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1 msmtp is an SMTP client.
3 In the default mode, it transmits a mail to an SMTP server.
5 To use this program with your mail user agent (MUA), create a configuration
6 file with your mail account(s) and tell your MUA to call msmtp instead of
9 Features include:
10 - Sendmail compatible interface (command line options and exit codes)
11 - Support for multiple accounts
12 - TLS support including client certificates
13 - Support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
14 - Many authentication methods
15 - Fast SMTP implementation using command pipelining
16 - DSN (Delivery Status Notification) support
17 - SOCKS proxy support
19 msmtp runs on a wide variety of platforms. It needs little more than an ANSI C
20 compiler and Berkeley-style sockets. It does not require any additional libraries,
21 but it can use the following to enhance its feature set:
22 - GnuTLS. The GnuTLS library provides TLS support. It is highly recommended.
23 OpenSSL can be used as an alternative to GnuTLS, but this is discouraged.
24 - GNU SASL. Using the GNU SASL library adds support for some exotic
25 authentication methods. You really only need it if you want to use GSSAPI.
26 - GNU libidn2. On modern Linux systems with recent glibc and GnuTLS
27 libraries, msmtp has automatic support for Internationalized Domain Names
28 (IDN). On other systems, IDN support is available via libidn2.
30 The homepage of this program is <https://marlam.de/msmtp>.
32 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
33 the terms of the GNU General Public License (see the file COPYING) as published
34 by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
35 option) any later version.