opensmtpd - secure, reliable, lean, and easy-to configure SMTP server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name opensmtpd
Package version 6.0.2p1
Package release 2build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 912 B
Download size 288.50 KB
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The OpenSMTPD server seeks to be
* as secure as possible, and uses privilege separation to mitigate
possible security bugs
* as reliable as possible: any accepted email must not be lost
* lean: it covers typical usage cases instead of every obscure one
* easy to configure, with a configuration syntax reminiscent of the OpenBSD
Packet Filter's (PF)
* fast and efficient: it can handle large queues with reasonable performance


Package Version Architecture Repository
opensmtpd_6.0.2p1-2build1_amd64.deb 6.0.2p1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
opensmtpd - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
ed -
libasr0 >= 1.0.2
libc6 >= 2.17
libdb5.3 -
libevent-2.1-6 >= 2.1.8-stable
libpam0g >=
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.1
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Type URL
Binary Package opensmtpd_6.0.2p1-2build1_i386.deb
Source Package opensmtpd

Install Howto

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




2017-07-31 - Steve Langasek <>
opensmtpd (6.0.2p1-2build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against libevent-2.1-6
2017-03-07 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.2p1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Let smtpd create its spool directory tree instead of shipping it.
This fixes errors regarding directories with incorrect owners.
Thanks to Harald Dunkel for a patch. (Closes: #843978)
* Actually remove the spool directory on purge.
2016-11-25 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.2p1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added Brazilian Portuguese debconf templates translation (Closes: #829336)
* Added missing dependency on ed (Closes: #834280)
* Switch B-D to libssl1.0-dev while upstream determines how to best
transition to OpenSSL 1.1 (Closes: #828473)
* Fix manpage formatting issues (Closes: #832008)
* Added missing dependency on lsb-base
* Add missing build-dependency on zlib1g-dev
* Add lintian override for spelling mistake in copyright text
2016-06-11 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (5.9.2p1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
+ Drop 04_no_mailq.diff, 11_smtpd.conf.5_typo.diff: no longer needed
* Make debian-branch for sid debian/sid
* Updated copyright holders
* Updated standards-version to 3.9.8
* Fix bug in getalias() in debian/config
* Don't install empty /usr/bin in opensmtpd package
* Update lintian override for missing-license-paragraph-in-dep5-copyright
* Update our configure options to reflect name changes
* Install missing links to smtpctl for makemap and newaliases
* opensmtpd now requires different permissions and ownership for the offline
queue and purge directories; update these accordingly
2016-02-11 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (5.7.3p2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
+ Fixes segfault when relaying mail (Closes: #813398)
* Make Vcs-* URLs secure
* 'fortify' hardening option no longer detects false-positive buffer
overflow when processing offline queue. Reenabling.
+ Accordingly, drop unneeded hardening-no-fortify overrides.
2015-11-01 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (5.7.3p1-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release
+ Fixes security issues (Closes: #800787, CVE-2015-7687). This point
release also features fixes to security issues that weren't part of the
Qualsys audit.
+ No longer have conflicting declarations of fatal in source
(Closes: #749810)
* Drop 02_hyphen_as_minus_sign.diff, 06_man_cleanup.diff,
11_compile_warnings.diff, 12_ssl_check.diff. All applied upstream
* Updated 07_automake_missing_options.diff to reflect changes to upstream
* Fix typo in manpage, 11_smtpd.conf.5_typo.diff
* Update the copyright file
* Drop our local copy of the upstream changelog
* Recommend opensmtpd-extras: the tables and filters have been forked off
into a separate project upstream
* (Build-)Depend on libasr: this library has also forked off into a
stand-alone project
* Drop useless build-dependencies on autoconf/automake/libtool: these are
already brought in by dh-autoreconf
* Update lintian overrides: we drop overrides for filters moved to
opensmtpd-extras, add overrides due to a broken dep5 check, and
override spelling-error-in-copyright (the error is in the license text)
* Update configure options in rules to continue building the db table and
2015-02-06 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (5.4.2p1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't abort on unseen flags in debconf (Closes: #770939)
* Added Dutch translations. (Closes: #767303)
Thanks to Frans Spiesschaert <>
* Bump standards version to 3.9.6
* Updated debian/copyright to conform to dep5

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