So, this is weird. Two computers, one with CentOS and one with Manjaro. Both have ssmtp, both with the same setup. Manjaro ssmtp will connect and send emails, CentOS will not:





The only difference is that the CentOS version has TLS_CA_FILE set. Without it ssmtp seems to hang then give up, with it enabled. I can connect to gmail but I get:

[<-] 535 5.7.8  https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials t64sm2533861itd.0 - gsmtp
ssmtp: Authorization failed (535 5.7.8  https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials t64sm2533861itd.0 - gsmtp)

Both computers are on the same network, my third server, which is FreeNAS using ssmtp I believe can also send emails no issue.

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    wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSMTP ... >ssmtp is unmaintained. Consider using something like msmtp instead. .... wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Msmtp – RubberStamp Mar 12 '18 at 2:27
  • Ok, I switched to msmtp on CentOS and it works. Should I be worried about still using SSMTP on Manjaro or switch over? Since it already works there. – Drew Mar 12 '18 at 2:52
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    > Should I be worried about still using SSMTP on Manjaro or switch over? .. umaintained means possible security issues. I would switch over to msmtp in order to ensure security updates. – RubberStamp Mar 12 '18 at 2:53
  • As in, are there any security issues with SSMTP or can I stick with it as it still works on my other system? – Drew Mar 12 '18 at 2:54
  • One may never know if a security vulnerability in an unmaintained software packages has traversed into the realm of exploit ... So, I generally --being quite paranoid-- stick with maintained code backing as many packages as I can track on my Internet facing configurations..... I'm glad that the msmtp package seems to have fixed your immediate problem. Perhaps, package manager software should be built to alert a user of the upstream activity state of a given package. – RubberStamp Mar 12 '18 at 3:14

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