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Updates and E-mail not working

My updates and e-mail started not working in Ubuntu and Linux mint, and just now after updating, the same thing is happening on my roommates Ubuntu computer. I did a clean install of Ubuntu and Mint ...
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Postfix glitches in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I followed these instructions to install Postfix on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. Now every time I login I can see a message called "You have new mail" and I can see the messages too when I type in ...
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postfix wont receive emails from external network [closed]

I have postfix running on one of my Debian servers. I can send and receive emails anywhere from within my network and I can send emails out to an external network, but I can not receive any from my ...
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Create a shell script to logon to a server and email disk usage

I would like to create a shell script that it will login to a server, get the disk usage from the server, email to me, and then exit from server. Also, if possible to do it daily. This is what I have: ...
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Migration To Ubuntu At Work

I'm on my work machine, which is running Windows. I'm pretty sure I can convince the boss to allow me to format and install Ubuntu so long as all the applications I need will work. The only one I ...
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postfix random lookup errors in virtual_alias_maps

Some email isn't accepted by postfix, while others are accepted. In the logfile mail.log I find rows like: Nov 10 11:40:18 smtp postfix/cleanup[11641]: warning: ...
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Postfix doesn't verify senders hostname

Today I discovered a problem with my mailserver. I tried to send a mail from my local machine via telnet using this commands: 220 example.com ESMTP Postfix EHLO example.com [...] MAIL ...
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Can I get munpack to not put Xs in file names?

When I am using the command line and need to extract an attachment from an email I use the munpack command. I use it to read a single email from stdin and extract the files to the current directory. ...
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Dovecot won't stop running

I installed dovecot and postfix on my laptop a while back for hands-on experience. I decided though, that one of my backup PCs would be a better testing grounds. I removed postfix, but am unable to ...
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How to Back Up Account in Thunderbird

I have a Thunderbird account installed on windows pc, I am planning to use my new computer with Ubuntu. The problem is that I don't know how to back up my Thunderbird account, I might lost all the ...
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How to check if someone has access to my laptop remotely (ubuntu 15.10)?

Ok, so I've been using Windows since XP but I started using ubuntu since October 19 and something weird happened today to my email account. I live in Venezuela and someone had access to my Mail ...
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Turn off email capabilities on server

I have a web server running Ubuntu and I know that I have Postfix installed and configured on it, but I want to uninstall it and I also want to make sure sendmail is not going to be installed by ...
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Enigmail doesn't work with 15.10

I just updated to 15.10 and enigmail doesn't work anymore. Before, when sending an email, it asked me for the passphrase, and everything was fine. Now, it just says "Error - wrong passphrase" and ...
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Tripwire test email results in “issue a STARTTLS cmd first” type error

I use Tripwire (v.2.4.2.2) and Postfix (v.2.11), both installed from Ubuntu Software Center. I mention postfix in the context of tripwire because I assume that tripwire uses postfix to send its ...
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Setting up Postfix and Dovecot with mysql

I followed a guide on Linode for setting up Postfix and Dovecot with mysql on Ubuntu 14.04. After it's all said and done I can't log in under a local client and I get some startup errors that I'm not ...
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Any Linux app for recuperating data from Android devices (discarded email from Gmail draft)?

One reason why I appreciate Linux is that it has the amazing ability to give solutions for any kind of IT-related problem. I have an Samsung phone running Android GingerBread. I've spend my entire ...
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Train rspamd filter

I have rspamd installed and configured as my spam filter of choice, along with dovecot and postfix. It's working well, but it occasionally misses the odd spam message here and there. How can I train ...
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Ubuntu & Postfix Incoming mail ip restriction for one domain in a multi-domain setup

I'm running the Postfix/MySQL according to ISPConfig3 setup with multiple virtual domains. I'm now using an email filtering appliance to filter email before delivery to the mailserver for some ...
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Suspicious activity through postfix/smtpd in mail.info - maybe virus or hacking attempt?

I found the following entries in mail.info but nobody is logged in. Clamscan find nothing. How can i find what this is and how can i stop this? Oct 26 11:30:03 smtp postfix/smtpd[21749]: connect ...
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unable to send mail with Sendmail

I am having problems with Sendmail where it will not allow me to send test mail. Below is the error log for sendmail Attached is the paste of my mail.err Oct 19 20:34:21 ns519707 ...
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How to prevent mail sent from Mutt from winding up in junk folders?

I have mutt configured to send/receive mail on behalf of an email address on a domain that I own (i.e., not a gmail, yahoo or other major domain). I'm attempting to set up a notification system to ...
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When a mailto link is clicked I want to go do straight to the new mail message

If a mail to link is clicked I want to go do straight to the new mail message. This is what should be expected so this is what should happen. Same question was also asked at How can I make ...
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Can not send an email to thunderbird on a local server using PHP and postfix

This is my code for sending an email from my website that is run on a local server ( I have postfix on my computer): <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <form action="email.php" method="post"> ...
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Thunderbird calendar does not get synced with meeting invites

I have recently migrated from mac to ubuntu. I am trying to set up Microsoft exchange email client on ubuntu. All the things are working just fine except calendar on thunderbird. I don't see meeting ...
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How do I configure the actual passwords for Dovecot SASL with postfix?

