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Old 08-31-2009
Sending a simple mail from command line

Hi,

How would one send an email from the command line. Just a simple email. I used mailx -s "test" address@server.domain then hit enter.

Nothing happens then, I hit Ctrl + C twice, then I can start a new command again.

Any help? Tips? I did read up on this, but the examples is much more complicated than what I would like to do.

PS: I can't seem to post in the sub forums.
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Old 08-31-2009
ctrl-d not ctrl-c to send EOT and send the mail should work...
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Old 08-31-2009
mailx is expecting body content. You may type a message and/or EOT with "." <ENTER>

if no body is expected:
Code:
mailx -s "test" somaddress@somewhere.com < /dev/null

send a form letter:
Code:
mailx -s "test" somaddress@somewhere.com < sometext.txt

send a manual letter:
Code:
mailx -s "test" somaddress@somewhere.com
Some message for your recipient.
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