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Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash?

When I open the dash in 11.04, I get two rows of icons. The first row contains 'lenses' that take me to lists of applicaitons/files; the second row opens specific applications - Browse the Web, View ...
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How to send mail from the command line?

How to send mail from the command line?
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How do I set up an email server?

My VPS is running Ubuntu, and I'd like to be able to receive email to my domain. How do I easily set up a mail server to do this?
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Exchange with Evolution or any other mail client

I see other questions about this, no answers and no one with a completely similar question. I work for a place with an Exchange 2007 server. There is an http://owa.ourserver.com that is accessible ...
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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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Can I make links to email addresses open Gmail instead of Evolution?

When I click on a link to an email address in Firefox or Google Chrome a "Welcome to Evolution" screen appears. Can I make Gmail open instead, or at the very least disable Evolution from running?
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Email-client such as Evolution with Sent-emails -folder?

I zwitched on Desktop from Mutt to Evolution to some extent. Now I cannot find my sent emails so where are the sent -emails when they are sent with Evolution -email-program?
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How can I setup a Mail Transfer Agent?

I intend to use mutt to send automated emails via cron or at with attachments to my gmail address when particular events happen on my Ubuntu server. Currently, mutt cannot send email to external ...
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Sync Google Calendar Tasks with Evolution

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and prefer Evolution to Thunderbird as my mail manager and organiser. I run a gmail account and use the calendar a lot to organise future meetings,appointments and tasks.I ...
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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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Send an email from the localserver using PHP

I am trying to send an email to my thunderbird or google acount using PHP from a local server in Ubuntu. I have used the mail() function in PHP. I have done some research and apparently you can not ...
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How to get an email notification when a USB storage device is inserted?

We are running more than 600 Ubuntu systems in our company. It is a data centre so we have certain policies. We have disabled the usage of storage devices in all the Ubuntu systems. However we would ...
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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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How to configure Thunderbird to notify new mails only in certain folders?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and recently started using Thunderbird. I have GMail account and have configured a lot of Labels in it, all of which appear as folders in Thunderbird. Most of these are just ...
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Remote administration of a server?

I'm going to install a ubuntu server to provide email, ftp and maybe webserver services too. I dont want to install a gui for the server, but I'd like to administrate it remotely. I was thinking in ...
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Mail client independent address and calendar program?

Dose Ubuntu have any plans in future to integrate a mail client independent address and calendar program?
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Easy way to forward all email

Is there an easy way to install a MTA on Ubuntu and forward all email to a different remote email box? Only want to forward local email and looking for something dead simple. Thank you! ...
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Zimbra desktop as default email and calendar application [closed]

I am reading and looking after this for some time without an answer. I would like to define Zimbra Desktop as my default e-mail and calendar and contact application in ubuntu 11.10, how can i do it? ...
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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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MeMenu not indicating new mail

The MeMenu used to change color when new e-mails arrived. With 11.10 and now 12.04, this is no longer the case. As I understand, this is due to the default use of Thunderbird instead of Evolution. Is ...
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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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Is it possible to obtain an e-mail address like myname.surname@ubuntu.com

Being an Ubuntu user for about 3 years, is it possible to obtain an e-mail address like myname.surname@ubuntu.com ?
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How to change my the From: address in mutt?

When I use mutt under Ubuntu like below, my email address is shown as maemo@maemo-TomXue. I want to change it but didn't find how to do, who could help me? Thanks! y:Send q:Abort t:To c:CC s:Subj ...
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What E-mail clients are available?

What the best E-mail clients are available and integrate well with Ubuntu. Including the features: Support of notifcations for messages/News(RSS). Integrate well with the events in the time/date ...
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Evolution cannot send mail from Yahoo or Hotmail

I recently installed Ubuntu and set up Evolution E-Mail. Although I can receive incoming email perfectly, I can't send any messages. These just go to the Evolution Outbox and stay there. I am using ...
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Send file as attachment not contents of file

I'm trying to send a csv file as an attachment through the command line in Ubuntu. Currently, when running what seems to be the right command an e-mail is sent however, the contents of the CSV file ...
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How can I get notifications of new emails?

