CygWin and email clients

Jeremy T. Harrison
Wed May 2 03:11:00 GMT 2007

Thank you for your response -- I will look into mutt.

In the meantime, I was able to tweak ssmtp to take attachments (even
inlining graphics,) flexibly work on different ports from the command
line as well as support TLS.  ...One of those days/nights of rampant
creativity.  :)

If anyone is interested in my scripting, let me know.


-----Original Message-----
From: Reid Thompson [] 
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:10 AM
To: Jeremy T. Harrison
Subject: Re: CygWin and email clients

On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 18:07 -0600, Jeremy T. Harrison wrote:
> I have tried with varied success to use "ssmtp" and "email" as my
> send applications under CygWin.  For what ssmtp was designed to do, it
> works fine, but, doesn't meet my requirements; "email" seems to be a
> stepchild of sorts, and does not meet my needs (it doesn't support
> though I do very much like its flexibility otherwise.
> Are any CygWin users out there using a command line e-mail
> My requirements are basically, that I can send e-mail from the command
> line (i.e. from within scripts and from crontab); include attachments;
> and, use different ports as well as TLS.
> I have read variously of scripts to run ssmtp with attachments; but I
> have not come across any of those scripts.  If anyone might be able to
> direct me to such a script I would be grateful!  Notwithstanding, if
> anyone has a different email solution - that meets requirements
> comparable to mine - I would appreciate learning how you meet your
> needs.
> Thank you!
> Jeremy Harrison
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