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Re: Bug#275685: ITP: msmtp -- smtp client which can be used as a smtp plugin with mutt

On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 02:05:06PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> [2004.10.10.0939 +0200]:
> > ssmtp seems to be its competitor, not nullmailer. (ssmtp and msmtp
> > appear to provide /usr/bin/sendmail only, while nullmailer appears to
> > provide port 25 only.)
> > 
> > But otherwise it's a good question..
> Yes, which I would like to answer myself: I am now in favour of
> msmtp simply because it provides for cryptography. In the long run,
> I would rather like to see ssmtp and nullmailer removed in favour of
> msmtp, because in the long run, unencrypted SMTP should not be
> supported.

ssmtp seems to support SSL/TLS connections also. The package depends on
libssl and a quick glance at the source shows that support is there.

Looks like my description of nullmailer above was wrong. I read its
description "relay-only" to mean that it only does relaying, ie it's an
SMTP proxy of some kind. However it seems to be yet another

However it sounds like msmtp doesn't provide /usr/sbin/sendmail,
so it cannot provide: mail-transport-agent, nor replace ssmtp etc.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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