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Old 03-15-2007
AIX send mail with HTML message body and a binary attachment

I'm trying to script sending an e-mail message on an AIX 5.x server with the following requirements:
1. command line switch to specify file name containing message body in HTML format
2. command line switch to specify file name of a binary attachment
3. command line or input file to specify recipients (both to:, cc: and bccSmilie
4. command line to specify From: address
5. command line to specify mail subject (subject text may include spaces)

I've tried every combination redirecting and piping uuencode and mail/mailx you could ever come up with with no luck.

The stumbling block is the HTML message body. Attaching a binary file to a text message body is a no brainer but I have to have the message body in HTML because we are using formatted tables.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
# 2  
Old 03-16-2007
Try something like....
Code:
$ cat ./mailheader
To: you@there.com
From: me@here.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
Subject: Hello
$ cat ./mailbody
<center><h1>Hello</h1></center>
Will this work?<br><b>Yes</b>
$ cat ./mailheader ./mailbody | /usr/lib/sendmail -t

Cheers
ZB
# 3  
Old 03-16-2007
Just read your additional requirement RE: attachment...

Code:
 ( cat ./mailheader ./mailbody && uuencode attachment.txt attachment.txt ) | /usr/lib/sendmail -t

Cheers
ZB
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# 4  
Old 03-19-2007
Followed your syntax and while it does send the body of the mail in HTML format it does not add the binary attachment.

Any other suggestions?
# 5  
Old 03-22-2007
Bump.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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