sending mail with a script question

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sat Apr 5 03:40:56 PST 2003

David Banning wrote:
> I am running a php program in a browser which eventually
> compiles some files and emails them to a person of their 
> choosing. The problem is that the system identifies the
> browser user as nobody.
> I send the mail using a line something like;
> cat textfile | mutt -s"Quote/Attachments" -afile1 -afile2 john at
> but the problem is that the recipient sees the sender address as
> from "nobody at", when I want it seen as "david at".
> I have the name of the user available in the script but I see no
> way of running the mail script as that person since any browser viewing
> the system is "nobody".

Have you considered using php's "mail" function?  You can specify a
sender by specifying headers.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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