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BSMTP(1)	    Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced	      BSMTP(1)

NAME
	bsmtp -	Bareos's SMTP client (mail submission program)

SYNOPSIS
       bsmtp [options] _recipient_ _..._

DESCRIPTION
       bsmtp  is  a simple mail	user agent designed to permit more flexibility
       than the	standard mail programs typically found on Unix systems,	and to
       ease  portability.  It  can even	run on Windows machines. It is used by
       the Director daemon to send notifications and requests to the operator.

OPTIONS
       -4     Forces bsmtp to use IPv4 addresses only.

       -6     Forces bsmtp to use IPv6 addresses only.

       -8     Encode the mail in UTF-8.

       -a     Use any ip protocol for address resolution.

       -c     Set the Cc: header.

       -d nn  Set debug	level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -f     Set the From: header. If not specified, bsmtp will  try  to  use
	      your username.

       -h mailhost:port
	      Use mailhost:port	as the SMTP server. (default port: 25)

       -s     Set the Subject: header.

       -r     Set the Reply-To:: header.

       -l     Set the maximum number of	lines to be sent. (default: unlimited)

       -?     Show version and usage of	program.

USAGE
       recipients is a space separated list of email addresses.

       The  body  of the email message is read from standard input. Message is
       ended by	sending	the EOF	character (Ctrl-D  on  many  systems)  on  the
       start of	a new line, much like many 'mail' commands.

       The actual, automated behavior of bsmtp will depend on the mail-related
       configuration of	the Director in	the Messages resources.

       Interactive use of bsmtp	is pertinent to	manually test and ensure these
       configuration bits are valid. This is highly recommended.

CONFIGURATION
       These commands should each appear on a single line in the configuration
       file.

       Messages	{
	 Name =	Standard
	 mailcommand =	"/usr/bin/bsmtp	 -h  mail.domain.com  -f  \"\(Bareos\)
       \<%r\>\"
				  -s \"Bareos: %t %e of	%c %l\"	%r"
	 operatorcommand  = "/usr/bin/bsmtp -h mail.domain.com -f \"\(Bareos\)
       \<%r\>\"
					-s \"Bareos: Intervention  needed  for
       %j\" %r"
	 mail =	sysadmin@site.domain.com = all,	!skipped
	 operator = sysop@site.domain.com = mount
	 console = all,	!skipped, !saved
	}

       mail.domain.com	is  replaced  with the fully qualified name of an SMTP
       server, which usually listen on port 25.

ENVIRONMENT
       If the -h option	is not specified, bsmtp	will use environment  variable
       SMTPSERVER, or 'localhost' if not set.

NOTES
       Since bsmtp always uses a TCP connection	rather than writing to a spool
       file, you may find that your From: address is being rejected because it
       does  not  contain  a  valid domain, or because your message has	gotten
       caught in spam filtering	rules. Generally, you should specify  a	 fully
       qualified  domain name in the from field, and depending on whether your
       SMTP gateway is Exim or Sendmail, you may need to modify	the syntax  of
       the from	part of	the message.

       If  bsmtp  cannot  connect to the specified mail	host, it will retry to
       connect to localhost.

BUGS
       If you are getting incorrect dates (e.g.	1970) and you are running with
       a  non-English  locale, you might try setting the LANG="en_US" environ-
       ment variable.

AUTHOR
       This   manual	page	was    written	  by	Jose	Luis	Tallon
       <jltallon@adv-solutions.net>,  revised  and  edited  by	Lucas B. Cohen
       <lbc@members.fsf.org>.

SEE ALSO
       bareos-dir(8)

Kern Sibbald			  3 July 2012			      BSMTP(1)

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