Can cron e-mail HTML?

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Sat Jul 14 22:21:19 UTC 2007

= To accomplish this I have my cron job run a script like this

Sorry, I missed the most important part. Your script just uses /usr/bin/mail, 
the same way cron does. You are not adding anything, not already present in 
cron -- your script should simply produce output to stdout. Cron will mail 
all that to the address specified in MAILTO=... part of your crontab 

AFAIK, to make the e-mail message treated as a MIME one, the "MIME-Version: 
1.0" and "Content-Type: ..." have to be among _headers_.

I'm afraid, it is not possible to directly manipulate the message's headers 
using mail(1), which is why I asked my question in the first place...


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