send e-mail without use sendmail

Frank Cox theatre at
Thu Nov 1 04:52:03 UTC 2007

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 23:02:07 -0500
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:

> If you want to use a literal IP 
> address you have to enclose it in []'s to skip the MX lookup (and if you 
> are doing it on the command line, enclose in ''s because the []' are 
> shell metacharacters). mail 'joeblow@[]' will attempt a 
> connection, but the receiving system may still not like it.

Now that is highly interesting and just exactly the kind of answer I was
looking for.  I never heard of using square brackets to enclose an IP address
for that purpose before.

Thanks!  Most appreciated!

I've learned something today.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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