Public bug reported:

If ~/.msmtprc is a symbolic link, the user gets the below error message,
regardless of the permissions of the link's target.

This was originally reported as Debian bug 919326
( and was
closed because it was supposedly fixed in version 1.8.2. However, the
bug is still present in 1.8.3.


$ msmtp -d

ignoring system configuration file /etc/msmtprc: No such file or directory
ignoring user configuration file /home/selinger/.msmtprc: Permission denied
falling back to default account
msmtp: account default not found: no configuration file available

$ ll .msmtprc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 selinger selinger 24 Aug 13 08:06 .msmtprc -> 
$ ll -L .msmtprc
-rw------- 1 selinger selinger 2900 Jul 23 18:31 .msmtprc


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: msmtp 1.8.3-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-23.24-generic 5.0.15
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Aug 13 09:39:34 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-03-26 (2330 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
SourcePackage: msmtp
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to disco on 2019-08-12 (0 days ago)

** Affects: msmtp (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug disco

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