bsd-mailx - simple mail user agent

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename bsd-mailx_8.1.2-0.20131005cvs-1_i386.deb
Package name bsd-mailx
Package version 8.1.2
Package release 0.20131005cvs-1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category mail
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 63.09 KB
Installed size 173.00 KB
bsd-mailx is the traditional simple command-line-mode mail user agent.
Even if you don't use it, it may be required by other programs.
The /usr/bin/mail command provided by this package is a very simple one,
and does not include many features that can be found in more advanced
mail user agents.
For example bsd-mailx DOES NOT support:
- MIME           (i.e. no attachments, no UTF-8 or other charsets support);
- SMTP protocol  (/usr/sbin/sendmail interface only is used);
- POP3/IMAP      (bsd-mailx reads local mailboxes only);
- maildir format (traditional mbox only format is supported).
If the above features are needed, please consider installing another package
providing similar /usr/bin/mail interface:
- heirloom-mailx package,
- or mailutils package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bsd-mailx_8.1.2-0.20131005cvs-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb 8.1.2 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
bsd-mailx_8.1.2-0.20131005cvs-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb 8.1.2 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
bsd-mailx_8.1.2-0.20131005cvs-1_amd64.deb 8.1.2 amd64 Ubuntu Main
bsd-mailx - - -


Name Value
base-files >= 2.2.0
default-mta -
libbsd0 >= 0.2.0
libc6 >= 2.8
liblockfile1 >= 1.0
mail-transport-agent -


Name Value
mail-reader -
mailx -


Name Value
mailx << 1:20071201


Type URL
Binary Package bsd-mailx_8.1.2-0.20131005cvs-1_i386.deb
Source Package bsd-mailx

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bsd-mailx deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bsd-mailx



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