Re: [Evolution] Use evolution to send out a list of messages from the command line

On Mon, 2021-09-06 at 18:46 +0200, Andre Klapper via evolution-list
On Mon, 2021-09-06 at 12:05 -0400, dfc via evolution-list wrote:
Is it feasible to use evolution to send out messages one at a time
via a shell script?

I realize the evolution is closely tied to the GUI.

Evolution isn't tied to a GUI. It is a GUI application.

I would like to be able to process small lists of email and store
copies in my Outbox just as if I had sent them, one at a time, via
the GUI.

If you use a GUI anyway, why not use Evolution?
Could you please elaborate more on your specific use case?
Why is "one at a time" so important?

My workflow involves sending out a message that has content that
varies for each recipient (e.g. say I was reporting homework grades to
each member of a class of 40 students). I could do this painfully in
the gui. However, I have a script that substitutes the appropriate
numbers, name, etc. into a template to create the appropriate
personalized message for each student. I would also like the script to
add a separate/unique file to each outgoing message as an attachment.

I might do this with the unix mail but I would really like to keep the
workflow within the framework of evolution.


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