vmsmaild - mail daemon for DECnet
[-vVhfU] [-l logtype]
is a daemon that forwards incoming VMSmail (or mail11) message
to Unix users. It should be started at system boot time (after DECnet has been
started) and must be run as root. It is recommended that you run vmsmaild from
The options below affect the behaviour of vmsmaild. If you are using
then these options should be specified in the
- Set logging options. The following are available:
-lm Log to /dev/mono. (only useful if you have my mono monitor driver
or mdacon and a second monitor)
-le Log to stderr. Use this for debugging or testing combined with
-ls Log to syslog(3). This is the default if no options are
- Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose
vmsmaild will be. Don't use more than one for normal operation because it
will seriously impair performance.
- -h -?
- Displays help for using the command.
- Show the version of vmsmaild.
- Accepts mail send with the MAIL/FOREIGN command. Setting
this option complicates the decoding of all mail message quite
substantially because the remote end thinks it is talking to a VMS machine
that understands RMS file formats. Only use this option if you really need
- Don't check that the reply user exists when starting up. If
you only want to use linux as a recipient of mail from VMS systems and
don't want to create a vmsmail user then set this option. See the
Documentation/mail.README file for more information on setting up a mail