Home Man
Search
Today's Posts
Register

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for innmail (redhat section 1)

INNMAIL(1)			    InterNetNews Documentation			       INNMAIL(1)

NAME
       innmail - Simple mail-sending program

SYNOPSIS
       innmail [-h] [-s subject] address [address ...]

DESCRIPTION
       innmail is a Perl script intended to provide the non-interactive mail-sending functional-
       ity of mail(1) while avoiding nasty security problems.  It takes the body of a mail mes-
       sage on standard input and sends it to the specified addresses by invoking the value of
       mta in inn.conf.

       At least one address (formatted for the MTA specified in inn.conf if it matters) is
       required.  innmail will sanitize the addresses so that they contain only alphanumerics and
       the symbols "@", ".", "-", "+", "_", and "%".

       innmail was written to be suitable for the mailcmd setting in inn.conf.

OPTIONS
       -h  Gives usage information.

       -s subject
	   Sets the Subject: header of the message.  A warning is issued if this option is omit-
	   ted.

EXAMPLES
       This sends a one-line message to the local user "joe":

	   echo "A one-line message." | innmail -s "Simple message" joe

       innmail by default is used by INN for sending nightly reports and control message reports.

BUGS
       innmail fails on addresses that begin with "-", although one might hope that the news
       server will not need to contact any such addresses.

       There are many "correct" addresses that will be silently modified by the sanitization
       process.  A news administrator should be careful to use particularly sane addresses if
       they may be passed to innmail.

HISTORY
       innmail was written by James Brister <brister@vix.com> for InterNetNews.  This manual page
       was originally written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur.

SEE ALSO
       inn.conf(5), mail(1).

3rd Berkeley Distribution		    INN 2.3.2				       INNMAIL(1)


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.

Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyrightę1993-2018. All Rights Reserved.
UNIX.COM Login
Username:
Password:  
Show Password