command line gmailer

René Berber r.berber@computer.org
Fri Jul 6 23:53:00 GMT 2007


patrickinminneapolis wrote:

> I did look in the archive and the suggestion to use exim, a smtp server,
> seems like overkill.

But it works.

> Does anyone have any advice for way to send emails to
> gmail from the command line? I tried
> http://robertmaldon.blogspot.com/2006/10/sending-email-through-google-smtp-from.html
> , but my Authen-SASL failed since the perl install was looking for binary
> krb5-config. Then I tried MME::Lite but that failed because of an SSL issue.
> Since then I've ventured into Blat.exe land, but its really beating me down
> and I'm hoping that there must be a simpler way. Does anyone have any
> suggestions? 

http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/mailx.html

It doesn't compile out-of-the-box, but it's not to difficult to build; it
doesn't always work (and Cygwin is expressly not supported) but it does have TLS
support so it should work with gmail... I don't have a gmail account to test but
I could test it later with other servers (exim and sendmail) using STARTTLS
and/or SMTPS.
-- 
René Berber


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