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msmtp - an SMTP client (Portable)


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This package was approved by moderator purity on 1/29/2015.

In the default mode, it transmits a mail to an SMTP server (for
example at a free mail provider) which takes care of further delivery.

To use this program with your mail user agent (MUA), create a
configuration file with your mail account(s) and tell your MUA to call
msmtp instead of /usr/sbin/sendmail.

Features include:

  • Sendmail compatible interface (command line options and exit codes)
  • Support for multiple accounts
  • TLS/SSL support including client certificates
  • Many authentication methods
  • Support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)
  • Fast SMTP implementation using command pipelining
  • DSN (Delivery Status Notification) support
  • SOCKS proxy support

To install msmtp - an SMTP client (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install msmtp.portable

To upgrade msmtp - an SMTP client (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade msmtp.portable


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'msmtp.portable'
    $url = ''
    $unzipLocation = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $unzipLocation

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Martin Lambers


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
msmtp - an SMTP client (Portable) 1.4.32 385 Tuesday, May 13, 2014  
msmtp - an SMTP client (Portable) 1.4.31 326 Thursday, February 20, 2014  

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