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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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Signature on evolution

I am using evolution 3.10.4 on ubuntu 14.04 (x86_64). (1) How can I suppress the line -- which is automatically inserted at the first line of the signature? Of course the original signature does not ...
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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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Changes in local storage not reflecting in the Thunderbird mail client

I am trying to make changes to INBOX file in the local machine in the profile folder and trying to see if the changes are seen when the thunderbird mail client is open. But I am not seeing any ...
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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 ...
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How to add a sender header to emails sent by postfix 2.11

I'm not getting a reply after sending a mail to autoanswer@vger.kernel.org which I need to verify that my domain richtercloud.de served by a postfix 2.11 server on Ubuntu 14.04 can be used for ...
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Configure cron to include FQDN in email

We have machines named like so: serverA.subdomainA.TLD.co serverA.subdomainB.TLD.co Works fine for us, except when I get an email from cron, the messages looks like: From: root@tld.com ...
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ssmtp Cannot open mail.server.com:25

I am trying to configure ssmtp on our Ubuntu 12.04 server. However I had no luck so far. My ssmtp.conf looks like this: root=me@server.com mailhub=mail.server.com:25 rewriteDomain= ...
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Need help to choose mail sserver package which provides web based GUI?

Few things to just give you an background. I want to configure it on a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Also have webmin installed. All the packages must be freeware or open source ...
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Postfix Joomla Mail Configuration

Hello I am trying to setup mail configuration for Joomla. My server has postfix/dovecot installed and working. (I can receive and send mails globally). I can send an e-mail successfully (I received ...
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Remove messaging icon from indicator plugin xfce panel Xubuntu 14.04

Some people don't like an email indicator on the systray (like me) and some applications don't give you this option.
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Can I use my AU flair for emails? [migrated]

I am trying to attach the code given for my AskUbuntu flair or the other one, the combined Stack Exchange flair, at the end of my emails just for show-off but it doesn't work. My recipients get the ...
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lxc container sysstat emails fail to create /va/log/sysstat/sa##

lxc container sysstat emails every night fail to create /va/log/sysstat/sa## Host system is running 14.04. LXC container is running 12.04 This appears only on lxc containers and sysstat is ...
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Office365 mail doesn't open in linux browser

Hi I am having issues with office 365 mail on Ubuntu. I cannot open the page https://outlook.office365.com/ on Linux. I understand office 365 mail may not work with thunderbird or evolution, but I ...
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Problems with MAILTO setting: server doesn't sent cron's e-mail

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Postfix mail server. Php/apache can send e-mails. But i don't resive any messadge from cron. Here my setup: MAILTO=crantisz@gmail.com */2 * * * * wget -o /home/user/out.html ...
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How to send an email attachment from terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I think the mutt command is not available with this version of Ubuntu. Then how can I mail an attachment using terminal commands?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Evolution mail missing

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. and my Evolution mail program worked fine until a recent update, which caused my mail folders and mail to disappear. How can I fix this?
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Why doesn't POP3 work when IMAP works in Thunderbird?

I'm trying to setup my hotmail account on Thunderbird but it just won't work... I've tried with IMAP and that works fine. But I want to use POP3. To be sure that my information is correct, i have ...
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Send file as attachment not contents of file

I'm trying to send a csv file as an attachment through the command line in Ubuntu. Currently, when running what seems to be the right command an e-mail is sent however, the contents of the CSV file ...
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Am I protected over the internet with ubuntu, do I need an antivirus?

I know that Ubuntu is secure, but I'm worried about my passwords when I login to my yahoo email, or my facebook. Do I need an antivirus on Ubuntu to be password protected when navigating over the ...
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How to send an email using command line?

Here's what I have: cat UserReport.txt | mail -s "TestSubject" "nospam@gmail.com" It's a small file, much smaller than a picture so it should send almost instantly. Though I receive nothing. I ...
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How to configure Postfix, stunnel for AWS SES?

