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

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename opensmtpd_6.0.3p1-5_amd64.deb
Package name opensmtpd
Package version 6.0.3p1
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/mail
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 254.75 KB
Installed size 821.00 KB
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_6.0.3p1-5_i386.deb 6.0.3p1 i386 Ubuntu Universe
opensmtpd - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
ed -
libasr0 >= 1.0.2
libc6 >= 2.25
libdb5.3 -
libevent-2.1-6 >= 2.1.8-stable
libpam0g >=
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -
sendmail-base -


Name Value
mail-transport-agent -


Type URL
Binary Package opensmtpd_6.0.3p1-5_amd64.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




2019-02-06 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.3p1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ondřej Nový ]
* d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
[ Ryan Kavanagh ]
* Handle empty strings in postinst (Closes: #921429)
* Handle missing /etc/mailname (Closes: #913318)
* Update init script dependencies in comments
* Bump standards-version to 4.3.0; no changes required
* Drop check for ancient package version from postinst
* No longer install documentation for migration from version 5.3 to 5.4
2018-04-30 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.3p1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Don't use 'smtpctl stop' in the init script either (Closes: #893367)
* Bump standards version to 4.1.4
2018-03-22 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.3p1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update build-depends to not require OpenSSL be version 1.0
2018-03-18 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.3p1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix the stop target in the systemd service (Closes: #893367)
* Update Vcs-* fields to point to salsa
* Enable OpenSSL 1.1 support, 11_ssl_1.1.diff (Closes: #859544)
Thanks to Sebastian Andrzej Siewior for the patch.
* Conflict with sendmail-base: provides various commands such as
"newaliases" that could cause confusion with our own commands
(Closes: #888290)
2018-01-16 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.3p1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Updated copyright years
* Added documentation key to smtpd systemd unit file
2018-01-07 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
opensmtpd (6.0.2p1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set Git branch in Vcs-Git to debian/sid
* Bump debhelper build-dependency to >= 11 and compat to 11
* Drop dh-autoreconf: not needed with dh >= 11
* Bump standards-version to 4.1.3
* Added systemd unit file (Closes: #733315, #871311)
* Change priority to optional
* Use https for URLs in debian/watch and for Homepage
* Turn on all hardening options
* Suggest ca-certificates, which provides /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
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

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