Questions related to email setup and troubleshooting. Most questions can be tagged with your email client (such as "thunderbird" or "evolution")

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mail-in-a-box versus sendmail?

What are some of the considerations for selecting between Sendmail and Mail-in-a-Box? Mail-in-a-Box wins on the marketing: What is it? Mail-in-a-Box lets you become your own mail service ...
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PHP 5.6 sending errors through email regarding mysqli

After struggling to set up mysql and mysqli on my Ubuntu (16.04) server (PHP insisted on loading .dlls that did not exist and that were not requested in any of the configuration files), I finally got ...
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ssmtp: Cannot open smtp.gmail.com:587

I try to send a email using ssmtp but it not working My ssmtp config file root=test@gmail.com mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587 AuthUser=test@gmail.com AuthPass=***** UseTLS=YES UseSTARTCTLS=YES ...
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How to use mutt to send email with a non-gmail smtp server but leave a copy in gmail sent box

I am using mutt as my email client and managing multiple email address. But I know gmail has the function to allow users sending email as other senders (just by asking user to provide the login ...
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Citadel Mail Server Can't Receive Attachments [on hold]

I have set up a citadel mail server on a computer running Ubuntu 16.04. After configuring everything correctly I am able to send and receive mail anywhere in the world through my server. However, I am ...
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evolution not accepting my hotmail password

I have been struggling for a while with evolution not accepting my hotmail account password for receiving emails. The sending of email is not a problem. I also have a gmail account which works fine ...
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Postfix mail boundes due to dynamic IP

I am attempting to set up a send-only mail server on my ubuntu machine to send emails to one of my email accounts to notify me of jobs finishing. I followed this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/...
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Mail is not received

I have a configured a mail server in my system, After configuring I am facing a problem that I can send a mail but I can't view the mail sent from external or local. Test case : Sending mail to ...
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Can't send ongoing messages in any e-mail client on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm new in Ubuntu. Recently I've started to have the problem with sending messages from all my e-mail clients (Evolution, Thunderbird). I'm still able to receive them, but when trying to send any ...
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postfix problem with 'from' header

I finally managed to setup postfix as a relay to my gmail account. The problem is in FROM section of incoming mail on gmail web panel I have name of someones account and Which makes impossible to ...
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keep kmail folders on external hard drive

I have limited space on my local hard drive. With thunderbird I can easily keep all my mail on a folder on an external hard drive by moving the thunderbird profile folder to the external disk and ...
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Postfix smtp email limit exceed automatically

I have recently setup postfix to configure sendgrid on GCE server with Ubuntu. I have observed the my email limits are automatically decreasing I have maximum sent 5 to 6 mails and in 2 days got ...
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Evolution mail - backup readable and searchable

I'm using Evolution to link to my institute's Exchange Web Server (EWS), the problem is that the storage space of the latter is very limited. What I am looking for is the following: Previously, ...
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Configure Postfix to work with Gmail and custom domain email (relay)

I'd like to set up custom domain email like john@doe.com and be able to send and receive emails on this account using my Gmail account. In order to do so I've read I need to configure Postfix to ...
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Postfix would not auto-create the Maildir for incoming mails

I am trying to setup a mail server. I went over tons of tutorials on how to do this with Postfix + dovecot + MySQL, but none was error-proof and I always got stuck at some point with an error. So I ...
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How do i set up postfix

My computer is in a domain, and I would like to set up emails for $USER@myDomain but I get errors, in my mailbox stating the message is undeliverable. I can send mail out just fine, but I would like ...
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Client Hostname, not FQDN, not IP Address, in Thunderbird headers

When sending email from Thunderbird from behind NAT, the headers contain the local IP address of the client, not the hostname. This is (the result of) what Outlook Express would send: Received: from ...
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PostFix: enable mail account on Ubuntu 14.04

I got a mail@example.com address registered in many platforms and need to receive mail to this. I moved all my addresses in my PostFix server on Ubuntu 14.04 running at AWS instance and I can't use ...
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looking for an email application to manage multiple emails accounts

I am looking for an email application to access and use multiple email account at once. I know thunderbird can be used to access multiple email accounts but I am not sure if it selects the same ...
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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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System monitoring with email notifications

I currently have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS and I want to be able to receive email notifications with information about the resource usage on my server. CPU, memory, swap, you name it. I understand ...
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Enigmail issue with Ubuntu 16.04, Thunderbird 38.8.0

Enigmail! It's great for remaining secure. When it works, anyways. I seem to have a bit of an issue with Enigmail in which I can click on an encrypted email, but the email simply shows a blank page ...
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Postfix and relay with Gmail: i can't send emails

I'm trying to send emails from my machine using gmail as sender. I've followed this tutorial: https://easyengine.io/tutorials/linux/ubuntu-postfix-gmail-smtp/ and when I try to send an email from ...
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How to use vim or mutt as a back-end for Thunderbird?

When I send an email I usually use mutt because that lets me use vim. Sometimes, for longer mail, I open a file in /tmp named wxyz and run that through to correct spelling and capitalization, &c. ...
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SmokePing - Disable “Alert Cleared” emails

I'm using SmokePing with about four targets that each have two alerts. The alerts are raised at least twice daily (not for troubleshooting, but for monitoring). Is there any way to disable the "Alert ...
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Is there a way to pipe the mail output to a file?

