On 2007-08-30 17:01, L Goodwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >--- Chuck Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Please see the fine Handbook: >> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mail.html >> >> Although, it is entirely reasonable to consider >> using Postfix instead. > > Chuck, I'd prefer to have the script handle the mailing so I can test > the script (with email send) manually, independent of cron. > > Still looking for specifics on setting this up and a bourne shell > script example that sends an email. Thanks!
Hmmm, why? A specialized MTA which does only one thing (send outgoing email), comforms to SMTP-related standards, supports authentication mechanisms, and more importantly does _only_ this job and does it _correctly_ is always going to be better than a local 'hack', like a script. Both Sendmail (part of the base system) and Postfix (suggested by Chuck), can do this and a lot more. Why do you have to "send mail with a bourne shell script", but _avoid_ the tools and practices supported by the system already? - Giorgos _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"