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Old 03-25-2020, 07:40 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware64 14.2
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prepping for mailx version v15 from 14.9.17

with v15 there's supposedly a whole bunch of changes, hence why I've been getting nagged with
mailx: Warning: variable superseded or obsoleted: smtp
mailx: Warning: variable superseded or obsoleted: smtp-auth-user
mailx: Warning: variable superseded or obsoleted: smtp-auth-password
mailx: Warning: variable superseded or obsoleted: ssl-verify
mailx: Obsoletion warning: please do not use *smtp*, instead assign a smtp:// URL to *mta*!
mailx: Obsoletion warning: Use of old-style credentials, which will vanish in v15!
mailx:   Please read the manual section "On URL syntax and credential lookup"
What I currently have, which works perfectly fine aside from the nagging messages, is:
nail -r "" \
  -S smtp-use-starttls \
  -S smtp-auth=login \
  -S smtp=smtp:// \
  -S from="" \
  -S \
  -S smtp-auth-password=password \
  -S ssl-verify=ignore \
  -S nss-config-dir=/root/scripts \
  -s "${where1} SSH Alert" ${cc_to} ${bcc_to} ${mailto} >&2 <<-EOM
   ${what} from ${where2} at ${when}
I've tried the following:
mta="smtps:// smtp-use-starttls
nail -r "" \
  -S smtp-auth=login \
  -S from="" \
  -S nss-config-dir=/root/scripts \
  -s "${where1} SSH Alert" ${cc_to} ${bcc_to} ${mailto} >&2 <<-EOM
   ${what} from ${where2} at ${when}
but nothing sends... any ideas?
Old 03-26-2020, 02:08 AM   #2
Petri Kaukasoina
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I don't know, but I had to do some changes to my mailing scripts a while ago, and when it looked like I had to do it again after s-nail-14.9.15, I decided to save my time and stay at 14.9.15. And my scripts only send messages to an SMTP server without any kind of authentication or encryption!
Old 03-26-2020, 06:21 PM   #3
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I don't use a direct command line for the latest nail but rather a ~/.mailrc. The below works flawlessly with the latest nail, perhaps you could extract the appropriate command line arguments from it:

# Setting mailx version v14.9.17 for gmail   #

# Testing syntax:
# echo "Testing, Testing, Testing" | mailx -s "My test..."

# Use v15.0 compatibility mode
set v15-compat

# See the whole process, especially for troubleshooting:
set verbose

# Essential setting: select allowed character sets
set sendcharsets=utf-8,iso-8859-1
# and reply in the same charset used by sender:
set reply-in-same-charset

# Default directory where we act in (relative to $HOME)
set folder=mail

# You actual address to reply to:
set from=""

# Request strict TLS transport layer security checks
set tls-verify=strict
set tls-ca-file=/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
set tls-ca-no-defaults
set smtp-use-starttls
set smtp-auth=login

# When sending messages, wait until the Mail-Transfer-Agent finishs.
# Only like this you will be able to see errors reported through the
# exit status of the MTA (including the built-in SMTP one)!
set sendwait

# And of course put your own gmail username and
# password here in the obvious places:

set mta=smtps://


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