This article does a wonderful job of explaining how to set up a postfix server with SASL Auth, but it makes no effort to explain how to get authentication working on the Dovecot side. In particular, ...
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Postfix doesnt know own hostname

in my postfix logs I often see that postfix failed to send an email to root@levinus [my hostname] because theres no DNS record for levinus. But in my /etc/hosts is an entry for levinus (--> 127.0.0.1 ...
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Configure Postfix to use port 201

I am not a guru of linux and advanced configuration and this might be a silly question but how am I going to configure postfix (smtp) to use port 201 in same time with 25, on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. ...
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Evolution is deleting emails from my inbox

Every now and then Evolution deletes emails from my inbox. Once it occurred when I emptied the trash, but other times it simply removes incoming email after was viewing incoming email. Unlike the ...
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How to remove package (sendmail) for which I aborted the installation?

I thought I wanted to install sendmail, so I did sudo apt-get install sendmail but during the (very long (5min+) and slow) installation process, I discovered I did not need this package after all. ...
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Downloading email messages as text files (multiple accounts) from command line

I would like to use some tool from command line, to check and download mail, from different providers (gmail, hotmail, yahoo...) periodically and automatically, and save them as text files, preferably ...
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Evolution 3.10.4 password nuisance

I have been using `evolution' since 2007. This summer evolution has started, for no apparent reason, to ask for mail account passwords and key-ring passwords at 5 minute intervals. Can Anyone tell me ...
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How do I identify which log is incorrectly rotated?

I'm receiving email prompts from two Ubuntu 14.04 servers around unusual logrotate behaviour. I don't have any packages installed which are not installed on other servers which don't exhibit this ...
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exim4 all relevant MX records point to non-existent hosts or (invalidly) to IP addresses

I have installed exim4 on my ubuntu 14 machine. I have setup follwing MX Records for my domain. mail A 136.243.94.201 3600 MX mail.backoven.org 0 3600 When i run following command mail is ...
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How to log all smtp conversations for postfix?

I use tail -fn200 /var/log/maillog to view the logs of postfix. But I cannot see all smtp conversations here. How can I see all smtp conversations?
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Postfix/rancid - relay all local mail to Exchange

I want to relay all local mail to my corporate Exchange address: me@company.com. Ubuntu 12.04, not joined to the domain (Hostname: IS-D-069.local). This host does not accept email. I can resolve ...
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how to send content using postfix?

I need to be able to send the content of two files via email at the same time. I can now send it as two separate emails. I was able to send the content of one file via one mail message like this: ...
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Is TOR breaking TLS for e-mail transport encryption to collect user credentials (security hole)?

EHLO response from mail server for starting encrypted TLS protocol when connecting to SMTP to send mail appears modified from STARTTLS to AUTH PLAIN when sent through tor instead of plain TCP. In ...
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Mail not being recieved when sent from Ubuntu 14.04 server with postfix on ServerMania

I am using postfix to redirect mail to my Gmail. On my local Ubuntu 14.04 VM instance it works great. When I try to do it on my Ubuntu 14.04 server on ServerMania with postfix, I see what appears to ...
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Cannot retrieve Outlook.com mail on Client app. ( No matter which) on 14.04

I'm experiencing a really strange behaviour of my 14.04 trusty tahr. I have several email accounts ( personal, work, university etc) and so i prefer to manage them all together with a desktop app. I ...
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Adminstrating Email Stack

I'm looking for a simple tool (web or desktop based) to adminster Postfix/Dovecot/Spamassassin etc. Only one I know of is iRedMail, but it's pretty simple for the free version and doesn't support ...
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Sending SMS Text Messages to Another Person's Android Cellphone From My Laptop

Here's the Problem: My grandson has a Android cellphone that can do SMS. He wants me to contact him from my laptop with text messages. He can email me from his cellphone, so why can't I email him? ...
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Mailing Server - what you recommend ? (will send 200,000 per month) [closed]

i need your recommendation for mailing server that will be send 200,000 emails per mount (don't worry this are customers that want to receive those emails) i searching for mail server that can provide ...
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SSMTP with gmail “cannot open 587:587” [closed]

I'm trying to configure my HTPC to send me an email once in a while, particularly after certain cron jobs but I can't get it to work. I've also got a server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS where I eventually ...
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How change From field in Postfix

I have own server and installed Postfix. When I send message in "From" field I have next: email1@example.com (Username) When other server receive this message it this that email1@example.com and ...
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Postfix Email Rejected

Postfix rejects all incoming emails. I have Virtualmin as installed as a frontend for managing and I'm hosting multiple domains on that machine - emails for all domains are rejected. I'm running ...
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Send an email from the local server using PHP and Postfix [duplicate]

I have written a php code so that when a button is pressed the code sends out an email to the provided email address. I have followed the instructions that were mentioned in this link for the ...
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Login error with Roundcube/Dovecot/Postfix

I have been chasing this issue for hours. I am new to email, have read tons and tons and have done pretty well I think. But I have run into a problem... I have Dovecot and Postfix happy, but when I ...
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Postfix can send but not receive mails - Recipient address rejected

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with Postfix 2.11.0 and 2.2.9 Since the last weekend my mailserver can only send emails but not receive them. Any help is much appreciated! :-) The Error in mail.log ...
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Send an email with PHP using postfix from a local server to any email address

I have created a webpage on my localhost and there is a text box for the user to fill out with her/him email address and there is a Send Email button. When the button is pressed an email with a ...
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Send an email from the localserver using PHP

I am trying to send an email to my thunderbird or google acount using PHP from a local server in Ubuntu. I have used the mail() function in PHP. I have done some research and apparently you can not ...