Provided by: bootmail_1.11-0ubuntu1_all bug


       bootmail  -  email a list of address a signed message of logs when this
       system (re)boots


       bootmail is a program called at reboot by cron(8), perhaps  useful  for
       unattended, remote servers.

       It will read a list of one or more comma-separated email addresses from
       /etc/bootmail/recipients, and then loop  over  a  list  of  white-space
       separated files in /etc/bootmail/logs, and construct an email.

       By  default,  the  email  will  at least consist of the hostname of the
       system, the time and date of the boot,  as  well  as  the  contents  of
       /var/log/boot.log and /etc/motd.

       bootmail  will  also  cryptographically  sign  the  email message using
       rootsign(1) and gpg(1).  To verify the signature, you will need to  gpg
       --import the public key stored in /etc/

       bootmail  can optionally encrypt the email messages as well, by listing
       a  comma-separated  list  of  recipient  gpg(1)   key   id's   in   the
       configuration file I/etc/bootmail/gpgkeys.


       I/etc/bootmail/gpg.conf,  /etc/bootmail/logs, /etc/bootmail/recipients,


       cron(8), gpg(1), mail(1), rootsign(8)


       This  manpage  and  the  utility  were  written  by   Dustin   Kirkland
       <>  for  Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this  document
       and  the  utility  under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License,
       Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

       The complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL  on Debian/Ubuntu systems, or on the web