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How to easily install mail server in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Okay I have been trying for the past hour and had to reinstall the OS because it would not turn on anymore. I REALLY need help I have the domain domain.com and I can edit the DNS on the host Now I ...
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squirrelmail unable to send / receive mail

I am configuring my own mail server for my domain after installing dovecot, postfix and squirrelmail I am stuck again. This time when i try to sendmail to an outside e-mail address I get this error : ...
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Emails send to Yahoo declined

I recently set up purchased a VPS, installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it and Webmin/Virtualmin. I think I configured DNS records for each domain I've added properly. When I am sending emails to an Yahoo ...
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My sign image replaces with replier's on Evolution

I am using Evolution as email client software on Ubuntu13. Today i've realized this; I've sent a mail with my sign (which inludes my company logo) then my recepient has replied that with an answer. ...
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Enable NTLM support without SASL rebuild

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to use the Postfix as relay to a Microsoft Exchange server. I send a mail to my Postfix, it connects to the Exchange, authenticates and sends mail. I have an trouble ...
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Crontab is not giving me error notifications [duplicate]

I don't always have the most reliable internet and I miss the feature in Windows where you're network icon changes. So far the only thing I can find to replace this is a cron job that pings. I set up ...
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Network Information for Theft Prevention [closed]

I haven't seen much of this around, and I'm not a network expert/sysadmin, so I need some advice. I have a laptop that I'd like to "protect" against theft (this is really a game more than a real ...
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Signing up for Ubuntu One--it says “Please verify your email.”

What does "Please verify your email." mean? I double checked and i entered my email address, spelled correctly, formatted correctly, etc.
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How to import contacts into thunderbird?

How to import contacts from a vCard file (*vcf) into Thunderbird mail client?
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Postfix Dovecot SASL Authentication not enabled/working ubuntu 12.04 server

I set-up Postfix running with Dovecot with SASL support with virtual mailboxes in a Postgresql Database and Amavis Clamav and Spamassassin all working together Working = I can send and receive email ...
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How can I install and configure an SMTP server?

How can I go about setting up an SMTP server to send email as *@mydomain.com? How can I then use this SMTP server with a PHP script that grabs data posted from my website's contact form and send it ...
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Windows Vista email (.eml) files - how to open in thunderbird

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, just 3 days. I installed it when windows Vista crashed due to a very bad virus. Ubuntu is working very well but I would like to know how to put my emails from Windows Mail ...
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httrack: how to copy a website with email based username login

I'm trying to do an off-line copy a website that requires login with HTTrack. The question, although, it is quite more generic. Following this instructions http://www.httrack.com/html/faq.html#QM6 I ...
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Cannot connect to pop3 or imap with Dovecot

Connections are refused on my server. Note: I am trying to connect from localhost here. Command I'm trying to use to test: user@hostname:~$ telnet localhost pop3 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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I can send mails from shell with PHP, but I can't send from the PHP web page

I'm trying to send mails from a contact form in a page on my server. I followed this post. My PHP file /var/www/my_project/test.php is this: <?php $myemail = "my_mail@gmail.com"; $subject = "my ...
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How to manually remove a bad email message in Evolution

I am using Evolution in Ubutu 12.04 LTS. I seem to have gotten a bad email message- when I opened it and Ctrl-I to see the images, Evolution hung up as it was "formatting message" and then hung up ...
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If you can send emails from server, but cannot configure desktop client, can you say SMTP is working?

This question is a somewhat prologue to a different question posted (here). As I can state that I can send email from my Ubuntu server (12.04) via Roundcube, perfectly. However, I cannot manage to ...
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Setting up a home server but don't know what to call what I'm doing to ask for help

So I have a decent home server that I'd Like to do a couple things with: Host a website ( I know how to do this so I'm not worried about this ) Create remote user storage - I'd like to make ...
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Postfix not receiving mail from email but does from sendmail?

I'm trying to forward mail from my server (lets call it tacobell.com) to an external GMail account using postfix. I was following this tutorial. The problem is when I send mail using another GMail or ...
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crontab entry to reboot than email

I got my weekly crontab reboot entry to work using /sbin/shutdown -r but now I want it to email me when the reboot happens. Ideally I would like the email to happen after it rebooted so I know the ...
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Thunderbird: Delete Emails from Certain Address

I have the Latest Thunderbird in 13.04 and certain addresses are spamming my mails. I want each time TB connects to delete mail from those addresses. Note that not all junk mails but from specific ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, Php5-fpm, Apache2, Postfix: impossible to send a mail with PHP

Resources I followed I followed several howtos and questions on askubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix How to configure apache / php / postfix website emails when using vhosts? ...
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Executing script when email arrives

Is there a way to process email upon arrival. I've tried Mailbox Alert in Thunderbird, the add-in executes the script although as far as I know the message (the content of the email) is not given to ...
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Ubuntu server sending mail from www-data

I am running a server with Ubuntu 12.04 and three wordpress installations, some ftp server and a basic postfix to send mails with wordpress. additionally I am using webmin to administrate this system. ...
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Ubiquitous Encrypted Communication [closed]

What existing ubuntu applications exist to send encrypted communications using common technologies like email, chat and VOIP?
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postfix setup as a cloud mail gateway with exchange 2013 internally

we have a mail server on the cloud running postfix on ubuntu 12.0, and recently we wanted to setup exchange for the sake of calendar sharing and address book also to integrate with sharepoint and ...
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How to send e-mail as a domain name?

