apt-get install ssmtp

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Sat Sep 12 02:48:32 UTC 2009

Jay Daniels wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 11:19 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> No, ssmtp (being a simple MTA) _conflicts_ with all other MTAs (they
>> _should_ all provide "mail-transport-agent").  So you see warnings
>> that
>> mailx will be broken when exim is removed, but in the end it shouldn't
>> be
>> because ssmtp will fulfill the dependency when it gets installed.
> This is why I use msmtp-mta
> sudo apt-get install msmtp-mta
> Then I can use the fake sendmail in Evolution or from commandline and
> not have any mta running on port 25.

That's presumably why he's installing ssmtp - and he'd have the same problem 
installing msmtp-mta.

You can do that with any of the MTAs, though installing Exim or Postfix for 
that purpose would be overkill.  ssmtp is much smaller than msmtp-mta (8K vs 

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