Questions tagged [mail]

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Easiest way to setup a SMTP server to receive mail?

I want to setup a SMTP server to receive all mails. I have only found mail sending software so far (like postfix). But I want to have software to make the server being able to receive mails. Bonus ...
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How can I set up cron so it stores its output locally for me to read with mail?

I have a cronjob setup on my machine. Sometimes, this job misbehaves. I'd like to read its output locally with the mail unix program. If I attempt to run mail, command-not-found suggests I install ...
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Ubuntu 16 No “Mail” program installed

Consistently when I have looked at Ubuntu installations, upon login, I have seen a notification like "You have new mail" I am interested in how this works, how to both send and receive mail. The ...
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How to list contents of Amavis quarantine

I have amavis and spamassassin configured on my ubuntu wily mail server, it is happily putting spam into quarantine. Whilst I have been able to find out how to release emails from quarantine, (...
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mail utility wont send to my cellphone?

Im writing a script, and I want it to alert me via text message. I can send my self texts via things like gmail using: "number@vtext.com", and I can send emails to gmail using the mail command, but ...
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postfix relay SMTP oulook.com

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.5, and I'm trying to config the postfix relay an external SMTP with [smtp-mail.outlook.com]:587. I tried to search online and did some changes, but it still not working. Here ...
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How to setup a mail server on Ubuntu to send and receive mail?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to setup my VPS server to send and receive emails without using 3rd party services (e.g. gmail, hotmail...). I have a website hosted on my VPS that is ...
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Postfix Outgoing Email Authentication

I have a VPS that I'm using as a webserver and an email server. I have an issue with postfix. It's not asking for a password on outgoing email from an unauthorized domain. This is a telnet call from ...
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SMTP Relay Server with client authentication

i have a postfix STMP Relay Server using mandrillapp as my relay host, and for now my client (which use my SMTP Relay Server for sending mail) just sending email without authentication (just ...
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Postfix would not auto-create the Maildir for incoming mails

I am trying to setup a mail server. I went over tons of tutorials on how to do this with Postfix + dovecot + MySQL, but none was error-proof and I always got stuck at some point with an error. So I ...
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How to use Mutt as the mail transport agent used by crontab?

I am using Mutt to send emails from my server. Using the MAILTO variable to send the result of running crontab tasks is not working as it seems that it expects to find /usr/bin/mail. This is the ...
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how to sent mail from my Ubuntu server

I am a beginner in mail server. I want to set up my own mail server so that I can send mail from my server to anyone. I have also installed postfix. How do I set this up? What do I need? How do I ...
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Corrupt PostFix Installv

I accidently removed some files that postfix needs and now it will not install or uninstall have tried: sudo apt-get purge postfix sudo apt-get remove postfix sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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How do I set up a reverse dns on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

As far as I can remember when setting up my VPS and mail server on it, I had configured the mail server correctly. However, a few of my clients get SMTP errors, host mx1.zonnet.nl[62.58.50.9] said:...
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Please install an MTA on this system if you want to use sendmail!

I get this message in /var/log/apache2/error.log everytime a cronjob on my desktop wgets a php page that tries to send an email. How can I install a dummy so this message is gone? I already have ...
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Mail attachment in eml sent from Thunderbird not opening in MS Outlook

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Thunderbird Mail client 13.0.1 , but when I am sending some mail attachment in .eml format, its not opening in MS Outlook in Windows? Though through Ubuntu 11.04 it is ...
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basic outgoing mail function

I've looked for tutorials and guides about this topic but seems really complicated to make it work. I'm working with php, I would like to send mails in some scenarios such as password recovery and ...
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Mail transmits when script run manually but fails as a cron job

I have a script space_monitor.sh which when ran, will check the used and available disk space in a machine and if the space left is less than a threshold, it will send mail to some mail ids. The ...
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fully track of a mail in evolution. Thread of a mail

How can I see the thread of in a evolution conversation so that it includes my answers to the conversation? Evolution's way of showing threads is only from incoming emails. That is, how can I fully ...
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Restoring /etc/mail to defaults

I ran into issues configuring Sendmail and messed up the /etc/mail folder's files, so I deleted /etc/mail entirely. How can I now start fresh in my journey of attempting to configure Sendmail by ...
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send email via curl error “curl: (35) error:1408F10B:SSL routines:ssl3_get_record:wrong version number”

I have an Ubuntu Server v18.10. I am only allowed to install openssh, openvpn, & curl. I have scripts that need to send emails. I have a windows background & I am beginner\intermediate for ...
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Authorization error when using PHP mail function

I just noticed emails sent using a contact form in wordpress wasn't delivering and then I checked the mail log and found the following error: Authorization failed (535 Authentication failed: Bad ...
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MULTIPLE DOMAIN ON A MAIL SERVER AND WEBMAIL

I have a mail server on ubuntu 16.04 with postfix and dovecot and in the same server run roundcube webmail. I access a roundcube webmail with https://webmail.domain1.com (ssl). I need multiple ...
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Re-Sending an email from the command line

i want to reproduce a mail related problem regarding a mail that is sent from a system i have no control over. For this purpose i want to mimic this problematic email. I have the exact mail as it was ...
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Can you use Imapsync to sync shared mailboxes from office 365

I use Imapsync for some time now to sync mail accounts from one to the other server. Now I have several shared mailboxes in office 365 that I have to transfer. Can this also be done via imapsync and ...
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How to allow other machines in my network to use postfix email on my machine? (CCDC)

I'm a bit new to networking and am practicing with a team to compete in a CCDC competition. One of my responsibilities is to handle the email server. I've been given an Ubuntu box in the network and ...
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send email with php mail works sometimes ubuntu 17.04 and php 7 + postfix

I have a issue sending email with postfix + php7. I press button to send email and I get it, but sometimes mail is not arrived, clicking in the same button. After a while or few minutes I'm tried to ...
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Dovecot not starting

I've been trying to tackle this for a while now and I'm completely stumped. I believe I have all of my settings correct, however, when I try to run /etc/init.d/dovecot start command I get this message:...
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IMAP: Error: Permission deny missing +w perm?

