How to send email using shell script in UNIX, Is any environment setup required in Mac OS X ?


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How to send email using shell script in UNIX, Is any environment setup required in Mac OS X ?

Hi All,
I am using Mac OS X (Leopard OS). I am very new to UNIX. My requirement is that, by running a shell script, I create a log file. So I have to send a mail having that log file attached. What I tried to do is, I simply tried to check,whether this direct command works or not. So I directly gave this command in the terminal

Code:
     mail -s "Hello" afreenkarim697@gmail.com

But it didn't work. It just hangs. So what should I do?

Please if anyone has any suggestion or solution, it is welcomed.


Thanks in Advance
Afreen

Last edited by zaxxon; 05-05-2010 at 11:03 AM.. Reason: use code tags please, ty
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This is asked very often - please use the search function of the forum using search patterns like "mail attachment" or "mail attachment uuencode".

Also please use code tags when posting code, data or logs etc.
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try this

Code:
mail -s "Hello" afreenkarim697@gmail.com < /dev/null

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