MAIL.MAILUTILS

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

mail.mailutils - process mail messages

SYNOPSIS

mail.mailutils [OPTION...] [address...]
mail.mailutils
[OPTION...] [OPTION...] [file]
mail.mailutils
[OPTION...] --file [OPTION...] [file]
mail.mailutils
[OPTION...] --file=file [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION

GNU mail -- process mail messages. If -f or --file is given, mail operates on the mailbox named by the first argument, or the user’s mbox, if no argument given.
-A
, --attach=FILE

attach FILE

-a, --append=HEADER: VALUE append given header to the message being sent

--[no-]alternative

force multipart/alternative content type

--attach-fd=FD

attach from file descriptor FD

--content-filename=NAME

set the Content-Disposition filename parameter for the next --attach option

--content-name=NAME

set the Content-Type name parameter for the next --attach option

--content-type=TYPE

set content type for subsequent --attach options

-E, --exec=COMMAND

execute COMMAND

-e, --exist

return true if mail exists

--encoding=NAME

set encoding for subsequent --attach options

-F, --byname

save messages according to sender

-H, --headers

write a header summary and exit

-i, --ignore

ignore interrupts

-M, --[no-]mime

compose MIME messages

-N, --nosum

do not display initial header summary

-n, --norc

do not read the system mailrc file

-p, --print, --read

print all mail to standard output

-q, --quit

cause interrupts to terminate program

-r, --return-address=ADDRESS

use address as the return address when sending mail

-s, --subject=SUBJ

send a message with the given SUBJECT

--[no-]skip-empty-attachments

skip attachments with empty body

-t, --to

read recipients from the message header

-u, --user=USER

operate on USER’s mailbox

Global debugging settings

--debug-level=LEVEL

set Mailutils debugging level

--[no-]debug-line-info show source info with debugging messages

Configuration handling

--config-file=FILE

load this configuration file; implies --no-config

--config-lint

check configuration file syntax and exit

--config-verbose

verbosely log parsing of the configuration files

--no-config

do not load site and user configuration files

--no-site-config

do not load site-wide configuration file

--no-user-config

do not load user configuration file

--set=PARAM=VALUE

set configuration parameter

Informational options

--config-help

show configuration file summary

--show-config-options

show compilation options

-?, --help

give this help list

--usage

give a short usage message

-V, --version

print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-mailutils@gnu.org>.
GNU Mailutils home page: <http://mailutils.org>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007-2017 Free Software Foundation, inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The complete GNU mailutils documentation is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the mailutils-doc package is installed, the command

info mailutils

should give you access to the complete manual.
You can also find this manual online in the GNU mailutils webpage:
https://www.gnu.org/software/mailutils/manual/index.html.
Please note this manpage was automatically generated by the Debian mailutils packagers. Do not file bugs for its content to the GNU Mailutils upstream authors.