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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I email an attachment from the command line

Is it possible to email attachments from the command line? If possible, I'd like something as simple as: mail -a myfile.txt -t me@example.com -s "Here's my file"
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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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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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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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Which email client works best with GMail IMAP?

I use GMail (and I use labels intensively) and because of having to use a very slow Internet connection now I've came to the idea that I should try using a desktop email client. What application ...
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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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How to make Gmail open when clicking mailto: links in the same browser it is clicked?

I just installed 12.04 and when clicking mailto: links Thunderbird opens. I want Gmail to open in the browser that the mailto: link is clicked. So if I am in Firefox and click a mailto: link a new FF ...
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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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How to open eml files?

I've got a mail with eml file attached. I'm using Thunderbird but it doesn't open it. Could anybody suggest program to open eml files? Update: I don't want to import my mailbox I want only read the ...
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View threads/conversations in Evolution just like Gmail can

I want to view threaded email conversations in Evolution. Is there a menu option for this? By threaded conversations I mean something like what Google's GMail does.
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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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How do I change my @ubuntu.com email alias?

I have an ubuntu.com email address which was aliased to an email account I no longer use (or own). I'd like to point to to my gmail account now. Who maintains these aliases or is there a way for me ...
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Can I make mailto: links open up in gmail instead of evolution?

mailto: links fire up annoying "Evolution Setup Assistant". I want it to open a compose window in gmail in my web browser. There are existing questions about this here, but the answers are outdated ...
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Will Thunderbird 5 appear in the official 11.04 repositories?

Now that Mozilla have adopted the same rapid release cycle for Thunderbird as they have for Firefox, will Thunderbird 5 appear in the official repositories like Firefox 5 did?
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How to configure mail server to report a hostname distinct from server name [closed]

I have a VPS set up with Ubuntu 10.04 running exim4 as the MTA. The machine name itself is something easily recognizable to us (in this case, 'Fermat'), but the machine itself is responsible for ...
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Which mailx package should I install for Nagios?

I'm following the Nagios Ubuntu quickstart instructions. I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and installing Nagios 3.2.3. At the bottom of the docs it says I need to install the mailx and postfix packages. ...
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Which Gmail notification app will work with 14.04?

I tried using the Gmail webapp and unity mail, but neither of them light up the notification indicator (the envelope does not turn blue). Unity mail doesn't even show up in the messaging menu. What ...
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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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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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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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Why is Evolution the default mail/calendar package?

Why is Evolution the default mail/calendar package that comes with Ubuntu? Why not Thunderbird + Lightning? Are there any features in Evolution that are not available in Thunderbird + Lightning? ...
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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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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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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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Sending mail without domain name

We have a server, we are using this for backups and other cronjobs. I would like to send mail to the users when one of their cronjobs or backups has ended. Is it possible this if I don't have a domain ...
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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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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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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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What is the best email client for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007?

I just tried to set up evolution with the MAPI plugin to connect to my Exchange Server 2007, as is described in this link -> ...
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How to make crontab email me with output?

How can I make crontab email me with the output of its jobs? I have MAILTO=redacted@yahoo.com.au above the jobs, but it doesn't work. I know I need to use something like Postfix or Sendmail but for ...
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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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By default, what system messages get mailed to root?

I recently installed ssmtp on my server to enable e-mail notifications for a redmine install. While I was verifying everything was setup correctly I got an e-mail notification about a failed cron ...
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How to setup postfix for multiple domains

I have multiple domains and I want to install postfix to send emails only. How can I set it up on my vps?
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SETUP for sending Mail via postfix to GMAIL

My knowledge of mail delivery systems is near ZERO I have stand alone PC running UBUNTU 12.04 (no other OP systems) I am developing a web system with PHP and want to send an email to users that have ...
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How to download only recent mails in Thunderbird?

I have an account at Hotmail and I have lots of mails there. (more than 10000) I don't want Thunderbird to download them all, also because I have really slow connection. Is there a way to make ...
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Where is Gmail Archive option in Evolution?

How can I easily archive my gmail account emails in Evolution? I would like a solution easily as gmail archive. After lot of googling the only solution that I found is manually sending to the All ...
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How to change Helo Address?

Right now my Helo Address = localhost (helo=localhost). Is it better to set this to my server's domain name? If so, how do I change it? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Postfix. Thanks.
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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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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"). ...
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Fetch mail from MSN/Windows Live! in Evolution

I'm trying to sync a Hotmail/Windows Live/MSN email account to Evolution - however I'm unable to do so with both POP and IMAP. If I understand correctly this is because Microsoft blocks all email ...
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Email on failed login attempt?

I was wondering if it is possible to set it up in such a way that on a failed login Ubuntu will send me an email? And of course if the computer is not connected to the internet when the attempt ...
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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, ...