I was wondering, is there any way to get an on-screen notification when a new email is received, like in Google talk. For example, like 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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nslookup query not working in Ubuntu

I am trying to use the code nslookup -q=mx gmail.com to find the mail server of gmail.com, but its not working on my Ubuntu. I have tried it in windows and it works fine. I can't find out what the ...
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Moving old laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 14.04

Want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on my mom's Celeron laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, which is too slow. Main thing she uses is Thunderbird for email. I will install Thunderbird on Lubuntu again as her ...
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Access Prompt keeps asking for GMail password

A pop up keeping appearing in Ubuntu (running 12.10), asking for the password to my gmail account. The icon has a silver shield, and it is labeled Access Prompt. The actual window has an image of ...
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Thunderbird or Evolution? [closed]

Before I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (I formatted my harddisk and installed it), I used thunderbird. Now I wanted to test out evolution. I think it's pretty good, because there are integrated ...
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How do I configure exim4 to send mail through a password protected ssl smtp mail server?

I'd like my cronjobs to be able to send mail from my home computer. My servers configure exim4 like this: dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet' dc_other_hostnames='' dc_local_interfaces='127.0.0.1' ...
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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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Can I get a combined inbox in Thunderbird?

I've setup Thunderbird (default in 12.04) with five mail accounts. Unfortunatly, every mail address is shown only with its own inbox, sent... How can I get a combined inbox for all addresses? I've ...
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How to stop email report from Cron <root@machine> (hourly)

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04, I've configured "ssmtp" with my gmail account and now I'm getting every hour an email with a report, this is an example: From: root <my@gmail.com> Date: 2012/8/13 ...
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How to send an email using command line?

Here's what I have: cat UserReport.txt | mail -s "TestSubject" "nospam@gmail.com" It's a small file, much smaller than a picture so it should send almost instantly. Though I receive nothing. I ...
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How can I download attachments from emails through terminal using getmail?

I know I can download emails using a client, but is there a way to download emails straight from the terminal? I'm trying to fetch some emails from my gmail to later do some analysis on certain ...
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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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Changing email application in Preferred Applications to GMail?

I'm trying to change the Preferred Application for email. I have installed the package desktop-webmail, but there is no new option under System - Preferences - Preferred Application as you would ...
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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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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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Email notification icon for panel

The standard Indicator Applet 0.4.6 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't achieve what I am looking for. Can someone recommend an alternative applet to notify when new emails arrive. It should ...
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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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How do I make Evolution check and notify new emails, without keeping main UI open? [closed]

How do I make Evolution keep checking my emails and notifying in the indicator applet without keeping the main UI open?
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Mutt not working due to “gnutls_handshake: A TLS packet with unexpected length was received.” error

I am expecting lots of problem trying to make mutt work in Ubuntu 12.04. Here is my .muttrc : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1273585/ Here is the bug I am getting when i tried to connect. gnutls_handshake: ...
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How to obtain a S/MIME certificate for e-mail encryption?

There are parties, e.g. enterprises, that uses S/MIME certificates for e-mail encryption. To my understanding Thunderbird has support by default for S/MIME. But I have not found a way to obtain a ...
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How do I get Evolution to apply filters automatically?

I am using an IMAP email account. I created a filter in Evolution to move email from a specific high-volume source into a particular folder, to keep the Inbox uncluttered. I noticed that incoming ...
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How can I do a backup of my Thunderbird inbox

Ubuntu 14.04 is seriously misbehaving, and I only have access to the terminal. I propose to do a full reinstall, but want to backup the Thunderbird inbox for reinserting if it is otherwise lost in the ...
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Can I “speak IMAP” and review my actual mail quota?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a frustrating inbox quota issue. Thunderbird says my inbox is 80% full. My ISP says it isn't. We made some tweaks and I should have 2G available (it had been "unlimited"). ...