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Wed, 08 February 2012 19:58 Go to next message
andy  is currently offline andy
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I'm running software that occasionally sends out e-mail notifications. I would really like to avoid running my own mail server since I'm not going to be receiving e-mails. Is there a vpsville outgoing e-mail server that I can point my software to?

Wed, 08 February 2012 20:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: November 2007
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We don't offer a public mail server, but you can certainly use Google via SMTP to send mail.

For example, the Linux package 'nullmailer' is a super lightweight mail server that just refers everything to another server via SMTP.
Thu, 09 February 2012 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andy  is currently offline andy
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I didn't have an upstream SMTP server (otherwise I would just forward my mail there) so instead I just installed qmail according to "life with qmail" and disabled the smtpd daemon in the startup script.

Works great but setting up qmail is not for the faint at heart.

[Updated on: Thu, 09 February 2012 18:18]

Sun, 02 December 2012 17:27 Go to previous message
z0th  is currently offline z0th
Registered: May 2010
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I've been using sSMTP to just pass mail through a gmail address for quite a long time now. Its dead-easy to set up and is far less weight than one of the full blown MTA's.


Before that, I had always used postfix, its far more simple to set up than some of the other MTA's.
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