I have been trying to set up SES on our EC2 running ubuntu. I have followed the instructions on their docs page but not able to figure out what's wrong. I'm a newbie that's why i'm looking for a ...
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Understand Mozilla Thunderbird folders in Ubuntu

I want to delete all files which are in the "outgoing" and "drafts" folder of a certain email (IMAP) account in my Thunderbird. Obviously it will by located in the /home/username/.thunderbird folder. ...
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How to import messages from certain date into Thunderbird

I have a e-mail archive in mbox format and need to import messages newer than the certain date to the Thunderbird. As I don't see any such option in Thunderbird itself and the only add-in I've found ...
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Live USB with OpenVPN

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 live USB to access a remote system. When plugged in a computer, it should constantly monitor if an internet connection is available. If it is, it should send me ...
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POSTFIX+OPENDKIM : How to reject untrusted domains without keeping mails in queue?

We needed to create a smtp server for our webapps. This server turns Under Ubuntu with Postfix and Opendkim. We have 40 domains with 40 DKIM keys. My config is the same as described here : ...
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Opera 12 Lags on Gmail

I've searched for too long and couldn't find anything useful. Most of the issues I found are for older versions and are about IPv6, which I don't think is the problem here. The problem on arises on ...
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Number of new messages disappears at launcher icon when parameter 'mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder' is set to new value

As soon as I change the default value for mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder to the Inbox, the small box with the number of new messages on launcher icon disappears and is never shown again. ...
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Find an e-mail in the system and remove, that appears in logs

I have a problem on my ubuntu server. Some guy has added his e-mail somewhere and my server tries to send him e-mails. I have searched using grep: /var/log # grep -n "guys_name@gmail.com" * And ...
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Exchange online account: Failed to find ASUrl and OABUrl in autodiscover response

I have configured an Exchange online account that was working flawlessly for the last months. It is a company account for Office 365 and I'm using https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx as ...
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Need help with Postfix canonical mapping

I’m having difficulty getting the canonical_maps function to work as needed to repair some incorrect addresses from a legacy client. Here’s the situation and what I’ve tried so far: Legacy client ...
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Help by installing mail server with virtual host

04 and I find a lot of articles about installing mail server on Ubuntu but it is not working. Can you help me with some tutorial? I want to install and configure my own mail server with virtual users. ...
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reject mail with attachment and show a message instead

I'm new in term of linux environment and I really want to know if my problem have a solution or not. So, I have the horde groupware installed, and the users could send email normally, but I want to ...
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How to send personalized eMails to members of a contact-list in Thunderbird

I'd like to send a personalized eMail to all members of a given contact-list in Thunderbird. For example I'd like to write Dear [[[Title]]] [[[LastName]]], Which is then (depneding on the current ...
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How to activate script on laptop from smartphone?

I want to run a linux script on my laptop remotely from my smartphone (iPhone, namely). For simplicity let's say the script is called myscript.sh and it is located in /root/Desktop. I am running as ...
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How to set company gmail account on Empathy

Hi, We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in our company. I am given Google email for business with email id like sunny@mycompany.com. All of our staff is using empathy for internal communication as well as ...
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Is there an email package that has a easy to use GUI?

I finally got Postfix installed and running, but adding / removing users etc isnt as easy as a web based tool. Is there any software packages I could install that would make managing email easier for ...
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SpamAssissin not showing up in evolution plugins

I upgraded to the new Evolution mail for my work & have installed SpamAssasin. However, the plugin is not showing up in the list. How do I make Evolution recognize the app?
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msmtp - errors sending bash but not command line

This is in reference to a post on another forum but didn't get a single response so hoping that others here might know Here. I am trying to send a message with attachment using bash and msmtp. When ...
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mail delivery errors - ssmtp, mailutils, postfix

Afternoon everyone, I do not run a mail server. I am only trying to send an email with an attachment via a bash script. I have been working for the past couple of days to get this up and running. ...