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Old 10-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
john_erlandsson
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mail command settings


Hi!

I want to be able to send an email using a shell script, with the mail command on my Fedora 11 box.

It seems easy enough, either simply typing:
#mail <address>
Subject: <subject>
<body>
.

or:
#mail -s "subject" "address" < ~/temp/body.txt


How do i assign an smtp server that the mail command can use to send emails?


//john

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Old 10-10-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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Did you try googling this? It's quite easy to do:

set smtp=server

in your .mailrc, where server is your SMTP server.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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http://www.faqs.org/docs/gazette/mail.html
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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That doesn't appear to have anything to do with what the OP asked.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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thanks for helping..

i googled .mailrc and found that i should create a .mailrc file in my home folder.

I made one that looked like this (considering how i set up the account in a regular client)
Quote:
set verbose
set smtp-use-starttls (Uses SSL)
set smtp=send.one.com:2525
set from=robot@mydomain.se
set smtp-auth=login
set smtp-auth-user=robot@mydomain.se
set smtp-auth-password=password



this doesn't work... it gives me the output
Quote:
$ echo "test email" | mail "test subject" "john@mydomain.se"
Resolving host send.one.com . . . done.
Connecting to 195.47.247.201 . . . connected.
220 csmtp2.one.com ESMTP
>>> EHLO erlandsson
250-csmtp2.one.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 20480000
250-VRFY
250-ETRN
250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
250-AUTH=PLAIN LOGIN
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-8BITMIME
250 DSN
>>> STARTTLS
502 5.5.1 Error: command not implemented
smtp-server: 502 5.5.1 Error: command not implemented
"/home/john/dead.letter" 10/299
. . . message not sent.
does this mean that it is impossible to use the mail command with my email provider?


//john

Last edited by john_erlandsson; 10-10-2009 at 09:41 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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forget it... i removed the line set smtp-use-starttls (Uses SSL)
and now it works... thank you so much


//John
 
Old 10-11-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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That doesn't appear to have anything to do with what the OP asked.
Apologies.
 
  


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