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This module configures postfix to use GMail as a relayhost.

Christopher Miersma



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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released May 6th 2017

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cmiersma/postfix_gmail — version 0.1.0 May 6th 2017


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with postfix_gmail
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The configures postfix to use Gmail as a relay

Module Description

This module ensures that postfix is installed and running. It also adds cyrus sasl packages to handle encryption to Google. The config file sets up the authentication and rate limiting.


What postfix affects

  • postfix and related packages.
  • /etc/postfix/

Setup Requirements

Nothing special.

Beginning with postfix

  • Make sure postfix actually is your MTA of choice.
  • Have a Gmail account for sending your server mail. Enable the less secure option.


You can call the main class with username and password as below:

class { 'postfix_gmail':
  username => '',
  password => 'password',


There are two internal classes. One for installing the packages and another for managing the config.


This has only been tested on Centos/RHEL 7. It probably works anywhere with postfix in /etc/postfix.


Contributing: contact me and don't break the basic functionality.

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc Optional

v0.1.0 - Christopher Miersma