Send Mail FAQ

QUESTIONS:

Q: What is the difference between using the -b (binary) option and the default text?
Q: In text mode does it allow all ascii characterss with a value<128?
Q: Can I use CR/LF(unix/windows) in the mail body when using text mode?
Q: Does the "#" character have a special meaning in the mail body?
Q: Is there a maximum size to send?


ANSWERS:

Q: What is the difference between using the -b (binary) option and the default text?
A: '-b' option is used for file attachments along with the mail. If '-b' option is used, after ctrl-D is given, it will ask details about the file attachment and prompts for the file to be sent as an attachment.

Q: In text mode does it allow all ascii characterss with a value<128?
A: Yes, all characters with a value less than 128 can be sent in text mode.
Note:
1. If message body is sent through -d option in command itself, then special characters must be escaped with '\'.
2. If message body is sent through interactive mode, then there is no need for escaping special characters.

Q: Can I use CR/LF(unix/windows) in the mail body when using text mode?
A: Yes, CR/LF can be sent while using text mode.
Note:
1. Cannot be sent with -d option in command.
2. Can be sent through Interactive mode

Q: Does the "#" character have a special meaning in the mail body?
A: No, there is no special meaning for the '#', it is considered as a normal character.

Q: Is there a maximum size to send?
A: There is no limit for the message body size.