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



On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 08:18 -0400, Jack Gates wrote:
> On Thursday 14 September 2006 08:00, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > 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>
> 
> Not trying to be confrontational, just asking because I don't know and 
> have never messed with changing mail configurations beyond setting up 
> KMail to send and receive so I can get my mail.
> 
> What is Sendmail supposed to be designed to do?

Sendmail is a mail transport.  Mail 'clients' typically add the
headers and since the addition of MIME they encode attachments,
then they hand to sendmail.  Sendmail will add the minimal required
headers if they aren't already present but generally that is the
client's job.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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