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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Write a section in the electronic mail chapter of the FreeBSD handbook on using sSMTP in a secure manner based on instructions given in a wiki page

completed by: Reid Anderson

mentors: Eygene Ryabinkin

Description of task

The sSMTP is a send-only mail server that is used widely on systems to send status mail to administrators without running a full mail server. To set up such a system in a secure manner, some configuration has to be made. These steps are detailed in the following wiki page:

In order to expose this to more of our users, we need to have this in our FreeBSD handbook in the electronic mail chapter. The task is to test whether the instructions given are still valid and if they are, to document them in the FreeBSD handbook with the proper style that fits the rest of the handbook. When adding these instructions and examples to the handbook, the source code needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project:
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter
Basic knowledge of SMTP would be helpful