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simple method to install a mail server

I am looking for a simple way to install a mail server on my Ubuntu server. I would like to be able to receive and send emails though a webmail (e.g. roundcube). I have a domain name. The web server ...
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Setup DKIM (DomainKeys) for Ubuntu, Postfix and Mailman

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Postfix and Mailman. I want to set up DKIM. DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, is the successor to Yahoo's "DomainKeys". It incorporates Cisco's Identified Mail. What ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

I have mailserver configure using dovecot+postfix+mysql and it was runnig fine in the server(Ubuntu Server). But during last week it stopped working correctly. It doesn't send email. When I try to ...
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How to send e-mail from Ubuntu server?

What I'm supposed to do is send emails from Ubuntu. The easiest way I have found is using Thunderbird and linking my real e-mail address ([email protected]) to Thunderbird account. I can successfully ...
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Exim PanicLog has Non-Zero Size…?

I'm getting the following error from my Ubuntu server: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog on (my server FQDN) has non-zero size, mail system might be broken. I found a solution on the web here. ...
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How to set up a mail server correctly?

I have read a number guides on setting up a mail server, but none of them seems to work completely. My Requirements: I want to send and receive mails to and from all domains. (i.e., ...
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Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration

Installing Roundcube Web Server, gave date and time error while checking PHP configuration. I am trying to configure the webamil using roundcube. Below is the details. pop / smtp service is working ...
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Problem using Postfix with Sendmail

I've sendmail installed using "apt-get install sendmail" and also postfix installed using Webmin. But Postfix cannot start, and when I checked the /var/log/mail.err *Jul 11 14:09:03 victoria ...
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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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How do I set up a mail server on a Linode VPS?

i have a linode account and trying to setup an email server where i can send and receive email from my registered domain. i typed this into shell: sudo tasksel install mail-server but what is the ...
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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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Setting up a send-only mail server

I'm trying to setup an easy mail server to support my "lost password" function in my website. I'd like to know if Exim is good or not, or is there any better solution? I would also like to know ...
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What is the difference between mail-server^ task and the mail-stack-delivery package?

What is the difference between the mail-server^ task and the mail-stack-delivery package?
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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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How do I install MailScanner on 11.10?

I'm attempting to add/install MailScanner to my ubuntu 11.10 desktop configuration running postfix. I tried installing the latest 12.04 LTS but it had neither MailScanner nor qpopper package, 11.10 ...
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How do I undo a postconf command?

I was trying to setup spam filtering on Ubuntu server with postfix and dovecot already running. I issued the following command sudo postconf -e 'content_filter = smtp-amavis:[127.0.0.1]:10024' Now ...
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Why can't I restart my maia service?

I have built a mail filtering server on Ubuntu 12.04 Server using Postfix, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and Maia Mailguard by following this guide: http://www200.pair.com/mecham/spam/ubuntu1204-maia.html ...
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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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My Postfix server became a spam server. How can I fix this?

I gotten a VPS recently and I wanted to host my own websites and with that, the ability to send and receive mail. I set up my mail server according to this guide: ...
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Dovecot does not receive emails - Connection refused

I try install Mail server on Ubuntu, I've installed dovecot server. telnet localhost 110 - correct telnet mail.domain.cz 110 - correct When I send email: echo "Testicek" | mail -s "Dovecot test" ...
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How can I set up postfix without the need of a relayhost?

In /etc/postfix/main.cf I have [relayhost = smtp.someisp.no] and everything works fine. I have to use this relayhost since my ISP has closed port 25. My ISP tells me that if I dont want to use their ...
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Getting notified of failed cron jobs

I'm concerned that cron jobs can fail silently for an indefinite period of time on vanilla Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.1 (Precise), and no one will notice. I would like to get a notification whenever a ...
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cannot receive email on ubuntu email server

I setup the email server. I am able to send out mail but when I try to receive mail by sending an email to myself from another email, it doesn't work. The other email I receive a mailer-daemon and ...
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Identify mailserver running on remote box?

Hey guys I'm going through a hosting company that set up a mailserver and I am trying to identify the mailserver (Postfix, Sendmail, Exim?) so I can set up a Monit rule around it, but haven't had ...
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Setting up a mail server to send mail from IP

I have a fixed LAN IP, but no domain name. I'd like to be able to send emails within the LAN, and receive mails sent to my IP (user needs to send an email to [email protected]). I've tried the ...
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Mail Server not working?

