Introduction to libESMTP

The libESMTP package contains the libESMTP libraries which are used by some programs to manage email submission to a mail transport layer.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of libESMTP

Fix a build issue with OpenSSL-1.1.0:

sed 's@SSL_library_init@SSL_new@g' -i &&
autoreconf -fi

Install libESMTP by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: libesmtp-config
Installed Libraries: libesmtp.{so,a} and libESMTP SASL plugins
Installed Directory: /usr/lib/esmtp-plugins

Short Descriptions


displays version information and the options used to compile libESMTP.


is used to manage submission of electronic mail to a Mail Transport Agent.

libesmtp SASL plugins

are used to integrate libesmtp with SASL authentication.

Last updated on 2018-02-25 17:41:39 -0600