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local servers (behind NAT) on vpn with email servers and sync with a central email server open to internet

What I have I have a number of Linux (Ubuntu) servers (20 as of now but may grow over time to hundreds) connected to each other via private VPN (OpenVPN) which serve intranet web application (Apache ...
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Printing an email

I am strugglging with a serious lack of unix knowledge. I would like to download an email and print it immediately on receipt. System info: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Running as a VM EDIT TO CORRECT THE MTA ...
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Skype in Outlook.com in Ubuntu won't work

I wouldn't normally ask a question like this on AskUbuntu - it's more related to web browsers is what some people might say. But, if you read on, you'll see why I'm asking it on this forum: If I go ...
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sending file using sendmail

I have a shell script that uses sendmail function to send email the code is as follows mailalert(){ sendmail -F Sender-Name -it <<END_MESSAGE To: Recipient@example.com Subject: Subject Message ...
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Shell Script Unable to send execution time via email

I wrote a shell script which calculates the execution time of itself but the problem I'm facing is its not able to send the time difference via email. Please Help. Here is the Script #!/bin/bash ...
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postfix 2.96 smtpd_relay_restrictions vs smtpd_reciepient_restrictions

we are setting up postfix.main.cf and if use smtpd_**relay**_restrictions = permit_mynetworks permit_sasl_authenticated reject_unauth_destination we get the warning of unused paramters when we ...
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Configuring Postfix with multiple virtualhosts

I am trying to set up Postfix for a website I am hosting, but the machine is hosting multiple sites. Drupal and wordpress sites (which might be important, I'm not sure). I am testing it out by ...
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Yahoo Home / Mail stuck in “waiting for yahoo.com” in firefox with ubuntu 13.04

i am new to linux and chose ubuntu 13.04 as my first attempt on the OS. So i kept a dual boot option with windows xp/ ubuntu 13.04. Now the issue is that when i try to open yahoo.com or ...
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Setting up Postfix with amavisd-new, spamassassin, clamav, and SPF checking?

I am working on learning how to setup a mail server and have a question regarding the use of mail filters with Postfix. I am looking at the following guide (as well as a similar guide on the Ubuntu ...
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Roundcube not sending email

I tried to set up an email server with Dovecot-postfix and using Roundcube as the webmail application. The problem is that I can see and receive emails inside roundcube but when I try to send one, the ...
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IMAP4 error on Lotus Notes 9.0

Recently I have installed Lotus Notes 9 on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit to access my official emails using IMAP connectivity. However, I am continuously getting IMAP error "IMAP4 Maximum number of bad requests ...
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postfix doesnt send to all domains

I have postfix setup to send only. It sends to many domains successfully but fails to be received by the domain listed when setting up postfix. Why doesn't the mail get delivered? main.cf: ...
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Easiest way to set up an IMAP mail server

I am new to setting up a mail server, and everywhere I look I get either outdated or really complex instructions on setting up a mail server. Is there any simple methods on installing an IMAP mail ...
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install postfix and store all incoming mails in MySQL DB

i cant config. postfix correcly, could someone please help me with that? the google results i find, aren't really helping me.. its about a problem i try to solve for weeks now.. so: i need to be ...
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How can I extract images from a raw email?

Rather an odd problem that I'm sure has a multitude of answers. Somebody sent me an email with a ton of images embedded into the email body. Here's how the end of the raw message starts (it goes on ...
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receive email on Ubuntu Server and filter data from it

could someone give me a simple answer? I have an Ubuntu vServer with an url like vserver.servers.com and a domain named like domain.com what i would like to be able to is, to receive emails that are ...
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Unable to get email cache on mail clients on raring ringtail

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. When I try to send an email my email cache does not show email addresses of the people I have sent emails to before which is annoying cause I have to type the ...
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Why does /usr/bin/mail ignore aliases in $HOME/.mailrc

When I send email using /usr/bin/mail on the command line (Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit), it does not pay attention to any aliases in my .mailrc file. Does anybody know how to fix this? To reproduce the ...
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Need help figuring out if adding an LDAP server to my Ubuntu box that's primarily (read: exclusively) used as a plex/media server is appropriate

UPDATE: This has turned into a discussion on CalDAV/CardDAV installations, namely a server called CaliDAV -- I currently have a box running the following: Ubuntu 12.04 Pentium D 2.8GHz w/ 2 cores ...
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I want to make a script to send an email with an attachment when I recieve a specific email

I want to make a script to send an email with an attachment when I recieve a specific email. The file is a log that is constantly updated and this doesn't work well with dropbox etc.. I really don't ...
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Postfix + Sendmail (Rails): Mail not being sent out

I have a rails app that is supposed to send out emails. It works on my other ubuntu server, but not on this one. Here's my mail.log in /var/log: Sep 4 15:48:56 web2 postfix/qmgr[27071]: ...
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Send transactional emails from ubuntu server 12.04 LTS in intranet

I have a CakePHP web app running on a ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. The server is hosted on a machine within a intranet of a corporation. The web app needs to send out transactional emails a few times a ...
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evolution -> thunderbird migration and archive size

I just migrated my email from evolution 3.2.3 to thunderbird. As that version of evolution is already storing email in maildir format I exported all folders by hand into mbox format (from within ...
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How to capture Evolution calendar event for Exchange

I am actually trying to write a Java program to put a calendar event with alarm into an Exchange calendar using an email with VCALENDAR, VEVENT etc. content. It does work but the (Exchange) user gets ...
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Problem syncing Outlook Mail on Thunderbird

