Collection of articles provides information on various aspects of using and troubleshooting Command line email utility. Documentation categories covers different issues, starting from the very basics of creating batch files and moving forward to growing complexity of using advanced scripting techniques.
Command line email supports all necessary commands that allow great flexibility on how to send email. Usually, you need just a few simple commands: FROM, TO, TEXT, SUBJ, ATTACH, SMTP, AUTH (+USER and PASS) and optionally SSL that ensures connection and data safety.
febootimail -FROM firstname.lastname@example.org -TO email@example.com -TEXT Sending very simple SSL email from DOS with Word attachment -SUBJ My first email with attachment -ATTACH c:\file\summary.docx -SMTP smtp.example.com -AUTH AUTO -USER john -PASS jg#465@2 -SSL
When sending email from command line, all parameters can be used in any order. It is totally up to you on how to organize command sequence.
List of all supported email commands with brief description. Click on the command to view full details and parameter requirements, including usage examples.
|Command & Alias||Description|
|SMTP server name or IP address. By default, localhost 127.0.0.1 is used.|
|-PORT||SMTP server port number. By default, the port 25 is used.|
|-TO||Destination email address or list of recipients, separated by comma or semicolon.|
|-TONAME||Friendly name of the email recipient.|
|Sending the same email to many recipients at once, yet separate email is delivered to each individual recipient.|
|-CC||Carbon Copy email address or list of recipients, separated by comma or semicolon.|
|-BCC||Blind Carbon Copy email address or list of recipients, separated by comma or semicolon.|
|Text of the email message.|
|Separate email text with line breaks into paragraphs.|
|-FROM||Email address of the sender.|
|-FROMNAME||Sender friendly name.|
|Subject of a message.|
|-REPLYTO||Reply To email address.|
|-REPLYTONAME||Reply To friendly name.|
|Attachment of the email. Multiple files, file masks and wildcards are supported.|
|-IAE||Ignore any errors related to email attachments, such as Access denied, Sharing violation, etc. Alternate name: IGNOREATTACHERRORS|
|Take value from a text file. This parameter can be used with any other parameter.|
|Use predefined parameters from the configuration file.|
|-AUTH||SMTP authentication method. AUTO command enables automatic detection of authentication method.|
|SMTP user name.|
|-SSL||Use secure connection to SSL enabled SMTP server.|
|-STARTTLS||Establish secure connection to the server with STARTTLS extension.|
|-HELO||Uses a custom greeting text for SMTP server.|
|-HEADER||Add custom tags to email header.|
|-NOXMAILER||Remove X-Mailer header from the email.|
|-NOID||Remove Message-ID header.|
|-MIME||Use MIME encoding.|
|-HTML||Specifies that email body is HTML.|
|-HTMLFILE||Specify HTML file as email message. Automatically embeds images.|
|-TESTHTML||Send test HTML message.|
|-CHARSET||Email message text encoding.|
|-COMMENT||Comment of the email.|
|Organization field of the email.|
|-PRECEDENCE||Precedence of mass email.|
|Request recipient to send reading confirmation.|
|-DIAL||Auto connect to the Internet using dial-up modem.|
|-IP||Bind an IP address.|
|-TIMEOUT||Set connection timeout.|
|-WAITBEFORE||Adds delay before mail sending.|
|-WAITAFTER||Adds delay after mail is sent.|
|-HIDE||Hides console window immediately.|
|Suppress screen output.|
|Shows internal variables and mail server responses.|
|Shows comprehensive information on communication session between Command line email client and SMTP server.|
|-SAVEEML||Save composed message to .eml file instead of sending it.|
|-OPENEML||Send message using .eml file.|
|-LOG||Log email sending events.|
|Log only successfully sent email history.|
|Log only failed email sending attempts.|
|Displays result in message window.|
|Opens ordering page.|
|Opens home page.|
|Force check for updates.|
|Suppress update check.|
|Register Command line email from the console.|
|Opens online help.|
|Displays help screen in DOS console.|
Some commands are mandatory. For example, it is not possible to send email without recipient, and without specifying From address. The last thing required to send email is outgoing email server (by default localhost 127.0.0.1 is used). View simple example:
febootimail -FROM firstname.lastname@example.org -TO email@example.com -TEXT "Email message using Febooti Command line email. It is easy!"
In most cases you need to specify outgoing mail server address using -SMTP or -SERVER parameter. If server requires authentication, use -AUTH, -USER and -PASS parameters to specify authentication method, username and password, respectively.
febootimail -FROM firstname.lastname@example.org -TO email@example.com -TEXT "Email which uses SMTP and AUTH methods to send mail from Windows command prompt" -SMTP outgoing.server.com -USERNAME Joe -PASSWORD ******** -AUTH AUTO
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