How To Install esmtpd on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install esmtpd on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update esmtpd as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install courier-mta
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install courier-mta

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is esmtpd and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install esmtpd on Fedora 34. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install esmtpd on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install esmtpd using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install courier-mta

Install esmtpd on Fedora 34 using yum

Because esmtpd is available in Fedora 34’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install esmtpd package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install courier-mta

How to upgrade (update) a single package esmtpd using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like esmtpd in this example you should use the following command:

yum update courier-mta

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade courier-mta

How to Upgrade esmtpd on Fedora 34 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update courier-mta

How To remove esmtpd from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the esmtpd package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove courier-mta

Extra info and code examples

The Courier mail transfer agent (MTA) is an integrated mail/groupware server based on open commodity protocols, such as ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, LDAP, TLS, and HTTP. Courier provides ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, webmail, and mailing list services within a single, consistent, framework. This package provides an ESMTP daemon which uses the Maildir format as native storage format, supports IPv6, implements SMTP extensions for mailing list management and features integrated mail filtering. It can function as an intermediate mail relay, relaying mail between an internal LAN and the Internet, or perform final delivery to mailboxes. ESMTP over TLS is handled by the regular ESMTP daemon in conjunction with the TLS wrapper.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install esmtpd using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the esmtpd from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install esmtpd on Debian 11

How To Install esmtpd on Fedora 34

How To Install esmtpd on CentOS 8

How To Install esmtpd on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install esmtpd on Ubuntu 21.04

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