How to send emails from command line on Linux?

  1. Make sure you have set up the Mail Transport Agent, e.g. exim4 or postfix
  2. Install mailutils, which contains commandmail:
    sudo apt-get install mailutils
  3. send email using mail command:
    echo "this is a test mail." | mail -s "test" -c -b 
    -b: [BCC] -c: [CC] -s: [subject]

see also

about mail command

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