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Posted on 1998-12-21
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Hi,
I want to know how the automatic email is implemented
in UNIX and especially how I can change the email
sender's name from "web server" to whoever issues
the sending action.
Does someone know this? Please help me!
Thanks in advance!

hx
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ramshakal earned 200 total points
ID: 2008478
The mail utility comes with almost all UNIX operating system. The UNIX provides
SMTP (Simple mail transfer protocol). Suppose UNIXHOST is your unix server then
You can see it by doing
telnet  UNIXHOST 25
Here for sending mail you can specify different option
To specify senders name do
mail from: <nameof sender>
To specify recipient do
rcpt to: <Recipient>
finally to send the data do
data
after it you can enter your message

So this is simple protocol. Using it you can implemnt your own mail transfer utility.
For example to change the email senders name simply pick the name and find a way
to use it in
mail from: <senders name>

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by:bcn
ID: 2008479
I think you want it:

you need a file where email destination. for exemple:

file_emails:
email1@dom.com
email2@dom.com
email3@dom.com
....
emailn@dom.com

And then you need a shell, that read from this file, and send
mail. For exemple.

shell_sendmail.sh it contains.

for i in `cat file_emails`
do
    echo "send....." $i
    /usr/lib/sendmail -F "Title" -f 'adress' $i < mail_send.txt

    if [ $? -ne 0 ]
    then
        echo "Error" $i
    fi

done

where send_mail.txt has the message from send.
I think hopes you.

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