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Email with msmtp not working

  • Hi all,

    I have been having fun installing a USB for the root file system and installing PHP5, which all works very well but there isn't any sendmail program in the package, so a closer look on the openwrt web page tells me that I have to install mailsend instead..

    opkg update
    opkg install msmtp

    This installs just fine and then I edit the config file for my smpt server. The server details are here:
    Protocol: POP3 with SSL

    Server/Hostname/Address: mail.uk2.net
    Username: you@yourdomain.com
    Password: Your Password (Can be reset in Dashboard or CHI)
    Incoming Port: 995
    Outgoing Port: 465
    Outgoing Server Requires Authentication
    SSL: Enabled
    Secure Password Authentication: No

    I then set up the config file at /etc/msmtprc like this:

    $cat /etc/msmtprc 
    account default
    host mail.uk2.net
    port 465
    auth on
    user user@my domain here.com   <-- my real username login here
    password ***  <--  My real password here
    logfile /var/log/msmtp.log

    when I run the following command with real email addresses, I get the following:

    # echo -e "Subject: Test Mail\r\n\r\nThis is a test mail, please let me know if it works..!" |msmtp --debug 
    --from me@my domain.com -t recepient@my domain.com
    loaded system configuration file /etc/msmtprc
    ignoring user configuration file /root/.msmtprc: No such file or directory
    falling back to default account
    using account default from /etc/msmtprc
    host = mail.uk2.net
    port = 465
    proxy host = (not set)
    proxy port = 0
    timeout = off
    protocol = smtp
    domain = localhost
    auth = choose
    user = me@my domain.com
    password = *
    passwordeval = (not set)
    ntlmdomain = (not set)
    tls = off
    tls_starttls = on
    tls_trust_file = (not set)
    tls_crl_file = (not set)
    tls_fingerprint = (not set)
    tls_key_file = (not set)
    tls_cert_file = (not set)
    tls_certcheck = on
    tls_min_dh_prime_bits = (not set)
    tls_priorities = (not set)
    auto_from = off
    maildomain = (not set)
    from = me@my domain.com
    add_missing_from_header = on
    add_missing_date_header = on
    remove_bcc_headers = on
    dsn_notify = (not set)
    dsn_return = (not set)
    logfile = /var/log/msmtp.log
    syslog = (not set)
    aliases = (not set)
    reading recipients from the command line and the mail
    msmtp: network read error: Connection reset by peer
    msmtp: could not send mail (account default from /etc/msmtprc)

    Does anybody know why it fails and have you had any experience with mailsend?

    Thanks in advance for any input.. šŸ™‚

  • @TheLion Don't know if it is of any use to you, but there is a tutorial on the Omega Wiki concerning sending emails using Python that can be found at: https://wiki.onion.io/Tutorials/Sending-Emails-With-Python

  • Thanks.. - That did work, but like a muppet, I meant msmtp not mailsend.. Sorry, I have altered the initial post to install msmtp instead. I wish to use this because I believe it is the replacement for sendmail in PHP. I am writing a web app to send an email from the web server in PHP.

    Glad to see the email send though. If I can't get this to work, I may think about how to integrate mailsend into PHP as well.

  • Hey... I have it working tonight.. šŸ™‚

    I will do a tutorial from factory default of what I have done tomorrow as I am stopping on a high point for now and I will post a link to it from this one.

    I have made a PHP web page that has the user fill in a feedback form and email it back to my regular email account over smtp using msmtp.

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