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MHMAIL(1)		    General Commands Manual		     MHMAIL(1)

NAME
       mhmail -	send or	read mail non-interactively with nmh

SYNOPSIS
       mhmail [-help] [-version] [-to] addrs ...  [-attach file] [-body	text]
	    [-cc addrs ...]  [-from addr] [-headerfield	name:value] [-subject
	    subject] [-resent] [switches for post ... |	-profile [switches for
	    send ...]]	[-send | -nosend]

       mhmail with no arguments	is equivalent to inc

DESCRIPTION
       mhmail is intended as a replacement, compatible with nmh, for the stan-
       dard  Berkeley  mail  program (mail or mailx).  nmh is intended for the
       use of programs such as cron, which expect to send mail	automatically.
       It  is also used	by some	nmh commands to	mail error notifications.  Al-
       though mhmail can be used interactively,	it is  recommended  that  comp
       and send	be used	instead, to send messages.

       When  invoked  without arguments, mhmail	simply invokes inc to incorpo-
       rate new	messages from the user's mail drop.

       When one	or more	addresses are specified, a message is  read  from  the
       standard	input and spooled to a temporary file.	mhmail then invokes by
       default,	with the name of the temporary file as its argument, to	by de-
       fault,  with  the name of the temporary file as its argument to deliver
       the message to the specified address.

       The -subject switch can be used to specify the "Subject:" field of  the
       message.	 "Subject:" field of the message.

       The  -resent  switch  indicates that the	message	body is	a fully	formed
       message that will be resent, as dist would do.  For example:

	    mhmail u2@example.com -resent < `mhpath cur`

       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, mh-
       mail  will  not send the	message	and return with	status 1.  You can use
       the switch -body	"" to force an empty message.

       Normally, addresses appearing as	arguments are put in the "To:"	field.
       At  least one such address is required when sending a message, i.e., if
       any other switches are supplied.	 If the	-cc switch is  used,  all  ad-
       dresses following it, even if there are intervening switches other than
       -to, are	placed in the "cc:" field.  The	optional -to switch can	appear
       in  front  of  any  addresses  to  signify their	placement in the "To:"
       field.  The -to and -cc switches	may be given multiple times.

       By using	-from addr, you	can specify the	"From:"	header of  the	draft.
       If  no  -from switch is used when sending, mhmail will supply a "From:"
       header field using the sender's local mailbox, see localmbox in mh-for-
       mat(5).	Naturally, post	will fill in the "Sender:" header correctly.

       The  -headerfield name:value switch adds	a header field with the	speci-
       fied name and value to the message.  (The value	is  called  the	 field
       body  in	 RFC  2822,  but  that's  too easily confused with the message
       body.)  There need not be a space after the colon  that	separates  the
       name  and  value	in the argument	to this	switch.	 It is usually best to
       enclose the argument in quotes to  protect  it  from  the  shell.   The
       -headerfield  switch may	be given multiple times	to add multiple	header
       fields, for example,

	    mhmail -from sender@example.com \
	    -headerfield 'MIME-Version:1.0' \
	    -headerfield 'Content-Type:text/plain; charset=utf-8' \
	    -headerfield 'Content-Transfer-Encoding:8bit' \
	    recipient@example.com

       Note about this example:	 the -attach switch  causes  MIME-Version  and
       Content-Type headers to be added	to the message.

       The  -profile  switch  instructs	 mhmail	to use send instead of post to
       send the	message.  This allows use of the user's	context	and aliases.

       The -attach file	switch attaches	the specified  file  to	 the  message.
       Use  of -attach enables -profile	because	mhmail uses send to handle the
       attachment.  It is usually best to enclose the argument	in  quotes  to
       protect	it  from  the shell.  The -attach switch may be	given multiple
       times to	add multiple attachments.

       The -nosend option shows	the draft file that would  be  posted/sent  on
       the command's standard output but does not post or send it.  -send pro-
       vides the default behavior of posting or	sending	the message.   It  can
       be used to disable -nosend, for example,	when using a shell alias.

       All  other switches are passed to post if -profile is not used, or send
       if -profile is used.

FILES
       /usr/local/bin/inc		    Program to incorporate mail	drop into folder
       /usr/local/libexec/nmh/post	    Program to deliver a message
       /tmp/mhmail*			    Temporary copy of message

SEE ALSO
       dist(1),	send(1), mh-format(5), send(1),	post(8)

DEFAULTS
       `-from localmbox'
       `-profile' is enabled by	default	only with -attach
       `-send'

CONTEXT
       If inc is invoked, then inc's context changes occur.  With the -profile
       switch,	the context of send is used.  mhmail does not read the context
       file itself, so an entry	for it will be ignored.

nmh-1.7.1			  2012-07-01			     MHMAIL(1)

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