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Old 11-10-2013
Originally Posted by ziggy6
I am using SCO 5.0.7 and using a bourne shell
I have the script some what working. It will email the first statement but the next 2 it does not send but it includes them in the body of the first email on the first statement.
while IFS=";" read an addr name; do /u/star/sendEmail -f -t dzwic -s -xu username -xp password -u "statement" -a
  done < contacts

sample of the contacts list

# 9  
Old 11-11-2013
That's because the mail programs read the "mail body" from stdin which points to the remainder of contacts and thus eats away the two lines. Redirect mail's stdin to a standard text (or to e.g. /dev/null) and try again...
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