How to create a script in Ubuntu 14.04 to send an email with attachment?

Posted on 2015-02-02
Last Modified: 2015-06-29
I would like to create a script in Ubuntu14.04 to send an email, in an Exchange 2010 environment.   I want to double click on the file and then activate the script to send an email and attach a file it find on the desktop.
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by:R. Toby Richards
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echo "This is the message body" | mutt -s "subject of message"  -a "/path/to/" --

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You may have to install mutt. On Ubuntu, "sudo apt-get install mutt" worked fine for me. You may or may not need an SMTP server installed. My box has Sendmail, so I wasn't able to test it without having Sendmail.
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Tej Pratap Shukla ~Dexter earned 500 total points
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Try mutt - a terminal-based e-mail client for Unix-like systems.

To install mutt: -

# apt-get install mutt

Syntax of sending Email using mutt is given below: -

echo "Message Body"mutt  -s "Subject of Mail" -a <path of  attachment file> -c <email address of CC>  mail address of recipient

here s defines the subject of the mail and represents the recipients address

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Thanks. Will Mutt work with Exchange 2010?
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Expert Comment

by:R. Toby Richards
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Yes, as long as the SMTP port (tcp/25) on the Exhange server is available to the Linux computer.

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On what version of Ubuntu will this work on?

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by:R. Toby Richards
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Any version. Mutt is older than Ubuntu. It is older than Linux for that matter.

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I have not tried this, no need for this at this time.

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Thanks.  Unsure if this works, as currently I am not in need of this any longer.

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