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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 ...
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Configure 'mail' command to send external email when servers domain name is used

I have postfix and mail installed on my server. The following command works fine $mail aj@xyz.com But if I use this command $mail aj@mydomain.com The system thinks I am trying to send a ...
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How can I disable the SPAM notification from a known contact in Thunderbird?

I am running Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 12.10. How can I un-mark the SPAM notification from known contacts?
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Change Unity's indicator messages envelope color from blue

How can I change the "You've got mail" messaging indicator envelope color? Is there a setting similar to as in allowing any indicators?
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Why did I stop getting Thunderbird email notifications?

I'm not getting notifications anymore, when a new email in Thunderbird arrives. How can I fix this and continue getting notifications? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with the Xfce desktop environment.
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how to integrate outlook 2003 pst file to thunderbird

I backed up all emails in Outlook 2003 that resulted in a pst file. Wiped out computer and installed Ubuntu 12.04. Opened Thunderbird and after clicking on Tools and Import... nothing shows up in ...
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How do I have ubuntu download email then forward that to my mobile devices and other computers?

I use a vary secure email service that has a really small quota (under 100 megs), I'd like to have my main ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system to download the mail, delete it off the server, notify my mobile ...
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Unity Mail handling hotmail accounts

I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 1 hotmail email accounts. It don't correctly notifies me about new messages. Is there a possibility of configuring Unity Mail so it can handle hotmail ...
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how to set-up (very) simple sendmail

I've been trying to get command line sendmail to work, but no success. I need this to output my anacron error somewhere. I've installed the sendmail package. Configured /etc/aliases with: root: ...
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Need to setup email notification when system starts and shutdown

I would like to have the system send me a email notification everrytime the system starts or shuts down. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.10 I found this tutorial but I couldn't make it to work.
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How can I set the date/time of a mail in Thunderbird

How can I change the Date/Time Thunderbird inserts in the Mails Date Header? I want to insert a Date which is in the past, so I do not(!) need a "send later" functionallity. I'm searching for an ...
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Preferred mailer in Ubuntu

I am looking for a mail option on my Ubuntu server that I can code into my shell script to trigger a script completion by email. What is the best way to complete this task code wise and mailer wise? ...
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Not receiving emails from blocked e-commerce sites [closed]

Ubuntu blocks two of my e-mail sites that have to do with building a computer. I guess that means I'll be stuck with Secure Boot or another distro. These are not porn sites they are newegg.com and ...
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Mail server configuration for a home user?

Okay I'm totally lost with mail server configurations. I use getmail and mbsync to receive email and mutt's built-in SMTP support to send email; I use the same procedure for both Gmail (I rarely use ...
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msmtp not working?

I was trying to send mail from bash, but it doesn't work and I can't find the reason... So my .msmtprc file is account default host smtp.gmail.com port 587 from account@gmail.com tls on tls_starttls ...
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Does email client leave messages on GMail server by default?

If I use POP3 and let email client autoconfig everything are copies of my messages left untouched on server? Where is the setting to change that?
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Successful back-port of evolution 3.6.2 into 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Evolution 3.6.2 from 13.04 into 12.10? Any successful back port of evolution 3.6.2 into 12.10 ? I tried the steps and suggestions in How to install ...
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Thunderbirds can't send via Gmail

Everytime I'm trying to send message this error occured: Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server smtp.googlemail.com timed out. Try again ...
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Postfix working with home network but not with USB 3G dongle

Does postfix with php's mail command get configured during installation based on the network connection? I am asking this because I installed it when I was connected to my home network. and I can ...
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How to disable Postfix SPF from rejecting mail?

I am having an issue with Postfix and SPF that I can't seem to figure out. I have installed SPF for Postfix using the guide on this link (postfix-policyd-spf-perl). However, I don't want Postfix or ...
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Hotmail inbox deleted after setting up evolution

I recently set up my hotmail account on evolution. I have been using thunderbird but just to see how is evolution I did so. But now when I log in to http://hotmail.com, all my emails in my inbox have ...
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Ubuntu mailing services with Magento [closed]

I'm having some issues with sending emails out from Magento. I'm very new to Ubuntu and had been playing with it for the past 2 days. Is there anything I need to do to allow my mail to be sent out? I ...
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sendmail doesn't send email to specific domain email address

We have ubuntu 12.04 server and installed sendmail to send mails from this server. Problem: There is some strange issue on mail server. Somehow, server not able to send email to xxx@ayolla.com ...
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How to send an email when laptop battery is low?

