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June 21, 2008, at 09:05 PM by Darek Sliwa --
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http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html http://gentoo-wiki.com/Nail http://linux.die.net/man/1/nail

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http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html
http://gentoo-wiki.com/Nail
http://linux.die.net/man/1/nail\\

June 21, 2008, at 09:03 PM by Darek Sliwa -- Some minor formating changes.
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Nail is a lightweight mail client for sending and receiving e-mail messages. Please note that around 2007 the nail changed it's name to Heirloom mailx. The Sourceforge says that:

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Nail is a lightweight mail client for sending and receiving e-mail messages. Please note that around 2007 the nail changed it's name to Heirloom mailx. The Sourceforge says that: \\

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When sending, nail can pass the message to sendmail for further delivery (this option is not compiled in OpenSlug-2.6 and earlier) or use SMTP protocol to contact directly the recipient's mail server.

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Reading messages.

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Mail Transport Agent (fetchmail) -> Mail Delivery Agent (procmail) -> Mail User Agent (nail?)\\

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  Mail Transport Agent (fetchmail) -> Mail Delivery Agent (procmail) -> Mail User Agent (nail?)\\
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When sending, nail can pass the message to sendmail for further delivery (this option is not compiled in OpenSlug-2.6 and earlier) or use SMTP protocol to contact directly the recipient's mail server.

June 21, 2008, at 09:00 PM by Darek Sliwa -- Nail\'s history and some technical details were added.
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Nail is a lightweight mail client

Receiving mail: ???

To read mail:
(imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s)
nail -f pop3://mylogin@server.myisp.example
nail -f imaps://mylogin@server.myisp.example

http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html#23

For automated receiving, fetchmail/procmail would be better\\

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Nail

Nail is a lightweight mail client for sending and receiving e-mail messages. Please note that around 2007 the nail changed it's name to Heirloom mailx. The Sourceforge says that: Heirloom mailx (formerly known as "nail") is intended provide the functionality of the POSIX mailx command with additional support for MIME messages, IMAP (including caching), POP3?, SMTP, S/MIME, message threading/sorting, scoring, and filtering.

When sending, nail can pass the message to sendmail for further delivery (this option is not compiled in OpenSlug-2.6 and earlier) or use SMTP protocol to contact directly the recipient's mail server.

To read mail (imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s), invoke:

  nail -f pop3://mylogin@server.myisp.example
  nail -f imaps://mylogin@server.myisp.example

However, fetchmail/procmail would do better job for automated e-mail receiving. This is how this chain can co-work:

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Procmail is not an MTA:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.mail.procmail/11876

Sending mail

 I made a .mailrc for my user contaning
 set smtp=smtp-server.my.isp.com
 set from=user@my.isp.com

after that I can send automated messages from the command line or via script.

See: http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html for details on the syntax and usage of Nail.

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Sending mail.

I made a .mailrc file in home directory (every user wishing to use nail has to create his/her own .mailrc configuration file) containing just two lines:

  set smtp=smtp-server.my.isp.com
  set from=user@my.isp.com

After that I can send automated messages from the command line or via script.

  > some_script.sh | nail -s "Script output" myemail@myisp.com

See also:

http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html http://gentoo-wiki.com/Nail http://linux.die.net/man/1/nail

October 01, 2005, at 01:19 AM by dB -- Fixed typo in .mailrc example
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 set user=from@my.isp.com
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 set from=user@my.isp.com
May 13, 2005, at 06:39 AM by willpost -- Reading remote mail with Nail
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For automated receiving, procmail would be better

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For automated receiving, fetchmail/procmail would be better
Mail Transport Agent (fetchmail) -> Mail Delivery Agent (procmail) -> Mail User Agent (nail?)
http://wiki.sourcemage.org/index.php?page=HOWTO-Setup+mutt%2Bprocmail%2Bfetchmail%2Bgnupg

Procmail is not an MTA:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.mail.procmail/11876

May 13, 2005, at 05:35 AM by willpost -- Remote email viewing with nail
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To read mail: (imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s)

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To read mail:
(imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s)\\

May 13, 2005, at 05:34 AM by willpost --
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nail -f pop3://mylogin@server.myisp.example

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nail -f pop3://mylogin@server.myisp.example\\

May 13, 2005, at 05:34 AM by willpost -- Reading remote emails with nail
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To read mail: (imap, imaps, pop3, pop3s)

nail -f pop3://mylogin@server.myisp.example nail -f imaps://mylogin@server.myisp.example

http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html#23

For automated receiving, procmail would be better

March 04, 2005, at 01:46 PM by paulhar --
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after that I can send automated messages from the command line or via script.

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after that I can send automated messages from the command line or via script.

See: http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html for details on the syntax and usage of Nail.

January 07, 2005, at 10:53 PM by dyoung --
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Describe {{Nail}} here.

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Nail is a lightweight mail client

Receiving mail: ???

Sending mail

 I made a .mailrc for my user contaning
 set smtp=smtp-server.my.isp.com
 set user=from@my.isp.com

after that I can send automated messages from the command line or via script.

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Based on work by Darek Sliwa, dB, willpost, and paulhar.
Originally by dyoung.
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