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msmtp (3) Versions 2.0.0

Installs and configures msmtp MTA

cookbook 'msmtp', '~> 2.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'msmtp', '~> 2.0.0'
knife supermarket install msmtp
knife supermarket download msmtp
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msmtp cookbook

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The msmtp cookbook installs the SMTP client msmtp.

Platform Support

  • Debian


  • node['msmtp']['host'] - String. SMTP smarthost.
  • node['msmtp']['port'] - Integer. override the mail submission port instead of SMTP port 25.
  • node['msmtp']['auth'] - String. authentication enabled. Valid configurations "on", "off".
  • node['msmtp']['user'] - String. user to authenticate as to SMTP server.
  • node['msmtp']['password'] - String. This stores the password directly in the file. It's generally not recommended to store passwords in plain text files.
  • node['msmtp']['from'] - String. Envelope-from address.
  • node['msmtp']['aliases'] - Hash. List of forwarding email address.


  • msmtp::default - Installs msmtp-mta package, configures /etc/msmtprc and /etc/aliases.msmtp.


msmtp::default recipe

Include the msmtp::default in your run_list and in your wrapper cookbook ensure that you have the appropriate attributes configured.

    "msmtp": {
      "host": "localhost",
      "port": 587,
      "auth": "on", # on|off
      "user": "mailer",
      "password": "changeme",
      "from": "mailer@localhost",
      "aliases": {
        "root": ""



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