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Evolution ews connection to exchange suddenly stopped working (unauthorized)

I was using Evolution with the EWS (Exchange Webservices) Connector for quite a while and everything was working well. Then from one day to the next, without any configuration change I know of, I ...
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How to send email from script

I'm trying to write a script that will send an email with all the files from one folder attached, then move those files to another folder. I've done the latter bit with a bash script, but I've never ...
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how to setup send-only email server on ubuntu

I have a project coming soon and I need to send an email to around 300K people who might have the interest in the project. However I need to send them an email in the same day (the opening day) and as ...
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thunderbird mail ubuntu gmail syncing in background

i use Thunderbird mail v38.6.0 and it seems like Thunderbird did not synchronize mailbox if only it was open? any way to sync in background?
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Email Client which runs in background and notifies when email arrives

I am new in Ubuntu and currently running 16.04-beta2 release. I have configured Thunderbird Email client for everyday use and the only problem with Thunderbird is that it doesn't run in background and ...
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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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Postfix - add footer to email with altermime

my goal is to add footer (disclaimer) for every email which pass Postfix as SMTP server (running Zentyal 4.2 on Ubuntu as mail server). I was using this tutorial (and many more, but all the same in ...
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Sending an email with PHP

I'm having a lot of trouble setting up a mail service on Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried sendmail, but despite following literally 15 different guides on how to set it up, it doesn't work (from the command ...
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Exchange MAPI Authentication Loop

Ubuntu 15.10 Evolution 3.16.15 Trying to access my work's Exchange MOBI server (curse you, proprietary Activesync), but authentication just hangs and continually asks for my password. User and ...
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email client to control downloading

I am looking for an email client that I can: 1) control downloads of attachments 2) control how far the history goes back (for downloading inbox) 3) Optional (is considered secure by gmail) For ...
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How to correctly configure mail server on ubuntu [duplicate]

I created an Azure Linux VM with open Edx preinstalled. If I try to browse via my ip, it works fine http://23.102.154.255:18010 for the studio http://23.102.154.255 for the main page However, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 email notification does not work

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and have a Gmail account and I would like get notifications about incoming emails. I have installed Unity Mail. Unity Mail opens a Chrome tab when I click to its icon. -> that ...
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Postfix sends from localhost using mail but does not relay mails from local clients

For a couple of days I am trying to configure Postfix/Dovecot, I did my best to follow the guides, I can receive mail but cannot send mail from other mail clients than localhost. Here is a syslog ...
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Dovecot/Postfix, how to block anonymous login? (SMTP)

I'm using ispconfig, dovecot, postfix for my mailserver. Is there any way to block someone sending mails without any auth? This is how it looks when I SMTP from my client to my mailserver like this: ...
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Getting spam emails from myself (www-data & user)?

recently I've been getting spam mails from my own server from my MAINUSER and www-data. I replaced: my name = "MAINUSER" mail server = "MAILSERVERDOMAIN" The headers are: Return-Path: <MAINUSER@...
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What command can read email mailbox file and produce output to stdout?

Is there any CLI email client/program which can read email mailbox file (with single email message) and produce output to stdout main headers and text? $ mailcmd < email.file From: some@email.com ...
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Can't get Postfix to send emails

I am new to being a system administrator and this is my first VPS I am setting up. I'm not new, so I do manage to have everything except emails working. I have installed postfix and mail-utils and ...
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Postfix is sending emails signed and coded and everything is fine but not when the server sends using php mail function

First of all I must say I have searched a lot for the answer and I am stuck with this problem since 3 days. Postfix is sending emails signed and everything is fine but not when the server sends ...
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Thunderbird and a shared “home” partition

I have arch and ubuntu installed on the same laptop but different partitions. They share the same "home" on a separate partition but with the different user names: /home /ubunut_user /arch_user ...
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Thunderbird Composing: Copy+Paste Image between text lines

I want to write a mail with this layout: first line IMAGE second line I tried these things: In nautilus right-click on image, then "copy". Then "paste" in thunderbird: The path name ...
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Problem with Postfix on Ubuntu 14

I have set up a simple postfix on Ubuntu 14. It works fine when sending mail using mail from the command line. However when I send from python on the same server, I get: match_hostname: mail4....
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Microsoft Exchange mail on Ubuntu smartphone OS?

Can the mail app in the Ubuntu smartphone OS sync with Microsoft Exchange mail?
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Setup Postfix using an external SMTP Server

I am trying to set up postfix on Ubuntu 14.04 to use an external SMTP Server. I installed the libsasl2-modules to deal with authentication. I created my credentials file: sudo vim /etc/postfix/...
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Mozilla ThunderBird not Working with Microsoft Exchange

I just formatted my system completely and installed Ubuntu OS 14.04 on it. I have been using Ubuntu via VMWARE on my windows 8.1 but this is the first time am using it as a complete standalone OS. I ...
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Need to migrate Microsoft office outlook .pst file in to Ubuntu 14.04 ver.

i am migrating my system Microsoft in to Ubuntu 14.04 ver. so i have my existing .pst file how can i configure in Ubuntu ? i have configure in Evolution mail client which is successfully ...
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Postfix from=<> Have I been hacked by a spammer?

mailq is showing a bunch of connection timeouts in deferred queue to addresses that look weird. D1115234D9 3037 Thu Feb 25 11:01:38 MAILER-DAEMON (connect to mail.suchgt.top[63.143.32.55]...
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Postfix not rejecting mails without DKIM signature

