[PLUG] Good smtp setup

शंतनू shantanoo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 00:07:20 PDT 2011

On 10-Sep-2011, at 8:30 AM, Mayuresh wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 04:14:57AM +0530, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
> Let me restore the focus of the thread a bit.
> I want to use smtp daemon that will manage a queue of outgoing mails and
> use a relay host to send mails.
> Many of them fit the bill. No problem so far.
> The relay host requires authentication. I'd like to store the
> authentication details on client side - as non root user. Many client
> programs do that who invoke sendmail. But that doesn't give you queue
> ability.
> The daemon may need authnetication details not only at the time of
> submitting a mail to queue but also when it for example has to retry
> sending mails. This takes away the flexibility of specifying relay host
> and auth details entirely on client side.

You may find following link useful.

> I don't think it's a totally unmeetable requirement technically, though I
> do not know of a daemon that provides this flexibility or how to configure
> one with such flexibility.

If you want to integrate the password update for smarthost smtp client with multiple isp accounts over STMP; so that it is transparent to MUA, you may need to write your own smtpd.

Following may be useful in that case.


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