Send a local file via email

mutt -s "Message Subject Here" -a attachment.jpg </dev/null
Send it the easy way, with MIME and everything handled for you by an app that knows best.

2009-12-10 22:49:38

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Does this work over SMTP if the password is not written into the muttrc file? I had trouble with that recently, and I'm wondering if updating mutt will fix it -- I'm running v1.8.
intuited · 623 weeks and 3 days ago
Can't really answer that question, because I've only ever operated scripts in an environment where the smtp gateway was the localhost or a satellite or smarthost that did free relay for the network from which the email originated. I've never needed a script to do smtpauth for me *YIKES*, but if mutt can do that -- which I don't know off the top of my head, more power to you! (It's your own decision to accept the risk of keeping a password in the muttrc file or not; properly chmod'ding it alleviates that risk)
linuxrawkstar · 623 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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