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Re: Cmdline mail client that talks to remote SMTP server?



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Matt,

I wrote:
> Matt England wrote:
>> I would like to send email from a CentOS/RHEL/Debian/Fedora command
>> line client.  However, I want to be able to send the mail via a
>> remote SMTP server, and thus said email cmdline app must also be a
>> SMTP client.
> 
> Is there something particular about your requirements that precludes
> using the MTA installed on the system (sendmail or postfix most
> likely), configured to use the remote SMTP server?
> 
> With either MTA, it's not much more than adding a line in the config
> file to do this (relayhost in the case of postfix and SMART_HOST,
> IIRC, in the case of sendmail).

If installing sendmail or postfix is not an option, you might want to
look at something like esmtp (it's available in Fedora extras).
Command line mail clients like mutt can use that.  There's a small
list of lightweight SMTP agents available here:

    http://wiki.mutt.org/?LightSMTPagents

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