The ability to send e-mail alerts is essential for the day to day management of any VPS.
# For ubuntu/debian based distro $ sudo apt-get install mailutils
Now its time to send an email attachment using mail command a shown.
$ echo "Put Message Body Here" | mail -s "Put Subject Here" [email protected] -A attachmentfile.zip
In the above command:
-s– specifies the message subject.
-A– helps to attach a file.
Note: You would need postfix or ssmtp to be already installed to deliever mail to outside world.