How To Install esmtp on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install esmtp on Kali Linux. esmtp is user configurable relay-only MTA

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install esmtp on Kali Linux.

What is esmtp

ESMTP is a user configurable relay-only Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) with a sendmail-compatible syntax. It’s based on libESMTP supporting the AUTH (including the CRAM-MD5 and NTLM SASL mechanisms) and the StartTLS SMTP extensions.

ESMTP does not receive mail, expand aliases or manage a queue but can deliver mail locally via an MDA.

This package contains the esmtp program.

There are three ways to install esmtp on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install esmtp Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install esmtp using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install esmtp

Install esmtp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install esmtp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install esmtp

Install esmtp Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install esmtp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install esmtp

How To Uninstall esmtp on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the esmtp package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove esmtp

Uninstall esmtp And Its Dependencies

To uninstall esmtp and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove esmtp

Remove esmtp Configurations and Data

To remove esmtp configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge esmtp

Remove esmtp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove esmtp configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge esmtp

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install esmtp using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.