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Help on mail server on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having problems on getting start a mail server on Ubuntu 12.04. I just try this tutorial for Debian Wheezy, but without sucess... I really need a mail server running with: Postfix, Dovecot, ...
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Perfect forward secrecy in Ubuntu 14.04 default installation

Does Ubuntu 14.04 support and enable perfect forward secrecy ciphers in the default TLS configuration of servers such as nginx, dovecot and postfix? Previous versions of Ubuntu such as 12.04 did not ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...
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Dovefix update issue [duplicate]

I am trying to create an email server. I am using an arstechnia guide (link), which has me using postfix and dovecot. My server of choice is an Amazon EC2 instance running ubuntu server 12.04. One of ...
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Ubuntu Email Server identifies as Junk!

I set the Email server with PostFIX and Dovecot. But when I send emails from my server to Gmail, Live and other major Email services they put the email in the Junk or SPAM folder. What is wrong? ...
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dovecot & mysql

I'm following this install/configuration to get support of virtual users with postfix/dovecot. I'm stuck at the required update of /etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-sql.conf.ext - which does not exist on my ...
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Postfix keeps rejecting emails

I have setup dovecot and postfix on my server. I am able to send emails though SMTP to my GMail account and authenticate Thunderbird to my server via IMAP. However, when I send an email from my GMail ...
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Postfix+Dovecot Unix user authentication

I want to set up a mailserver with postfix+dovecot+roundcubemail. And I don't want virtual users. Is it possible to use Unix users and somehow just include the /etc/passwd file for ...
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Unable to start dovecot

I am configuring my ubuntu server for mail use so I installed dovecot all required protocols but when I start dovecot I get the following error : doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file ...
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Public Folders in Dovecot on Ubutu 12.04 Server

Im trying to get a "public" mailbox to collect generic emails like sales@, info@ etc, ive followed the guide on the Dovecot page, making sure I was following the wiki for Dovecot2 but I cant for the ...
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Postfix Dovecot SASL Authentication not enabled/working ubuntu 12.04 server

I set-up Postfix running with Dovecot with SASL support with virtual mailboxes in a Postgresql Database and Amavis Clamav and Spamassassin all working together Working = I can send and receive email ...
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Cannot connect to pop3 or imap with Dovecot

Connections are refused on my server. Note: I am trying to connect from localhost here. Command I'm trying to use to test: user@hostname:~$ telnet localhost pop3 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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Mail server set up

I've followed all steps from this article http://notblog.org/install-mail-server/ , but I don't know what to do next. Was this article enough for mail server configuration ? How can I create an email ...
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/var/lib/mailman/cgi-bin bad group (has: root, expected list) (fixing)

I'm just trying to install mailman so that the permissions are correct, but no matter what I do mailman installs with the wrong permissions: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo apt-get install mailman ...
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Looking for a GUI for Postfix/Dovecot

Ok, to be clear, I am not interested in web based GUIs. What I'm making is something similar to the server administrator on Windows, which is just a sort of control panel with the ability to install ...
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My Postfix server became a spam server. How can I fix this?

I gotten a VPS recently and I wanted to host my own websites and with that, the ability to send and receive mail. I set up my mail server according to this guide: ...
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postfix-dovecot email sending works with squirrel mail but not with Thunderbird?

I have setup an intranet email system using postfix, dovecot and squirrel mail, Which is working fine, I can send and receive mail to all users on the system. I presume that the issue is in the ...
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port 25 smtp port connection refused

I just settup my postfix on my VPS with the help of this guide: https://www.exratione.com/2012/05/a-mailserver-on-ubuntu-1204-postfix-dovecot-mysql/ Everything works, can send mails, recive it, etc ...
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Installing and maintaining email server

Until now, I've been using managed shared hosting, but recently I've been seriously considering moving everything to a VPS, such as Linode. The one thing that has me really hesitating is that I must ...
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Backing up postfix + dovecot

I am renting a single server, on which I installed ubuntu 12.04, postfix and dovecot (and ISPConfig). I would like to backup the full postfix+dovecot configuration, in order to restore it in case of ...
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Command “mail” don't check good directory

I am currently using Postfix and Dovecot for my smtp server. I am able to send mail to an external adress but when I try the command "mail", I have an error : Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/contact : ...
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No luck with accessing mailboxes after creating in postfixadmin

After getting postfixadmin installed and creating domains/mailboxes through the web admin panel, how can I access those mailboxes in order to send/receive emails? I have tried different ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 postfix/dovecot server can send email but can't receive any

My home server is on comcast internet so I'm successfully using the comcast smarthost to relay my email out to the web. However, all the emails I send back to the box bounce back to me as shown below ...
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Post-login scripting for Dovecot not working [closed]

I have Dovecot 1.2.12 running on Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I'm trying to get a post-login script to log the date and time that the users access their IMAP mailbox. I've read the Dovecot wiki and added ...
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How to set up a mail server which I can then use with email clients?

