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Forward root mail to external email address

I have a headless Ubuntu 14.04 machine which I'd like to configure to forward root mails to an external email address (gmail in this instance, not sure if that makes a difference). This is so that if ...
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Why can't I send emails from the command line to my gmail account

I'm using the command: echo "Test if email can be sent from server" | mail -s "Test" myaccount@gmail.com This is on an Ubuntu Server 12.04 completely up to date. To catch you up on my ...
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Configuring sendmail for several domain names

So here's the problem: I have a webserver that's currently serving quite a number of different domain names as virtual hosts for apache. Lets say the default domain is defaultdomain.com When I use ...
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Sending Email With PHP (SMTP) By Apache's User

I could send e-mail with php in ubuntu 12.04. The apache user (in ubuntu 12.04) didn' t make problem. But I can't send e-mail when I pass the ubuntu 14.04. The apache user(ın ubuntu 14.04) make ...
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Evolution Mail Accounts not Listed in Client

I've found many instances of this problem but have not found any resolution. I did my diligence, I think, on install of 14.04, by closely following the tutorial on things to do when upgrading; for ...
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Strip off attachments from emails in Thunderbird

Some newsletters consistently send headers, banners, etc. with their newsletter emails. After a while, the total size of this data becomes quite relevant to a small mailbox. We're looking for a ...
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Self-signed server certificate for Postfix TLS

I'm trying to create the self-signed server certificate for the Postfix user: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo ./tls.script Error opening Private Key 3073578684:error:02001002:system ...
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Using Port 587 for Secure Submission

Testing from swaks, mail is delayed indefinitely. I believe that the local mail server is configured correctly, as per the ehlo responses: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying ...
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I am unable to generate a gpg key through the keyring program

Whenever I try to generate a gpg key through the system's GPG program, it asks for my name, email, and password then everything except for the GPG program's main window disappears. Upon using gpg ...
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Ubuntu Touch Trojita

Trojita client develop is working on 14.04 desktop. My Touch device is 14.10 r80. How do I install a click package on my Touch device.
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postfix Self-signed server certificate syntax ( versus snakeoil)

The Postfix quick start guide on TLS gives: Self-signed server certificate The following commands (credits: Viktor Dukhovni) generate and install a private key and 10-year self-signed certificate ...
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postfix smtpd.key creation

The ubuntu documentation on postfix gives: Generate certificates to be used for TLS encryption and/or certificate Authentication: touch smtpd.key chmod 600 smtpd.key openssl genrsa 1024 > ...
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cron to email when a psql stops recording data

I have a PSQL setup and records data every 10 minute or less. The connection sometimes dies and it results is logging failure and I have no idea when that happens. I want to create a cron job to email ...
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how to receive e-mail on a vanity host (FQDN)

This e-mail shows in my sent messages, but never arrives locally: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mail -f /home/thufir/Maildir/ /home/thufir/Maildir/: 0 messages thufir@dur:~$ ...
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How to get Mutt to fetch only latest email?

I have configured mutt according to the very helpful documentation at http://www.bartbania.com/index.php/consolify-your-gmail-with-mutt/ . However, I have ran into some trouble because of my mail box ...
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Ubuntu Thunderbird doesn't send anymore all of a sudden (T-Online, SMTP-Error), wrong DNS-Records?

so, here's the thing: an ubuntu-machine (all of a sudden) cannot send emails anymore (using Thunderbird), receiving emails still works. Details: Because the pc has a really weak VGA, I couldn't ...
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How can I use SSMTP to send through Gmail and accept relay requests from another machine?

I'm running sSMTP on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 and it's sending emails perfectly through Gmail. However, I'm also running an OmniOS operating system (a spinoff of Solaris) and it doesn't handle TLS ...
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Sending Emails from existing SMTP host from Ubuntu Server

I feel like my problem is very simple, but I've been trying for quite some time and haven't cracked it. You experienced server guys will probably laugh at this, but I'm finally at the point I need ...
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drag and drop does not work in yahoo webmail mail

I'm trying to attach files to a yahoo email (web mail) by dragging and dropping on Ubuntu 14.04 with Firefox. When I drag the file over the email it highlights (turns green) and displays a message to ...
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Can exim be configured to send all emails externally?

How do I configure exim4 to route all emails via a third-party SMTP server when the sender's domain, recipient's domain, and server hostname all match? I followed this great answer and have exim4 ...
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Postfix / Dovecot / MySQL- doesn't work!

I have just installed a Mail- Server on Postfix and Dovecot using MySQL to authenticate the user. But if I try to conntect to the Server via Outlook or Thunderbird, the following Error appears in the ...
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Why do I not have the $MAIL environment variable?

