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How to Send email direct from linux terminal

To send an email from console you need to use mail command, which is an intelligent mail processing system which has a command syntax reminiscent of ed with lines replaced by messages.

To send an email to [email protected] you need to type following command:

$ mail [email protected]
Output:

Subject: Hello
Hi,
Kamusta kana? sana ok ka/// :)
Ingats
xMoDx
. <Type  DOT (.) followed by ENTER KEY>
Cc: <Press ENTER KEY>

You need to type . (dot) to send an email.

To send contains of file (such as /var/log/messages) as mail body then use following command:

$ mail -s 'Subject here' [email protected] < /var/log/messages

Please note that above command will NOT route an email if you do not have properly configured MTA/mail server. and check your spam folder for paid services like gmail for the mail might end up there