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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       post - deliver a message

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/lib/mh/post [options] file

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies  a file that post should take aliases from. More
       than one file can be specified, each being  preceded  with
       the -alias option. The post program automatically consults
       the system alias file, /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases.  If  there
       is  an Aliasfile entry in your post also consults the file
       named in that entry.  Filters (re-formats)  messages  sent
       to  blind  copy  recipients.  Recipients named in the Bcc:
       field normally receive a new message which includes a copy
       of  the  message  sent  to  the other recipients.  If this
       option is specified, this copy of the message is  filtered
       according  to  the  instructions  in  the  named file. The
       default is -nofilter.  Formats messages so as  to  conform
       to  ARPAnet  Internet Message Format protocol. This is the
       default behavior. You can post from formatting messages in
       this  way by using the -noformat option.  Prints a list of
       the valid options to this command.  Adds a Message-ID:  or
       Resent-Message-ID:  field  to  the  header.  Specifies the
       mail system over  which  mail  is  sent.  The  only  value
       allowed is smtp, which is the standard mail system.  Additional
 values are supported only for use with  other  mail
       systems.   Informs  the  user  of  each  step of the posting/filing
 process.  Allows the user to watch  the  transport
  system's handling of the message (for example, local
       and fast delivery).  Specifies the preferred length of the
       header components that contain addresses.

       The default settings for post are:

       -alias /usr/lib/mh/MailAliases
       -mts smtp
       -width 72

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  program post is called by send(1) to deliver the message
 in the named file to local and remote users. In fact,
       all  of  the functions attributed to send on its reference
       page are performed by post, with send acting  as  a  relatively
 simple pre-processor. Thus, it is post which parses
       the various header fields, appends From: and Date:  lines,
       and interacts with the transport system.

       Normally, post would not be called directly by the user.

       It  searches  the  To:,  cc:, Bcc:, and Resent-xxx: header
       lines of the specified message for destination  addresses,
       checks  these  addresses for validity, and formats them so
       as to conform to ARPAnet Internet Message Format  protocol
       (unless  the  -noformat option is set). This will normally
       cause @local-site to be appended to each local destination
       address, as well as any local return addresses.

       If  a  Bcc: field is encountered, the mail system will use
       its addresses for delivery. The Bcc: is removed  from  the
       message sent to original recipients. The copied recipients
       will receive an entirely new message with a minimal set of
       headers.  The  mail  system includes a copy of the message
       sent to the original recipients in the body  of  the  message.

       This  command consults the environment variable $SIGNATURE
       to determine the sender's personal  name  in  constructing
       the From: line of the message.

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       For  this version, the -mts option only supports the value
       smtp. Additional values are supported for  use  only  with
       other mail systems.


       The post command does not consult the user's

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  system  customization  file.   The program to process
       Fcc:s.  The program to process Bcc:s.   The  system  alias

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: comp(1), mhmail(1), send(1)

       Files: mh-alias(4), mh-mail(4), mtstailor(4)

       Standard  for  the  Format  of ARPA Internet Text Messages
       (RFC 822)

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