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Was tls/ssl broken in the update I did on 2015 June 11?

After an update at 21:06 on 11 June my Alpine mail client can no longer send out email. I notice that one of the items updated was ssl. I've tried various workarounds, but none work. The config is ...
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Domain name is syntactically invalid

I trying to send e-mail via exim . when i try to send mail to mail.ru i got an error . What should i do? host domain on my machine? and why it is syntactically invalid. How should i reconfigure my ...
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How can I synchronize an Ubuntu Server with an email-account via SyncMl/ ActiveSync?

To clarify my question: I have an Ubuntu Server, and an email-account on (at/with?) a webmail provider using Horde as their system. So they offer synchronization via SyncMl and ActiveSync. Now I ...
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Can't send mail

I can't seem to figure out how to get my server to send out an email. I've installed postfix for a send-only server, and every time I run mail -s "hello world" myemailaddress@outlook.com, I get at ...
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cron script issue when sending mail to multiple recipients

I have a script to generate reports every morning and mail it out to multiple teams. Since I want to make the script generic (there are many reports) I added the following in each script- ### Mailing ...
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Postfix Mail issue

Just installed a Postfix & Dovecot mail server. I am able to receive mail fine, but when I attempt to mail someone say @gmail.com I get a error 4.7.1 Relay access is denied. Any Help with this? ...
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IMAP email/contacts/calendar

I am looking for a program that will handle to the sync of my IMAP @hotmail.com account. Had a look at Thunderbird and Evolution and I can't seem to see how the sync a the calendar or contacts that I ...
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Setting up an Ubuntu Email Server

I just configured an Ubuntu 14.04 email server using Postfix and Dovecot with also setting up Squirrelmail. I'm having some issues logging into the server though. I've been at this for hours trying ...
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Three backslashes in front of email address when using mailto.

In opening an email address with mailto in Chromium three backslashes appear in front of it in the recipient field that I have to manually remove before sending. I use Xubuntu 15.04, and Chromium ...
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Alpine - From adress not one of your adresses

I just installed Alpine in Ubuntu, and I've configured it with iCloud. It receives messages well, but when I try to send, I get this error message: "From adress is not one of your adresses." Does ...
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Using MSMTP with GoDaddy relay servers. Help?

Okay first of all I have done my homework and research on this. Most of the guides that I have found are for setting up MSMTP with Gmail. First let me tell you what I have done so far. My box is ...
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Does Dovecot allow different clients to subscribe different subsets of IMAP folders?

I have a working Dovecot IMAP server (v. 2.2.9) where I have a single user but a lot of folders (over 800 in total, hierarchically arranged, about 50 of which are in active use.) I have multiple ...
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installing mail program in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a software, after the execution MIT servers sent me an email. To receive this e-mail I need to install "mail" program in my ubuntu. I tried the below way but it didn't work; sudo apt-get ...
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Can't get addresses when I import contacts from .csv to Evolution

When I import my contacts from a csv file to Evolution I don't get the address information. I have renamed the address column headers, but nothing I do seems to work. Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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Thunderbird 31.7.0 hanging frequently on Ubuntu 14.04

I.m using Thunderbird 31.7.0 (the version that ships with Ubuntu) on Ubuntu 14.04. Thunderbird frequently hangs for about 10 seconds at a time (UI completely unresponsive, fades to grey). For example ...
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How do I download an email attachment in ubuntu terminal

So I'm new to linux still learning though. I've managed to set up a server to host a website and teamspeak server. The website (forums) automatically sends out emails if needed however I can't seem to ...
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Adding my domain's email in gmail for “Send mail as” gmail feature

I have email set up on my Ubuntu server and when I do dig mydomain.com mx the output is: ;; ANSWER SECTION: mydomain.com. 86400 IN MX 10 mail.mydomain.com. Now when I'm using gmail, I ...
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Cannot access outlook.office365.com

I must say I'm a new Ubuntu user. I'm using 14.04 LTS version. I always keep my Ubuntu updated. I've an office365 account and I already configured it in Thunderbird. It was working fine, so far. Today ...
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email server script for user automation

I have set-up an email server in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop for use within my local network 192.168.0.0/24 and have built a programme that I want to connect to my email server. I have incorporated an ...
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EMAIL SERVER SET-UP IN UBUNTU 14.04: how to create a shell or python script to automate email user or account creation

i have set-up an email server in ubuntu 14.04 desktop for use within my local network 192.168.0.0/24. i have build a programme that i want to connect to my email server. i have incorporated an ...
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Integrate thunderbird in gnome

I'm using gnome shell. Many of the gnome apps (e.g. gnome contacts, the calender in the panel) use the evolution address book/calendar.. How can I tell them to use the data from thunderbird? I tried ...
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Can't send outgoing emails

I'm having issues sending emails from my localhost domain to outbound email servers (gmail, yahoo, etc). I can send emails inbound but when I try to send an email test to my gmail account it doesn't ...
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How to set up mail in terminal to use email

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu (14.10). I would like to use the terminal to send emails. How should I proceed?
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How can all postfix alerts to root be disabled?

I've recently installed Postfix on Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm using a gmail account to send messages from it. From time to time I get delivery failure messages to root@mydomain.com. The title of those ...
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IMAP Server does not show received mail

I have recently set up a brand new mail server using Dovecot and Postfix, which is correctly sending and receiving mail, with the /var/mail/ directory mailbox. Here's the problem: mail cannot be seen ...
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How to block email addresses in Thunderbird?

