Home file server - looking for ULTRA BASIC mail agent

Jorge Armando Medina jmedina at e-compugraf.com
Tue Jan 13 22:35:52 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 13 January 2009 14:29:59 Greg Michalski wrote:
> I'm running 8.10 server as a home file and print server.  I'm looking for
> the most basic of mail transfer agents capable of handling the sending of
> routine reports and status information scheduled through cron via email to
> an account on my ISP and don't want or need a full fledged, resource
> hogging mail server.  Therefore during install I only selected Print
> server, Samba File server and OpenSSH server (for headless administration).
>  Now I'd like to have the ability to have remote knowledge of some system
> stats when I'm not around to SSH in and check on things myself.  I don't
> need to receive any emails on the server - only send things out.

I use postfix for that, sending throught gmail using SMTP-AUTH en SSL/TLS, I 
have a howto about that (in spanish) that you use:


> Browsing through the Ubuntu packages list, sSMTP looks like a good
> solution. Does anyone have experience with it and am I right in my
> interpretation of the description here :
> http://www.linux.com/feature/132006 in reading that it meets my needs
> stated above?  It reads like it's very easy to setup and in effect I only
> have a single user.
> Any comments/suggestions/flaming appreciated. :)
> Greg
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