Install latest/stable of ssmtp-gael

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install ssmtp-gael

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Extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub

This is NOT an original piece of work, just a snap of ssmtp

A secure, effective and simple way of getting mail off a system to your mail hub. It contains no suid-binaries or other dangerous things - no mail spool to poke around in, and no daemons running in the background. Mail is simply forwarded to the configured mailhost. Extremely easy configuration.


  • Configure ssmtp

sudo vi /var/snap/ssmtp-gael/current/ssmtp.conf

  • Create aliases (if needed)

sudo snap alias ssmtp-gael.ssmtp ssmtp

sudo snap alias ssmtp-gael.ssmtp sendmail

sudo snap alias ssmtp-gael.ssmtp mailq


  • New build to resolve CVE-2024-28834/CVE-2024-28835/USN-6733-1
  • ssmtp-gael will now use core22 as most of the users are on Ubuntu 22.04


  • New build to resolve CVE-2024-0553/CVE-2024-0567/USN-6593-1


  • New build to resolve CVE-2023-0361/USN-5901-1


  • New build to resolve CVE-2021-4209/CVE-2022-2509/USN-5550-1


  • New build to resolve CVE-2021-20231/CVE-2021-20232/USN-5029-1


  • Initial release

Details for ssmtp-gael

  • GPL-2.0-or-later

Last updated
  • 16 April 2024 - latest/stable
  • 16 April 2024 - latest/edge


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