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help with email commands [duplicate]

enter image description hereI want to send emails from my Ubuntu pc to other pcs on internet. I also have an account on yahoo.gr ,there are some commands like ssmtp or mail or mutt but they don't work ...
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Thunderbird Cannot Create Profile error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64bit and I try to run Mozilla Thunderbird in order to manage my email accounts ! Whenever I open it and try to create a profile I get the following error : Profile couldn't ...
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Set .desktop shortcut as default email application

How to set chromes gmail shortcut, or any other app.desktop, as default email client? It does not show up in the settings section for default applications. All i see there are geary and gnome-gmail.
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How do I setup a command line mail program to send text emails to comcast SMTP server?

I have tried postfix, sendmail, mailutils. They all assume alot of user knowledge of MTA's and all that subject matter. I just want to be able to send an email from a bash script to my Comcast account ...
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Event notification: Open app or service to post events to Facebook, update web site and email non-Facebook users?

I'd like to notify people in my community about upcoming events (in this case, dances I help organize). Some are on Facebook, and Facebook events are an effective way to get participants to help ...
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How to avoid getting your server IP blacklisted by spamhouses?

I am running Virtualmin on a dedicated server. I set a maximum hourly limit of sending emails and many other things. But how can I effectively avoid getting blacklisted? Is there any way to ...
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How to configure postfix to not relay to local virtual domain?

I have set up a SMTP server with iRedMail on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and everything is working smoothly. I can create new users and send e-mails. My situation however is a bit more complicated: I need this ...
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configure postfix so emails will send

I am trying to use postfix simply to allow my blog to send emails, I don't need anything fancy like webmail. All I want it to do is send me messages to my gmail or google apps accounts. I've tried ...
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Trying to move to Ubuntu at work

I am trying to go Ubuntu all the way, including at work. I think everything is covered in terms of applications, as on a daily basis I use Skype, Word, Adobe Reader, and print via my WiFi network. ...
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“Mail Authentication Request” prompt [closed]

My brother uses Thunderbird 31.6.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and when he forwards me a message (I am on Lubuntu 14.04.1), it prompts me with a "Mail Authentication Request" for my email provider's ...
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Postfix Restrictions for local domain users

I want to restrict access to Postfix server for local domain users. Only listed names of users can have access to Postfix. So I placed in main.cf file line: smtpd_sender_restrictions = ...
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Platforms to Email connection

I have a domain name with GoDaddy and self-managed VPS (Ubuntu 14.10) with different company. I'm still new when it comes to using anything but cPanel. If only I knew about the pure awesomeness of ...
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Specific user account allow send email to internet email

We are using local email Ubuntu 14.4 server now we required specific user send email local to internet external email account and other user email send local only.all user receive email internally and ...
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Turning on auto-expunge emails in Dekko?

When I delete an email, it is apparently marked as deleted but not fully removed (expunged/or moved to trash). It stays crossed over in the INBOX folder. I read around ...
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How to fix msmtp error when setting up postfix

I followed these instructions for setting up postfix on 14.04 to send email through a Gmail account. All the steps ran without error, but when I go to send a test email to myself, I get the error: ...
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Issue in Viewing Emails (SendMail)

I was able to create a new user to associate with a new email account. Created a new user via adduser Updated the virtusertable Complied new setting (make all) Restarted sendmail The new ...
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How to store last email in a file?

I wanto to set my bash detecting incoming e-mails and maybe execute commands in the emails, detecting programmed regular expresions, what commands does let me to do this? I'd like to have a solution ...
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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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Unable to receive mail through squirrelmail on ubuntu LTS 12.04 server

I've been setting up an ubuntu 12.04 LTS web server using the howtoforge guide here. So far everything is working correctly except for receiving emails through Squirrelmail and Dovecot. None of my ...
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How to tell thunderbird to display HTML messages?

I am running a completely updated and upgraded Lubuntu 14.04. Since some days, Thunderbird stopped displaying certain HTML messages, for example a message that begins with this: ...
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CMSs not sending emails (but php mail works)

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with a few sites. If I run php -r "mail('mytest@emailaddress.org, 'test', 'test');" this goes delivered, but I have a couple of CMSs (Drupal and dokuwiki) that don't send ...
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ubuntu 14.04 postfix dovecot - noqueue: reject: rcpt from relay access denied

I have used a online guide (cant remember url) for ubuntu 14.04, postfix and dovecot. Im using vimbadmin to manage the database etc. My problem is that I have two domains on the server but only one of ...
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Forced line-break when composing text mail in Evolution

This is Evolution 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04.2, all updates installed. When composing text emails, each line is terminated really early with a forced linebreak. I counted only 72 characters after which a ...
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Spam entries in mail log, but doesn't appear to be from a PHP script?

I'm new to linux, and it appears that my server was blacklisted in the CBL. It looks like one of my Wordpress installations was compromised, and some Malware was installed. I ran ClamAV, and it ...
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Mail - I/O operation timed out

this is a quite long history but I try to keep it as short as possible. All started with that one (not so) fine day when I opened Evolution 3.2.3 (PC, Ubuntu 12.04) the message “database disk image ...
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Thunderbird password error when connecting to Linux Ubuntu Server with MySQL, Postfix, Dovecot

I'm trying to build a server that can host email and allow me to connect into the email server from thunderbird. I've followed these instructions ...
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How do I get postfix and dovecot to connect to outside domains?

