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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 ...
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No new mail notification for main icon of Thunderbird in unity-panel [duplicate]

Thunderbird is open but the main icon in unity-panel doesn't show that I received an email. I would like that icon change when I receive an email. Take a look at screenshot. When I receive an ...
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How to see if email daemon is running on another server?

I have a server with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I am sending email from Ubuntu to email.test.com and then to my Windows PC account with Outlook, but I changed the domain for this post to test.com. The email ...
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How do I find out if my server is a spambot?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have an email server and web site hosted. Lately i have been getting tens of thousands of "return to sender and "delayed" email error messages for Viagra spam and such ...
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Whats the best solution for mail, contact, calendar and task syncing? [on hold]

Im hoping someone can help. Im looking for a complete solution that would allow me to sync Outlook's Calendar, Contacts and Task manager with Ubuntu. Im running Ubuntu 14.04lts with Sendmail and ...
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Mail relay for external domain to external domain

I have an email account on a certain mail server, and a gmail account. Gmail is my main account and I direct all other email accounts to it. While the server I'm dealing with doesn't provide ...
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Mail and dhcp server in a closed network

Here is my needs; I need a mailserver (with one account) that can receive mails from several other systems on a closed network (no internet access after installation) and two network interfaces. ...
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SMTP Server that accepts unauthenticated mails from local networks

I will need to set up a SMTP server that accepts unauthenticated mails from the local network (or even just specific hosts). The server then should send them using a generic mail address of seconds ...
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Emails to root go to root@localhost and BCC my aliased address

I've configured postfix to send through my gmail account. My /etc/aliases looks like this: postmaster: root root: my-email-address@gmail.com When I test this using the following: echo test | ...
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Postfix rejecting incoming mails

I'm struggling with the following problem: my postfix keeps rejecting all incoming mails with the error message: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from mail-lb0-f169.google.com[209.85.217.169]: 554 5.7.1 ...
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How can I migrate Mbox emails to new version of Evolution?

How can I convert my old Mbox emails so that I can read them in the new version of Evolution? I am using Evolution 3.10.4 under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I cannot read my previous Evolution emails, ...
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Configuring hostname and FQDN with multiple virtual websites

I am currently setting up an Ubuntu server to host some simple Wordpress sites. During the initial install I choose a LAMP configuration. So far I have a number of virtual Wordpress sites setup and ...
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Postfix and SquirrelMail permissions

I have setup Postfix and tested that it works, and SquirrelMail works as well, but under strange terms. SquirrelMail will only work if I set the user and group owners of the mail dir to virtual, but ...
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Email Notification for Ubuntu Auto-mount USB Drives

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server with attached 1TB USB Hard Drive and I am looking for that a script or a tool for Ubuntu Server to check the USB drive's status and automatically send a status to ...
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not sending the email from PHP XAMP server

I am able to send email from terminal/command line, but from php LAMP server, it is not sending email using this command: this command work from terminal/command line and i am recieving email echo ...
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cron.hourly sendmail errors even though my scripts do not involve sending mail [duplicate]

I have only one very simple shell script in /etc/hourly.cron. It just controls a Twitter bot- it runs a short python script that posts to Twitter using tweepy. It does not involve email or any ...
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Datafiles in Thunderbird Mail for backup/export [duplicate]

I am a novice user of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit) using kernel 3.19.0.42-generic. I have had multiple problems with older kernels - probably of my own making! I was unable to login with these older ...
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Bulk email sending issue with Ubuntu 14.04 (Linode VPS)

I have an email server on Linode.com with the following specs: Ubuntu 14.04 Apache & MySQL Postfix, Dovecot, Spamassassin, Postgrey, RoundCube, sievemail components. Problem: Everything works ...
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How to get email for unauthorized sudo attempts?

As per this question, unauthorized attempts to sudo are saved in /var/log/auth.log and by default, a mail is sent to /dev/null. Is there any way to prevent that from happening and send the mail to an ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 server - Do I need an email client on my server for it to get, read and parse emails?

I want to write some scripting for my server to read and parse emails in myemailaccount@walnutel.net to, for example, adjust the iptables firewall whitelist or blacklist. As I expand home automation, ...
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How to completely remove evolution including configuration?

I want to remove all of evolution since it's missed up (takes an eternity to load mails, probably need to clean up my gigant gmailbox). So, I've done sudo apt-get purge evolution , removed my google ...
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run a command, send output to mail with stderror colored

I have a script that writes to the STDOUT and STDERR. I can pipe the script to mail so it sends me an email of the output. What I want to do now is have the STDERR of the output colored such that the ...
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mysql cron job - Email only when restarted

I've got the following cron job and it runs every 5 minutes (it actually works) #!/bin/bash PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin if [[ "$(/usr/sbin/service mysql status)" != *start/running* ]] then ...
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Configuring icloud account on postfix

Recently I've configured gmail account on my postfix service. It wasn't really hard, there are plenty tutorials online. However when it comes to icloud I haven't found single one. I assume that I'd ...