mhmail - send or read mail
mhmail [ addrs ... [-body text] [-cc addrs ...]
[-from addr] [-subject subject]]
mhmail is intended as a replacement for the standard Berkeley mail pro-
gram (mail(1) or mailx(1)), which is compatible with nmh. This program
is intended for the use of programs such as cron(1), which expect to
send mail automatically to various users. It is also used by various
nmh commands to mail various error notifications. Although mhmail can
be used interactively, it is recommended that comp(1) and send(1) be
used instead to send messages.
When invoked without arguments, it simply invokes inc(1) to incorporate
new messages from the user's maildrop. When one or more users is spec-
ified, a message is read from the standard input and spooled to a tem-
porary file. mhmail then invokes post(8) with the name of the tempo-
rary file as its argument to deliver the message to the specified user.
The `-subject subject' switch can be used to specify the "Subject:"
field of the message.
By default, mhmail will read the message to be sent from the standard
input. You can specify the text of the message at the command line
with the `-body text' switch. If the standard input has zero length,
mhmail will not send the message. You can use the switch `-body ""' to
force an empty message.
Normally, addresses appearing as arguments are put in the "To:" field.
If the `-cc' switch is used, all addresses following it are placed in
the "cc:" field.
By using `-from addr', you can specify the "From:" header of the draft.
Naturally, post will fill-in the "Sender:" header correctly.
/usr/bin/inc Program to incorporate maildrop into folder
/usr/lib/nmh/post Program to deliver a message
/tmp/mhmail* Temporary copy of message
If inc is invoked, then inc's context changes occur.
[nmh-1.0.4] MH.6.8 MHMAIL(1)
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