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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.5
  • 1.0.4
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Feb 24th 2014

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'netmanagers-ssmtp', '1.1.0'
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bolt module add netmanagers-ssmtp
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install netmanagers-ssmtp --version 1.1.0

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netmanagers/ssmtp — version 1.1.0 Feb 24th 2014

Puppet module: ssmtp

This is a Puppet module for ssmtp based on the second generation layout ("NextGen") of Example42 Puppet Modules.

Made by Javier Bertoli / Netmanagers

Official site:

Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module depends on R.I.Pienaar's concat module (

This module requires functions provided by the Example42 Puppi module (you need it even if you don't use and install Puppi)

USAGE - Basic management

  • All parameters can be set using Hiera. See the manifests to see what can be set.

  • Install ssmtp with default distro's settings

      class { 'ssmtp': }
  • You can install and configure overriding default parameters, using a template (ie., the included one):

      class { 'ssmtp': 
        template         => 'ssmtp/ssmtp.conf.erb',
        root_destination => 'postmaster',
        mailhub          => 'my.shiny.mail.server',
  • Install a specific version of ssmtp package

      class { 'ssmtp':
        version => '1.0.1',
  • Remove ssmtp resources

      class { 'ssmtp':
        absent => true
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing ssmtp configuration files

      class { 'ssmtp':
        audit_only => true
  • Module dry-run: Do not make any change on all the resources provided by the module

      class { 'ssmtp':
        noops => true
  • If you want to add revaliases, you can use ssmtp::revalias. See man ssmtp(8) and the define for more details:

      ssmtp::revalias { 'postmaster':
        from    => '',
        mailhub => 'my.other.mailhub',

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

      class { 'ssmtp':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/netmanagers/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/netmanagers/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf" ], 
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

      class { 'ssmtp':
        template => 'netmanagers/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'ssmtp':
        my_class => 'netmanagers::my_ssmtp',

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