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Setting Up Mail Server On Linux Localhost

Post by jamied_uk on 19th November 2013, 14:00

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Setting Up Mail Server On Linux Localhost


Code:
sudo apt-get install -y ssmtp




We need to then need to edit, /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf





Code:
root=username@gmail.com



Code:
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587



Code:
rewriteDomain=



Code:
hostname=username@gmail.com



Code:
UseSTARTTLS=YES



Code:
AuthUser=username



Code:
AuthPass=password



Code:
FromLineOverride=YES

Then add each account that you want to be able to send mail from by editing, ‘/etc/ssmtp/revaliases‘:
Code:
root:username@gmail.com:smtp.gmail.com:587



Code:
localusername:username@gmail.com:smtp.gmail.com:587




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Re: Setting Up Mail Server On Linux Localhost

Post by jamied_uk on 20th November 2013, 00:52

#
# Config file for sSMTP sendmail called /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf
#
# The person who gets all mail for userids < 1000
# Make this empty to disable rewriting.
root=whateverdoesntmatterwhatgoeshere@gmail.com

# The place where the mail goes. The actual machine name is required no
# MX records are consulted. Commonly mailhosts are named mail.domain.com
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587

# Where will the mail seem to come from? dosnt matter most of the time what you put here but
# test everything
rewriteDomain=google.com

# The full hostname dosnt matter most of the time what you put here but test everything
hostname=google.com
# the rest of the lines need to be authentic
UseSTARTTLS=YES
AuthUser=youremail@gmail.com
AuthPass=password
# Are users allowed to set their own From: address?
# YES - Allow the user to specify their own From: address
# NO - Use the system generated From: address
FromLineOverride=YES
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Re: Setting Up Mail Server On Linux Localhost

Post by jamied_uk on 5th June 2016, 00:22

Useful Code


Code:


echo "Email Test " | mail -s "testing Email" testemail@hotmail.com


sudo service mail restart

turn on and off

sudo chkconfig sendmail off

sudo apt-get install -y sendmail


Read https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

sudo gedit /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

sudo apt-get install -y ssmtp
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Re: Setting Up Mail Server On Linux Localhost

Post by jamied_uk on 5th June 2016, 02:09

To use gmail as an SMTP Server you need to make sure the settings are setup for less secure to enable linux to use your gmail

https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps
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