Setup smtp on your Mac and send mail from the command line

Install msmtp and create a directory which will hold the ssl-certificates.


Create a system-wide config-file in /usr/local/Cellar/msmtp/1.6.6/etc/msmtprc


Set up to use msmtp


Save your Gmail password in your keychain:

  1. open Keychain Access application on mac
  2. create new password item: File > New Password Item
  3. Keychain Item Name: smtp://smtp.gmail.com
  4. Account Name (exactly as used in msmtprc): <address>@gmail.com
  5. Password: <gmail_password>
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