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Chkrootkit not producing a log file

This is the line from my crontab However, the log never gets sent to me..and when I check the log it is empty. I have tried Chkrootkit from the terminal and it runs OK. What am I missing? 30 09 * * ...
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What should I use my SSD for? [closed]

I am setting up a small (1 user) email server. So far I have put in 2 x 1TB WD Red drives and set them up for LVM with RAID1 mirrored LVs. I also picked up a 120GB Samsung 840 Evo but I can't figure ...
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Exchange 2010 email client for Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS

Is there a current email client for the most recent release of Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS?
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A question on mysql command

I want to config postfix. I followed these instructions. On the first step I saw this mysql command: mysql > GRANT SELECT ON servermail.* TO 'usermail'@'127.0.0.1' IDENTIFIED BY 'mailpassword'; ...
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Unable to send email using ssmtp from home computer

After opening the port and having no success, I disabled the belkin router completely. So now there is no firewall blocking traffic. However, I continue to get the following error: ssmtp: Cannot open ...
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Monitor TCP port in background as daemon

A little background: I'm in charge of a fairly old (10.04) web server that hosts lots of outdated, under-maintained sites running on out-of-date versions of platforms like WordPress, Drupal, and ...
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Fetchmail: html version of mail

I am trying to read mail from a pop3 server and print it through cups. I want to keep the html formatting of the email as it was received and that is where I am having trouble On seeing header of ...
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POP3 Access to a Postfix based email system using Courier

I am trying to use courier-pop so I can access my email from 3rd party email clients such as Gmail that rely on pop3 based methods. I am recieving connection timeout errors trying to connect to my ...
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Evolution mail client for ubuntu 12.04

I am facing the following issue: When I attach 1 or 2 mails (which already have some attachment say word or excel file ) as attachments in any mail through evolution mail client for ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Can't authenticate with exchange server

I'm using Evolution with evolution-mapi to access an Exchange e-mail server. It has worked flawlessly in the past, but recently it will fail to authenticate, asking my password endlessly. If I enter ...
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How can i Download attachments from an email using Python?

My Current python script can download attachments from Gmail. But i want to Download Attachments from any other email services than Gmail. Ex: Other email services are ymail, hot mail, etc .. Is ...
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Setting up a secure mail server?

I am looking all over for a guide to setting up a secure mail server to be used with PHP and Apache. Can someone point me to a guide to do just that. I would like to have my own email ...
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What is the difference between postfix and mailsutils?

I am attempting to set up an AWS EC2 with a simple mailing service for my crontab. And I have postfix set up, but when I used the "mail" command it did not work. So I installed mailutils as ubuntu ...
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change default font properties when composing mail in evolution

I'm using Evolution as a mail client. By default it's using some fonts (really I don't know) in mail. But I would like to change the font family, size and colour when I'm composing the mail to ...
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Ubuntu Terminal Mail client

I am looking for an E-mail Client in the form of a Terminal/Console application. Does such an app exist on Ubuntu 14.04? I've yet to find one.
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Trouble sending mail

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. I know very little about Ubuntu but have the task of administering an Ubuntu server for our hospital intranet. The server is on a virtual machine running Moodle. Moodle ...
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Server side filtering - Courier, Postfix, Roundcube

I have a mail server running Postfix, Courier, and Roundcube. I'm looking to add the ability for a user to assign their own custom mail filters from the web. I haven't yet found a way I can do this, ...
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Displaying an HTML email with apple-inline img tag?

When I receive an HTML email from a Mac user that includes an inline image like the following, the image does not display when I render the HTML (in Chrome, Firefox, etc.). <img apple-inline="yes" ...
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Fresh install of Postfix can send mail but not receive it. Which setting to tweak to receive mail?

My server is a VPS; I'm the only user on it. Although I'd eventually like to have multiple emails for my multiple domains, today I'd be happy to be able to receive mail on just one. Could someone ...
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Postfix suggests a bunch of other packages on install.What are they and should I install them?

Postfix suggests these packages on install: procmail postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap postfix-pcre sasl2-bin dovecot-common postfix-cdb postfix-doc I know what procmail and dovecot are. ...
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sending email from cron with correct format

I am stuck when sending email in correct format from cron jobs executing my php script which fetches records from mysql database. i have a php script which fetches records from database and renders ...
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Thunderbird didn't got the structure of folders in my mail

I’ve installed Ubuntu 14.04 and configured Thunderbird for my mail. My problem is Thunderbird didn't got the structure of the folders in my mail. Thunderbird got all the mails in the Inbox folder. ...
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How to set up a mail server with multiple domains (12.04)

I'm the only user on my server, so the default install of postfix/dovecot has been fine until now. But I now have 4 domains and need an email address for each of them. I would like to be able to ...
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Thunderbird not checking for new mail?

