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How to install sortmail on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install sortmail

Installing sortmail package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sortmail

sortmail package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name sortmail
version 1:2.4-1
description a simple mail sorter
subsection mail
maintainer Hamish Moffatt

Uninstall sortmail

To remove just sortmail package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove sortmail

Uninstall sortmail and it’s dependent packages

To remove the sortmail package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sortmail

Purging sortmail

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of sortmail from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge sortmail

To delete configuration and/or data files of sortmail and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove sortmail