Questions tagged [mail]

This tag is used when the question is about real mail. Such as asking how to get a copy of Ubuntu in the mail. If you have questions regarding email, please use the the email tag.

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How are administrators supposed to read root's mail?

What is the Ubuntu way for system administrators to receive system notifications, which typically take the form of e-mail sent to the root account? Examples of such notifications are the output of ...
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How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet?

I'm wondering how it's possible to remove the little mail indicator applet in the global menu. I've uninstalled all the programs that use it, like Thunderbird, Empathy, and Gwibber, since I don't use ...
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How to have my PHP Send mail?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04, LAMP using tasksel. I find that PHP mail() does not work. I suppose I need to enable it or something? How do I do that?
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How can I configure Postfix to send all email through my Gmail account?

I'm trying to send an email through Google from my localhost. (via PHP5.3) But Google keeps on blocking my requests. I tried to follow the solutions given to a few similar questions, but for some ...
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Connecting Yahoo mail with Evolution

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and want to add my yahoo mail account to Evolution, how can I do that There are many resources available but no step to step accurate guide is there
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How can I configure alpine to read my gmail in Ubuntu?

I would like to use a terminal based mail client for my e-mail activities. I've been suggested to use alpine for it. But how do I configure it in Ubuntu to read my gmail mails?
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Is there a simple mail server I can install?

I have a desktop install of ubuntu, not server. But I am running a localhost LAMP stack for development. Is there a simple mail server I can install so that PHP's sendmail works? Ideally it will ...
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How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?

I've got cron jobs sending mail to my user at /var/mail. I know how to access that at the command line with the mail command. But, while a big command line fan, I do not like reading mail (even system ...
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How to change default FROM address for mail command using sSMTP?

I have installed: sudo apt-get install ssmtp sudo apt-get install mailutils When I use command: echo "something" | mail -s "testing email" email@example.com The generated email have From field set ...
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mail(1) isn't able to open Maildir mailbox

I'm having to set up an email server for a class and have installed exim (using Maildir mailbox format) and sent myself an email. I can't read the email though: I have set the MAIL variable to ~/...
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Changing default domain in mailutils

I have installed mailutils on Ubuntu 12.10 and I have run into a problem where the domain being attached is the fully qualified host and not just the domain. For example, mail user2 [enter] then ...
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How to configure mail (mailutils) to use Maildir schema by default?

When I type mail command, I get a "No mail for USER" answer, but there's indeed mail (it's in /home/USER/Maildir/new) I guess it has something to do with the mailbox being in Maildir format, instead ...
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How to set up a mail server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up a mail server correctly? I wanted to send and receive emails as my-custom-name@my-mail-server-com; How can I setup it up under Ubuntu. I have dyndns setup on ...
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Any way to exclude accounts from mail indicator?

I only want one of my accounts to make the mail indicator go blue when I get a new message, but I don't want it monitoring the second account I also have in Thunderbird. Possible?
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How do I set up postfix to send mail through it?

I have tried different tutorials, but at the end it always gives me errors when I test it using "telnet "myname" 25...I need help. I want a simple tutorial through which I can set up postfix on ubuntu ...
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SMTP server to deliver ALL mail to user@localhost

I'd like to configure an SMTP MTA to accept all mail addressed to any domain and deliver it to my local user account. It would be very useful for debugging mail sent in some code I'm working on. I'll ...
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Linux mail command not working like it used to

I was using the following mail command in my crontab to which worked flawlessly until we re installed our mail server last Friday: echo "Testing 123" | mail -s "ECS PostDate Processed" "layton....
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I need a script file for checking (ping) 3 ip address are working or not

I need to create a script for checking (ping) 3 ip address are working or not. using the crone tab and i do want to know how is it working. I was used a script using a test file, but i need to get the ...
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Why the email I send goes into spam?

I use ubuntu 16.04 on my server and recently I've installed postfix MTA on my server following this tutorial. The problem is the email I send goes into spam, not inbox. Any idea what's wrong and how ...
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how to change directory?

I've downloaded your-freedom in Home /local/Freedom I need steps of how to go there in terminal as to launch the software please! am a beginner in Ubuntu so could you please HELP ?
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Unity Mail handling multiple accounts

I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 2 email accounts (say, Gmail and Mail.ru). It correctly notifies me about new messages, but when I click on an unread message it either redirects me to Gmail ...
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How to create a perl script which checks the system stats(CPU,RAM,HDD) and sends an alert mail? [closed]

The script is for adding to the cron tab. The flow of the shell script should be like this. 1. Checks the CPU state. 2. Checks the RAM usage. 3. Checks the HDD usage. 4.Sends an alert mail to ...