I would like to create an ubuntu webserver ( with Postfix on it ) to send e-mails to different users from a static domain name; website.com I do have access to the following DNS records website.com ...
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GroupWise support on Evolution Ubuntu 13.10

We want to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu linux. In the past we used Evolution client to our mail server (Novell GroupWise 2012). This mail servers uses SOAP protocol. In the past there was an option ...
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How to Set up Bulk email on Ubuntu desktop?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I am connected to a dynamic IP-Based commercial internet connection. I want to set up a bulk email setup like interspire. Is it possible and what are the key pointers which ...
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Relay access denied error 554

I'm having trouble setting up a mail server, after following this tutorial I am still unable to send email to anyone outside of my server. I have installed and configured PostFix, Dovecot, ...
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Finding a highly customisable (compose message) email client that works with Exchange 2007!

Ubuntu: 13.04 - raring Exchange: MS 2007 Thunderbird: 1:24.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1 Evolution: 3.6.4-0ubuntu1 Evolution-mapi: 3.6.2-0ubuntu1 Evolution-ews: 3.6.1-0ubuntu1 My company uses exchange ...
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Can't set xfce4-mailwatch-plugin to watch my claws MH directory

I experience difficulties to configure xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. I use claws as email client - it seems to store mails in MH format, so it's is indeed possible to connect it with the plugin. But I ...
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Crontab and sSMTP

My server is Ubuntu 12.04.3 Cron jobs are working fine. I can send emails through command line, either using mail, ssmtp or sendmail. I have set the correct email address on top of the crontab -e ...
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How do I use postfix to send outgoing email?

I am trying to set up postfix as an outgoing mail server for my domain. Mainly I need postfix to run as a server to simply send outgoing mail for some CMS software on the site (e.g.: user ...
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Thunderbird send button does not work when sending to more than one recipient

Was going to post this as a bug, but I'll try here first ... Thunderbird 24.1.0 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I am assuming since a recent update in the last few days) I find that it is impossible to send an ...
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How do you remove your originating IP from Thunderbird?

I'm in a peculiar position where I need to remove my IP address from my email headers (I have a pen name). I don't want my readers knowing who I am or where I live. I use Gmail to send out my emails ...
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Is it possible to receive email in “real time”?

I have a POP3 Windows Live/Hotmail account (@live.com). In Windows, with Outlook and perhaps other programs I don't know about, it is possible to receive emails as soon as they are received by the ...
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server script that sends an email every time the global ip changes

I'm setting up a web server that wont have a static global ip. It will be at my parents house and I wont be able to ssh into it when the global ip changes. The global ip will change every time router ...
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New Outlook Double (two step) Authentication on Mail Clients like thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird without any issue until I enabled two way authentication in my Outlook account. Since then on start up, my Thunderbird is asking to enter a new password and I have to recreate ...
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Unix Mail (command line) - View Mail in Reverse Order

I installed mailutils in order to read some internally generated status messages. Is there any way to have them show the most recent at the top of the page, instead of at the bottom? I searched ...
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postfix-dovecot email sending works with squirrel mail but not with Thunderbird?

I have setup an intranet email system using postfix, dovecot and squirrel mail, Which is working fine, I can send and receive mail to all users on the system. I presume that the issue is in the ...
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Reading mail from system user

When I log into a server, I get You have mail. With alpine and sudo alpine I've deleted all my and root's emails, but there is also a file /var/spool/mail/smmsp. How can I check email from that user? ...
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What is the simplest way to set up a mail server?

The fact is: I need to get somehow an email adress like "admin@exampledomain.net" I tried a couple of tutorials that screwed my server and i had to reset it; So: How to setup it in the simplest way? ...
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Mail html form data as pdf file [closed]

I have a html form with 4 checkboxes that have some price values. I want php to calculate the total values of the checked boxes and send the output as a pdf file to a mail address. So far I have been ...
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How to add email address from email to existing contact

Ubuntu 12.04 I have a couple of email accounts but store my contacts on Google to sync with my phone. I am trying to setup an email client so it seamlessly integrates with my various email accounts ...
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offlineimap stopped working after 13.10 upgrade [closed]

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, offlineimap no longer works. The first time I run it, it wants me to manually enter all passwords, despite them being already set-up in the keyring (it worked fine ...
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Ubuntu 13.10/Gnome shell keeps asking me for my e-mail accounts passwords but says they are wrong. How can I fix this?

Ubuntu 13.10/Gnome shell keeps asking me for my e-mail accounts passwords but says they are wrong. After login, in gnome shell, it asks for my two email accounts passwords. When I insert them it ...
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Installing and maintaining email server

Until now, I've been using managed shared hosting, but recently I've been seriously considering moving everything to a VPS, such as Linode. The one thing that has me really hesitating is that I must ...
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why Ubuntu command prompt is not prompting after executing the mail command?

uuencode text.txt | mail -s "hai" "abc@gmail.com" < body.txt after executing this command, terminal is blank. It is not prompting for next command. I have to press ctrl+z to return to terminal. ...
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Outlook.com webapp

Does Outlook.com webapp (still called live mail, but that is not important) work even when the browser is not open? I mean let's say I close Chromium to play a game; yet I would like to be notified ...