How To Install masqmail on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install masqmail on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update masqmail.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install masqmail

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is masqmail and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 Ubuntu 21.04. 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 using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install masqmail using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install masqmail

Install masqmail using apt

Because masqmail is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install masqmail

Install masqmail using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

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

sudo aptitude -y install masqmail

How to upgrade (update) a single package masqmail using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the masqmail, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install masqmail

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall masqmail from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove masqmail

Uninstall masqmail and all its dependencies

To uninstall masqmail and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove masqmail

Remove masqmail with all configurations and data

To remove masqmail configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge masqmail

Remove masqmail completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to masqmail package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 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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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install masqmail using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the masqmail from Ubuntu 21.04.

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

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