Setting up a daily apt-get check with email

I don’t log into my Debian webhost every day, so one of the first things I do out of habit now is to check and see there are any updates available for the system with your usual: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade Why not automate the process, and have the system automatically check for me, and let me know when there are updates available? Of course, I’m not the first person to think of this, so there is a lot of prior work out there. Read More

Setting up msmtp with FastMail

I recently decided to set up a basic mail sender on my Debian install, and chose msmtp. I use FastMail as my mail host. The first step, of course, is to install msmtp (and ca-certificates, if you don’t already have them): $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install msmtp ca-certificates Once the install is done, msmtp --version will show me that the install is working: $ msmtp --version msmtp version 1. Read More

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