Specify E-Mail From: Address

$email_from address_part [address_part ...]

This command specifies the 'From:' address to be used for an e-mail broadcast item.

The parameter on this command is used as follows:

address_part components of a single e-mail address in the format described below

The supplied address parts are combined on the e-mail 'From:' header, separated by space characters. Double-quote characters have no special significance and are passed to the e-mail header line exactly "as-is". For compatibility with earlier releases, double-quote characters may also be preceded by the macro-expansion character (default `).

The use of angle-brackets to enclose the actual address is required if you also supply other text such as a name. If there is a right angle-bracket '>' in the string, the text preceding it and the following the preceding left angle-bracket '<' is taken as the effective e-mail address. Otherwise, the tokens on either side of the '@' are used as the address. For additional formatting conventions and rules, see $email_address.

Unquoted words outside the actual e-mail address which contain characters not in the ASCII character set will be encoded as described in RFC2047.

The default macro-expansion character on all $email... commands is an ASCII grave accent character (`).

Default: The $email_esender FS-file command, when present, is used to supply the From: header value when no $email_from is present in the FS file. This is the case even if there is also an $email_from command in the CFG file.

Examples:

$email_from steve@copia.com

$email_from "Steve Hersee" <steve@copia.com>