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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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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 ...
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sendmail gives empty recipients in email

Im using a script that takes backup and sends status email using sendmail but the emails its sending comes with the to tag empty here is an image of it Here is the part of the script #Email ...
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Can't open any emails that I receive or access any email folders

I cannot open any emails that have been sent to me nor I cannot change the current folder, like from deleted to sent messages. Can you please help? Have a great day. Thanks.
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Use Postfix to dump mails to local folder using regex

How do I use postfix to filter certain emails (by domain or sender) and for those who fall under the rule (filter) save locally and those who doesn't to relay regularly ?
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Thunderbird does not load profile

I'm having a serious problem with Thunderbird. Recently I started the program, but it did not load my profile. He opened asking to configure the e-mail as if it were the first time I was using the ...
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postfix alias setting seemingly ignored

With postfix on a ubuntu server (12.04), email that should be sent to root ends up being sent to nobody. Why? And how can I make sure it gets directed to an actual account? My /etc/aliases file looks ...
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Email Alert on SSH and SFTP Connection

Looked through other questions about email alerts on login but have 2 questions: Can the alert be triggered by users connecting via SFTP as well? (I tried this before and it only triggered an email ...
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How can I disable the “No mail” notice on text-based login sessions?

I have had an Ubuntu Server (12.04.2) running for quite some time. It runs a variety of Server apps, including hosting my personal website. I was playing around with WooCommerce on WordPress the other ...
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send email using sendmail

I'm using a script that sends mail using mail utils but now I want to send mail using sendmail can anyone help me as I was not able to get the same result from sendmail as I did from mail. #Email ...
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sending php mail from localhost

I have installed php, mySQL, postfix and sendmail and have set up a simple email script on my local host server. mail() returns 1 (TRUE) when I send an e-mail, however the email does not arrive at the ...
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Problem regarding email sending using Ubuntu email server

I followed the following steps to send mail() from my localhsot installed PEAR sudo apt-get install php-pear Then Installed following things one by one using PEAR for mail() function to work. ...
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How to disable automated system alert mails in my box?

System generates automatically system alert emails to root or username1 bla bla. How can i completely disable such email alerts without stopping MTA (postfix etc). EDIT: Step 1: $ cat ...
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What format does evolution store its mail in?

My evolution (3.0.3) has a maildir directory: ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/ cur/##########.######_#.username:2,S ...
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Bash Script for custom message

I'm trying to send an email using bash script. I tried using the following in the bash script with no success as I execute the script it asks for CC: #!/bin/bash recipient="tarun@gmail.com" mail -s ...
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Cannot receive or send email from my email server (iRedMail) what do I do?

---System--- Acer Aspire One ZG5 CPU: Intel Atom N270 GPU: Intel 945GSE RAM: 1.5 Gb Swap: 1.5 Gb Storage: 120 Gb OS: Ubuntu 13.04 Raring 32bit Hi, I set up iRedMail for my email server however ...
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Gnu Mailutils configuration to directly operate on maildir?

I'd like to configure the GNU Mailutils mail program so that it operates on an already existing maildir directory. Currently my mailutils.rc looks like this: mailbox{ mailbox-pattern ...
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running a email server using iRedMail: why is cluebringer/policyd using nearly 100% cpu?

I'm setting up my own email server in hopes to move away from gmail, I hate the idea of someone at google having the ability to look through all my emails. I setup everything using iRedMail on my ...
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Is there a future replacement for thunderbird Yet?

I have been thunderbird user even before was included in default apps. I have never loved Evolution and all alternative at that time were either not mature enough or single accounts. Recentely I saw ...
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Procmail with Postfix and virtual mailboxes

I have setup a working SMTP, IMAP and POP3 server using Postfix and Dovecot. I have setup virtual mailboxes using the format /home/vmail/%d/%u, where %d is the domain (e.g. camilstaps.nl) and %u is ...
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Postfix SMTP not available from external network

I'm trying to setup an SMTP server using Postfix. I already have virtual mailboxes and a Dovecot IMAP server running (and working). I can mail my@ema.il and see the mail coming in with an IMAP client. ...
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Using Movemail with Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I'm trying to read local mail with Thunderbird on Ubuntu (with both 12.04 and 13.04). I've followed the instructions found here: How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird? I can read ...
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How to import google contacts into Ubuntu 13.04?

