I once figured out the various ways to send mail using the *nix mail and sendmail commands. Then I lost that information, so after fooling around for three hours, here is what appears to me to be the best solution:
on mailAway(theReply) -- uses mail, not sendmail local MailSubject, MailBody, shellScript, theResult try set MailSubject to quoted form of ("Report from " & (computer name of (system info))) set MailBody to quoted form of ("Script Results" & linefeed & theReply) set shellScript to ("echo " & MailBody & " | mail -s " & MailSubject & ¬ space & kSendTo) as string set theResult to (do shell script (shellScript)) on error errmsg number errNum set theResult to ("Error " & errNum & space & errmsg) end try return theResult end mailAway
The best resource I found was this Mac OS X Hints page.
To get the results mailed to you, use:
mail -s 'The Mail Log' firstname.lastname@example.org < /var/log/mail.log