Hi all,
Problem: Send mail is configured in my system and now i want to write a shell script using which i can send mail to my rediffmail account.

Its little urgent & i will be very thankful if someone send me the code.
regards,
Sanjeev Kumar(sanju456@rediffmail.com)

You have already been told - just use the mail command to do what you want to do, nested in the logic you want it done for.

For instance, the following will check to see if a file exists every 3 minutes. If the file exists, it will e-mail the contents of the file to mail_ID@somedomain.com and then move the file to another location (so that the same file is not sent again).

while [1]
do
 if [ -f /path/to/file ]
 then
    cat /path/to/file | mail -s "This is subject" mail_ID@somedomain.com
    mv /path/to/file /path/to/somewhere/else
 fi
sleep 180
done

You will need to have an e-mail server installed on the machine. Otherwise, there is a perl script out there called "sendemail.pl" that you can probably google - this script will allow you to bounce the email off a relay server - an actual SMTP server such as exchange.

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