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: http://wiki.freebsd.org/SecureSSMTP
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.
A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer.
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
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