Since the update to kernal 3.13.0.30, Thunderbird 24.6.0 does not check for new mail on my system. I have tried clearing the 'automatically check for new mail', quitting the program, and restarting ...
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Extract Error Which Is About Installing Pear Email Packages On Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I want to send e-mail with smtp send function in php. So that ı should install pear email packages.But When I install these packages on terminal I get an error.The error is about extracting .tar.gz ...
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Why can't I send emails from the command line to my gmail account

I'm using the command: echo "Test if email can be sent from server" | mail -s "Test" myaccount@gmail.com This is on an Ubuntu Server 12.04 completely up to date. To catch you up on my ...
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Configuring sendmail for several domain names

So here's the problem: I have a webserver that's currently serving quite a number of different domain names as virtual hosts for apache. Lets say the default domain is defaultdomain.com When I use ...
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Evolution Mail Accounts not Listed in Client

I've found many instances of this problem but have not found any resolution. I did my diligence, I think, on install of 14.04, by closely following the tutorial on things to do when upgrading; for ...
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Self-signed server certificate for Postfix TLS

I'm trying to create the self-signed server certificate for the Postfix user: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo ./tls.script Error opening Private Key 3073578684:error:02001002:system ...
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I am unable to generate a gpg key through the keyring program

Whenever I try to generate a gpg key through the system's GPG program, it asks for my name, email, and password then everything except for the GPG program's main window disappears. Upon using gpg ...
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How do I install a click package on Ubuntu Touch Trojita?

Trojita client develop is working on 14.04 desktop. My Touch device is 14.10 r80. How do I install a click package on my Touch device?
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Sending Emails from existing SMTP host from Ubuntu Server

I feel like my problem is very simple, but I've been trying for quite some time and haven't cracked it. You experienced server guys will probably laugh at this, but I'm finally at the point I need ...
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drag and drop does not work in yahoo webmail mail

I'm trying to attach files to a yahoo email (web mail) by dragging and dropping on Ubuntu 14.04 with Firefox. When I drag the file over the email it highlights (turns green) and displays a message to ...
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Can exim be configured to send all emails externally?

How do I configure exim4 to route all emails via a third-party SMTP server when the sender's domain, recipient's domain, and server hostname all match? I followed this great answer and have exim4 ...
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Postfix / Dovecot / MySQL- doesn't work!

I have just installed a Mail- Server on Postfix and Dovecot using MySQL to authenticate the user. But if I try to conntect to the Server via Outlook or Thunderbird, the following Error appears in the ...
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Why do I not have the $MAIL environment variable?

I read that the $MAIL shell environment variable is one of the most common ones, and stores the location of my mailbox file, where my emails are stored. I looked into the /var/spool/mail and ...
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Unable to connect to mail server via IMAP and roundcube

I am having trouble getting the final parts of my mail server up and working. I followed this tutorial to get everything set up on the mail server side. I have installed roundcube for webmail and ...
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Email client that saves attachments with message

Does any know of an email client that saves attachments with messages, like outlook does? I am currently using Thunderbird and it saves as eml file without the attachment included, the attachment ...
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email body empty when I use “echo” in mutt commandline mode with root account

I have use mutt to send mails. It works fine when I use my own user account: e.g. echo "foo bar" | mutt mymail@mymail.com However, when I put the above command in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (I want ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Sylpheed email retrieves old deleted mail

Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Dimension 4700. On Sylpheed email when I retrieve mail It retrieves old deleted email from more than two (2) years ago. Is there a particular way to set it to ...
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Can I send email on the Internet using postfix on a localhost without real hostname?

I have installed postfix on my local machine that has ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I try to send email on the internet, all mails remain in queue and are reporting "Connection timed out" or "host ...
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SPAMASSASSIN : How to enable spamassassin for my email?

By following this link, I have installed 'spamassassin' in my ubuntu 14.04, but I have no idea how to enable it for my email id, when I run the following comment, nano /etc/default/spamassassin I ...
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Postfix header_checks for redirect not working

I am trying to use Postfix header_checks to [redirect/prepend/reject/anything] incoming email with a spamassassin score of >= 5. I can run postmap -q - regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks on email ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - postfix - postmap missing

I'm trying to change the default sender address on Postfix using the method described in how to change default email address for postfix? At some point we are required to run postmap, but the command ...
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Evolution appears unable to store mail account details

I am trying to set up Evolution with Exchange so I can bypass Windows for a bunch of office stuff. The problem I have is that when I set up my account, Evolution just doesn't seem to be able to store ...
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Postfix relay access denied, NOQUEUE: reject

In trying to set up Postfix to use dovecot for SASL (using mysql for virtual_*) I am unable to send email, either through telnet or Outlook, to a domain other than the one that is on the server. I am ...
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Thunderbird stuck at “Checking password…”

I hope it's not improper to post a question about Thunderbird on here, but I didn't find their site too helpful. The other day my Thunderbird stopped syncing with my email. I've tried everything I ...
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Simplest MTA mail setup for a desktop to receive (ana)cron emails

Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) doesn't seem to install any sort of mailer by default. Everybody seems to recommend installing Postfix. I am familiar with Postfix, which I use on several "real" servers. But it ...
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Thunderbird does not delete mails on the server

I have Thunderbird version 24.4.0 and Ubuntu 14.04 - all fresh installed. when mails are downloaded, they remain on the server. I found no settings in the Thunderbird where to tell him to delete the ...
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Postfix/SSL/Dovecote - can't send email

I know this looks similar to other questions on this forum, but they don't seem to be the same core problem as the one I'm experiencing. I'm running Ubunto 14.04 LTS, and I have postfix, dovecote ...