ssmtp - extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ssmtp
Package version 2.64
Package release 8ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 2 B
Download size 41.95 KB
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A secure, effective and simple way of getting mail off a system to your
mail hub. It contains no suid-binaries or other dangerous things - no mail
spool to poke around in, and no daemons running in the background. Mail is
simply forwarded to the configured mailhost. Extremely easy configuration.
WARNING: the above is all it does; it does not receive mail, expand aliases
or manage a queue. That belongs on a mail hub with a system administrator.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ssmtp_2.64-8ubuntu1_amd64.deb 2.64 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ssmtp - - -


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debconf -
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.11
libgnutls-openssl27 >= 3.0-0


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mail-transport-agent -


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mail-transport-agent -


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Binary Package ssmtp_2.64-8ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package ssmtp

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ssmtp deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ssmtp




2016-04-13 - Simon Deziel <>
ssmtp (2.64-8ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Remove world read access to /etc/ssmtp/* and chgrp to "mail".
Install the ssmtp binary as setgid and owned by "root:mail".
LP: #654065, Closes: #661954
2014-07-15 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix "Partial loss of message body, sending message to wrong recipicients".
Reported by Christoph Biedl <>.
Patch by "Daniel Richard G." <skunk@iSKUNK.ORG>.
Add ssmtp-bug584162-fix.patch.
Closes: #584162.
* Refresh patches.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5.
2014-04-11 - Andreas Metzler <>
ssmtp (2.64-7.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-Depend on libgnutls-openssl-dev instead of libgnutls-dev to allow
transitioning to newer GnuTLS. Closes: #731605
* Fix building with umask != 0022 with
"chmod 644 debian/tmp/DEBIAN/templates"
2012-06-30 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Use hardening options
Add 05-LDFLAGS.patch
* Standards version: 3.9.3
2012-06-24 - Ivan Kohler <>
ssmtp (2.64-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply patch from David Mearns to fix addition of garbage at end of
attachments (closes: Bug#508759)
2012-01-28 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Dutch; (Jeroen Schot).  Closes: #654753
- Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #654923
- Slovak (Ivan Masár).  Closes: #656529
2011-08-11 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-5) unstable; urgency=low
[ Iain Lane ]
* Link against libgnutls-openssl; fixes FTBFS against multiarch enabled
gnutls (Closes: #636143)
[ Anibal Monsalve Salazar ]
* Fix unneeded-build-dep-on-quilt
* Fix debian-rules-missing-recommended-target
* Standards-Version is 3.9.2
2010-04-08 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Set back permissions as before 2.64-1 
Closes: 570971, 572154, 559900, 557948, 560397
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: 569003, 569654
- Brazilian Portuguese (Jef Lui). Closes: 576535
2010-02-09 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Change ssmtp permissions
Patch by Jörg Sommer
Closes: 567906
2010-02-09 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
ssmtp (2.64-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Japanese (Hideki Yamane(Debian-JP)).  Closes: #557773
- Galician (Marce Villarino).  Closes: #557862
- Swedish (Martin Ågren).  Closes: #558142
- Italian (Luca Monducci).  Closes: #558367
- Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #558415
- German (Erik Schanze).  Closes: #559081
- Spanish (Francisco Javier Cuadrado).  Closes: #559416
- Portuguese (Ricardo Silva).  Closes: #559494
- Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #559528
- French (Michel Grentzinger).  Closes: #559579
- Finnish (Esko Arajärvi).  Closes: #564490
[ Anibal Monsalve Salazar ]
* Fix out-of-date-standards-version

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