@example.com inside command line mail, how can I have these saved so they are reloaded the next time I start mail?
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How to receive new email?

mail -f /home/debian9/Maildir When new email coming,how to receive it in mailutils interface? There are 1 email in my /home/debian9/Maildir. Sent an email from admin to debian9 with command: echo "...
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mutt is changing the content in body

I have a text file with multiple lines in content . But when I am sending it in mail all the lines are coming in one line in email as part of body of mail. But when I insert empty line in content ...
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sendmail with html and file content

I need to send contents of a file in an email and add some html note at the beginning and ending of the file. I have used "sendmail" for the purpose, however when I receive the email I do not see the ...
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Cause Code Not Implemented for Heirloom-Mailx

I am attempting to send an message with an attachment from my RP3 to my phone, which uses Sprint. I have Exim4 setup as a MTA and the Heirloom-MailX configured so I can send an attachment. I am using ...
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How to get response from mail command

I am trying to send the send email using the mail command as mail -s "subject" email_address < email_text but how will I confirm whether email is actually sent or not ( i.e. email_address is ...
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how can I tell the mail command the path to sendmail?

I would the mail command to use a program other than /usr/sbin/sendmail. e.g. $ mail --path=/usr/local/bin/mysendmail someone@somewhere.com How can I do this?
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How to check whether I can send mail from my Linux server?

When I tried using mail or mailx with -r -s -a and other options, I am not able to send mail. Is there anything I need to check before sending mail from Linux server? When I tried to see help for ...
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HTML email from heirloom mailx on linux

I've been trying to work through sending a html email from mailx on a linux server. Few Notes: I have to specify a smtp server so therefore I cannot use sendmail (This is not something I can change ...
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Send raw message with mailx command

How can I pass a full raw/MIME message (raw file) to the Linux mailx command for delivery? I don't want to extract the recipient, subject, body etc from the message - I want to feed a complete ...
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Local mail delivery affected by method of root login

I just sent a local mail using the following syntax: echo "Testing" | mail -s "This is just a test" root@localhost Then I log into root using: sudo -i And check my mail. The message is there. If I ...
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Perl script to format .xls file in Linux [closed]

All I have is a linux command (I don't know what's behind the command, the script or what formats the command output), so what I can do is to pull the data [which is in table form with invisible ...
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Trouble sending email from the mail utility in Bash

I used the following command to send an email echo "Body of the mail" | mail -s "subject" "something@gmail.com" The first time I ran it, it returned an error saying the program mail is not installed....
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mail/mailx: How to specify recipents with full names?

Rich email clients allow users to be identified likewise: John Smith <jsmith@example.com> How can I use such format for recipients (or other email fields for that matter) with mail and/or ...
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Can't send mail via sendmail

I'm trying send mail via sendmail, but mail is not received. Here is the command: /bin/cat /scripts/zabbix/test.txt | mail -v -s "Blocked IPs" example@example.com Here is the output example@example....
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Delete Mail Based on Subject Pattern [mail-command]

Is it possible to delete all mail in which the subject matches a regex pattern? For example, to delete message 1, you do: d 1 But to delete all mail with subject starting with, say, [SPAM], I can't ...
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How can I list the messages in my mailbox?

Using the mail command it shows the messages I have and drops me into a prompt, but I cannot figure how to list the messages. Here is the help screen for mail: Mail Command ...
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How to clear old mail in Linux?

I want to clear the Linux mail for my account every day at 10pm. How can I accomplish it?
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sending alerts from linux machine through email to MS outlook exchange

I Have a Scenario. I have written a shell script who check the space of mount point '/u06'. if free space is greater then 20% then its OK or if free space is less then 20% then it should generate a ...