[CentOS] send HTML formatted mail (for M$ Outlook) with mailx

Sven Aluoor aluoor at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 11:31:10 EDT 2010


On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Bart Schaefer
<barton.schaefer at gmail.com> wrote:
> The trouble here is that to have it properly rendered as HTML on
> receipt, it has to be tagged as HTML in the *headers* of the message.
> In your example, the headers are created by mailx, which is a very old
> interface that doesn't know how to apply the appropriate tagging.
>
> You may be able to fool it by doing this (note placement of newlines
> is important, also removed unnecessary use of cat and subshell):
>
> mailx -s "Test HTML output in outlook
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/html" sven.aluoor at ubs.com < /tmp/coi.html

Thanks you Bart. Works very well :-)

> If that doesn't work, you're going to have to avoid using mailx and
> construct the message header yourself.

I am just curious (I have my solution): what are alternatives for
sending mails on Linux command line?

cheers Sven


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