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NAME

       innmail - Simple mail-sending program

SYNOPSIS

       innmail [-h] [-s subject] address [address ...]

DESCRIPTION

       innmail is a Perl script intended to provide the non-interactive mail-sending
       functionality of mail(1) while avoiding nasty security problems.  It takes the body of a
       mail message on standard input and sends it to the specified addresses by invoking the
       value of mta in inn.conf.

       At least one address (formatted for the MTA specified in inn.conf, if it matters) is
       required.  innmail will sanitize the addresses so that they contain only alphanumerics and
       the symbols "@", ".", "-", "+", "_", and "%".

       innmail was written to be suitable for the mailcmd setting in inn.conf.

OPTIONS

       -h  Gives usage information.

       -s subject
           Sets the Subject: header of the message.  A warning is issued if this option is
           omitted.

EXAMPLES

       This sends a one-line message to the local user "joe":

           echo "A one-line message." | innmail -s "Simple message" joe

       innmail by default is used by INN for sending nightly reports and control message reports.

BUGS

       innmail fails on addresses that begin with "-", although one might hope that the news
       server will not need to contact any such addresses.

       There are many "correct" addresses that will be silently modified by the sanitization
       process.  A news administrator should be careful to use particularly sane addresses if
       they may be passed to innmail.

HISTORY

       innmail was written by James Brister <brister@vix.com> for InterNetNews.  This manual page
       was originally written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur.

       $Id: innmail.pod 7851 2008-05-26 19:33:08Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       inn.conf(5), mail(1).