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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Installing Libremail - I Keep Failing

I am trying to install Libremail, and I keep failing in an epic way. It seems the directions is missing something, or maybe the translator is not working well. The install directions are here: ...
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How to change the format of the default subject of forwarded messages?

I am using Evolution for my emails at work. When forwarding a message, the default subject is [Fwd: Original Subject] How can I configure it such that it does not add the square brackets by ...
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I can't send libre office document as attachments

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, with thunderbird 38.5.1, a revision of LibreOffice 4.2, LO 4.4.7.2 and LO 5.04.2 fail to attach documents from the File|Send|Email ... options. Thunderbird's ...
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Postfix odd configuration

The Ubuntu 14.04's postfix (installed from mail-stack-delivery meta package) configuration file, main.cf, comes with an odd configuration directive: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = ...
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.pdf email attachment sent from Thunderbird is not showing in Outlook

With Ubuntu 12.4 when I am sending a pdf attachment with Thunderbird to a client who is using MS Outlook, client is complaining that he is not getting any attachment, but in my sent items attachment ...
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How can I immediately disable all emails using postfix?

Is there a quick setting to disable all outgoing emails using postfix on my Ubuntu server? I've seen this answer which suggests setting default_transport = error: This server sends mail only ...
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Can not send email to user's mail box in Ubuntu 14.4

I have an issue.I have one app where one can send email to a particular user using PHP and Angular.js.I am using Ubuntu server.Here after sending mail the success message is coming but the sent mail ...
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Permission denied while using PHP Mail using Postfix

I already asked this question in Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35159754/permission-denied-while-using-php-mail-using-postfix) but since I am not sure whether it is a Ubuntu ...
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Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray

Is there any way to have Thunderbird notification on KDE system tray. by Running it in Ubuntu, it doesn't bring any icon in KDE system tray. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE
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Can queued messages be moved between Postfix servers?

My scenario is that I have an air gapped machine for keysigning. I was given some code that generates emails for individuals to receive their signed keys but I would like to keep this machine off any ...
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Is it possible to close Evolution but still get notifications for new mail in GNOME 3 notification area?

I use Evolution for mailing, and I like how new mail notifications appear in GNOME 3 notification area at the top of the screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Evolution must be running for this ...
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How can I open a Microsoft Word document securely?

I got an email in my spamfilter with an attached Microsoft Word document. How can I view that file securely on Ubuntu. The 'from' email header shows that it is from a copy machine, but it could very ...
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Postfix, Dovecot, and Squirrelmail

I am attempting to make my own eMail server with Amazon Web Services, I've installed all of the necessary packages for the server. When I run squirrelmail/src/configtest.php , I receive ERROR: ...
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Clearing out Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I installed thunderbird on Ubuntu and started downloading emails via POP just to have a backup on my local machine. I downloaded about half of all the emails and then it said no more new emails and ...
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Error in postfix

I am attempting to run sudo apt-get install -f however it seems that the postfix package is broken: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for learner: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Email on failed login attempt?

I was wondering if it is possible to set it up in such a way that on a failed login Ubuntu will send me an email? And of course if the computer is not connected to the internet when the attempt ...