Trying to install ssmtp on Debian WAIT

Ramon Gandia

That is for getmail, not sendemail.

Gimme 5 minutes.

Ramon AL7X

On 12/4/20 4:02 PM, Ramon wrote:
1. Get the sendemail packages.   This SHOULD WORK:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sendemail
(or, as root without the sudo)
Here is one of my mailrc files, installed in
type = SimplePOP3Retriever
server =
port = 110
username =
password = bigger8secret
type = Maildir
path = ~/mailqqq/
delete = true
message_log = ~/.getmail/log-secret
Once installed, you can run it manually or via crontab:
/usr/local/bin/getmail --rcfile getmailrc-secret  # retrieves mail
Ill see if I find a gmail rcfile, not sure I have one.
Ramon AL7X 7254
On 12/4/20 3:40 PM, Phil Zocco wrote:

Hi Ramon,

Let do sendEmail.


Phil N1BOW

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ramon Gandia
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] Trying to install ssmtp on Debian

On 12/3/20 5:49 PM, Phil Zocco wrote:
Hi Ramon,

Greetings from the East Coast of the Lower 48.

I'd like to set up sendmail on my node.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.


Phil N1BOW
Back when I was an ISP, I avoided sendmail.  It is big,
complicated, messy, probably insecure.

I never dealt with sendmail since trying in 1997.

If you meant sendEmail, let me know.  Different animal.

Ramon AL7X 7254