How To Install mailnag on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install mailnag on Kali Linux. mailnag is extensible mail notification daemon

Introduction

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

What is mailnag

Mailnag is a daemon program that checks POP3 and IMAP servers for new mail. On mail arrival it performs various actions provided by plugins. Mailnag comes with a set of desktop-independent default plugins for visual/sound notifications, script execution etc. and can be extended with additional plugins easily.

There are three ways to install mailnag 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 mailnag Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install mailnag

Install mailnag Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install mailnag

Install mailnag 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 mailnag using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install mailnag

How To Uninstall mailnag on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove mailnag

Uninstall mailnag And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove mailnag

Remove mailnag Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge mailnag

Remove mailnag configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge mailnag

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Summary

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