Setup ssmtp in Raspbian - RasberryPi

SSMTP is a email service for Raspbian and is used for sending out emails internally in a network and externally.Its a very simple install and will get you up and running in no time. This process would need a Root account and make sure you update Raspbian to the latest patch level. You can update by running "sudo apt-get update".

 First Install ssmtp package via apt

# apt-get install ssmtp
# apt-get install mailutils

Now edit the ssmtp config file.

vi /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

Add these lines in it for external mail server

AuthUser=username@gmail.com
AuthPass=password
FromLineOverride=YES
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587
UseSTARTTLS=YES

That's it all done. Now try sending a Test email.

# echo "Test Mail" | mail -s "Test Email" username@gmail.com

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