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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 ...
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ubuntu 14.04 postfix dovecot - noqueue: reject: rcpt from relay access denied

I have used a online guide (cant remember url) for ubuntu 14.04, postfix and dovecot. Im using vimbadmin to manage the database etc. My problem is that I have two domains on the server but only one of ...
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Forced line-break when composing text mail in Evolution

This is Evolution 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04.2, all updates installed. When composing text emails, each line is terminated really early with a forced linebreak. I counted only 72 characters after which a ...
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Spam entries in mail log, but doesn't appear to be from a PHP script?

I'm new to linux, and it appears that my server was blacklisted in the CBL. It looks like one of my Wordpress installations was compromised, and some Malware was installed. I ran ClamAV, and it ...
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Mail - I/O operation timed out

this is a quite long history but I try to keep it as short as possible. All started with that one (not so) fine day when I opened Evolution 3.2.3 (PC, Ubuntu 12.04) the message “database disk image ...
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Thunderbird password error when connecting to Linux Ubuntu Server with MySQL, Postfix, Dovecot

I'm trying to build a server that can host email and allow me to connect into the email server from thunderbird. I've followed these instructions ...
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How do I get postfix and dovecot to connect to outside domains?

I have been trying, for the last few hours now, to get dovecot and postfix to send emails to services like GMail and a web hosting email. I know (and hope) that they are not blocking my server. Its a ...
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Email client problems - Thunderbird and Evolution

What is it about email clients that causes coders so much grief? I've used Thunderbird happily for a few years until last year, when it occasionally starting locking up with message "Copying mail to ...
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Postfix smtpd_recipient_restrictions

I have been trying to set this correct for a while now but it will either come up and reject every host I try to send to or the SMTP server will not come up. Is there anyway I can permit all ...
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Send mail using SMTP from multiple computers using just an ubuntu server?

I have multiple computers in my LAN and I have one dedicated server online. I would like each of these computers to connect via SMTP to the dedicated server and be able to send an email out to me. ...
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Protecting your computer from trackers via email and websites

I have noticed that Kijiji.com block or deletes accounts from people who advertise outside the area you live in. When Kijiji Canada was born there was only Calagary for our area, then enough people ...
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Is there any way to recover email that PHP tried to send when sendmail wasn't installed?

We recently shifted a web app to a new server and didn't realise for a few days that sendmail wasn't installed. Is there any way to recover the email, or some of the header details, of emails that ...
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SMTP mail settings

I use Ubuntu 14.04. I was sending a document in pdf format through LibreOffice email for the first time. I get prompts asking me for server configurations. I did not know the format for yahoo SMTP ...
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GnuPG key management - Revoke, delete or expire? [closed]

What's the best practice for eliminating keys you don't want? So I figured out that I have an extra set of keys. What I want to know is if I should expire the ones I don't want or revoke them or ...
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Incoming settings fail for Outlook / Thunderbird

When i am trying to configure my e-mail in outlook 2010 / Thunderbird , the incoming Serveur dont respond (IMAP/POP3) , but for the outgoing , it works perfectly . Webmail is full functional . i have ...
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Setup email for Ubuntu Server

I know this is a question that has been asked, but I don't know what answer I'm looking for or how to ask the question. So I will go with an example! I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server that is running ...
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Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox

I have a user running Evolution on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and with only one account (Exchange MAPI). The problem is that, apparently, Evolution is deleting emails from the inbox. The user also has a mobile ...
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How to add “Reply-To” header to forwarded e-mails with Postfix

I use a virtual alias to create a simple distribution list to make communication easier within our group. I'd like to add a "Reply-To" header to e-mails being forwarded through the virtual alias, ...
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after config change, ssmtp keeps sending ails to mx.google.com

We have used GMail as a relay for mails from our scripts to the operators. It has worked OK however quite often it just stops and we have to login to the webmail and do the CAPTCHA-dance. We got ...
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Can i use the mail() function on localhost [duplicate]

I got my testsite test.php on my localhost I want to send an email using this code: I tried to send it to my own address and havent received anything What did i do wrong??
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Thunderbird enverlope notification only turn blue with one account

I've got two configured accounts in Thunderbird with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr): one with Hotmail and another with GMail. The point is that the envelope of notification only get blue when a new ...
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How to debug problems the PHP mail function?

