Postfix as a client with SMTP AUTH

Kirk Cerny kirksemail at
Thu Sep 4 15:52:07 MDT 2008

I also wrote a how to on this about 3 years ago.
I hope it can help.

Kirk Cerny

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Andrew Jorgensen
<andrew at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Charles Curley
> <charlescurley at> wrote:
>> How can I use Postfix to send mail from my laptop (say) to my ISP,
>> using SMTP AUTH? I have Postfix (postfix-2.5.1-2ubuntu1.1--i386)
>> running on the laptop (Ubuntu 8.04, Hungry Hippo) for local delivery.
> Let me know if my instructions are worthless, I'll amend them.
>> For one thing, what packages in addition to postfix itself do I need?
> I don't recall if you need an actual sasl package (cyrus?).  I think
> that's only needed when people are authenticating to your server.
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