I'm trying to set up a mail server on my Ubuntu 12.04 box from Linode. The box currently runs Apache, MySQL and PHP and runs a few of my websites, and I want to set up an email account like ...
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Courier IMAP postfix Question folders and namespace

So, I'm running a small email server. On this server, I have installed and run postfix with courier-imap. It works great, but I need to expand it's folder options for better record keeping. ...
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Samba CATIA filename mapping

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS as an ActiveDirectory connected mail server using dovecot and postfix. All works fine on this part. Now we want to export the mail storage for backup purposes. I ...
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Dovecot default config?

I have neglected to make a backup of the file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf Could somebody who has a fresh install or a working config file post it? I tweaked a setting and now i cannot figure ...
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Procmail with Postfix and virtual mailboxes

I have setup a working SMTP, IMAP and POP3 server using Postfix and Dovecot. I have setup virtual mailboxes using the format /home/vmail/%d/%u, where %d is the domain (e.g. camilstaps.nl) and %u is ...
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How to make simple system user authentication work with postfix/dovecot on 12.10?

I have been wrestling on this a LOT. I never properly understood but I presume that authentication by the system users is done with PAM and the default authentication method for both Dovecot and ...
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How to install newest dovecot stable when ubuntu repository is old?

This is a bit of a dumb question, but how do I install the newest stable of dovecot on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server? I'm still a bit new to ubuntu and linux in general. The newest stable is v2.2.1, but in ...
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How do I forward a email to gmail using virtual_mailbox_maps with postfix and dovecot?

I have a maio server set up with postfix a dovecot and I user virtual_mailbox_maps to handle multiple domain email addresses. I want to be able to forward some of these emails to a gmail account. My ...
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Removing the filesystem quota on a partition

I want to install Dovecot on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and it recommends that we place the control files into a partition which will not be limited by the filesystem quota. If I create an ext4 partition with ...
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How to disable Postfix logging?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and I am trying to disable logging for both Postfix and Dovecot. Does anyone know how to do this? I have found references stating that there is a setting in /etc/syslog.conf ...
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MailServer that doesn't store any data outside database?

Question: Is there any OpenSource (MIT/BSD/LGPL license) mail server that doesn't store any of its data (except database connection string/sql query scripts) outside a database ? I looked at ...
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Postfix + Dovecot - not receiving mail in vmail directory

i have been spending countless hours on this and now i figured id come to the 'internet' for help. I have installed a new install of postfix + dovecot + mysql. Right now, i am able to receive email ...
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push email / email server tutorial

Does anyone happen to know the current status of push email in the linux world? From my searching at the moment I have seen Z-push ...
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Is it safe to remove files in .Sent/cur directory of dovecot?

For unknown reasons the .Sent/cur folder of one of the users had grown up to 500 MB. Is it safe if I remove all the files of this directory? And why it had grown up so dramatically? Note, that this ...
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dovecot can't compact mail folder /var/mail/username

ubuntu 11.10 32bit. Setup a dovecot imap server. Using Thunderbird on a different ubuntu machine (64bit) to access imap server. Everything else is fine, except I can not compact the deleted email ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

I have mailserver configure using dovecot+postfix+mysql and it was runnig fine in the server(Ubuntu Server). But during last week it stopped working correctly. It doesn't send email. When I try to ...
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logwatch-7.4.0 reports pop3 and imap sessions as “unmatched”?

Since upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 (and therefore dovecot 1.x to 2.x) logwatch is reporting the end of every pop3 and imap session as "unmatched." I've been searching for a solution and found that ...
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Having a problem to send message to gmail from our mail server

We use Ubuntu Server and in a days I have installed and configured Postfix+Dovecot+MySQL as it is explained here. From that tutorial I escaped creating certificates and antispam application. Right now ...
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different mailbox formats for special dovecot/system users

On a server me and a friend set up we're currently using mbox mailbox format. (Think I should mention that my friend set up the mail part of the server and I yet don't know too much about mailserver ...
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Dovecot does not receive emails - Connection refused

I try install Mail server on Ubuntu, I've installed dovecot server. telnet localhost 110 - correct telnet mail.domain.cz 110 - correct When I send email: echo "Testicek" | mail -s "Dovecot test" ...
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Dovecot Install: “/usr/lib/dovecot/imap: No such file or directory”

I have set up postfix and am now attempting to set up dovecot. I did apt-get install dovecot-common I have changed dovcot.conf to include the following protocols = imap imaps And I now get this ...
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Adding a new drive for email server

I have installed email server with "dovecot, postfix, postfixadmin" etc. Now I mounted new driver. All my mails are in folder /home/vmail/ user is: vmail uid=5000 gid=500. I like to move those files ...
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Dovecot service stopped

I am running on Ubuntu 10.10. My Problem is; dovecot service automatically stops. How to get rid of this problem? Here is the line from the dovecot log. dovecot: dovecot: Fatal: Time just moved ...