msmtp depends on Gnome!?

Andrey Repin
Fri Apr 6 00:20:00 GMT 2018

Greetings, Stephen Paul Carrier!

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 02:50:36AM +0300, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> Greetings, Stephen Paul Carrier!
>> > My use case is a sendmail replacement (MTA) to use with cron.
>> ssmtp
>> > ssmtp does this poorly (and hasn't been maintained since 2009).
>> Please clarify. What does it not do for you, and what needs maintenance?

> It seemed to be losing messages.  Maybe that's what non-queueing MTA's
> do if the server doesn't respond.


> But there was no indication of a specific error other than the nonzero exit status.

ssmtp (so does msmtp) is supposed to be used with reliable uplink. I.e. a
container host, that runs postfix or other full-blown MTA, where containers
can run simple ssmtp to sink mail to the host queue.

> And msmtp is a Cygwin package and should have
> realistic dependencies.

Nobody said to the contrary.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, April 6, 2018 03:09:26

Sorry for my terrible english...

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