I have two email id's in Thunderbird one for mary@my_email.com the other for tom@my_email.com. Every day I receive many spam emails that have addresses such as sexygal@my_email.com, ...
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Cant send local mail by client

So I setup a DNS and Mail server, It works fine when I use the local account to send mail to each others, I use "telnet localhost smtp" to send mail or I use Thunderbird to send mail. My mail server's ...
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ssmtp trying to use port 25 when configured for 587

I'm trying to use ssmtp to send a simple email from a server. There are loads of examples out there for configuring a gmail account and that's what I'm using. My /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf tile contains ...
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Redmine email configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 with gmail

I have an pre-installed Redmine on Digital Ocean, but the email for the application was not setup yet. How can I configure the email with gmail smtp settings in Redmine? The configuration file is: ...
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help with email commands [duplicate]

enter image description hereI want to send emails from my Ubuntu pc to other pcs on internet. I also have an account on yahoo.gr ,there are some commands like ssmtp or mail or mutt but they don't work ...
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Thunderbird Cannot Create Profile error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64bit and I try to run Mozilla Thunderbird in order to manage my email accounts ! Whenever I open it and try to create a profile I get the following error : Profile couldn't ...
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Set .desktop shortcut as default email application

How to set chromes gmail shortcut, or any other app.desktop, as default email client? It does not show up in the settings section for default applications. All i see there are geary and gnome-gmail.
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How do I setup a command line mail program to send text emails to comcast SMTP server?

I have tried postfix, sendmail, mailutils. They all assume alot of user knowledge of MTA's and all that subject matter. I just want to be able to send an email from a bash script to my Comcast account ...
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Event notification: Open app or service to post events to Facebook, update web site and email non-Facebook users?

I'd like to notify people in my community about upcoming events (in this case, dances I help organize). Some are on Facebook, and Facebook events are an effective way to get participants to help ...
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How to avoid getting your server IP blacklisted by spamhouses?

I am running Virtualmin on a dedicated server. I set a maximum hourly limit of sending emails and many other things. But how can I effectively avoid getting blacklisted? Is there any way to ...
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How to configure postfix to not relay to local virtual domain?

I have set up a SMTP server with iRedMail on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and everything is working smoothly. I can create new users and send e-mails. My situation however is a bit more complicated: I need this ...
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configure postfix so emails will send

I am trying to use postfix simply to allow my blog to send emails, I don't need anything fancy like webmail. All I want it to do is send me messages to my gmail or google apps accounts. I've tried ...
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Trying to move to Ubuntu at work

I am trying to go Ubuntu all the way, including at work. I think everything is covered in terms of applications, as on a daily basis I use Skype, Word, Adobe Reader, and print via my WiFi network. ...
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“Mail Authentication Request” prompt [closed]

My brother uses Thunderbird 31.6.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and when he forwards me a message (I am on Lubuntu 14.04.1), it prompts me with a "Mail Authentication Request" for my email provider's ...
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Postfix Restrictions for local domain users

I want to restrict access to Postfix server for local domain users. Only listed names of users can have access to Postfix. So I placed in main.cf file line: smtpd_sender_restrictions = ...
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Platforms to Email connection

I have a domain name with GoDaddy and self-managed VPS (Ubuntu 14.10) with different company. I'm still new when it comes to using anything but cPanel. If only I knew about the pure awesomeness of ...
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Specific user account allow send email to internet email

We are using local email Ubuntu 14.4 server now we required specific user send email local to internet external email account and other user email send local only.all user receive email internally and ...
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Turning on auto-expunge emails in Dekko?

When I delete an email, it is apparently marked as deleted but not fully removed (expunged/or moved to trash). It stays crossed over in the INBOX folder. I read around ...
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How to fix msmtp error when setting up postfix

I followed these instructions for setting up postfix on 14.04 to send email through a Gmail account. All the steps ran without error, but when I go to send a test email to myself, I get the error: ...
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Issue in Viewing Emails (SendMail)

I was able to create a new user to associate with a new email account. Created a new user via adduser Updated the virtusertable Complied new setting (make all) Restarted sendmail The new ...
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How to store last email in a file?

I wanto to set my bash detecting incoming e-mails and maybe execute commands in the emails, detecting programmed regular expresions, what commands does let me to do this? I'd like to have a solution ...
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Dovecot IMAP (port 143) not working with SASL while Postfix (port 25) is

I've got SASLAuthd working (via LDAP), and am also successfully able to telnet via port 25 with my LDAP credentials. Postfix is configured with Dovecot. All 3 services are running fine (Postfix, ...
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Unable to receive mail through squirrelmail on ubuntu LTS 12.04 server

I've been setting up an ubuntu 12.04 LTS web server using the howtoforge guide here. So far everything is working correctly except for receiving emails through Squirrelmail and Dovecot. None of my ...
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How to tell thunderbird to display HTML messages?

I am running a completely updated and upgraded Lubuntu 14.04. Since some days, Thunderbird stopped displaying certain HTML messages, for example a message that begins with this: ...
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CMSs not sending emails (but php mail works)

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with a few sites. If I run php -r "mail('mytest@emailaddress.org, 'test', 'test');" this goes delivered, but I have a couple of CMSs (Drupal and dokuwiki) that don't send ...