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how to send an email from a windows batch file?

How can I send an email from a Windows batch file, or otherwise receive notice of success or failure of a batch file?

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Guest [Entry]

"I like blat for command line mail.

There is a plethora of notification mechanisms, limited to your environment and your imagination. Other favorites of mine are net send (do be careful with this...) and Twitter (various commandline tools out there)."
Guest [Entry]

"EDIT: I'm not familiar with executing Cygwin commands from a batch file I've seen reference to it elsewhere. Depending on your experience with Cygwin, one of the other answers maybe more suited to your needs, but I'll leave this one here for posterity.

If you've already got Cygwin installed you can install the email package.

$ email --help
Options information is as follows
email [options] recipient1,recipient2,...

-h, -help module Print this message or specify one of the below options
-V, -verbose Display mailing progress.
-f, -from-addr Senders mail address
-n, -from-name Senders name
-b, -blank-mail Allows you to send a blank email
-e, -encrypt Encrypt the e-mail for first recipient before sending
-s, -subject subject Subject of message
-r, -smtp-server server Specify a temporary SMTP server for sending
-p, -smtp-port port Specify the SMTP port to connect to
-a, -attach file Attach file and base64 encode
-c, -conf-file file Path to non-default configuration file
-t, -check-config Simply parse the email.conf file for errors
-x, -timeout Set socket timeout.
-cc email,email,... Copy recipients
-bcc email,email,... Blind Copy recipients
-sign Sign the email with GPG
-html Send message in HTML format ( Make your own HTML! )
-tls Use TLS/SSL
-m, -smtp-auth type Set the SMTP AUTH type (plain or login)
-u, -smtp-user username Specify your username for SMTP AUTH
-i, -smtp-pass password Specify your password for SMTP AUTH
-g, -gpg-pass Specify your password for GPG
-H, -header string Add header (can be used multiple times)
-high-priority Send the email with high priority
-no-encoding Don't use UTF-8 encoding"