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       nullmailer-inject - Reformat and inject a message into the queue.


       nullmailer-inject [-a] [-b] [-e] [-f sender] [-h] [recipient [recipient ...]]


       This  program  reads  a  email message from standard input, reformats its header to comply
       with RFC822, and sends the resulting message to the queue.

       The following lines are parsed  for  recipient  addresses:  To,  Cc,  Bcc,  Apparently-To,
       Resent-To, Resent-Cc, and Resent-Bcc.

       The  following  sender  address  lines  are  parsed and rewritten: Sender, From, Reply-To,
       Return-Path, Return-Receipt-To, Errors-To, Resent-Sender, Resent-From,  and  Resent-Reply-
       To.   If  the  Return-Path  header  field  is  present  and contains a single address, its
       contents will be used to set the envelope sender address.

       If the message contains any of the following fields, it is treated as  a  resent  message:
       Resent-Sender,  Resent-From,  Resent-Reply-To,  Resent-To,  Resent-Cc, Resent-Bcc, Resent-
       Date, Resent-Message-ID.  If the message is resent, only  the  recipient  fields  prefixed
       with Resent- are examined for addresses.

       Any  occurrences  of  Bcc,  Resent-Bcc, Return-Path, or Content-Length are discarded after
       they are parsed (if necessary).

       If the header lacks a Message-Id field, a unique string is  generated  and  added  to  the
       message.   If  the  header  lacks  a Date field, the current local date and time in RFC822
       format is appended to the message.  If the message has no To or Cc fields,  the  following
       line is appended to the message:

            Cc: recipient list not shown: ;

       Address  lists  are  expected  to follow the syntax set out in RFC822.  The following is a
       simplified explanation of the syntax.

       An address list is list of addresses separated by commas.  An individual address may  have
       one  of the following three forms: user@fqdn, comment<user@fqdn>, or phrase:address-list;.
       Any of the first two forms may be used within the address list of  the  third  form.   Any
       word  containing  special  characters  must  be  placed  in  double quotes and the special
       characters must be preceded with a backslash.  Comments may be placed between addresses in
       parenthesis.  All comments are ignored.

       Addresses  lists  are reformatted as they are parsed for ease of later re-parsing when the
       message reaches the destination(s).  If an address is missing  a  fqdn,  nullmailer-inject
       adds one.


       -a     Use  only  the  command  line  arguments as recipient addresses.  Ignore the header
              recipient lines.

       -b     Use both the command line arguments and data from the message header  as  recipient

       -e     Use  either  the command line arguments (if there are any) or data from the message
              header (if there are no arguments) as the recipient addresses.

       -f sender
              Set the envelope sender address to sender .

       -h     Use only data from the message header as the recipient addresses.

       -n     Do not queue the message, but print the reformatted contents to standard output.

       -v     Print out the envelope (sender and recipient addresses) preceding the message  when
              printing the message to standard output.


       Exits  0 if it was successful, otherwise it prints a diagnostic message to standard output
       and exits 1.


       The environment variable NULLMAILER_FLAGS is parsed and the behavior of  nullmailer-inject
       is modified if any of the following letters are present:

       c      Use  "address  (comment)"  style in the generated From field instead of the default
              "comment <address>" style.

       f      Ignore and remove any From header lines and always insert a generated one.

       i      Ignore and remove any Message-Id header lines.

       s      Ignore and remove any Return-Path header lines.

       t      Insert a To line containing a list of the recipients if the header does not contain
              either  a  To  or  a Cc field.  If the message is determined to be a resent message
              (see above), a Resent-To field is added if the header does  not  contain  either  a
              Resent-To or a Resent-Cc field.

       The  user  name  is  set  by  NULLMAILER_USER, MAILUSER, USER, or LOGNAME, whichever comes
       first.  If none of the above are set the name is taken from the password file, or  set  to
       unknown if that fails.

       The host name is set by the canonicalized value of NULLMAILER_HOST, MAILHOST, or HOSTNAME,
       whichever comes first, or the defaulthost config file if none of the above  are  set  (see

       The  full  name  of the user is set by NULLMAILER_NAME, MAILNAME, or NAME, whichever comes

       The user and host name of the envelope sender default to the user and host name set above,
       but may be overridden by NULLMAILER_SUSER and NULLMAILER_SHOST.

       If  NULLMAILER_QUEUE  is  set,  the  program named is used in place of nullmailer-queue to
       queue the formatted message.


       When reading the following files, a single line is read and stripped of  all  leading  and
       trailing whitespace characters.

              The  content  of  this  file  is  appended to any host name that does not contain a
              period (except localhost), including defaulthost and idhost.  Defaults to the value
              of  the  /etc/mailname  system  file,  if  it  exists,  otherwise  the literal name

              The content of this file is appended to any address that is missing  a  host  name.
              Defaults to the value of the /etc/mailname system file, if it exists, otherwise the
              literal name defaulthost.

       idhost The content of this file is used  when  building  the  message-id  string  for  the
              message.  Defaults to the canonicalized value of defaulthost.

              The fully-qualifiled host name of the computer running nullmailer.  Defaults to the
              literal name me.




       This document glosses over very many details of how address parsing and rewriting actually
       works (among other things).