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Old 11-25-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
antanas
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Sending mail attachment via Sendmail


Hi,

researching this for a day already, but can't seem to get it to work.
Trying to write a simple script that would send an attachment from the box to windows recipients.

script currently looks like this:
-------------------------------------------------
#!/usr/bin/ksh

# send del to DW and other recipients
echo "Please put in a DEL name:"
read FILENAME

uuencode $FILENAME $FILENAME | sendmail -v -f sender@company.com -t recipient@company.com < header
-------------------------------------------------

The header looks like this:
-------------------------------------------------
To: recipient@company.com
From: sender@company.com
Subject: Please find the file attached
-------------------------------------------------

The problem i'm having is header fields get populated but no file gets attached.

If i don't use the header file/data like so:

uuencode $DELNAME $DELNAME | sendmail -f sender@company.com -t recipient@company.com

The file gets attached but header information (to: , subject: ..) and there's no body message.

If i don't use the uuencode feature and just use this command:
sendmail -f ender@company.com -t recipient@company.com < FILENAME

the file name contents just appear in the body of the message instead of attaching it to an email.


Help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by antanas; 11-25-2009 at 05:01 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by antanas View Post
Hi,

researching this for a day already, but can't seem to get it to work.
Trying to write a simple script that would send an attachment from the box to windows recipients.

script currently looks like this:
-------------------------------------------------
#!/usr/bin/ksh

# send del to DW and other recipients
echo "Please put in a DEL name:"
read FILENAME

uuencode $FILENAME $FILENAME | sendmail -v -f sender@company.com -t recipient@company.com < header
-------------------------------------------------

The header looks like this:
-------------------------------------------------
To: recipient@company.com
From: sender@company.com
Subject: Please find the file attached
-------------------------------------------------

The problem i'm having is header fields get populated but no file gets attached.

If i don't use the header file/data like so:

uuencode $DELNAME $DELNAME | sendmail -f sender@company.com -t recipient@company.com

The file gets attached but header information (to: , subject: ..) and there's no body message.

If i don't use the uuencode feature and just use this command:
sendmail -f ender@company.com -t recipient@company.com < FILENAME

the file name contents just appear in the body of the message instead of attaching it to an email.


Help would be greatly appreciated.
you may have to use a simple perl module to get this exactly right.
there is one called mime lite that is pretty easy to set up.

Code:
http://search.cpan.org/~rjbs/MIME-Lite-3.027/lib/MIME/Lite.pm
if not, mutt can do this.


Code:
mutt -a
 
Old 11-25-2009, 05:18 AM   #3
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Nail could also work and connect to any SMTP server. similar -a option for attachments
 
Old 11-25-2009, 05:24 AM   #4
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MIME is not installed on the box and im afraid i do not have option to install it. mutt is not there as well. tried mailx but ending up with similar problem.

Nail is not there as well.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 05:39 AM   #5
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So you can mess with the sendmail config but not install small tools? Why is that?
 
Old 11-25-2009, 05:42 AM   #6
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I don't mess with sendmail config file, just input the header before sending.
found out that SHAR tool can be of some use and it's installed on the box. trying to figure it out.
Anyone used it for sending attachments with sendmail?
 
Old 11-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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Try post #5 http://www.unix.com/how-do-i-send-em...ment-body.html
 
  


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