Is it possible to send an email to myself when the laptop is on low battery power? I'm always online with my Android phone, but not always in front of the laptop, and sometimes I'm missing the ...
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msmtp hangs instead of delivering the message

I'm trying to configure msmtp (on Ubuntu 12.04). When I'm trying to send an email, it "hangs" (well, ctrl-c aborts it, so it's not really a hang, but it seems not to do anything anyway). Here's my ...
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how to config postfix when send email need login?

how to config postfix when send email need login? I have config postfix server to send email to my customers. I found postfix can send mail without login. I doubt it might be used for other ones send ...
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Geary Mail keeps crashing in ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

Every time I open geary it stays open for a few seconds and then crashes. How can I fix this?
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Migrating to full Ubuntu after dual installation on WinXP

I previously ran 12.04 alongside WinXP to see how it performed on my mom's older laptop. i also migrated her email to Thunderbird. If I now convert from dual WinXP/Ubuntu to only run Ubuntu will ...
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install dbmail or other e-mail database

I'm starting to use ruby to parse and store e-mails, but don't want to reinvent the wheel. I have a subset of e-mails, all in one account stored locally, which I would like to keep in a database. ...
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How can I make Seamonkey the default Web and E-Mail client in Precise?

I've installed Seamonkey 2.14.1 via Ubuntuzilla, but I can't seem to figure out how to make it the default Mail and Web clients. If I click on a web link in the Seamonkey News or Mail reader it ...
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Evolution calender not opening

I installed evolution calendar from the software center. But the icon is not showing up in the apps menu in the dash. I've tried restarting after installing but its not coming. Software centre : ...
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How to delete an attachment in an email in Evolution?

I would like to delete attachments from the email in the email client Evolution (at the moment 3.2.3, Ubuntu 12.04), so my the size of the IMAP-folders will not be bloated and can be reduced.
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How do I make Thunderbird 17.0 stop notifying me with junk mail?

I use a few email accounts with one dedicated to junk and spam. Thunderbird is auto tagging them as spam/junk, but still displays them as unread mail. It's not wrong, but it makes the pop up and ...
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X-notifier doesn't work in Chromium Browser

It just keeps checking in vain. Also cannot import or export data, but get this error I use the latest versions of both in Lubuntu 12.04. In Google Chrome it works. What could it be the ...
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Thunderbird mail-Outlook 11.10

I want to use Thunderbird mail, but can I use my outlook e-mail? It's not that urgent, but I want to use it.
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I can send email but, I can't receive mail

I can send email, but I can't receive email. No error messages. Just nothing in the "In box". Can anybody helpme fix this problem?
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Gmail-like replacement for Thunderbird

I am looking for an e-mail client for Ubuntu 10.04-12.04 which would look like Gmail and would replace my current Thunderbird configuration. I have no problems with the efficiency or reliability of ...
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How do I fake an MX record for a domain?

I'm testing two mail servers that live on two (virtual) machines with made up domain names for emails. When one of the servers needs to send an email to the other one, it seemingly performs a DNS ...
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What decent email client would you recommend (at least better than Thunderbird)? [closed]

I've used Thunderbird for years. I keep a huge number of emails. I move them to folders to organize or archive them, but I don't delete anything so I have hundreds of thousands of messages. I like ...
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MailServer that doesn't store any data outside database?

Question: Is there any OpenSource (MIT/BSD/LGPL license) mail server that doesn't store any of its data (except database connection string/sql query scripts) outside a database ? I looked at ...
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Need to send a simple .txt file to a couple email addresses

ive been trying to get this to work all night. mutt doesnt seem to work and I cant install mail or mailx packages because apt-get gives me errors about them not having installation candidate. What I ...
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What should be the path for storing Maildir e-mails?

Am I storing e-mails to the correct path? Working from the dovecot-postfix package I'm able to deliver e-mails to myself as so: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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“Sender address rejected” error in Evolution

I get this error when trying to send emails. It receives emails just fine, the reported error was: RCPT TO "RECEIVER" failed: "SENDER": Sender address rejected: not logged in". Where "RECEIVER" is ...
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Lost all email and accounts in thunderbird

Open up Thunderbird at system startup and found the wizard to create email? There are not any of the accounts I had, no mail whatsoever This happens to me very frequently, and thus I consider it one ...
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Thunderbird suddenly became my default email client

When I had Ubuntu 11.10 I had the Google email client and was happy with it. Now, with 12.04, I have suddenly found that Thunderbird has become default and I don't like it. Why did it suddenly get ...
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Several problems using Hotmail in Firefox using 12.04

After some initial problems we gained access to my Hotmail account. When we clicked on a download file link, for an attachment nothing happens. File print doesn't work either. Saw some older possible ...
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Evolution email forgets all settings after reboot

My Evolution email client keeps forgetting all settings after a reboot or even a logout/login. I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new laptop. To move my Evolution settings and email over to ...
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Can't access my old email in Thunderbird after upgrading to 12.10

I was using Thunderbird on 12.04 and upgraded to 12.10 with the option that keeps my current data 3 days ago. When I entered Thunderbird, it asked for account data, but all of the email from the ...
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Evolution, the background of messages is always grey

With Evolution 3.6 on Ubuntu 12.10 all the email messages have grey backgrounds in the default theme (and every other one that I have tried). When using grey or black text, which is standard in most ...
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Gm-notify back on messaging icon on ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Messaging Menu missing after upgrade to 12.10 I use gm-notify to receive notifications of when i receive an email. How do i get the messaging icon back on the panel to ...