Say for example that I used the command sendmail foo@bar.com < email.txt Is there any way to configure postfix to send the contents of email.txt to a file, instead of to foo@bar.com? The ...
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Is there any plugin/extension/add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird Notifications in GNOME

The question is pretty straightforward. The default notifications by Thunderbird don't really work in GNOME. I have had to install an extension (add-on) called 'Enhanced Desktop Notifications' which ...
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Send mail with php and postfix - can send mail with php -a from terminal but not from web page

I have designed a simple contact form that sends an email to a gmail account. Currently if I run from a terminal (non-root user): ...$ php -a php > "me@gmail.com","test postfix php","this is a ...
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Logcheck not sending email

I just installed logcheck, modified its config to my email address, but when i prompt a test run i dont get the email. If i redirect the output to STDOUT i get the correct infos. I read somewhere ...
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Kmail Default Send and Archive (gmail like hotkey)

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER = Send and Archive inside of the browser for GMAIL. How do I enable this to work inside of Kmail? I wish to send and archive all my emails when I launch em out my inbox.
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What happend to evolution-mapi in 16.04

I am new here and i come frome austria. My primary language is german so please excuse me for my bad english. The only questian i have is, what happend to the evolution-mapi in ubuntu 16.04. I've ...
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Dekko lost my email [closed]

I wrote an email today in Dekko and then pressed send. The train I was in went through an area where I lost Internet connection, whilst the email was sending. As a result the email didn't go and I got ...
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Mail -c option gives message “invalid option”

I'm trying to sent mail command-line using mail() with Ubuntu 14. No problem, but when using the -c option (according to http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/wily/man1/bsd-mailx.1.html) I get: mail: ...
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a package wants me to use a system mail name

the full question is: The 'mail name' is the domain name used to 'qualify' mail addresses without a domain name. This name will also be used by other programs. It should be the single, ...
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Port is blocked

I am working in Ubuntu 14.04 where I have WordPress site running and a Postfix service partly working as SMTP. I would like to enable my Wordpress site to register and send e-mails to users with "...
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Bidirectionally synchronize Thunderbird profiles (POP3 mail accounts) between two computers

I have two computers, each has Thunderbird installed. I once set up a Thunderbird profile on computer A and configured my email accounts there (all POP3, not IMAP). The message store type is "File ...
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Postfix irregularly sends out mail

I tried setting up a mail server on my VPS using the Postfix package and the following tutorial (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-setup-postfix-on-ubuntu-14-04). It ...
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exim4 problems sending mail from client

If I send mails through my Phone I receive always following error: 2016-05-13 20:29:46 H=ipxxxxxx.dynamic.kabel-deutschland.de ([192.168.0.144]) [95.90.xxx.xxx] F=<test@example.online> rejected ...
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Oauth 2 in kmail in ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to connect gmail using kmail from Ubuntu 16.04, but it is not connecting. After doing google search I came to know that, gmail using oauth 2 for authentication of desktop app. Is there a ...
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email can't send PTR record

Using Thunderbird POP3 SMTP Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. Can't send messages but can receive. Error message is "4.4.0 ... Relaying temporarily denied. Cannot resolve PTR record for 202.91.195.235." Am ...
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Unable to open maildir files other than text editor

I installed Thunderbird with maildir. Email files from the maildir structure open with the text editor (MINE format) but not with Thunderbird. How can I change that situation ? PS1: of course, same ...
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Enable ZFS ZED Email Notifications on 16.04

As ZFS is now officially supported in Ubuntu 16.04, I would like to enable email notifications for my ZFS pool. Below are the steps I have taken so far, however I am now currently stuck: Installed ...
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Evolution - Cannot see POP account

I am running the latest version of Xubuntu (16.04) and installed evolution 3.18.5.2 using the software app. I added two IMAP accounts without an issue. However I am having a problem with a POP3 ...
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Get email notification for using 'sudo' by a specific user

I have a server set-up and I let somebody that I trust with a little bit of sudo access have it. However, I also want an email anytime that they use sudo. I know that I can use Defaults ...
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cron email from address

a linux machine executes a cron job for a script every night that does a backup, this should then send an email to us with the basic results. However since moving to a spam filtering platform its ...
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Receiving Email Problem from outside in Elastix

I've already installed elastix 3 stable version (postfix, cyrus sasl2). I'm using as email server in my local network. here everything works as the bellow: Send Email from Local To Local = ...
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Setting up a mail server on Ubuntu that forwards and sends mail to Gmail

I am currently running a Ubuntu server on DigitalOcean. Currently, I have set up Postfix so all emails to my domain automatically gets forwarded to my Gmail account. I also want to send out emails ...
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postfix 2.11, cannot receive emails from specific domain

helo, I am over 3 days now working on a solution. Our server is getting emails normally from around the world, except from one domain(our ISP free emails server domain). It would not be a problem but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 auth_pam broken

I'm trying to set up a mail server on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 machine but I can't get it to work properly. I'm using a Postfix/Courier setup with MySQL for authentication. Receiving emails and reading ...