[mythtv-users] Feature request: e-mail notify

Tom Marshall tommy at home.tig-grr.com
Thu Mar 18 09:03:29 EST 2004

> >Note you don't need an SMTP server listening on the machine to send mail,
> >only to receive it.
> Postfix or sendmail are kind of overkill for a client-only machine,
> though.  What I tend to do with my machines is install SSMTP and point
> it at my central mail server (or my ISP).  SSMTP is a deliver-only
> system, but it mimics sendmail (even has a /usr/sbin/sendmail for
> programs that use that for mail).  You just configure the mailhost
> to use for mail delivery and you're up and running.  On gentoo, it
> generally gets emerged by default (cron and friends require a mailer,
> among other things, and ssmtp is the base).  For other flavours, you
> can download it:
> ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/mail/mta/ssmtp-2.48.tar.gz

Cool, thanks for the pointer.  I'm thinking this is just the trick for the
majority of the machines that I manage.  Note it's available in Debian,
cleverly hidden in the "ssmtp" package.  :-)

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and
they never believe me.
        -- Camillo DiCavour
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