Thanks to those o answered me! I have now some good tips, specialy from Matthew email. I forgot to tell you what would be the use of my email, it would be more easy for you to help me. I have a server, without xwindows configured, the only thing I want from the server about email is to create some scripts to send emails with some files attached. That's why I spoke the mailx (mail)... So I think your tips are enough.
Thanks once again > > > On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:32:21AM +0100, Carla Neves wrote: > > > I would like someone to give me some good tips to configure my email > > on Freebsd v4.9, to send/receive messages. I would like to use what I > > have already installed: sendmail, mailx. I went through the Freebsd > > manual but I coulnd't find any tips for the syntax of > > sending/receiving emails, just the sendmail configuration. So I would > > apreciate your help to give me the good steps for: > > Hmmm... the mailx command always used to be a SysV thing -- in fact, a > port of the BSD mail(1) command, which they had to rename because they > already had a mail(1) command which did something completely > different. > > Looking at the pkg-descr for the mail/mailx command it actually looks > almost identical to the mail(1) command in the base system. > > > 1- Configuring sendmail (although is already in the manual) > > Could you be more specific about what you want to do with your e-mail > system? In general, all things are possible (e-mail wise) using > sendmail, but not necessarily easy or obvious. > > > 2- Syntax used to send email (with examples would be great). > > Well, to use mail(1) to send an e-mail from the command line it's > pretty much: > > % mail -s "Message Subject here" [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Then type in your message ending with a ^D or a '.' on a line by > itself. There are a number of ~-escapes you can use to do things like > invoke an editor or edit the message headers. > > For use in scripting, mail(1) is quite handy -- you can do something > like this: > > mail -s "Automatic Message" [EMAIL PROTECTED] <<E_O_M > The contents of the message goes here. > > As much as you like, really. > > E_O_M > > but it's more efficient to pipe stuff directly into sendmail: > > /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -oi -oem <<E_O_M > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Automatic Message > > The contents of the message goes here. > > As much as you like, really. > > E_O_M > > > 3- Syntax to see the received emails. > > Just type mail to get a listing of your inbox, then type the message > number to read that message, or 'n' for the next message. > > > I went through the man pages of mailx and sendmail, but they seem not > > to be very userfriendly for someone who is quite knew configuring > > email on Freebsd. So could you please help me? > > sendmail is quite hard to deal with. A very good resource is the file > /usr/share/sendmail/cf/README which summarises all of the options you > can put into a .mc file. The Sendmail Operations manual in > /usr/share/doc/smm/08.sendmailop/paper.ascii.gz also contains a great > deal of useful stuff. However, if you really want to get to grips > with it, you should look at the bat book -- Sendmail, 3rd Ed. Costales > and Allman, O'Reilly (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sendmail3/) > > Personally, I'm not a big fan on the mail(1) command for interactive > use -- mutt(1) is much better. Lots of people like pine(1) and it's > certainly a lot more friendly towards beginning users. Then there are > e-mail clients available for emacs, plus a whole range of GUI mail > clients such as Mozilla mail, Thunderbird, Evolution etc. > > Cheers, > > Matthew > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks > Savill Way > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow > Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"