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Bug 558320 - mail-mta/ssmtp Improvements and bug fixes
Summary: mail-mta/ssmtp Improvements and bug fixes
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-08-20 22:44 UTC by Fernando Rodriguez
Modified: 2020-01-06 16:38 UTC (History)
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Description Fernando Rodriguez 2015-08-20 22:44:11 UTC
I've fixed a number of bugs (mostly memory leaks, config parsing issues, and a huge number of warnings when building with a recent GCC). I also added a number of features: 

1. The ability to override global config through ~/.ssmtprc
2. The ability to store passwords on a keyring (through ssh-askpass)
3. Message queueing support.
4. PLAIN authentication support

Since upstream is no longer maintaining sSMTP it would be nice is we could get this fork in the tree. If you use it with an old config file it will behave just like the original sSMTP with one exception: if AuthMethod is neigher CRAM-MD5 nor LOGIN it falls back to PLAIN, the original falls back on LOGIN even though the documentation says PLAIN.

The source code is at:

And I have an ebuild for it here:

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Christohper Harrington 2020-01-06 16:38:12 UTC
Considering bug 258018 and abandoned upstream bug ( ), would Fernando consider becoming the maintainer of ssmtp?