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Old 09-10-2003, 04:44 AM   #1
B3R7
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Lightbulb automatic e-mail printing ;)


hi i'm looking for an way to print my mail automaticly on a linux box.

the problem is that i cant just print the mail from /var/spool/mail/bert because it's "the source"
and what i want is something like :

from: bla@bla.com
to: bla @bla.com

message.......
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: automatic e-mail printing ;)

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Originally posted by B3R7
hi i'm looking for an way to print my mail automaticly on a linux box.

the problem is that i cant just print the mail from /var/spool/mail/bert because it's "the source"
and what i want is something like :

from: bla@bla.com
to: bla @bla.com

message.......
Hmmm then forward it to another account (mailbox) which only receive that forwarded mail and then pipe it to lp0 ?

Hope this helps ...
 
Old 09-10-2003, 08:31 AM   #3
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how can i do that ?
plz can you explain a bit more
 
Old 09-10-2003, 08:47 AM   #4
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how can i do that ?
plz can you explain a bit more
If you would like to print ALL mails which arrive into the mailbox bert then add a cronjob script which runs every hour or so and then do something like

cat /var/spool/mail/bert | lp0

Which of course requires that your printer is setup properly ...

To try this example, first make a file print_mail

#!/bin/sh
cat /var/spool/mail/bert | lp0

Save it and do: chmod 755 print_mail (this will make it executable for the owner and rw for group and users (outside world)

then ./print_mail (to run it)

This will print all contents in the file: bert
Also keep in mind that when new mail arrives it will be added into mailbox bert, together with all other existing mails ...

If you don't want all other mails which you have already
printed, you should delete the one's you've already printed out.

Hope this helps ...

p.s. Does anybody knows a email agent which does have this future ?
 
  


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