I am trying to setup mail server since a long time but as I am new to Linux I have unsuccessfully configured it to the best as I could but now I need assistance. I have installed it using the links ...
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Creating a mail server on Amazon EC2?

Does anyone know the latest AMI that has the preconfigured Postfix mail server on it, for use with a "micro" instance of Amazon EC2? I'm having trouble searching for a AMI instance using ElasticFox ...
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sendmail and local mail server?

For testing emails I don't want to actually send an email out (and can't anyway as ISP blocks port 25). I have installed Sendmail, and what I want to do is install a mail server on the same pc that ...
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Is it safe to remove files in .Sent/cur directory of dovecot?

For unknown reasons the .Sent/cur folder of one of the users had grown up to 500 MB. Is it safe if I remove all the files of this directory? And why it had grown up so dramatically? Note, that this ...
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Having a problem to send message to gmail from our mail server

We use Ubuntu Server and in a days I have installed and configured Postfix+Dovecot+MySQL as it is explained here. From that tutorial I escaped creating certificates and antispam application. Right now ...
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Web Mail client setup for postfix server

I have an Ubuntu server with postfix installed. How can I set up a simple webmail package, so I can send email from a web interface to and from the local accounts and gmail?
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Why do I get an error when I try to postmap sasl password file with postfix?

I installed postfix freshly as satellite system. I need to authenticate on my mail providers smpt. There postfix needs to build a sasl database from my sasl-passwd file. But it fails to do just that. ...
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How do I use postfix to send outgoing email?

I am trying to set up postfix as an outgoing mail server for my domain. Mainly I need postfix to run as a server to simply send outgoing mail for some CMS software on the site (e.g.: user ...
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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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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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network simulators to simulate a Mail server in Ubuntu 12.04

Im looking for a simulator that can simulate a mail server in ubuntu? I would like to see the working of a mail server
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bypass all email accounts through postfix server

I have a third party email service. I want to bypass all user emails to my linux mail server and need to keep backup of all sent and recieved emails.
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setting a username and password on SMTP

I just setup a mail sending using exim. I tested and it works. However, it seems that even if I don't put username and password of SMTP server on PHPMailer field the sending of mail works. How can I ...
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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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Cron not sending email notifications

I'm finishing biulding our new server, based on 12.04 32-bit desktop version. I've set up a few cron tasks, that are running as they're supposed. only, I've added the MAILTO = ...
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How do I install cyrus-sasl on 10.04 Server?

This indicates that there is a cyrus-sasl2 package, but it doesn't appear to be available in the repositories? I need to install Cyrus SASL for use with postfix, not the Cyrus IMAP server. How do I ...
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How to test out the SMTP Server?

I am testing my SMTP Server through wormly.com When I do the test, I end up with > SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 250 2.1.0 Ok RCPT TO: [email protected] > SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 554 5.7.1 : ...
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Root file system full

my server root partition is full and I cannot seem to figure out what is taking up all space, my log files are at the very smallest. Any help on how to find what is eating up my space all of a sudden? ...
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How to install Zarafa on Ubuntu 11.10?

Does anybody know a got tutorial explaining how to install Zarafa on Ubuntu 11.10? Or does anybody know a good alternative? I would really like to have a easy administrable System providing all my ...
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Dovecot not respecting conf.d settings

I am trying to setup Dovecot according to a guide. I am trying to disable POP3 and change the certificate locations, however changing 01-mail-stack-delivery.conf does not seem to make a difference. ...
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Can't set up IMAP on a working email server

I've been trying to set up my local mail server using this tutorial on my domain Mydomain.me. I got to the point where I can successfully receive mail send to my address but I can't set up an IMAP ...
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webapp : email program on linux for yahoo small biz email

I have a linux home server where I am developing some webapps, mainly written in java. I would like these apps to be able to send email thru my isp using my yahoo email accounts. (I have a paid small ...
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Cannot receive e-mail when not logged in on ubuntu server

recently I tried to set up an e-mail and web server with ubuntu server (postfix-dovecot and Apache2). When I'm logged in to my user account I can send and receive e-mails either internally and from ...
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DNS problem: How can I receive mail through google mail?

Recently I wanted to host my own domain on my ubuntu server. I have configured bind with the following configuration file: $ORIGIN tesa.com.ro. $TTL 1800 @ IN SOA ns1.tesa.com.ro. ...