The ossec-maild daemon sends OSSEC alerts via email. ossec-maild is started by ossec-control. Configuration for ossec-maild is handled in the ossec.conf. (see ossec.conf: Global options)

ossec-maild argument options

-c <config>

Run ossec-maild using <config> as the configuration file.

Default: /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf

-D <dir>

Chroot to <dir>.

Default: /var/ossec


Execute ossec-maild in debug mode. This option can be used multiple times to increase the verbosity of the debug messages.


Run ossec-maild in the foreground.

-g <group>

Run ossec-maild as <group>.


Display the help message.


Test configuration.

-u <user>

Run ossec-maild as <user>.

Default: ossecm


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