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Old 04-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Simple Pipe Email to Curl

I would like to pipe a raw email from cPanel to curl, using curl to send the raw email via a post variable. However, I am unsure of the command line syntax that would receive the piped email and post using curl.

Ideally, the email would pipe to the curl command "curl -d 'emailvar=RAWEMAILHERE'", where RAWEMAILHERE would be the email message.

Can anyone please help me with the command line required to accomplish this? Thanks in advance..
Old 04-02-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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First, create a new user account to handle these messages.

In the user's home directory, add this to .forward, replacing the UserName with the actual username:
"|/etc/smrsh/mailcmd || exit 75 #UserName"

Run this snippet of code:
cat > /usr/local/sbin/mailcmd <<\EoT
if echo "$Message" | grep "..." > /dev/null; then
  echo "$Message" | formail -I "" > /tmp/mailcmd
chmod 755 /usr/local/sbin/mailcmd
ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mailcmd /etc/smrsh
Next, test that email sent to this user actually creates a file in /tmp. When you have that
working, the next step is to replace the ... with a string to find valid messages. Test to
make sure valid messages create files in /tmp, but other messages do not. Then you can replace
the file creation command with the command you actually want to run.

Last edited by carltm; 04-02-2010 at 08:34 AM. Reason: missed one line
Old 04-08-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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I appreciate the help. Thank you for taking the time!


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