Using mailx to send in the future? Also change "from" address?


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Using mailx to send in the future? Also change "from" address?

Hey, I've got a script using mailx to send an email to the user, but i'd like it if I could have it send the email sometime in the future, not right away. And by future, i mean like 1 minute in the future.

And I don't want it to halt the script in anyway. Perhaps there's a way to have it spawn a process or something that runs for a minute before sending the mail or something?

Also, is there a way to specify the "from" address using mailx? I would rather have a different reply-to address than the system account.
# 2  
How about

Code:
futureMail()
{
   sleep 60
   mailx .....
}


futureMail &

and change the source by changing/adding field that identifies the source of the message, not sure if it's "From" or "ReplyTo".

Last edited by porter; 08-09-2007 at 07:31 PM..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by porter
How about

Code:
futureMail()
{
   sleep 60
   mailx .....
}


futureMail &

and change the source by changing/adding field that identifies the source of the message, not sure if it's "From" or "ReplyTo".
Thanks! Exactly what i was looking for.
# 4  
If you have your "atd" running, you can use this format:


Code:
echo "mailx -s 'subject' e@mail.com << /path/to/file" | at 15:03

This will send the e-mail out at the next instance of "15:03" (3:03 p.m.)... today if it is currently before 15:03, or tomorrow if it is after 15:03.
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