Sunday, July 24, 2011

Send Email from Ubuntu to Anywhere

First you need to install ssmtp on you Ubuntu box, which can be done by.

sudo apt-get install ssmtp

Now let us edit the ssmtp configuration file.

sudo gedit /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

The username and password are fake don't try them it is not my responsibility.

Your Sendmail client should not be running at this point.

You need to have a program called mail installed on your system as well.

sudo apt-get install mailutils

echo "THIS is a test" | mail -s "TEST"

You can check the status of the mail with the help of the exit codes.  If it returns a Zero the program ran fine.

echo $?

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