Bug 242602 - mail/ssmtp Mention AuthUser/Pass in sample configuration file
Summary: mail/ssmtp Mention AuthUser/Pass in sample configuration file
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-12-12 14:21 UTC by Jan-Piet Mens
Modified: 2019-12-12 14:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (aragon)


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Description Jan-Piet Mens 2019-12-12 14:21:48 UTC
The example file ssmtp.conf.sample does not at all mention either STARTTLS or authentication for target MTAs, something which I assume is needed by many people.

Would it be a good idea to at least add, in comments, an indication thereof? Something along these lines, maybe:

--- ssmtp.conf.sample   2019-11-15 16:44:44.000000000 +0000
+++ ssmtp.conf.sample.new       2019-12-12 14:18:53.946701000 +0000
@@ -41,3 +41,11 @@
 # If you want to have debugging of the config file parsing, move this option
 # to the top of the config file and uncomment
+# Use these parameters for securely authenticating against your
+# mailhub; check ssmtp.conf(5) for further details.
+# AuthUser=you@yourdomain.com
+# AuthPass=your-secret-password

I'd also like to point out that the home page for ssmtp as recorded at [1] is
no longer valid and seems to have moved to https://packages.qa.debian.org/s/ssmtp.html