I have configured DKIM using Postfix and OpenDKIM for my email domain. (I followed this tutorial.) Sending works I fine, but I noticed that Postfix is not rejecting incoming spam mails that use my ...
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250-STARTTLS missing from telnet test for SASL & Postfix

i was trying to set up a mailserver on my webserver. i followed this tutorial on help.ubuntu.com to accomplish this. But when it says to check via telnet localhost 25 and ehlo localhost, i dont get ...
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Can't access Outlook.com from Ubuntu

I did a clean install of of Ubuntu few weeks ago (was working on Windows10). I am facing this totally frustrating problem. I cannot access my hotmail/outlook account. I get to the site, i enter my ...
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Cannot Get Postfix to Start on Ubuntu Server

I've installed Postfix on Ubuntu 15.10, with the expectation of using it to send mail for websites hosted on the machine. However, it seems like the program isn't starting, and when i run command ...
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Setup Postfix/dovecot/maysql - receiving mail in Maildir but not in client inbox

I'm not an expert in mail server configuration I successfully setup the server to send mail but i cant find the solution for receiving my emails in the client inbox but i can in my Maildir. response ...
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Getting rid of phishing and spamming emails

I am using an ubuntu headless server for email and other things. One of my emails that I use on business cards is being targeted by spammers and "phishers". I am sick of filtering. Is there a way to ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure mail-stack-delivery does nothing

How do I run the config for the mail-stack-delivery package? thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ sudo apt-get purge mail-stack-delivery Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Configuring email for a development machine

Almost every article I have found on this subject, including those on 'ask ubunutu', go along the lines of "follow this (deadlink to an article) BUT modify this that and the other". Regardless to say, ...
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Fatal: Invalid user settings. Refer to server log for more information

Which server log should I refer to? Just trying to send local mail: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ tail /var/log/mail.err Feb 18 00:15:02 mordor dovecot: lda(root): Error: chdir(/root/) failed: ...
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Automate creation of content and sending mails from template and list of required variables

I have a list of so many users with their email ids Names Mohit Shrivastava Axyee Jackson ... Corresponding email ids mohitemail@domain.com axyee@domain.com ... I want to send all of them ...
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Is there any way to send mail from terminal to gmail or google apps mail with a zip file attachment?

I tried to send mails from terminal with a zip file attachment. The mails get rejected by the gmail or google apps mail. I get an error like: <user@mail.com>: host ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.com[74.125.23....
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Dekko Email Client - IMAP - How to set up outgoing (SMTP) mail settings

I have successfully configured an IMAP inbox account on Dekko on the Ubuntu Phone but can't find any button to allow me to configure the (outgoing) SMTP settings. I'd be really grateful if anyone can ...
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xdg-email can't find thunderbird

Clicking a mailto link in chromium-browser it executes xdg-email mailto:example@example.com (or maybe without "mailto:", which seems to be the same thing). In my case this opens kmail instead of ...
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Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/<user>: Permission denied

Why can't I read mail with the mail command? (There's almost certainly a problem with the mail-stack-delivery configuration, either postfix or dovecot, or both, but I should still be able to at ...
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dpkg: error processing package mail-stack-delivery

In installing this mail-stack-delivery I wanted to purge config files and start over, but seem to have mangled it: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up mail-...
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Postfix sending email and marked as spam

I am settings up a mail server I can send using webmin. when i send the email to my gmail I can get it but it lands in the spam folder. I tried this with multiple emails. I think this could be cause ...
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how to send e-mail across a LAN

Using dovecot and swaks, I'm able to send mails from the "dove" user to "thufir", albeit on the same machine. sending: dove@tleilax:~$ dove@tleilax:~$ swaks --to thufir@tleilax.bounceme.net === ...
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How to rewrite TO address in Postfix?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Postfix installed. I have setup to rewrite root's FROM address using /etc/postfix/sender_canonical. Also, I use /etc/aliases to send root's emails to "real" email address e....
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Bash - for loop help needed please

So I have the below script and it works as expected (it SSH's to 40 hosts, goes to a specific file looks for a specific word with a date of yesterday, puts a . at the end of the line and then mails me)...
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smtp authentication 14.04 postfix courier thunderbird using virtual mailboxes

Firstly let me just say this is a fresh install. I have ubuntu 14.04 with postfix, courier, imap, smtp. squirrelmail and mysql virtual mailboxes configured. From squirrelmail i can send and receive ...
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Postfix- sending mail from shell Error

I've configured postfix. Somehow I'm getting this warning while executing following command. echo "hi" | mail -s "test_sub" "receiver_email_ID" It prompts me these warnings: send-mail: warning: /...
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Unable to send a email through the command line on (Ubuntu Desktop)

I'm trying to send a email from my Ubuntu: mailx -s "This is all she wrote" < /dev/null something@fdsfds.com or mail -s "hfdsfds" something@fdsfds.com And nothing has happened at all. No ...
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How to change default FROM address for mail command using sSMTP?

I have installed: sudo apt-get install ssmtp sudo apt-get install mailutils When I use command: echo "something" | mail -s "testing email" email@example.com The generated email have From field ...
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Mail notification icon (envelope) change colour its own and most of the times it does not

Mail notification icon (envelope) change colour its own when it wants to. Sometime it turns blue or red but most of the times it doesn't give a hint that there's a new unread mail. I've read few old ...