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The mail, Mail and mailx command line utilities

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uuencode sending a dummy attachment along with the correct one!

I am using the uuencode to send an attachment in the mail. uuencode /path/sample.txt sample.txt |mail -s "Test uuencode" recepient@mail The command is working fine but however it's sending the ...
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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 ...
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How can I automatically forward system mail?

I have a system job that fails and sensd me mail that I can read with the mail command. That means I still need to login to the mail server to get the emails and read them. The server supports sending ...
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What should I configure to send mail on the command line?

I am working in the computer at home I want to send me an email and I tried: uuencode all.sh all.sh | mail mymail@gmail.com But the problem is that nothing arrive to my email, I just get the ...
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SSMTP - Can send E-Mail via CLI - But Programs fail to send notifications

Today I set up a new XYMon monitor VM. The old one used PostFix, but I set up SSMTP. I can e-mail myself fine from the CLI like such. echo "Hello, World" | mail -s "My email check" my@email.com But ...
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Mail one liner to check if null before sending [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify a script which emails a user group the contents of a directory. The modification I'm looking for is to check the script below to see if it has valid output before sending. The ...
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Postfix forwarding using virtual settings

I have gone over multiple articles which walk me through the process - I feel I understand the what and the why's - but I cannot send a email to test. Here are the steps in detail. Here is a ...
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How to pipe a cat output to stdin? [closed]

C++ -------> g++ -------> bash : #include <cstdlib> using namespace std; int main(){ system("mail -s test_mail xxxx@testdomain.com"); system("test msg"); system("."); return ...
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Native sendmail commands to operate the mail queue?

I'm on a CentOS 7 server that runs sendmail and unfortunately I'm not allowed to install new packages. Postfix tools are not installed; AFAIK the only tool available is mailq, that permits only to see ...
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Checking for mails

I recently started using mails via UNIX. I would like to create a script , that would write (every time I log in ) something like "The content of your mailbox has changed since last checkup" or ...
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How would you build a cron that empties the mail in all mailboxes?

I am new to Unix here. We have some mailboxes that are taking up an incredible amount of space and I'm trying to figure out a way to delete all mail that has been in the box for 30 days. Most of what ...
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mbox still shows mail messages after they have been deleted

I deleted all messages from my mail with mailx d MSGS, and now mailx shows no mail. But why does cat ~/mbox still show all of the supposedly deleted messages?
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Trying to direct variable contents into command gives Ambigious Redirect

I'm trying to write a script which tests the http response from various Node servers I have running and which then emails me if any respond with a 502 error from Nginx (meaning one or more server has ...
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Script not running! Also how to attach timestamp in mail?

I have the following bash script... #!/bin/bash # Delete JUNK temp folder if [ -d JUNK/FOLDER/PATH ] then rm -rf JUNK/FOLDER/PATH echo "Cleansed JUNK directory successfully!" /usr/bin/mail -s ...
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Executing mail command from inside a function causes a “fork bomb”

When I try to execute mail from inside a function in a bash script it creates something similar to a fork bomb. To clarify, this creates the issue: #!/bin/bash mail() { echo "Free of oxens" | ...
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`mail` command - How can I display the email list again?

When using the mail command, I automatically get the list of the emails received: user@server:~ $ mail "/var/mail/user": 4 messages 4 unread >U 1 mail1 Tue Dec 17 13:13 18/628 junk_mail ...
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Trying to send multiple text attachments via mail message

Running this script on: "Red Had Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11 (Tikanga)" Mail is: version 8.1 6/6/93 (appears quite old). Have tried various things and cannot seem to get this to work.. ...