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Re: how to send an e-mail --- (a problem!)



On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 15:26 +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 13Sep2006 10:54, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> | Steve Searle wrote:
> | >Around 03:52pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 (UK time), Paul Howarth 
> | >scrawled:
> | >>I think what you're looking for is:
> | >>$ echo hello | Mail -s test john black vpnmail ru
> | >>i.e. replace "sendmail" with "Mail" (note the upper case M).
> | >
> | >Mail is soft linked to mail, so the upper case M makes no difference.
> 
> For this kind of reason (not trusting "mail" to be anything in
> particular) I always call sendmail itself, usually via this script:
The above statement mystifies me. mail will do what it always did. That
is, send mail. mail has been the basic mail sending program for decades
in Unix and then Linux. sendmail was not designed to be a mail client. 
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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