mail/serialmail - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Tools for passing mail across serial links

serialmail is a collection of tools for passing mail across serial
links. It works with qmail: you use qmail to deliver messages to
a maildir, and then serialmail to deliver messages out of the

serialmail is designed to handle three common types of mail delivery
between a dialup computer and an ISP:

* Delivery to the ISP. The dialup computer sends all outgoing mail
    to the ISP.

* AutoTURN delivery from the ISP. After the dialup computer makes
    an SMTP connection to the ISP, it automatically receives an
    SMTP connection back from the ISP if there is any new mail for
    it. This provides the same power as ETRN but does not require
    a special client.

* User-controlled delivery from the ISP. A user with a shell account
    can switch from qmail-pop3d to serialmail without pestering the
    sysadmin. The user can also decide whether undeliverable messages
    should be left for POP retrieval or bounced back to the sender.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/mktools pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies


Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64serialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64serialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpcserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpcserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64serialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfserialmail-0.75nb3.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.