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rkaran 12-18-2002 11:00 PM

Using mail from the command line
 
I would like to send out email to a Java User Group list using the mail program on Linux. I have a script that will read a list of email addresses from a file and send out email to each of the required recipients.

The man pages for the program do not show any any way of adding a reply-to address as the first few lines from the man pages quoted below show.

Quote:

MAIL(1) BSD General Commands Manual MAIL(1)

NAME
mail - send and receive mail

SYNOPSIS
mail [-iInv] [-s subject] [-c cc-addr] [-b bcc-addr] to-addr...
mail [-iInNv] -f [name]
mail [-iInNv] [-u user]

INTRODUCTION
Mail is an intelligent mail processing system, which has a command syntax
reminiscent of ed(1) with lines replaced by messages.
Is there any way of changing the default reply-to address which is myUserName@ourLinuxBoxDomain to my work email address?

I can't seem to find any kind of documentation on doing this. I'd be just as happy if someone could point me to some place that has the appropriate documentation.

TIA.

Mara 12-19-2002 11:54 AM

As far as I know, you can't do this using mail (but I may be wrong). Instead I'd use a script that reads a list of emails, and an email with "From:" line and send it via your mail server.


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