--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> On 2007-08-30 17:01, L Goodwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >--- Chuck Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Please see the fine Handbook:
> >>
> >>
> >> 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

Um... I just want to pass an email message (complete
with From, To, Subject and message body) to a mail
handler (sendmail), as I stated in the original post.

Anyway, Chuck kindly provided sample code. The only
thing I'd like to do differently is to not use a temp
file to store the message. Otherwise, I'm happy.

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