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Setting up postfix

I am trying to setup mail server on my Amazon EC2 following this guide. But when I came by step 12, I ran into a problem, that it does not seems to have 250-mail.domain.com in the ehlo-result? Which ...
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Postfix SASL Authentification not applied

I've a problem: I set up a Postfix and want to apply SASL user auth over cyprus. But the Problem is that Postfix won't accept the SASL auth or even the TLS encryption which i configured. In the ...
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How to run a complex command by xfce mail-watcher

I just installed the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin I would like to use the option "Run on click" to either switch to Thunderbird, or to open it if it is not currently running. The command I use for this is ...
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Help configuring postfix locally

It's my first time configuring a mail server so I'm having some problems. The situation is this: I have 2 virtual machines (V1 and V2), both connected on the same network. The idea is that V1 send ...
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forward an exact copy of all mail to second arcive mail server [migrated]

I am setting up an mail server with postfix at the moment, and I am almost done with it. But i need to archive all incoming mails. My first setup was to set the sender_bcc_maps parameter and the ...
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munin send mail about permission denied to munin-update.log

I have install munin, but CRON send me mail about an error: Can't open /var/log/munin/munin-update.log (Permission denied) at /usr/share/perl5/Log/Log4perl/Appender/File.pm line 103. but the ...
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Multiple messages to recipient_bcc_maps and sender_bcc_maps with Postfix while using amavis

I have a problem to configure my postfix. My aim is to have a mail-server which filters spam and virus mails by using Spamassasin and ClamAV via amavis. Furthermore i want to archive a copy of each ...
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Thunderbird Mails (not enough disk space)

I am using thunderbird mail and the partition in which mails are stored is of 470gb from which only 64gb is used. Now the problem is whenever i start thunderbird it generate a error message which ...
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“Synchronisation and Storage” option unavailable for GMail account?

I have two accounts on my TBird. The custom email account I have allows for sync and storage, where I only "download the most recent 30 days" of messages. However, the GMail account is where I ...
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monitor outgoing email

I have a VPS and recently I found some unusual activity looking at the /var/log/mail.log and so I installed pflogsumm to send a daily report and got this: Per-Day Traffic Summary date ...
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how can I redirect all mails of my smtp server on only one adress mail (using roundcube)?

I have install postfix/courrier to send and recieve mails. I use roundcube like webmail to watch it. I have configure postfix with mysql DB, and create "contact@mydomain.com" adress. There is ...
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dkim and SPF ok, but domainkeys=neutral (no sig);

I just want to know how can I pass state "neutral" to "pass" for domainkeys=neutral (no sig); (And please don't answer: "dkim is used not domain keys")
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Evolution on Trusty new mail composition, insert items greyed

when composing a new email, image, link, rule and tab are greyed out, while the message body has focus, dragging and dropping or copying and pasting a *.jpg results in an attachment rather than a ...
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Email App On Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.There are a app named "thunder bird" for email. I don't want use this email app. Is there any other alternative?
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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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Crawls-Mail fails to enter e-mail address when associated nickname is typed in address field

2014-11-29 I installed Crawls-Mail recently and subsequently created an address book complete with addresses and nicknames. But Crawls-Mail does not show any e-mail address when I type a nickname in ...
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Configure unattended upgrades notification e-mail

I've recently built a server using 14.04.1 LTS, I wanted a very quick and simple way for it to let me know if, for example, it needed a system restart after installing upgrades. I decided e-mail was ...
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configure thunderbird to read local spool mail [migrated]

I was trying to add a comment to Local mail in Thunderbird in /var/mail/username but I need 50 reputation to do so, hence a new question: I have a similar problem as in the linked question: I get ...
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Import hours as a template in Evolution

In my new job I set up a weekly schedule for me and my collegues as a base to make changes from. I'm syncing and sharing this calendar through google, but I'm using evolution because it is easier to ...
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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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Thunderbird resets profile after second start up

The issue is as follows: After cleanly reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I set up my thunderbird profile (using the profile manager), which I store on a separate ext4 partition (I am owner of this ...
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How to terminate server process?

I just created automation sending an email using a shell script, but it always running and send me an email every sec to my email. I'm using PID and that process name to terminate it, I'm writing ...
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How can I transfer Thunderbird profile from Windows XP? [duplicate]

I've saved the profile on a flash drive by using the Import/Export feature of the Windows Thunderbird. However, the Thunderbird in Ubuntu seems to be a reduced version of the Windows one. In the ...
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Moving old laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 14.04

Want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on my mom's Celeron laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. Now, do i just install the Lubuntu desktop package to 'overlay' on Ubuntu (does that result in only Lubuntu on her ...
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Dovecot doesn't start

I've installed Postfix and it works correctly. I've installed Dovecot and set it's configurations too. But when I try service dovecot start it terminates on startup. Here is the end of syslog: Nov 19 ...
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i cannot read emails on thunderbird i am using ubuntu 12.04 server postfix dovecot

i cannot read emails on thunderbird i am using ubuntu 12.04 server postfix dovecot i am using pop3 port 110 and smtp port 587 i can send emails to external emails i can receive emails on the server ...
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Thunderbird/E-Mail icon not showing on Systems-Tray

I just set up Thunderbird on my 14.04 system and I remember seeing an E-Mail icon in the Systems-Tray around a year ago. As I didn't need it, I somehow made it go away. How do I get an E-Mail ...
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import thunderbird account from file

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm going to rephrase this entry to highlight the solution in case anyone else searches and ends up here. I had to re-install all my data from a saved backup. I use ...
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How can change my Ubuntu One profile and Ubuntu developer profile email address?

