Email with msmtp not working
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
Password: Your Password (Can be reset in Dashboard or CHI)
Incoming Port: 995
Outgoing Port: 465
Outgoing Server Requires Authentication
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..
Kit Bishop last edited by
@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..
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.