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NAME

       mhmail - send or read mail

SYNOPSIS

       mhmail [addrs ...]  [-body text] [-cc addrs [-from addr] [-subject
            subject] [-version] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       mhmail is intended as a replacement  for  the  standard  Berkeley  mail
       program (mail or mailx), which is compatible with nmh.  This program is
       intended for the use of programs such as cron,  which  expect  to  send
       mail  automatically  to  various users.  It is also used by various nmh
       commands to mail various error notifications.  Although mhmail  can  be
       used  interactively,  it  is  recommended  that  comp  and send be used
       instead to send messages.

       When invoked without arguments, it simply invokes  inc  to  incorporate
       new  messages  from  the  user’s  maildrop.   When one or more users is
       specified, a message is read from the standard input and spooled  to  a
       temporary  file.   mhmail  then  invokes  post  with  the  name  of the
       temporary file as its argument to deliver the message to the  specified
       user.

       The -subject subject switch can be used to specify the “Subject:” field
       of the message.

       By default, mhmail will read the message to be sent from  the  standard
       input.   You  can  specify  the text of the message at the command line
       with the -body text switch.  If the standard  input  has  zero  length,
       mhmail  will  not  send the message.  You can use the switch -body ” to
       force an empty message.

       Normally, addresses appearing as arguments are put in the “To:”  field.
       If the -cc switch is used, all addresses following it are placed in the
       “cc:” field.

       By using -from addr, you can specify the “From:” header of  the  draft.
       Naturally, post will fill-in the “Sender:” header correctly.

FILES

       /usr/bin/mh/inc            Program to incorporate maildrop into folder
       /usr/lib/mh/post           Program to deliver a message
       /tmp/mhmail*               Temporary copy of message

SEE ALSO

       inc(1), post(8)

DEFAULTS

       None

CONTEXT

       If inc is invoked, then inc’s context changes occur.