I have been using aliases on my Outlook mail. It usually are in the form of folders, where the mails directed to alias email ids would go. While syncing my account on Thunderbird (Ubuntu 12.10 LTS / ...
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cron.daily jobs not running

I created 3 daily cron jobs to run. Below are the three that are placed in etc/cron.daily rkhunter.sh #!/bin/sh ( rkhunter --versioncheck rkhunter --update rkhunter --cronjob --report-warnings-only ...
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Iptables seems to be blocking postfix

I'm using gmail as a relay to send mail through postfix. I can send mail when the firewall is down, but I can't when its up. What should I add to these iptables rules to send mail? *filter :INPUT ...
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Need Help with email setUp for my Ubuntu server

I need help setting up an admin email for my server. I have tried squirrelmail and roundcubemail but whenever I get to the stage of typing my login details in, nothing works. Login just keeps failing. ...
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Does Evolution have 'zoom text' feature?

Does Evolution email client have the ability to zoom in and out of the text in both the reader panel and the composer window? I can only find this ability when you open an email in its own window - ...
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Geary doesn't validate account

Hello Ubuntu community, I have issue with email client Geary. When i try to validate account it doesn't validate it. I'm using Latvian mail service - inbox.lv. I have no trouble to use my mail ...
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How to manually add new unread message to our e-mail client

I am looking for the easiest way to add new messages to my e-mail client, possibly with bash script. One way is to set up an e-mail server, send there e-mails and add new e-mail account in our e-mail ...
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Postfix command line with php page

We created a php page that sends mail with Postfix. It sends email when someone loads the page using Firefox. Now we'd like to automate that process and have Ubuntu load the page once a day, which ...
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What are the default inter-server email addresses?

My servers name is 'nixserv'. Does this mean that my inter-server email addresses are: 'user@nixserv', or 'user@localhost'?
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Software packages for hosting own email, contacts, calendar server

I don't like the recent news that I hear of my data on Google Apps being accessable to 3rd parties without my express consent. I would like to host my email, contacts, calendar on my own iron, but I ...
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Setup cron job to send email to a bunch of people on a regular basis

I want to send a fixed email reminder from my email address every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to a bunch of people. How do I go about setting this up using crontab? I have an email account on the ...
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Thunderbird mail

I am not able to send Emails. I get the following message - Sending of message failed. Please verify that your Mail & Newsgroups account settings are correct and try again. About Mail & ...
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Email encryption for noobs

As everybody knows, emails are being read and stored. I don't like that so much and installed Enigmail, which enables PGP-encryption for emails in Thunderbird. It took me two days to install and ...
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Postfix bulk mailer protection from getting blocked

I have a postfix mail server that sends mails from application to their subscribers. As the e-mails are not verified during signup users tend to give wrong address. This is having an impact on mail ...
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How does one read encrypted e-mail sent from thunderbird

I sent a test message to another yahoo mail account to see if encrypted e-mail works. When sent the test message, it came through on yahoo mail as 2 attachments, the first of which could not be ...
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Post-login scripting for Dovecot not working [closed]

I have Dovecot 1.2.12 running on Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I'm trying to get a post-login script to log the date and time that the users access their IMAP mailbox. I've read the Dovecot wiki and added ...
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Thunderbird inbox file several GB and always increasing (then gone)

Every time I start Thunderbird (TB version 17.0.5), it downloads a lot of messages (a couple of thousand) into my INBOX (only one IMAP account). Once finished, if I close TB and start it again, it ...
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Why won't Unity messaging center show Thunderbird messages from an Exchange account?

I've got Thunderbird running on Ubuntu 12.04 and its connected to my organizations Exchange account. Trouble is the unity mail icon won't turn 'blue' when a new message comes in - and the nice ...
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Evolution 3.2.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 loads external images extremly slow

I know, this was covered in an older thread (now closed). In an answer of this old thread it was suggested to set-up the wireless connection with a DNS address specified under IPv4. I assume that ...
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How to set up a mail server which I can then use with email clients?

I'm trying to set up a mail server on my Ubuntu 12.04 box from Linode. The box currently runs Apache, MySQL and PHP and runs a few of my websites, and I want to set up an email account like ...
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How do I keep logged into websites so I don't have to logging everytime?

Every time I start my browser I have to login to my yahoo email. Also sometimes I have to login into gmail, or facebook or linkedin. When I used windows I did not have to keep logging into my ...
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Ubuntu SSO - Hotmail as preferred address?

To fetch my Ubuntu SSO-account with my existing Ubuntuforums account, I have to change my preferred email address in SSO. My registered email in Ubuntuforums is an old hotmail-account, which is also ...
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Courier IMAP postfix Question folders and namespace

So, I'm running a small email server. On this server, I have installed and run postfix with courier-imap. It works great, but I need to expand it's folder options for better record keeping. ...
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Printing to Email

I would like to setup my Ubuntu 13.04 system to Have a printer that directly prints to a PDF and sends that attached to a predefined email address...etc. How do I setup my system to best achieve ...
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how to configure a mail server (postfix) for receiving/sending emails globally?

I have a website and it's already online, let's say its "12345.com" and I only have that domain. I'm trying to make an email address: "support@12345.com". How can I receive/send emails with this ...
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Security issue with default Postfix's “Internet Site” settings

I want to install Postfix to send out email from localhost or/and relay email to external mail gateway (e.g. sendgrid). However, I do not want to receive mail using this machine, and I don't want to ...