How To Install masqmail on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install masqmail on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update masqmail 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 masqmail
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install masqmail

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

What is masqmail and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 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 masqmail on CentOS 8. 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 masqmail on CentOS 8 using dnf

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

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

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

sudo dnf -y install masqmail

Install masqmail on CentOS 8 using yum

Because masqmail is available in CentOS 8’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 masqmail package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install masqmail

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

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update masqmail

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade masqmail

How to Upgrade masqmail on CentOS 8 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 masqmail

How To remove masqmail from CentOS 8

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

sudo dnf remove masqmail

Extra info and code examples

Masqmail is an MTA (mail transport agent) and POP3 client for hosts with no permanent network connection, such as home network servers or notebook computers. It has special support for connections to different Internet Service Providers. In these cases, Masqmail is a slim replacement for full-blown MTAs such as Sendmail, Exim, Qmail or Postfix. The POP3 client can be a small replacement for other full-featured tools like Fetchmail.

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You now have a full guide on how to install masqmail using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the masqmail from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install masqmail on CentOS 8

How To Install masqmail on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install masqmail on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install masqmail on Debian 11

How To Install masqmail on Fedora 34