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Mailx command doubt. [message #219664] Thu, 15 February 2007 06:33 Go to next message
shahnazurs
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Hi,
whenever i send mail using mailx to any body, in the from field the receiver should see like "Mail from xyz"

can you please assist in this?

Thanks.
Re: Mailx command doubt. [message #219669 is a reply to message #219664] Thu, 15 February 2007 06:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tahpush
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Oki so your are getting something like the system name as the sender ?

Use the -r option with mailx if you want to change to someting else.
Re: Mailx command doubt. [message #219781 is a reply to message #219669] Fri, 16 February 2007 01:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shahnazurs
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I am not clear with this! Can you please give example?
Re: Mailx command doubt. [message #219788 is a reply to message #219781] Fri, 16 February 2007 02:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tahpush
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Here's an example for you --> link

Re: Mailx command doubt. [message #220435 is a reply to message #219788] Tue, 20 February 2007 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andrew again
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To change the description of the Unix user sending the email, enter "passwd -g" and follow the prompts.
Re: Mailx command doubt. [message #221190 is a reply to message #219664] Sat, 24 February 2007 23:50 Go to previous message
shahnazurs
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Thanks a lot for your help. Ijust executed like below

cat xyz|mailx -s "Hi" -r "Shahnaz" xyz@gmail.com

but it is just send a mail with the from like "shahnaz@<system name>....

Thanks,
Shahnaz.
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