CURLOPT_MAIL_AUTH(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_MAIL_AUTH(3)

CURLOPT_MAIL_AUTH - SMTP authentication address

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_MAIL_AUTH, char *auth);

Pass a pointer to a null-terminated string as parameter. This is used to specify the authentication address (identity) of a submitted message that is being relayed to another server.

This optional parameter allows co-operating agents in a trusted environment to communicate the authentication of individual messages and should only be used by the application program, using libcurl, if the application is itself a mail server acting in such an environment. If the application is operating as such and the AUTH address is not known or is invalid, then an empty string should be used for this parameter.

Unlike CURLOPT_MAIL_FROM(3) and CURLOPT_MAIL_RCPT(3), the address should not be specified within a pair of angled brackets (<>). However, if an empty string is used then a pair of brackets are sent by libcurl as required by RFC 2554.

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.



int main(void)
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "smtp://");
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_MAIL_AUTH, "<secret@cave>");
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);

Added in 7.25.0

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.


2024-05-22 libcurl