HOWTO secure the msmtp configuration using libsecret’s password manager with Microsoft SMTP (Ubuntu)

Introduction and catchup

This is an evolution of “HOWTO Send an email using Gmail from a system configuration using msmtp and heirloom-mailx (Ubuntu)” that you can find here.

Libsecret’s secret-tool utility

The password manager package that is being used here is called secret-tool and is part of the libsecret tools package. Documentation on this tool is available from

To use Microsoft rather than Google

Check the Sync option in your outlook client for the SMTP settings. The port and server name are retrieved from here.

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