sSMTP - a simple alternative to Sendmail

Friday, 18 April 2008, 11:46 AM EST

Linux distributions have relied on the venerable Sendmail package since the early days of Slackware. But Sendmail's rich mail server features aren't an ideal solution for the typical desktop user whose primary mail support is delivered through a remote ISP. That's the perfect place for a simpler solution: sSMTP.

Many years ago, before the Internet standardized on Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), applications known as mail transfer agents (MTA) were designed to help process email and determine the best route for message delivery.

At Linux.com

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