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back up gmail and show backuped emails

I need to make a backup solution of imap/gmail: my idea is to use offlineimap (What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?) save emails in maildir folder and show them via imap dovecot my ...
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mail not sending or receiving ?

I configured a mail server on ubuntu 14.04 using postfix and dovecot. When I'm trying to send mail or receive mail then it's not working and GENERATING no error. mail log Jun 11 07:40:18 mail ...
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“antispam plugin not configured”

I'm trying to get the dovecot-antispam plugin working on a 15.10 server (I can't dist-upgrade, it's on a vps) and I'm getting the error message of anti spam plugin not configured when trying to move ...
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Problem with PAM authorization in Dovecot

I've been using postfix with sasl and dovecot for many years. Three days ago, authorization for dovecot via PAM stopped working which means no IMAP or POP3. SASL was working as I could tunnel in with ...
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Not able to send/receive emails outside my Domain from recently configured email-server

Email-server setup is not working on Ubuntu 16,postfix,dovecot. below are the config/facts Registered a domain say atul.com ISP is comcast who blocks port 25 Created A record @ -- 1.2.3.4 No CNAME ...
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smtp authentication

I am running postfix and dovecot. The smtp server does not allow me to send out email, gives me the relaying ddenied error. I know i need to enable smtp authentication/sasl. What would be the easiest/...
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Virtual user mail server setup

I have tried multiple times to setup a mail server that uses a mysql backend on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I have used this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-a-mail-...
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Doveconf -n not empty after fresh install - how to update the default, if possible?

After a fresh install of dovecot in Ubuntu 15.10, which was done after having purged the old conf, I still have a non empty doveconf -n output, but the man says that it should only output what is ...
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Authentication error setting up mail server

I'm setting mail server using dovecot pop3 in ubuntu 14.04. But username doesn't match with password and show the following error: telnet localhost 110 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. ...
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Does dovecot IMAP support any sort of Contacts function?

We implement dovecot for our mail needs at the office. We recently had an address book fail in MS Outlook, and lost them. Is there a way to integrate the contacts into the server, perhaps with the ...
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Clean up dovecot mailbox casing

I have an IMAP server with dovecot and it's configured for the directory layout mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir I never noticed any problems and nobody complained, but when I now ...
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Setup Postfix/dovecot/maysql - receiving mail in Maildir but not in client inbox

I'm not an expert in mail server configuration I successfully setup the server to send mail but i cant find the solution for receiving my emails in the client inbox but i can in my Maildir. response ...
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Ubuntu 14 with postfix dovecot and sasl config files needed

I've set-up an Ubuntu 14.04 server and want to configure postfix+dovecot+sasl to serve three users. I don't particularly care about TLS, although its a nice to have. I've found 6-7 tutorials, and have ...
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Fatal: Invalid user settings. Refer to server log for more information

Which server log should I refer to? Just trying to send local mail: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ tail /var/log/mail.err Feb 18 00:15:02 mordor dovecot: lda(root): Error: chdir(/root/) failed: ...
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Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/<user>: Permission denied

Why can't I read mail with the mail command? (There's almost certainly a problem with the mail-stack-delivery configuration, either postfix or dovecot, or both, but I should still be able to at ...
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do-release-upgrade mostly worked but with problems

The person who used to do most of the tech support/sysadmin has retired due to illness so I'm kinda picking this stuff up on the fly. We shared things kinda 20/80 with me doing about 20% of the admin ...
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how to send e-mail across a LAN

Using dovecot and swaks, I'm able to send mails from the "dove" user to "thufir", albeit on the same machine. sending: dove@tleilax:~$ dove@tleilax:~$ swaks --to thufir@tleilax.bounceme.net === ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS server / dovecot / postfix / size attachment

I installed/configured at my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server the mailserver with Postfix and Dovecot. I tried via Roundcube-webmail to send an email with an attachment (size 12mb). But when I click at the ...
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How to setup an Email alias in postfix

How would i go about seting up analias that relays emails to one or more adressesaddresses?I am using dovecot+postfix. For example I'd like prayer@rotaguild.org to forward to one or possibly 3 email ...
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Postfix, Dovecot, and Squirrelmail

I am attempting to make my own eMail server with Amazon Web Services, I've installed all of the necessary packages for the server. When I run squirrelmail/src/configtest.php , I receive ERROR: ...
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Postfix / Dovecot configure email for non-existing user

My postfix / dovecot installation is already configured to accept mail for me@A.com. However, since my Apache is running multiple virtual domains with domain name mapping. I would like to create a ...
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Dovecot doesn't listen on 993(imaps)

I opend only port 993(imaps) for imap server but dovecot opens port 143. my setting for dovecost in dovecot -n is following sudo dovecot -n # 2.2.18: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # Pigeonhole version 0....
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No mail file for users in /var/mail

Using ubuntu server 14.03. When I open mutt it complains that /var/mail/michael (the user created during the install) does not exists. I then decided to create another user using webmin and again mutt ...
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Mail Server Spam Gmail

I configured my own mail server in Ubuntu 12.04 and the DNS records with spf and DKIM, gmail marks the mails as SPAM and hotmail returns the mail to the bounce address. Need an urgent solution for ...
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Dovecot won't stop running

I installed dovecot and postfix on my laptop a while back for hands-on experience. I decided though, that one of my backup PCs would be a better testing grounds. I removed postfix, but am unable to ...
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How do I configure the actual passwords for Dovecot SASL with postfix?

