innmail



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NAME

       innmail - Simple mail-sending program


SYNOPSIS

       innmail [-h] [-s subject] address [address ...]


DESCRIPTION

       innmail is a Perl script intended to provide the non-interactive mail-
       sending functionality of mail(1) while avoiding nasty security prob-
       lems.  It takes the body of a mail message on standard input and sends
       it to the specified addresses by invoking the value of mta in inn.conf.

       At least one address (formatted for the MTA specified in inn.conf, if
       it matters) is required.  innmail will sanitize the addresses so that
       they contain only alphanumerics and the symbols "@", ".", "-", "+",
       "_", and "%".

       innmail was written to be suitable for the mailcmd setting in inn.conf.


OPTIONS

       -h  Gives usage information.

       -s subject
           Sets the Subject: header of the message.  A warning is issued if
           this option is omitted.


EXAMPLES

       This sends a one-line message to the local user "joe":

           echo "A one-line message." │ innmail -s "Simple message" joe

       innmail by default is used by INN for sending nightly reports and con-
       trol message reports.


BUGS

       innmail fails on addresses that begin with "-", although one might hope
       that the news server will not need to contact any such addresses.

       There are many "correct" addresses that will be silently modified by
       the sanitization process.  A news administrator should be careful to
       use particularly sane addresses if they may be passed to innmail.


HISTORY

       innmail was written by James Brister <brister@vix.com> for InterNet-
       News.  This manual page was originally written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur.


SEE ALSO

       inn.conf(5), mail(1).



INN 2.4.0                         2002-12-03                        INNMAIL(1)

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