Re: [ROOT] Send eMails...

From: Christian Vogel (
Date: Thu Jan 22 2004 - 15:52:08 MET


On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 10:58:28AM +0100, Thomas Bretz wrote:
> is it possible to send eMails from the root environment? It would be a 
> very nice feature if root is able to access an SMTP host, eg for sending 
> reports about automatic procedures...

There are at least millions of implentations of exactly this available,
on windows, unix, ... Just call it externally, like this (not tested
for errors):

	FILE *f=popen("external_program with arguments","w");

	fprintf(f,"I can send email.\n");

	if(-1 == pclose(f)){

On a well administered system "/bin/mail -s subject user@host"
will do just fine.


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