If you need to send a quick email to someone without opening your regular email program, test an email server, or perhaps play some pranks on your friends, ZMail is for you.
Zmail is available as a source code tarball in python from sourceforge website. You can download the latest version of Zmail from here.
To run the source code you need to have python and wxPython installed on your machine. While python is installed by default in Ubuntu, you need to install wxPython if you already don't have it. To install wxPython open the terminal and issue the following commands.
Now append the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list
- $ curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
# wxWidgets/wxPython repository at apt.wxwidgets.orgUpdate the apt repositories
deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ natty-wx main
deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ natty-wx main
Now you are ready to install wxPython from apt repositories,
- $ sudo apt-get update
To send emails install "sendmail" program
- $ sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8
Extract the Zmail tarball and change to the Zmail directory, double click the zmail file or run ./zmail in the terminal to run Zmail.
- $ sudo apt-get sendmail
Checkout the following tutorial on how to send emails and setup mail server to send emails.
Disclaimer: The above Program can be used for both legal and illegal purposes, please use this program only for educational purposes such as testing email servers etc only, Neither Author of the above article nor ubuntubuzz.com is responsible for any illegal use of the software. Please also read the Zmail disclaimer in Help < About.