I read that the $MAIL shell environment variable is one of the most common ones, and stores the location of my mailbox file, where my emails are stored. I looked into the /var/spool/mail and ...
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Unable to connect to mail server via IMAP and roundcube

I am having trouble getting the final parts of my mail server up and working. I followed this tutorial to get everything set up on the mail server side. I have installed roundcube for webmail and ...
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Email client that saves attachments with message

Does any know of an email client that saves attachments with messages, like outlook does? I am currently using Thunderbird and it saves as eml file without the attachment included, the attachment ...
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claws-mail forgot about read/unread anwered/unanswered marks after update

I've updated my system to 14.04, thereby manually copying my home folder (including all hidden files and folders) with cp -a to the new system. In claws-mail, all my mails and settings are present as ...
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email body empty when I use “echo” in mutt commandline mode with root account

I have use mutt to send mails. It works fine when I use my own user account: e.g. echo "foo bar" | mutt mymail@mymail.com However, when I put the above command in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (I want ...
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Spamassassin plugin not working in evolution

I have followed various advice regarding the installation of the spamassassin plugin for evolution. It still won't appear under the list of plugins in evolution. I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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postfix goes crazy. Deletes and terminates itself

Iam just trying to get a NPL TS3 License. Installed and configured Postfix in its simplest way to receive only a few emails. But after some minutes, sometimes seconds postfix process is no longer ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Sylpheed email retrieves old deleted mail

Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Dimension 4700. On Sylpheed email when I retrieve mail It retrieves old deleted email from more than two (2) years ago. Is there a particular way to set it to ...
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Can I send email on the Internet using postfix on a localhost without real hostname?

I have installed postfix on my local machine that has ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I try to send email on the internet, all mails remain in queue and are reporting "Connection timed out" or "host ...
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SPAMASSASSIN : How to enable spamassassin for my email?

By following this link, I have installed 'spamassassin' in my ubuntu 14.04, but I have no idea how to enable it for my email id, when I run the following comment, nano /etc/default/spamassassin I ...
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Postfix header_checks for redirect not working

I am trying to use Postfix header_checks to [redirect/prepend/reject/anything] incoming email with a spamassassin score of >= 5. I can run postmap -q - regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks on email ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - postfix - postmap missing

I'm trying to change the default sender address on Postfix using the method described in how to change default email address for postfix? At some point we are required to run postmap, but the command ...
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Evolution appears unable to store mail account details

I am trying to set up Evolution with Exchange so I can bypass Windows for a bunch of office stuff. The problem I have is that when I set up my account, Evolution just doesn't seem to be able to store ...
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Postfix relay access denied, NOQUEUE: reject

In trying to set up Postfix to use dovecot for SASL (using mysql for virtual_*) I am unable to send email, either through telnet or Outlook, to a domain other than the one that is on the server. I am ...
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Thunderbird stuck at “Checking password…”

I hope it's not improper to post a question about Thunderbird on here, but I didn't find their site too helpful. The other day my Thunderbird stopped syncing with my email. I've tried everything I ...
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Can I upgrade Mailman to the latest release via apt-get?

I'm running Mailman 2.1.16rc2 on Ubuntu 12.04. That's the most recent version available via apt-get install. Mailman recently released version 2.1.18 with some new features to deal with fallout from ...
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Simplest MTA mail setup for a desktop to receive (ana)cron emails

Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) doesn't seem to install any sort of mailer by default. Everybody seems to recommend installing Postfix. I am familiar with Postfix, which I use on several "real" servers. But it ...
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Postfix not sending mail, returning “Network is Unreachable”

I have just configured Postfix, and now I cannot send e-mail from PHP's mail() function. Apr 23 01:06:13 roshu-H55M-UD2H postfix/qmgr[1535]: 6D5562F82842: from=, size=397, nrcpt=1 (queue active) ...
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Postfix forwarding email through relay

I have a Drupal web server set up on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. I'm using Postfix and Dovecoat sasl as my MTA. I am also using Hostgator as my mail relay. There is no problem sending mail to external ...
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Thunderbird does not delete mails on the server

I have Thunderbird version 24.4.0 and Ubuntu 14.04 - all fresh installed. when mails are downloaded, they remain on the server. I found no settings in the Thunderbird where to tell him to delete the ...
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Postfix/SSL/Dovecote - can't send email

I know this looks similar to other questions on this forum, but they don't seem to be the same core problem as the one I'm experiencing. I'm running Ubunto 14.04 LTS, and I have postfix, dovecote ...
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Which Gmail notification app will work with 14.04?

I tried using the Gmail webapp and unity mail, but neither of them light up the notification indicator (the envelope does not turn blue). Unity mail doesn't even show up in the messaging menu. What ...
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Balsa: fail to sync inbox

Balsa Mail client 2.4.10 Ubuntu 11.10 After downloading 6000 messages (around 2 gb) from gmail, now it gives me error: Error appending message '27' from pop.googlemail.com to inbox: Data copy error ...
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Configure Microsoft Exchange email on Ubuntu

I want to configure Microsoft Exchange emails on Ubuntu the way I use it in Outlook on Windows XP. Please help me to find a good step by step article.
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Postfix - “skipped, still being delivered” (+Permission denied)

I have an issue that's driving me crazy. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean, I followed this tutorial to set up Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin and RoundCube: ...
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Postfix as relay server. Forward email from one domain to another

I need to relay/forward/whatever all mail from: address3@domain0.com to address3@domain1.com I'm going to set up the MX record for domain0.com to point to postfix. domain1.com is a Google apps ...
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Trouble with mx record and mailbox

I have a machine running on Internet with valid IP address 216.x.x.x. I have installed postfix on it. I have also purchased a domain, let's say example.com for it from godaddy. I have a problem in ...
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How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
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Unable to Delete Email Messages in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird 24.0.0 I am unable to delete emails using any of the following methods: Delete key Right click, Delete Message Right click, Move To -> Trash Manually dragging a message to the trash ...