I have been trying, for the last few hours now, to get dovecot and postfix to send emails to services like GMail and a web hosting email. I know (and hope) that they are not blocking my server. Its a ...
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Email client problems - Thunderbird and Evolution

What is it about email clients that causes coders so much grief? I've used Thunderbird happily for a few years until last year, when it occasionally starting locking up with message "Copying mail to ...
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Postfix smtpd_recipient_restrictions

I have been trying to set this correct for a while now but it will either come up and reject every host I try to send to or the SMTP server will not come up. Is there anyway I can permit all ...
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Send mail using SMTP from multiple computers using just an ubuntu server?

I have multiple computers in my LAN and I have one dedicated server online. I would like each of these computers to connect via SMTP to the dedicated server and be able to send an email out to me. ...
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Protecting your computer from trackers via email and websites

I have noticed that Kijiji.com block or deletes accounts from people who advertise outside the area you live in. When Kijiji Canada was born there was only Calagary for our area, then enough people ...
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Is there any way to recover email that PHP tried to send when sendmail wasn't installed?

We recently shifted a web app to a new server and didn't realise for a few days that sendmail wasn't installed. Is there any way to recover the email, or some of the header details, of emails that ...
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SMTP mail settings

I use Ubuntu 14.04. I was sending a document in pdf format through LibreOffice email for the first time. I get prompts asking me for server configurations. I did not know the format for yahoo SMTP ...
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GnuPG key management - Revoke, delete or expire? [closed]

What's the best practice for eliminating keys you don't want? So I figured out that I have an extra set of keys. What I want to know is if I should expire the ones I don't want or revoke them or ...
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Incoming settings fail for Outlook / Thunderbird

When i am trying to configure my e-mail in outlook 2010 / Thunderbird , the incoming Serveur dont respond (IMAP/POP3) , but for the outgoing , it works perfectly . Webmail is full functional . i have ...
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Setup email for Ubuntu Server

I know this is a question that has been asked, but I don't know what answer I'm looking for or how to ask the question. So I will go with an example! I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server that is running ...
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Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox

I have a user running Evolution on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with only one account (Exchange MAPI). The problem is that, apparently, Evolution is deleting emails from the inbox. The user also has a mobile ...
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How to add “Reply-To” header to forwarded e-mails with Postfix

I use a virtual alias to create a simple distribution list to make communication easier within our group. I'd like to add a "Reply-To" header to e-mails being forwarded through the virtual alias, ...
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after config change, ssmtp keeps sending ails to mx.google.com

We have used GMail as a relay for mails from our scripts to the operators. It has worked OK however quite often it just stops and we have to login to the webmail and do the CAPTCHA-dance. We got ...
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Can i use the mail() function on localhost [duplicate]

I got my testsite test.php on my localhost I want to send an email using this code: I tried to send it to my own address and havent received anything What did i do wrong??
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Thunderbird enverlope notification only turn blue with one account

I've got two configured accounts in Thunderbird with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr): one with Hotmail and another with GMail. The point is that the envelope of notification only get blue when a new ...
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How to debug problems the PHP mail function?

I'm writing my post in continue to this post on stackoverflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28781376/why-wp-mail-function-returns-false I am working on a website with a contact form that has to ...
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Unable to connect to Verizon POP Email under DSL

Problem Description Prior to this problem, using Verizon for my standard Telephone connection. Updated my Telephone line to use DSL last Month DSL part working perfect Past two weeks ...
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Getting spam emails from my server

I installed vesta panel on my ubuntu server a few months ago and then removed it for some reasons, today only I was setting up fail2ban and also setup sendmail on the server and now my Yahoo mail is ...
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Postfix/dovecot mail server can send/receive local, but can't send on remote

I'm having an issue which I noticed much too late.. Apparently when I'm in my mailbox local, thus on the VPS machine itself, I can receive and send mail. However, when I open my mailbox in any mail ...
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Cannot use Thunderbird properly with proxy setting

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After setting the proxy in the system level, the softeware center and chrome browser can work well. But Thunderbird cannot. No matter what is the proxy setting ...
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Akonadi: How to deactivate push-IMAP (IMAP IDLE connections)

I have an IMAP email account (the provider doesn't offer POP3 anymore). In Kmail, new mails now appear instantly. But I prefer to retrieve mails from the provider in manual mail checks only. This way, ...
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My Ubuntu mail server rejects incoming mails

i had installed my ubuntu server, postfix and rest using the link https://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-14.10-with-apache-php-myqsl-pureftpd-bind-postfix-doveot-and-ispconfig But incoming ...
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DOVECOT: Access denied

I am trying to set up a mail server following this tutorial: http://www.starbridge.org/spip/spip.php?article12#dovecot-sasl-lda-imap-et-sieve I cannot receive emails on my email client (thunderbird). ...
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How to setup sendmail to send email through smtp.live.com from a hotmail address?

I want Anope to be able to send email from my hotmail.com email through smtp.live.com the hotmail smtp server but i dont know how to configure sendmail to send from my email therugh a smtp server. I ...