On Fri, 16 Jun 2000 11:56:57 PDT, Dave Miller
not chat :)
Umm.. I don't see anything in the RFC822 syntax that prohibits a null
message body. On most Unix systems,
/bin/mailx -s "Your One liner here" user(_at_)wherever(_dot_)com < /dev/null
does what you want (modulo a "Null message body, hope thats ok") warning.
From your message headers, it appears that you're using Microsoft Outlook.
Is it prohibiting sending a null body? If so, that's a Microsoft issue,
as null messages are, as far as I can tell, legal.
(Well... OK.. the Protocol Police will note that you actually need a number
of CR/LF pairs to properly end the RFC822 headers. I suspect the minimal
termination to the SMTP DATA is:
<last RFC822 header> CR LF CR LF . CR LF
Although Sendmail seems to allow just one CR/LF pair before the SMTP . and
not get upset, that doesn't make it legal...
Operating Systems Analyst
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