I'd like to set up some sort of mail server to send emails from from my gmail account to another email. How can I do this?
First, install sSMTP, since in this instance postfix is overkill. Yes, this will remove postfix. Do we care? Not really.
sudo apt-get install ssmtp
- Configure sSMTP by editing
#Config file for sSMTP sendmail # # The person who gets all mail for userids < 1000 # Make this empty to disable rewriting. firstname.lastname@example.org #I recommend setting this mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587 # Where will the mail seem to come from? rewriteDomain= #The full hostname hostname=[some hostname here] UseTLS=YES UseSTARTTLS=YES AuthMethod=LOGIN AuthUseremail@example.com AuthPass=yourpassword # Are users allowed to set their own From: address? # YES - Allow the user to specify their own From: address # NO - Use the system generated From: address # This is optional if you're going to use revaliases - I didn't FromLineOverride=YES
Now, we need to set permissions on
/etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf to help (it isn't foolproof) protect your plaintext password.
sudo chown root:nagios /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf sudo chmod 640 /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf
Restart nagios and you should be set.
sudo service nagios3 restart