sending email with debian

Lukas Loehrer listaddr1 at
Fri Dec 28 14:01:00 EST 2007

Before going through the trouble of learning to configure sendmail,
you may want to take a look at msmtp, which is a simple program that
can deliver mail to multiple smtp servers. It is available as a DEbian
package. Below, I pasted a sample ~/.msmtprc file that works with

Best regards, Lukas

account default
auth on
user your-gmail-address
password your_gmail_password
port 587
from desired-from-address
tls on

Gaijin writes ("Re: sending email with debian"):
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 04:20:19PM -0000, Keith Barrett wrote:
> > Would like to be able to filter mail later but would like to get the sending 
> > sorted out first.
> 	You could do what I did and install sendmail (and all it's
> support packages) and then read the masquerading howtos to learn how to
> configure it all.  Once you're masquerading as your ISP, you should have
> few problems sending mail.  Still don't know if you need to set up
> procmail to handle address re-writes for other non-ISP mail accounts
> tho.  Haven't even tried that yet.
> 			Michael
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