I'm writing my post in continue to this post on stackoverflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28781376/why-wp-mail-function-returns-false I am working on a website with a contact form that has to ...
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Unable to connect to Verizon POP Email under DSL

Problem Description Prior to this problem, using Verizon for my standard Telephone connection. Updated my Telephone line to use DSL last Month DSL part working perfect Past two weeks ...
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Getting spam emails from my server

I installed vesta panel on my ubuntu server a few months ago and then removed it for some reasons, today only I was setting up fail2ban and also setup sendmail on the server and now my Yahoo mail is ...
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Postfix/dovecot mail server can send/receive local, but can't send on remote

I'm having an issue which I noticed much too late.. Apparently when I'm in my mailbox local, thus on the VPS machine itself, I can receive and send mail. However, when I open my mailbox in any mail ...
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Cannot use Thunderbird properly with proxy setting

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After setting the proxy in the system level, the softeware center and chrome browser can work well. But Thunderbird cannot. No matter what is the proxy setting ...
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Akonadi: How to deactivate push-IMAP (IMAP IDLE connections)

I have an IMAP email account (the provider doesn't offer POP3 anymore). In Kmail, new mails now appear instantly. But I prefer to retrieve mails from the provider in manual mail checks only. This way, ...
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My Ubuntu mail server rejects incoming mails

i had installed my ubuntu server, postfix and rest using the link https://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-14.10-with-apache-php-myqsl-pureftpd-bind-postfix-doveot-and-ispconfig But incoming ...
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DOVECOT: Access denied

I am trying to set up a mail server following this tutorial: http://www.starbridge.org/spip/spip.php?article12#dovecot-sasl-lda-imap-et-sieve I cannot receive emails on my email client (thunderbird). ...
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How to setup sendmail to send email through smtp.live.com from a hotmail address?

I want Anope to be able to send email from my hotmail.com email through smtp.live.com the hotmail smtp server but i dont know how to configure sendmail to send from my email therugh a smtp server. I ...
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Include signature for new messages only. Evolution mail client

Previously I found on Thunderbird, there's a option called checkbox: Include signature for replies. If I un-select this box, Thunderbird adding signature only for the new messages. Not for replies. ...
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Can I specify how often a non-delivery report will get sent for a mail on the mail queue, Exim4

I am using Exim4 as my primary mail transfer agent. I have sent a message and it currently resides on exims mail queue and will continue to be there for at least 5 days. I believe a Non-Delivery ...
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problems with sendmail configuration

I want to configure sendmail on my system so that every user can send email. i followed the instructions on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10359437/sendmail-how-to-configure-sendmail-on-ubuntu but ...
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Setting up mail server for providing bulk email service

As mailchimp & other online bulk email service provider companies allow their users to send bulk emails & keeps track of emails are sent / bounced / undelivered / opened / spammed / deleted ...
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Email replies from my client's iPad Air have t.signaldue.com links in the source code

When I receive replies from one of my clients who just got a new iPad Air, Thunderbird has a "this may be a scam". When I view the source code of the reply, there are links in the source code that ...
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why does mailx — -f work no longer

I did the following in Ubuntu 12.04: echo "some body" | mailx -s "some subject" recipient@example.de -- -f sender@example.de it generated a message like this: To: recipient@example.de Subject: ...
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Trying to send an email from Ubuntu 14.04 to yahoo smtp

Trying to send an email from Ubuntu 14.04 to yahoo smtp. My ip address at home changes and I would like to know it during the day. I was just using wget http://wtfismyip.com/text and then I want to ...
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Spam-Mail always in inbox and not in “.Spam”-directory (Postfix+Dovecot+SpamAssasian+ClamAV) [closed]

As the title already says I receive Spam mails always in my mail inbox and not redirected to the Postfix Spam directory ".Spam" for each mail user. Any ideas why? (Ubuntu 14.04.1 with ...
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spam e-mail on @ubuntu.com address

my @ubuntu.com e-mail address is a forwarding address, so I don't have server side control of incoming spam address to that address. Client-side spam filtering is not very effective. Anyone know ...
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Email Application That stores Messages as Single Files

Are there any applications (like Thunderbird) that handle emails for Ubuntu that store messages as single files? I've added my Thunderbird folder to MEGA for syncing, but it includes files up to ...
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Setting up postfix

I am trying to setup mail server on my Amazon EC2 following this guide. But when I came by step 12, I ran into a problem, that it does not seems to have 250-mail.domain.com in the ehlo-result? Which ...
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Postfix SASL Authentification not applied

I've a problem: I set up a Postfix and want to apply SASL user auth over cyprus. But the Problem is that Postfix won't accept the SASL auth or even the TLS encryption which i configured. In the ...
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How to run a complex command by xfce mail-watcher

I just installed the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin I would like to use the option "Run on click" to either switch to Thunderbird, or to open it if it is not currently running. The command I use for this is ...
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Multiple messages to recipient_bcc_maps and sender_bcc_maps with Postfix while using amavis

I have a problem to configure my postfix. My aim is to have a mail-server which filters spam and virus mails by using Spamassasin and ClamAV via amavis. Furthermore i want to archive a copy of each ...