bsmtp - Bacula's SMTP client (mail submission program)
] <recipient> <...>
is a simple mail user agent designed to permit more flexibility
than the standard mail programs typically found on Unix systems, and to ease
portability. It can even run on Windows machines. It is used by the Director
daemon to send notifications and requests to the operator.
- Encode the mail in UTF-8.
- Set the Cc: header.
- -d nn
- Set debug level to nn.
- Print timestamp in debug output.
- Set the From: header. If not specified, bsmtp
will try to use your username.
- -h mailhost:port
- Use mailhost:port as the SMTP server. (default port:
- Set the Subject: header.
- Set the Reply-To:: header.
- Set the maximum number of lines to be sent. (default:
- Show version and usage of program.
is a space separated list of email addresses.
The body of the email message is read from standard input. Message is ended by
sending the EOF character (Ctrl-D on many systems) on the start of a new line,
much like many 'mail' commands.
The actual, automated behavior of bsmtp
will depend on the mail-related
configuration of the Director in the Messages
Interactive use of bsmtp
is pertinent to manually test and ensure these
configuration bits are valid. This is highly recommended.
These commands should each appear on a single line in the configuration file.
Name = Standard
mailcommand = "/home/bacula/bin/bsmtp -h mail.domain.com -f
-s \"Bacula: %t %e of %c %l\" %r"
operatorcommand = "/home/bacula/bin/bsmtp -h mail.domain.com -f
-s \"Bacula: Intervention needed for %j\" %r"
mail = firstname.lastname@example.org = all, !skipped
operator = email@example.com = mount
console = all, !skipped, !saved
is replaced with the path to the Bacula binary directory,
and mail.domain.com is replaced with the fully qualified name of an SMTP
server, which usually listen on port 25.
If the -h
option is not specified, bsmtp
will use environment
, or 'localhost' if not set.
always uses a TCP connection rather than writing to a spool
file, you may find that your From:
address is being rejected because it
does not contain a valid domain, or because your message has gotten caught in
spam filtering rules. Generally, you should specify a fully qualified domain
name in the from field, and depending on whether your SMTP gateway is Exim or
Sendmail, you may need to modify the syntax of the from part of the message.
cannot connect to the specified mail host, it will retry to
connect to localhost
If you are getting incorrect dates (e.g. 1970) and you are running with a
non-English locale, you might try setting the LANG="en_US"
This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, revised and edited by Lucas B. Cohen
This man page document is released under the BSD 2-Clause license.