Version 5 (modified by MichaelRay, 4 years ago) (diff)

fix broken links, updated some, commented out some likely dead.

This page contains several lightweight SMTP agents (see MailConcept) which you can call from mutt via the "$sendmail" variable, if you think that a full blown sendmail/postfix/qmail is overkill. Note, on most systems an MTA is already installed to process system-mail, so you might not need to mess around with yourself (maybe if you want to bypass defaults)

Feel free to add your comments so that others can make a better decision which one to choose.

  • nullclient (postfix, sendmail)
    • sendmail can be configured to simply pass on all mail and do nothing else fancy, see nullclient feature in cf/README or postfix-doc.
    • This might save you an installation of extra software, since sendmail or postfix is installed by default on many systems.
  • ssmtp (
    • Manual is in the source tarball. Supports TLS, IPv6 and MD5-auth. Optionally rewrites From: header.
    • SMTP Password has to be saved in a configuration file. No comandline authentification possible.
  • nullmailer
    • Supports SMTP AUTH PLAIN as of 1.02. No SSL.
  • nbsmtp (
    • Supports TLS, SYSLOG, SASL, IPv6, STARTTLS, no need to configure it even though it supports a config file.