msmtp: News archive
- 2005-08-15: msmtp 1.4.4 released!
This release adds support for the sendmail -F option. Several minor improvements were made.
Please note: Previous versions of msmtp carried the additional note that
"compiling, linking, and/or using OpenSSL is allowed". This is no longer the case,
because msmtp uses gnulib modules
that are released under the GNU GPL, and the note above does not apply to these modules.
It is still OK to download the msmtp sources and build binaries that are linked against OpenSSL,
but it may be problematic to distribute those binaries (I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not sure
If you want to avoid the OpenSSL licensing problems, consider using
GnuTLS. It's the default anyway.
- 2005-07-16: msmtp 1.4.3 released!
This release allows empty envelope-from addresses by introducing a new command
auto_from (and option --auto-from) to enable or disable automatic envelope-from
Please update your configuration file and/or scripts if you use automatic
This closes Debian bug #318138. The fix was suggested by Julien Louis. Thanks!
- 2005-07-07: msmtpqueue 0.4 released!
msmtp-runqueue.sh now uses a lock file. msmtp-enqueue.sh can now start
msmtp-runqueue.sh immediately if the system is online. Both changes were
contributed by Frank Thieme. Thanks!
- 2005-07-07: msmtp 1.4.2 released!
Native language support (NLS) was added. Currently the only supported language
besides english is german, but it is easy to add more translations.
The connection timeout setting was
replaced by a general network timeout setting (the old command and option
are still supported).
Some code cleanups were made.
- 2005-05-27: msmtp 1.4.1 released!
This release fixes a serious bug:
msmtp failed to properly detect certain output errors. When GnuTLS support
was compiled in, this could lead to corrupted mails being sent.
Thanks to Jesse Michael for identifying, reporting, and fixing this.
In addition, this release contains several minor improvements; see the
ChangeLog for details.
- 2005-04-03: msmtp 1.4.0 released!
This is the new stable release of msmtp.
When upgrading from 1.2.4, note that:
Summary of new features since 1.2.4:
- Authentication is not enabled automatically anymore. Insert the command
"auth on" into account definitions that need it.
- Some command line options have changed.
New since 1.3.9:
- Sendmail compatible command line options, including -t, -N, and -R
- New long options to configure almost everything on the command line
- Optional account selection with -f/--from
- Support for a system wide configuration file
- Optional automatic construction of envelope from addresses
- More flexible account definitions
- Configurable connection timeouts
- Improved log file logging
- Syslog logging
- Improved TLS/SSL support
- Support for LMTP
- Support for the EXTERNAL and GSSAPI authentication methods
- Support for .netrc and password prompting
- Rewritten documentation, available in various formats
- No new features, but minor improvements mainly regarding interoperability
and performance. And some minor bug fixes.
- 2005-03-15: msmtp 1.3.9 released!
One more release in the 1.3.x series because two new features were added:
LMTP support and .netrc support.
These are the last feature additions in this series; the next release
will hopefully be 1.4.0.
- 2005-02-24: msmtp 1.3.8 released!
No new features, but lots of minor cleanups, improvements and fixes. See the
ChangeLog for details.
I'm preparing the new stable 1.4.0 release, so if you find any problems in 1.3.8,
please send a mail.
You can also send any suggestions about feature enhancements or other improvements
that you would like to see in 1.4.0.
- 2005-02-13: msmtp 1.3.7 released!
New in this release:
- Account specialisation; see documentation of the account command
- Security checks for the user configuration file
- Configurable connection timeout
- It is possible to be prompted for a password instead of storing it in the configuration file
- 2005-02-06: msmtp 1.3.6 released!
An update is recommended!
- Rewritten documentation: Texinfo, HTML, PDF formats available in
addition to the man page
- A new "defaults" command to set default values for all
accounts. Thanks to Jim Fohlin for the idea!
- Several bug fixes, including build fixes for various platforms
You need GnuTLS >= 1.2.0 if you want GnuTLS support.
- 2005-01-24: msmtp 1.3.5 released!
- Support for an optional system wide configuration file
- An envelope from address will be generated if none is given
- Syslog logging
- 2005-01-17: msmtp 1.3.4 released!
The built-in CRAM-MD5 code works again. Various cleanups and bugfixes were made.
- 2005-01-09: msmtp 1.3.3 released!
New in this version: RMQS support and TLS certificate information output support.
Updated binaries for DOS and Windows are also available.
Beware: If you want to use GnuTLS, you need the not yet released version 1.1.23 or 1.2.0.
You can use the daily snapshots after 2005-01-05 from
- 2005-01-01: New GNU SASL version
Simon Josefsson released GNU SASL 0.2.4 today.
This release has full support for all authentication methods supported by msmtp:
PLAIN, CRAM-MD5, DIGEST-MD5, GSSAPI, LOGIN, and NTLM.
- 2004-12-29: msmtp 1.3.2 released!
This release fixes a segfault bug (reported by Jan Kanty Palus)
and has various minor improvements.
- 2004-12-24: msmtp 1.3.1 released!
Sorry, 1.3.0 had some serious errors with the -t option. These were fixed.
I should also point out that you need gsasl or libgsasl >=0.2.3 if you
want GNU SASL support, and that GNU SASL's DIGEST-MD5 method currently does
not work (it is disabled by default in 0.2.3).
- 2004-12-24: msmtp 1.3.0 released!
A new development version with lots of new features:
Beware: you need to activate authentication with "auth on" in
the configuration file; it is not sufficient to just set user name and
- Sendmail compatible command line options (including -t)
- Almost all settings can be set or changed on the command line
- Choose account by -f option (simplifies usage with Mutt)
- GSSAPI authentication with GNU SASL >=0.2.3
- 2004-10-29: New binaries of msmtp 1.2.4 for Win32 available
The old binaries worked only on WinXP and newer systems. Thanks to
Thomas Davies for reporting this.
The new file
contains additional binaries that should run on any Windows version.
- 2004-10-10: msmtp 1.2.4 is released!
This release contains a lot of minor cleanups and improvements, but no
important bug fixes and no new features.