mhmail



MHMAIL(1)                                                            MHMAIL(1)




NAME

       mhmail - send or read mail


SYNOPSIS

       mhmail [ addrs ...  [-body text] [-cc addrs ...]
            [-from addr] [-subject subject]]
            [-version] [-help]


DESCRIPTION

       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.


FILES

       /usr/bin/inc                         Program to incorporate maildrop into folder
       /usr/lib/nmh/post                    Program to deliver a message
       /tmp/mhmail*                         Temporary copy of message


PROFILE COMPONENTS

       None


SEE ALSO

       inc(1), post(8)


DEFAULTS

       None


CONTEXT

       If inc is invoked, then inc's context changes occur.



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