Chapter 4. Email Gateway

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In case some users are located remotely from the main repository, and wish to access it using an email gateway, we have provided this functionality in the form of an email "pipe"; simply forward email to the file and it should interpret the incoming message as a Yaktrack command; the subject line of the message contains the command line for the program, with the body of the message containing the contents of a message to file, if appropriate. Setting up the email gateway requires some way to forward mail to the shell script (such as a .forward file or the /etc/aliases file in a Unix system), and the shell script should be edited to change to the directory containing the yaktrack-repository directory (or a child of that directory). Once that is done, simply email the gateway with your request; it will process the request and return a message containing a status report.