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Old 03-28-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
trickynapzter
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Change Sender name using mail in Centos 6


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My problem is regarding how to change the senders name when sending an email after series of command in script. This is how i send email:

Code:
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" "$EMAIL"
When i received that email it come from a name Asterisk VoIP PBX, i wanted it to be customized like "Company PBX". Is there any chance to change the senders name using the mail command in CentOS 6?
 
Old 03-28-2014, 03:10 AM   #2
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Hi,

You can either set the from variable to the sender address you want:
Code:
export from=sender@domain.com
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" "$EMAIL"
or use the -r switch (might not work in some mail versions)
Code:
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" -r sender@domain.com "$EMAIL"
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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hi thank you for your reply, -r works for me but how do you change the senders name? the code will only add the senders email address.

Code:
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" -r sender@domain.com "$EMAIL

I want to modify the senders name for example, it would appear in your inbox as "Company PBX" and yes it's still coming from sender@domain.com.
 
Old 03-30-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by trickynapzter View Post
hi thank you for your reply, -r works for me but how do you change the senders name? the code will only add the senders email address.

Code:
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" -r sender@domain.com "$EMAIL

I want to modify the senders name for example, it would appear in your inbox as "Company PBX" and yes it's still coming from sender@domain.com.
So you can use the following syntax:
Code:
echo -e "$MSG" | mail -s " - [awesomedomain.com]: Failed call on [$CHANNEL] -" -r "sender@domain.com (Company PBX)" "$EMAIL
Regards
 
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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you are genius it works like a charm... thank you so much bathory.. problem solved
 
  


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