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 <firstname.lastname@example.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
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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>