I'm trying to create a local mail server with postfix, apache2, dovecot and squirrelmail. but i'm got this error when I login squirrelmail in browser. Please help me.
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How to use gdb mailing list?

I would like to send an email to gdb mailing list but I cant find on which mail, I have actualy subscribed to mailing list here but it does not provide info how to send an email to that list any ...
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Unable to use mailx without sudo

I have recently "inherited" a number of cronjobs and other things from a former colleague. The scripts that are called regularly are supposed to send e-mails with error messages if something goes ...
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How to white list postfix smtp senders

My mail server (postfix, ubuntu, courier) got compromised by spammers that sent plenty of dummy mails to many recipients, The spammers used two different ways: using real domain on my server but ...
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Postfix TLS connection timeout

If this is the wrong forum for this question, please let me know I have a home Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP server thats been working correctly for a few months now, but sometime in the past two weeks its ...
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MAIL in terminal - how to enter

I have Mail client installed on my Ubuntu server. I know how to send email from terminal and I know how to read email, if I get it. But - how can I enter in Mail client if I don't have any new mail. ...
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Mail not sending to destination

#!/bin/bash SUBJECT="WARNING CPU USAGE HIGH" TO=darshankkdarshu@gmail.com MESSAGE=/tmp/messages echo "#######################" > $MESSAGE echo "CPU statistics as follows.." >> $MESSAGE ...
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Iam unable to send mail from mutt it always gives an error

So hi I followed this guide. But whenever I try to send mail it gives an error message like this :: Output of the delivery process (all) msmtp: authentication failed (method PLAIN) msmtp: server ...
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Mail Gateway / Antispam for Linux Ubuntu Server

I have recently install a mail server without AV/AS built-in. Whats your offer to install with Ubuntu server. please note that its Server version and "I haven't graphical environment". can it be ...
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GnomeGmail for Google Inbox (attachments)?

GnomeGmail did a nice job as default mail client sending attachments, e.g. from LibreWriter, but since I moved to Google Inbox, the Gnome Gmail only opens it, without attaching anything or opening the ...
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I have 5 hosts which i need to ping if any one down i should be alerted through an email it is possible..?

I have 5 hosts which i need to ping if any one down i should be alerted through an email it is possible..? and it will be checked with every 20 minutes. can anyone help me.. Thanks in advance... i ...
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How can I migrate Mbox emails to new version of Evolution?

How can I convert my old Mbox emails so that I can read them in the new version of Evolution? I am using Evolution 3.10.4 under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I cannot read my previous Evolution emails, ...
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Configure Postfix to use port 201

I am not a guru of linux and advanced configuration and this might be a silly question but how am I going to configure postfix (smtp) to use port 201 in same time with 25, on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. ...
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Postfix Email Rejected

Postfix rejects all incoming emails. I have Virtualmin as installed as a frontend for managing and I'm hosting multiple domains on that machine - emails for all domains are rejected. I'm running ...
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Port is open but service is stopped

I have interesting statstistics on open ports on ubuntu. I scan my server from outside with nmap And I see that 110/tcp open pop3 And many other ports are also open But on the server itself ...
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Domain name is syntactically invalid

I trying to send e-mail via exim . when i try to send mail to mail.ru i got an error . What should i do? host domain on my machine? and why it is syntactically invalid. How should i reconfigure my ...
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Can't create subfolder of INBOX squirrelmail

That is my problem, that I can't createsubfolder of INBOX in squirrelmail (1.4.23). Here is the picture. I can't choose INBOX from the rolling down menu. I want to create there a subfolder like ...
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APACHE 2 DNS: DNS for mail server

I am trying to configure my own mail server. My domain name is: exemple.net I've created a sub-domaine (a virtual host an apache2): mail.exemple.net my hostname is: server01 (the name of the server ...
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When I login, I see “You have mail.”, but /var/mail/<username> is empty

I have a Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed on VPS. I have noticed that when I login I see greeting saying "You have mail", but cat /var/mail/myusername returns empty string, i.e. the file is empty. I ...
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Configuring sendmail for several domain names

So here's the problem: I have a webserver that's currently serving quite a number of different domain names as virtual hosts for apache. Lets say the default domain is defaultdomain.com When I use ...
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No login possible with postfix/dovecot and mysql under IMAP

I did the following installation of my own mailserver with dovecot/postfix and MySQL: https://thomas-leister.de/internet/mailserver-ubuntu-server-dovecot-postfix-mysql/ If you see the section of ...
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Setup mail server in Ubuntu Server 13.10

For the past week I have been trying to setup a mail system capeable of understanding IMAP/s and SMTP, but after digging though like hundreds of pages, I feel like writing letters again instead of ...