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       send - send a message


       send [+folder] [msgs] [-verbose | -noverbose] [-Version] [-help]


       Send will cause each of the specified messages to be delivered to each of the destinations
       in the `To:', `Cc:', `Bcc:', `Dcc:', and  `Fcc:'  fields  of  the  message.   If  send  is
       re-distributing  a  message,  as  invoked  from  dist, then the corresponding `Resent-xxx'
       fields are examined instead.

       send uses the program spost to do the actual  delivery  of  the  messages.   Most  of  the
       features attributed to send are actually performed by spost.

       Unless  a  MIME-Version  header  is  already  present,  the message is converted to a MIME
       message.  In this process, the draft is scanned for attachment header fields.  Their  name
       defaults  to  ``Attach'', but may be changed by the value of the Attachment-Header profile
       entry.  If such header fields are found, the body of each is interpreted as  a  file  name
       (or  a  message  specification),  and  each  of  these  files or messages is included as a
       separate part in the MIME message.  (The first part of  the  MIME  message  is  the  draft

       The MIME type of each file is determined by the MIME type query program, as defined by the
       Mime-Type-Query profile entry.  Mmh distributes the program  print-mimetype,  in  case  no
       better alternative is available on the system.

       The  last  component  of  the path name is taken as the name of the MIME parts.  A message
       part header for an attachment might be:

       Content-Type: text/plain; name="README"; charset="us-ascii"
       Content-Description: README
       Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="README"

       This conversion occurs before all other processing.

       If, however, a MIME-Version header  field  is  already  present  in  the  draft,  no  such
       conversion  will  be  done.  This  way,  it is possible to access the full capabilities of
       mhbuild to create elaborate  MIME  structures,  which  reach  way  beyond  the  attachment
       system's  capabilities.   If  mhbuild  was  invoked  on  the draft beforehand (e.g. at the
       Whatnow prompt), then send will use this already MIMEified draft as is.

       As a second conversion step, send searches for Sign and Enc header fields, and  if  found,
       invokes  mhsign  to  sign  and  encrypt  the  message.  Signing  and  encrypting  is  done
       independently of the MIME conversion.

       If -verbose is specified, send will request verbose information of the transport system.

       Send with no +folder and msgs arguments will send the current message in the draft folder.
       Send  sends  messages  from  the  draft  folder, unless +folder is given.  Consult the mh-
       draft(7) man page for more information.

       Once the transport system has successfully accepted custody of the  message,  the  message
       will  be  moved  into  the  trash  folder.   If  there are errors in the formatting of the
       message, send will abort with a (hopefully) helpful error message.

       If a `Bcc:' field is encountered, its addresses will be used for delivery, and the  `Bcc:'
       field  will  be removed from the message sent to sighted recipients.  The blind recipients
       will receive an entirely new message with a minimal set of headers.  Included in the  body
       of the message will be a copy of the message sent to the sighted recipients.

       If  a `Dcc:' field is encountered, its addresses will be used for delivery, and the `Dcc:'
       field will be removed from the message.   The  blind  recipients  will  receive  the  same
       message  sent  to  the sighted recipients. *WARNING* Recipients listed in the `Dcc:' field
       receive no explicit indication that they have received a `blind  copy'.   This  can  cause
       blind  recipients  to inadvertently reply to all of the sighted recipients of the original
       message, revealing that they received a blind copy.  On the other  hand,  since  a  normal
       reply to a message sent via a `Bcc:' field will generate a reply only to the sender of the
       original message, it takes extra effort in most mailers to reply to the included  message,
       and so would usually only be done deliberately, rather than by accident.

       Prior  to  sending  the  message,  the  fields `From: user@local', and `Date: now' will be
       appended to the headers in the message.  If the environment variable  $SIGNATURE  is  set,
       then  its  value  is  used as your personal name when constructing the `From:' line of the
       message.  If this environment variable is not set, then  send  will  consult  the  profile
       entry `Signature' for this information.

       If  send  is  re-distributing  a  message  (when  invoked by dist), then `Resent-' will be
       prepended to each of these fields: `From:', `Date:', and `Message-ID:'.   If  the  message
       already contains a `From:' field, then a `Sender: user@local' field will be added as well.
       (An already existing `Sender:' field is an error!)

       If an `Fcc: folder' is encountered, the message will be copied to the specified folder for
       the  sender in the format in which it will appear to any non-Bcc receivers of the message.
       That is, it will have the appended fields and field reformatting.  The `Fcc:' fields  will
       be removed from all outgoing copies of the message.

       The  files  specified by the profile entry `Aliasfile:' will be read.  See mh-alias(5) for
       more information.


       $HOME/.mmh/profile         The user profile
       +drafts                    The draft folder


       Path:                To determine the user's mail storage
       Draft-Folder:        To set the default draft-folder
       Aliasfile:           For a default alias file
       Signature:           To determine the user's mail signature
       Attachment-Header:   The name of the attachment header field
       Sign-Header:         The name of the sign request header field
       Enc-Header:          The name of the encryption request header field
       Mime-Type-Query:     Program to determine the MIME types of files


       comp(1), dist(1), forw(1), repl(1), mh-alias(5), mhbuild(1), mhsign(1), spost(8)


       `msgs' defaults to the current message
       `+folder' defaults to the draft folder