--- Giorgos Keramidas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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
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. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us. http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"