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I have a flat ascii file where each line contains an email address.  I also have a bash script that will read 1 line at a time and issue a command for sending out an email.
The email to be sent will all be the same email, just to different address (Christmas Greeting Card).  I want to attach a small image file as well as a small text message in the body of the email.
How can I build this email file and how can I send it in batch mode.
I've tried building the email in Outlook Express and saving it to a file, then using mail joe@aaa.net < emailfile.txt - but I get the entire email message in the body, the image file and all is still encoded etc..
Any Ideas.....
J_K
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Install majordomo!  Majordomo is a mailing list manager package and can handle this task.  In fact, your one-subscriber-address-per-line is the same format used by Majordomo, so once you configure the mailing list, you can just exchange the subscriber file with your existing file.  Check out http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/ for information on the program.  If you have a RedHat or Mandrake system, you may be able to find an RPM for majordomo from http://www.freshmeat.net if it's not already intalled.

Then once the list is set up, you just send the email to one address - the listname - and majordomo will handle the sending to all of your subscribers.
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