This article does a wonderful job of explaining how to set up a postfix server with SASL Auth, but it makes no effort to explain how to get authentication working on the Dovecot side. In particular, ...
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Can't connect to postfix

I am trying to install a mail server on my VPS, which runs on Ubuntu 14.04. I followed step by step this tutorial : http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/setup-mail-server-ubuntu-14-04/ Everything is working ...
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Adminstrating Email Stack

I'm looking for a simple tool (web or desktop based) to adminster Postfix/Dovecot/Spamassassin etc. Only one I know of is iRedMail, but it's pretty simple for the free version and doesn't support 14....
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Spam and Virus filtering not working with amavis, Spamassasin and ClamAV using Postfix on Ubuntu

I have setup mailserver using Postfix and Dovecot. Sending is receiving mail is working perfectly. This is email server is running from last couple of years without any issue. Recently we started ...
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mail server setup on Ubnutu using postfix, dovecot and mysql

me and my friend have setup mail server on our ubuntu server using postfix,dovecot and mysql we did all things as the tutorial said but we are still getting and error when I open rouncude and try to ...
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Error connecting to IMAP server: mail.mydomain.com. 111 : Connection refused

I get Error connecting to IMAP server: mail.mydomain.com. 111 : Connection refused when logging to my mail server through Squirrelmail I made mail server setup using this tutorial https://www....
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dovecot with antispam plugin

I am trying to enable antispam plugin for dovecot, but then dovecot stops working: Jun 4 19:31:25 newmail dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<tomasz_grobelny>, method=PLAIN, rip=127.0.0.1, lip=...
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IMAP Server does not show received mail

I have recently set up a brand new mail server using Dovecot and Postfix, which is correctly sending and receiving mail, with the /var/mail/ directory mailbox. Here's the problem: mail cannot be seen ...
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Dovecot IMAP (port 143) not working with SASL while Postfix (port 25) is

I've got SASLAuthd working (via LDAP), and am also successfully able to telnet via port 25 with my LDAP credentials. Postfix is configured with Dovecot. All 3 services are running fine (Postfix, ...
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Postfix, Dovecot mail server can send mails but not recive

I'm new to linux servers and just got myself a VPS from Ovh. Also got a domain though ovh. I have tried to use this Tutorial to set it up. And I guess that somewhere I must have messed up. Have ...
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Trying to setup a mail server on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to set up a mail server but get the following errors whilst trying to connect with thunderbird: Jan 7 03:11:59 Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal postfix/smtpd[6752]: lost connection after ...
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Mail Server Can't Receive Email But Can Send Email - Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL

I have server where I want to set up a mail server to let me receive and send email from my domain. I'm currently having a problem where while I am authorized to send email from the server, but ...
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Spam-Mail always in inbox and not in “.Spam”-directory (Postfix+Dovecot+SpamAssasian+ClamAV) [closed]

As the title already says I receive Spam mails always in my mail inbox and not redirected to the Postfix Spam directory ".Spam" for each mail user. Any ideas why? (Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Postfix+Dovecot+...
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How to easily remember TLS options with postfix and dovecot?

Specifically I am studying for the LFCE exam and am having trouble remembering all the TLS options I need to add to the postfix/main.cf file which are: smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/pki/tls/certs/server....
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Postfix + MySQL + dovecot + postfixadmin - mail arrive to local users

I'm trying to set up a mail server with virtual users. I can: login in roundcube, send mail to gmail but when I send messages to my own domain, the mails arrive to local users. Mail was in /...
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Cannot send email on Ubuntu 14.10, Postfix and Dovecot

I am having trouble setting up my Ubuntu server installation to send/receive emails. I am fairly new to all of this so I apologise if I have not provided enough/correct information. Please do let me ...
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Why can't I get a telnet localhost 25, ehlo localhost output of 250-AUTH?

How do I get a telnet localhost 25 output of 250-AUTH LOGIN? Similar to the questions asked here and here, I set up a Postfix-Dovecot mail server using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and can not get it to ...
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Dovecot doesn't start

I've installed Postfix and it works correctly. I've installed Dovecot and set its configurations too. But when I try service dovecot start it terminates on startup. In syslog I have: Nov 19 10:54:02 ...
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Dovecot delivery issue

I'm using fictional email address username@domainname.com for this case. testuser is a local account on my ubuntu Server 14.04. I have a fully functional email server set up using postfix and dovecot ...
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Postfix 2.11.0, Error Code: Relay access denied 554.5.7.1, Rejects all external in-bound emails

Some TLC needed here. I am building this postfix/dovecot/clamav mail server following the tutorial here: https://www.exratione.com/2014/05/a-mailserver-on-ubuntu-1404-postfix-dovecot-mysql/ The issue ...
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Why is ubuntu server dovecot 2 coming up with Unknown setting: driver

So like I said in the quest dovecot 2 keeps coming up with "Unknown setting: driver". I've been following a guide and setup my auth-sql.conf.ext file however when I try and start up dovecot 2 I get ...
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Dovecot error accessing /tmp/ on 14.04 server

I've run into a problem, which I don't entirely understand. Occasionally I get this line in /var/mail.err, although all messages seem to be saved normally (at least I think so): dovecot: lda(<...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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Postfix suggests a bunch of other packages on install.What are they and should I install them?

Postfix suggests these packages on install: procmail postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap postfix-pcre sasl2-bin dovecot-common postfix-cdb postfix-doc I know what procmail and dovecot are. It'...
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Dovecot not respecting conf.d settings

I am trying to setup Dovecot according to a guide. I am trying to disable POP3 and change the certificate locations, however changing 01-mail-stack-delivery.conf does not seem to make a difference. ...