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vmsmaild - mail daemon for DECnet


vmsmaild [options]
[-vVhfU] [-l logtype]


vmsmaild 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 dnetd(8)
The options below affect the behaviour of vmsmaild. If you are using dnetd then these options should be specified in the dnetd.conf(5) file.


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 -d.
-ls Log to syslog(3). This is the default if no options are given.
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.
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 it.
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 gateway.


decnet.proxy(5), dnetd(8), dnetd.conf(5)

Decembet 26 2000 DECnet utilities