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Re: MUA/Smtp client/script to send mails via a Postfix relay server

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  • Jeroen Geilman
    ... So... what, exactly, is not working ? -- J.
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 1, 2011
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      On 2011-12-01 14:53, Roger Goh wrote:
      >>> Noel provided but sendmail.cf will need to be configured.
      >> ...why ?
      >> Are you using sendmail, or are you using postfix ?
      > I need to send mails out from an RHES4.x box (which does
      > not have Postfix installed& sendmail is not supposed to be
      > started as it's hardened for security reason). This box is on
      > the same subnet as a Postfix server. So I needed a way to
      > route mails from this RHES4.x box via that Postfix server.
      >
      > My first attempt in using an MUA (a Perl script) from
      > http://www.logix.cz/michal/devel/smtp-cli/ gave no joy.
      >
      > Now, someone has given me another MUA solution which
      > doesn't require me to install any RPM package:
      > Download& compile the tool below
      > http://sourceforge.net/projects/msmtp/files/msmtp/1.4.26/
      > to get the executable binary on the RHES4.x box& on this
      > box, create .msmtprc file in the home directory of the user
      > that needs to send email (in RHES4.x box) that has the lines:
      >
      > account postfix
      > host smtp.mypostfix_domain.com
      > from joe_smith@mypostfix_domain.com
      >
      > auth on
      > user joe_smith@mypostfix_domain.com
      > password secret
      >
      >
      > Then I can use the following Shell script (with the compiled
      > msmtp to send out mails from the RHES4.x box:
      > { echo -e 'To:someone@...\nMIME-Version: 1.0
      > (mime-construct 1.9)\nContent-Type:
      > application/octet-stream\nContent-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n'
      > cat myattachment.bin | openssl base64 } | msmtp --account=postfix
      >
      > joe_smith will be a dummy email account on the postfix
      > so the password 'secret' will not be so much of a security
      > issue.
      >
      >
      >
      > Roger


      So... what, exactly, is not working ?



      --
      J.
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