Allows you to use
msmtp offline by queuing email until you have an internet
msmtpin your mutt config.
offlinemsmtpwill send it immediately.
pip install --user offlinemsmtp
On Arch Linux, you can install the
offlinemsmtp package from the
AUR. For example, if you use
yay -S offlinemsmtp
Create a file called
~/.config/systemd/user/offlinemsmtp.service with the
following content (if you installed via the AUR package, a service file was
already created for you in
/usr/lib/systemd/user so you only need to do this
step if you want to customize the parameters passed to the daemon):
[Unit] Description=offlinemsmtp [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/offlinemsmtp --daemon [Install] WantedBy=default.target
Then, enable and start
offlinemsmtp using systemd:
systemctl --user daemon-reload systemctl --user enable --now offlinemsmtp
offlinemsmtp has two components: a daemon for listening to the outbox folder
and sending the mail when the network is available and a enqueuer for adding
mail to the send queue.
To run the daemon in the current command line (this is useful for testing), run this command::
To enqueue emails, use the
offlinemsmtp executable without
parameters (with a few caveats described below in Command Line
Arguments) are forwarded on to
passed in via standard in will be forwarded over standard in to
msmtp when the
mail is sent.
To use offlinemsmtp with mutt, just replace
msmtp in your mutt configuration
offlinemsmtp. Here is an example:
set sendmail = "offlinemsmtp -a personal"
offlinemsmtp accepts a number of command line arguments:
--help- shows a help message and exits.
--outbox-directory DIR- set the directory to use as the outbox. Defaults to
--daemon- run the offlinemsmtp daemon.
--silent- set to disable all logging and notifications.
--interval INTERVAL- set the interval (in seconds) at which to attempt to flush the send queue. Defaults to 60.
--file FILE- the msmtp configuration file to use.
--send-mail-file FILE- only send mail if this file exists (defaults to
Nonemeaning that no file is required for mail sending to be enabled)
-Cargument is automatically passed to
--argument will be passed to
msmtp. This allows you to pass arguments that may conflict with
See the CONTRIBUTING.md document for details on how to contribute to the project.
msmtp, but doesn't have all of the features that I want.