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NAME

       mbot --       Mail handling robot

SYNOPSIS

       mbot [-h]  [-c configuration file]

Description

       mbot is a generic purpose mail robot, written in python. The first goal
       while writting this piece of software was to provide some kind  of  web
       access (http) to people limited on mail (smtp).

       So  mbot will receive some mail and make some action for you, then send
       you back a reply mail. The actions mbot will take are to be defined  in
       its  configuration file (see mbot.conf(5)) and depends on the available
       handlers :

       GoogleHandler
                 Used to perform some search with the well known search engine

       UrlHandler
                 This one allows to download some url and attach  its  content
                 to the return mail, with the mime type properly set.

       NewsHandler
                 You  can  also  send some news (with images) to mbot, it will
                 fill your database with it.  Currently  supported  RDBMs  are
                 PostgreSQL  and  MySQL,  so  you  will have to choose between
                 PgNewsHandler and MyNewsHandler.

       PipeHandler
                 This one will make mbot call an arbitrary given command!

Options

       -h        will print the help page.

       -c        specifies the configuration file to use. If omitted mbot will
                 look for it in his own directory.

Install

       To  install  that  mail  bot,  just add a line in your mail alias file,
       often found under /etc/aliases.

       If you use the exim MTA, be sure to add the option  pipe_as_creator  to
       your configuration, in the address_pipe section.

Bugs

       There should be none... :)

See Also

       mbot.conf(5)

Authors

       mbot  was  writen  by Dimitri Fontaine dim@tuxfamily.org and Christophe
       Truffier nah-ko@tuxfamily.org.

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