I use the unattended-upgrades package on my Debian Google Compute Engine instance to do security updates. It has the option of sending an email to notify me when a security upgrade was done. Do I need to go through the 3rd party bulk email services just to notify myself, or is there an easier way?
On google app engine, it was easy to do this via:
from google.appengine.api import mail mail.send_mail(....
which generated an email coming from firstname.lastname@example.org. I was hoping there was something correspondingly simple on compute engine.
I'd actually like to setup notifications / emails on other custom security events on my server.