mail — Send and Receive Mail
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Mail is an enhanced version of standard
As well as its predecessor, it can be used either in sending mode or
in reading mode.
Mail enters sending mode when one or more
email addresses were specified in this command line. In this mode the
program waits until user finishes composing the message, then attempts
to send it to the specified addresses and exits.
See Composing Mail, for a detailed description of this behavior.
If the command line contained no email addresses,
to reading mode. In this mode it allows to read and manipulate the
contents of the user system mailbox. The --file (-f)
command line option allows to specify another mailbox name. For more
detail, see Reading Mail.
In addition to the Mailutils configuration file,
the traditional ‘mailrc’-style configuration files. See Mail Configuration Files, for a detailed description of their format.
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