MIME-capable mail user agent for *nix systems
- As of March 2006, nail has been integrated into the Heirloom project as mailx.
"Nail' is a MIME-capable mail user agent derived from Berkeley Mail 8.1. It is a free implementation of the 'mailx' command and has a similar interface. Nail can send and receive attachments and code and decode international character strings. With appropriate support, it can convert between different character encodings. When used with a UTF-8 terminal, it supports nearly all international languages. It also supports external converter programs. 'Nail' also supports SMTP to send messages directly to a remote server (so a local sendmail interface setup is not necessary). It supports POP3 to read messages on a remove server. Nail can read and delete individual messages, so POP3 accounts can be accessed almost like local mail folders.
DocumentationUser manpage included and available in HTML format from http://nail.sourceforge.net/man/nail.1.html
released on 28 July 2008
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 February 2017.
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