Is it possible to import / link my gmail contacts address book with the online accounts feature of Ubuntu 13.04? It doesn't make sense that that functionality exists for twitter and facebook but not ...
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how do I get maximal compressed screenshots?

I'd like to compress my screenshots as much as possible before I send them via email. The best compression ratio I only got with some work on each screenshot: first I took the screenshot with ...
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Sendmail not working properly

I wanted my joomla website to send emails, so for that I installed sendmail. I tested it by using putty sendmail emailadress@domain.com content of email to check if it was working. I made multiple ...
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Delivery to Ontario, Canada

I need delivery to Toronto, ON, Canada. Who do I email? And how do I ask for it? How will I know that they received my email? Please help! I've already ordered and made payment!
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Sendmail relaying email through A record not MX

I have a Ubuntu server, running sendmail (until this morning it was running postfix, but I moved to sendmail to eliminate the possibility of my postfix configuration tweaks being the cause of this ...
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How can I send email from my website on ubuntu server

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I have installed Appache , php , and mysql all the latest versions. I have my website on the root folder of this machine. Now, I want an email be sent to my boss when ever ...
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How to make my server email me when there are security updates?

There's obviously a way to check to see when an update is a security update. I often get greeted by a motd that says "there are N security updates." What I'd like to do is have my server email me a ...
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evolution mapi not working in 13.04

After installing evolution-mapi in Ubuntu 13.04, I am getting this error (evolution:8018): camel-CRITICAL **: camel_provider_list: Could not load ...
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Setting up Mail server on Ubuntu 12.04.2 Server

Based on this article http://iain.it/linux/how-to-install-php-fpm-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-12-04 I've built my LEMP web server. I need one more function to work: mail. It's production server and I can't ...
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Mail Server: system requirements

I want to create a mail server for personal use. It will be used mainly by me and possibly some family members. The system load will be in the order of 5-10 IMAP mailboxes, all for "human" use: no ...
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How can I change EXIM4 config from warn on no reverse DNS to actively rejecting mails with no reverse DNS

By default EXIM4 only warns about mails with no reverse DNS. I need to block and actively reject mail which has no reverse DNS. I am willing to accept that it's possible that some legit mail will be ...
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Postfix SMTP server: Emails not being queued for retry when greylisted [submission by email clients]

I have recently configured my own postfix server, however there is one thing left that's stumping me. When sending emails via thunderbird to a server with greylisting enabled, I am instantly ...
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SASL authentication failure: no secret in database

I have a VPS with Plesk Panel on Ubuntu server 10.04. Everything was set up and working perfectly. Only change I made to the mail configuration was to allow submission port 587. Everything was still ...
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Is there an application similar to Everdesk for linux/ubuntu?

I am looking for a file manager that stores emails together with other documents in the same folders similar to Everdesk.
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Change postfix name from “localhost” to something meaningful?

I run postfix my servers to allow websites to send email. I'm using it as a drop-in for sendmail proper. When an email is sent the HELO string seems to contain localhost. This wouldn't be a problem ...
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Outlook.com and Google Apps email notifier for gnome-shell?

So, pretty basic question, I use outlook.com for some work email, I use multiple Google Apps emails for different things. I don't use an email client, I just use the different webmail interfaces, ...
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Which email client is fast enough for a Maildir containing one million emails?

I have a Maildir, which subfolders contain about one million emails. Mutt is so slow on it. Any better choice? PS: An email deduplicate tool contained is better. Normal scripts keep the index in ...
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Not all emails are coming into Thunderbird from Gmail

Can anyone offer some insight as to why only some of my emails are being pulled into Thunderbird from Gmail? I noticed that my TBird doesn't have a junk mail folder set up in it - could this be the ...
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Migrate Outlook 2013 to thunderbird

I am considering to move away from Windows to Ubuntu. At present trying to migrate my emails from office 2013 to thunderbird with no success. Most importantly is my my personal folder (pst) with all ...