20 October 2013

mail bash script for SSMTP

Save this in your path and chmod +x for a nice tiny  "mail" command.

#!/bin/bash

SENDER=`whoami`
RECIPIENT=$1
shift 1
SUBJECT=$*

if test -z "$RECIPIENT"
then 
echo "Missing parameters.

Usage: mail RECIPIENT SUBJECT

  RECIPIENT: Target email address
  SUBJECT: Mail subject


Pascal Brax - http://pascalbrax.blogspot.com
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND"
exit
fi

if test -z "$SUBJECT"
then SUBJECT="Small mail"
fi

echo To: $RECIPIENT
echo Subject: $SUBJECT
echo -n "Short message: "
read MESSAGE
BODY="To: $RECIPIENT
Subject: $SUBJECT

$MESSAGE"
echo "
Sending..."
echo "$BODY" | ssmtp $RECIPIENT 
echo "Mail sent."

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