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       mailbot - A MIME-aware autoresponder utility


       mailbot [ options ] program [ arg ... ]

       In .mailfilter:

       if (/^Subject: *info/)
            cc "| mailbot -t /usr/share/autoresponse/info -d autoresponsedb \
                   -A ’From:’ /usr/bin/sendmail -f ’’"


       mailbot reads an E-mail message on standard input and creates an E-mail
       message replying to  the  original  message’s  sender.   A  program  is
       specified  as  an  argument  to  mailbot  after all of mailbot options.
       program is expected to read  the  created  autoreply  on  its  standard
       input,  and  mail  it.   If  program  is  not  specified,  mailbot runs
       ’sendmail -f ""’.

       mailbot has several  options  for  suppressing  duplicate  autoresponse
       messages.   If  mailbot chooses not to send an autoresponse, it quietly
       terminates without running program.   The  autoresponse  is  optionally
       formatted as a MIME delivery status notification.

       The text of the autoresponse is specified by the -t or the -m argument.
       Either one is required.  Everything  else  is  optional.   The  default
       behavior is to send an autoresponse unless the original message has the
       "Precedence: junk" or the "Precedence: bulk" header, or  if  it’s  MIME
       content  type  is "multipart/report" (this is the MIME content type for
       delivery  status  notifications).   The  -M  option  formats  the   the
       autoresponse itself as a MIME delivery status notification.


              Address  the  autoresponse to address, which must be an RFC 2822
              address.  By default mailbot takes the autoresponse address from
              the  From:  (or  the  Reply-To:) header in the original message.
              -f, if present, overrides and explicitly sets  the  autoresponse
              address.   "address"  must  immediately  follow  the  -f  option
              without  an  intervening  space  (it’s  a  single  command  line
              argument).   An  -f  option without an address takes the address
              from the SENDER environment variable.

       -t filename
              Read text autoresponse from filename,  which  should  contain  a
              plain text message.

       -c charset
              Set  the  autoresponse’s  MIME  character  set  to charset.  Run
              mailbot without any arguments to see the default character  set.

       -m filename
              Read  a MIME autoresponse from filename.  This is similar to the
              -t option, except that filename contains MIME headers,  followed
              by  a  blank  line,  and  the  corresponding  MIME  content. The
              contents of filename are inserted in  the  autoresponse  without
              further processing.

       -M address
              Format  the  autoresponse as a delivery status notification (RFC
              1894).  address is an RFC 2822 E-mail address that generates the
              DSN.  Note that the -A option should be used in ddition to -M in
              order to set the From: header on the autoresponse.

       -r addrlist
              addrlist is a comma-separated list of RFC 2822 E-mail addresses.
              mailbot  sends  an autoresponse only if the original message has
              at least one of the  specified  addresses  in  any  To:  or  Cc:

       -d filename
              Create  a small database, filename, that keeps track of sender’s
              E-mail addresses, and prevent duplicate autoresponses  going  to
              the  same address (suppress autoresponses going back to the same
              senders, for subsequent received messages).  The  -d  option  is
              only available if maildrop has GDBM/DB extensions enabled.

       -D x   Do  not  send duplicate autoresponses (see the -d option) for at
              least x days (default: 1 day). The -d option creates a  database
              of  E-mail  addresses  and  the  times  an autoresponse was last
              mailed to them. Another autoresponse to the  same  address  will
              not be mailed until at least the amount of time specified by the
              -D option has elapsed.

       -s "subject"
              Set the Subject: header on the autoresponse to subject.

       -A "header: value"
              Add an arbitrary header to the autoresponse. Multiple -A options
              are allowed.


       maildrop(1), reformail(1), reformime(1).