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mini_sendmail reads its standard input up to an end-of-file and sends a copy of the message found there to all of the addresses listed. The message is sent by connecting to a local SMTP server. This means mini_sendmail can be used to send email from inside a chrooted area.

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  •  09 May 2005 15:31

    Release Notes: mini_sendmail now handles multi-line replies. It supports the use of "--" to mark end of arguments (for mutt compatibility). A -p option was added to specify the port, but this can be disabled at compile time. mini_sendmail now strips the client-supplied angle brackets from addresses before adding its own. The IPv6 code has received some fixes.

    •  01 Aug 2002 20:39

      Release Notes: This release removes leading whitespace from recipients to accommodate PHP.

      •  01 Mar 2002 13:59

        Release Notes: Since 1.2, mini_sendmail allows the -t switch to take commandline recipients. 1.3 adds IPv6 support.

        Recent comments

        08 Mar 2002 16:52 breiter

        Similiar projects
        Looks like there are at least three projects,
        basically solving the same thing:

        <a href=""
        >smtpclient by Ralf Engelshall

        <a href=""
        >nbsmtp by "drysdam"

        <a href=""
        >mini_sendmail by Jef Poskanzer

        21 Feb 2002 04:01 dl4ner

        does not accept "-i"
        mini_sendmail does not accept the switch &quot;-i&quot;, which is needed for php by default.


        a) change php.ini to contain only &quot;sendmail -t&quot;

        b) patch program to ignore &quot;-i&quot; switch.

        just a hint ;-)


        09 Oct 2001 16:12 aamoruso

        mini_sendmail and CC:
        I've found what I suppose is a simple bug. If you send
        messages containing an empty Cc: line in headers section,
        while working with option -t, mini_sendmail sends this line
        to the remote SMTP server, which fails with error 501.

        Removing the empty Cc: mini_sendmail works great and
        the remote smtp server doesn't complain.

        Tried using Sendmail aliases &quot;feed to program&quot; via a
        simple perl script.


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