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Version information

  • 2.0.14 (latest)
  • 2.0.13
  • 2.0.12
  • 2.0.11
released Jun 30th 2015
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 29th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested example42-tp as its replacement.

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example42/mailx — version 2.0.14 Jun 30th 2015

Puppet module: mailx


This module is no more actively maintained and will hardly be updated.

Please find an alternative module from other authors or consider Tiny Puppet as replacement.

If you want to maintain this module, contact Alessandro Franceschi

This is a Puppet module for mailx It provides only package installation and file configuration.

Based on Example42 layouts by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site:

Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires the presence of Example42 Puppi module in your modulepath.

USAGE - Basic management

  • Install mailx with default settings

      class { 'mailx': }
  • Install a specific version of mailx package

      class { 'mailx':
        version => '1.0.1',
  • Remove mailx resources

      class { 'mailx':
        absent => true
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing mailx configuration files

      class { 'mailx':
        audit_only => true
  • Module dry-run: Do not make any change on all the resources provided by the module

      class { 'mailx':
        noops => true

USAGE - Overrides and Customizations

  • Use custom sources for main config file

      class { 'mailx':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/mailx/mailx.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/mailx/mailx.conf" ], 
  • Use custom source directory for the whole configuration dir

      class { 'mailx':
        source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/mailx/conf/',
        source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

      class { 'mailx':
        template => 'example42/mailx/mailx.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'mailx':
        my_class => 'example42::my_mailx',

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