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        bsmtp - Bacula’s SMTP client (mail submission program)


       bsmtp [options] <recipient> <...>


       bsmtp  is  a simple mail user agent designed to permit more flexibility
       than the standard mail programs typically found on Unix systems, and to
       ease  portability.  It  can even run on Windows machines. It is used by
       the Director daemon to send notifications and requests to the operator.


       -8     Encode the mail in UTF-8.

       -c     Set the Cc: header.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -f     Set  the  From:  header. If not specified, bsmtp will try to use
              your username.

       -h mailhost:port
              Use mailhost:port as the SMTP server. (default port: 25)

       -s     Set the Subject: header.

       -r     Set the Reply-To:: header.

       -l     Set the maximum number of lines to be sent. (default: unlimited)

       -?     Show version and usage of program.


       recipients is a space separated list of email addresses.

       The  body  of the email message is read from standard input. Message is
       ended by sending the EOF character (Ctrl-D  on  many  systems)  on  the
       start of a new line, much like many ’mail’ commands.

       The actual, automated behavior of bsmtp will depend on the mail-related
       configuration of the Director in  the  Messages  ressource  of  bacula-

       Interactive use of bsmtp is pertinent to manually test and ensure these
       configuration bits are valid. This is highly recommended.


       These commands should each appear on a single line in the configuration

       Messages {
         Name = Standard
         mailcommand = "/home/bacula/bin/bsmtp -h -f
         operatorcommand = "/home/bacula/bin/bsmtp -h -f
         mail = = all, !skipped
         operator = = mount
         console = all, !skipped, !saved

       home/bacula/bin  is  replaced  with  the  path  to  the  Bacula  binary
       directory, and is replaced  with  the  fully  qualified
       name of an SMTP server, which usually listen on port 25.


       If  the -h option is not specified, bsmtp will use environment variable
       SMTPSERVER, or ’localhost’ if not set.


       Since bsmtp always uses a TCP connection rather than writing to a spool
       file, you may find that your From: address is being rejected because it
       does not contain a valid domain, or because  your  message  has  gotten
       caught  in  spam filtering rules. Generally, you should specify a fully
       qualified domain name in the from field, and depending on whether  your
       SMTP  gateway is Exim or Sendmail, you may need to modify the syntax of
       the from part of the message.

       If bsmtp cannot connect to the specified mail host, it  will  retry  to
       connect to localhost.


       If you are getting incorrect dates (e.g. 1970) and you are running with
       a  non-English  locale,  you  might  try   setting   the   LANG="en_US"
       environment variable.


       This    manual    page    was    written    by    Jose    Luis   Tallon
       <>, revised and  edited  by  Lucas  B.  Cohen