How can change my Ubuntu profile and Ubuntu developer profile email address? I have a Profile email that soon cease to exist and want replace it. I created an Ubuntu Phone developer account but auto ...
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How can I do a backup of my Thunderbird inbox

Ubuntu 14.04 is seriously misbehaving, and I only have access to the terminal. I propose to do a full reinstall, but want to backup the Thunderbird inbox for reinserting if it is otherwise lost in the ...
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Cron process sends email, where are these sent emails?

Ubuntu 14.04 I have an email process that sends an email via cron, using sendemail (which I believe is a Perl program that doesn't need an MTA). Where are these sent-emails stored? If they are stored ...
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Test Mail Server Tool

I've finally moved to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows. I had xampp installed for web development. For testing of sending/receiving emails I used this tool ...
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Dovecot stuck in stop/waiting

im trying to build a mail server (postfix + dovecot). after the installation, tried to check if dovecot is working by : service dovecot status: start/prestart statement. the only thing i did was ...
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Can't send email to my own domain

I've set up sendmail on my ubuntu server and I have the following PHP code set up to email my own domain contact@example.com: $subject = "Hello!"; $message = "This is a test."; $header = "From: " . ...
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Cron emails no longer going to local 'chuck' account

Ubuntu 14.04 installed as a VM on a machine that sends emails, with attachments, via Perl 5.18.2. That part works because Perl talks directly to the SMTP server. Let's call the machine name ...
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email - Postfix name issue with using $header “name <email>”

I've set up Postfix on my Ubuntu+Nginx machine to send mail and I'm running in to one issue. The issue is that the from name is www-data with the email ...
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How to access mail in an organized manner

I just finished setting up postfix on my ubuntu 14.04 server, however, to access my mail I have to use command line. How can I make it so that I can access the mail in an organized manner, like ...
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How to view mail through a client?

I just finished installing the postfix mail server and I was wondering how I can view my mail through a client rather than through command line? What clients exist for this and which are considered ...
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How to send email with sendemail without MTA?

Perl 5.18.2 Ubuntu 14.04 We use a commercial SMTP service. Need to send email from command line via cron. So no user intervention is important. No DNS going, no incoming connections or mail, this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: How to send email without registering a domain or having an MX or A record?

Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine that is not my PC. I use my PC (Windows 7 and Putty 0.63) to shell into it. Uname=Linux ubuntucomp 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 ...
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Can postfix receive emails on it's own?

I am configuring a Postfix server right now and want to clear up some things I am not quite sure about. For what I know Postfix is a MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) that can send and receive emails. That ...
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Dovecot mail delivery location issue

I just setup a mail server on my digitalocean.com droplet. It is using postfix, dovecot & mbox. I have it configured in gmail and it is sending and receiving. The problem though, is that when a ...
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Failure during ssl handshake while sending mail using openssl

I am trying to send mail from terminal using openssl by connecting to gmail's server using ssl on the port 465. Things are fine until i enter from address and authenticate. But when i enter RCPT TO, i ...
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How can I record all URL and IP outgoing traffic on my computer so I can see what people are up too

I'm trying to get a list of all outgoing URL traffic that my computer makes. This way I can know what my computer is making a request for. Like for email or web browsing or the unity searching the ...
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Postfix can send but not receive mail

I just finished following this tutorial to set up a postfix mail server on ubuntu 14.04: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-setup-postfix-on-ubuntu-14-04 When I ...
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How to make crontab email me with output?

How can I make crontab email me with the output of its jobs? I have MAILTO=redacted@yahoo.com.au above the jobs, but it doesn't work. I know I need to use something like Postfix or Sendmail but for ...
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Postfix has stopped logging

After hearing about the BASH bug a week ago I decided to update my whole server using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Today I have noticed that postfix has stopped logging my mail ...
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Does someone have access to my server's postfix?

How can Google recieve emais originating from my servers IP address, unless an attacker has access? So how do I prevent an attacker from getting access? I'm very lost... short log from ...
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Use Citadel to run FTP and Email Server?

So recently I came across Ubuntu and learned that I can run my own FTP and email server with Citadel. I am brand new to Linux and Ubuntu so I have no idea what I'm doing. I checked online forums but ...
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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 ...