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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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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I am new to setting up a mail server, and everywhere I look I get either outdated or really complex instructions on setting up a mail server.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...