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Additionally to the POSIX features, mailx can work with Maildir/ e-mail storage format (as well as mailboxes), supports IMAP, POP3 and SMTP procotols (including over SSL) to operate with remote hosts, handles mime types and different charsets. There are a lot of other useful features, see mailx(1).
And as its ancient analogues, mailx can be used as a mail script language, both for sending and receiving mail.
Besides the "mailx" command, this package provides "mail" and "Mail" (which should be compatible with its predecessors from the mailx-8.x source), as well as "nail" (the initial name of this project).
Welcome to Heirloom mailx! ========================== Mailx is derived from Berkeley Mail and is intended provide the functionality of the POSIX mailx command with additional support for MIME, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, and S/MIME. It provides enhanced features for interactive use, such as caching and disconnected operation for IMAP, message threading, scoring, and filtering. It is also usable as a mail b more»
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Berkeley Mail was (according to def.h) developed by Kurt Shoens, dated March 25, 1978. I very much regret that it seems impossible to include the people that contributed within the around fifteen years of history of BSD Mail. If you know more about this, contact me. After the 4.4BSD release in 1993, Mail was not further developed officially. The code that Heirloom mailx is based on contains nume more»
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