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 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 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 do I delete everything in /var/mail/username from the command line?

As a result of a long-running cron job, I have over 1,000 messages in my user's mailbox. What's the easiest way to delete them?
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How do I make cron email my @gmail account

I have a couple of cron jobs that sometimes produce error output and would like to get a notification in my "real" email account, since I don't use my user's mailbox in my Ubuntu laptop, but cron (or ...
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How can I delete a mail account in Thunderbird?

I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird. How do I delete an email ...
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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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“antispam plugin not configured” [closed]

I'm trying to get the dovecot-antispam plugin working on a 15.10 server (I can't dist-upgrade, it's on a vps) and I'm getting the error message of anti spam plugin not configured when trying to move ...
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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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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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No new mail notification in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird 31 on Ubuntu. I set up my accounts and then I closed Thunderbird. But I'm not getting any notification. Is there any add-on I need?
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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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Thunderbird showing “Unable to locate mail spool file” on installing gmail account in ubuntu 13.04?

I just configure a gmail account in thunder mail but its continuously showing me error "Unable to locate mail spool file." when i click get mail then also it shows same error. its not retrieving mail ...
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How can I read system mail?

Which packages need to be installed in order for system mail to be generated from for example a nightly rkhunter scan run by cron?
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Gnome applet for IMAP mail accounts?

In the spirit of this question... Is there an indicator applet that tells me when I've received an email through any IMAP service? If so, where can I get it?
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ExQuilla alternatives for connecting to MS Exchange Server?

I installed ExQuilla according to this tutorial After Installation: Creating an Exchange account. For accessing Microsoft Exchange Account. And I accessed my MS mail without any trouble: But this ...
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I can't start spamassassin service

I have installed and configured spammassassin in my system(14.04) using this tutor. When I start a service using, service spamassassin start am getting response as, Starting SpamAssassin Mail ...
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Simplest MTA mail setup for a desktop to receive (ana)cron emails

Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) doesn't seem to install any sort of mailer by default. Everybody seems to recommend installing Postfix. I am familiar with Postfix, which I use on several "real" servers. But it ...
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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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Schedule sending mail of a log file content

I have postfix mail agent installed and I've configured gmail relay and I could send mails from the terminal as below: root@statino1:~# mail -s "subject_here" my_gmail_id@gmail.com CC: <hit enter ...
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Missing X-Spam-Status header

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty) and have followed the directions in https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/mail-filtering.html and am sending and receiving mail just fine. While ...
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Mail client that does NOT mark mails as read automatically?

Problem is, that mails get marked as read when I select them and they are shown in the preview pane. I tried Thunderbird, Claws Mail and Sylpheed and I didn't find an option that prevents this. I'm ...
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Is there any [yahoo + Gmail + Hotmail] “widget” notifier?

A notifier for all the three if it's possible beside the clock... I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome 2.30.2. Thank you.
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How to manage /var/mail/root file

The size of /var/mail/root has been increasing as i am using lot of cron jobs and may cause memory shortage. Is it wise to delete that file? How to manage this problem?
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What mail server does Ubuntu have installed by default?

What mail server does Ubuntu 12.04 have installed by default, or is there one?
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How do I install these printing and mail related utilities?

My job wants me to install the following utilities on our Ubuntu server: lp lpstat cancel mail I have no idea how to do it. Thank you very much in advance for your time.
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What spam filter should I use with Evolution: Bogofilter or SpamAssasin? [closed]

The Ubuntu standard mail client Evolution provides two plugins for spam filtering: Bogofilter SpamAsassin What is the difference? Are there any advantages / disadvantages (speed / accuracy / ...)? ...
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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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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 you setup system email to send to a Gmail account?

Often when I'm working on a terminal, I'll see the "you have new mail in..." message. I know I can see this mail by looking in my system's mail folder (/var/mail/), but this is inconvenient. Also, if ...
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Why am I not able to send an email from command line

This is what I did (as per a few discussions on this website) mail -s "hi" addressee@email.xyz < test.txt Where text.txt has the message. I checked to see if mail did exist and it does at /usr/...
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Send system mail Ubuntu 18.04

Hello I have looked at many different guides on the web for how to send system mail to my gmail from ubuntu 18.04 in case of problems on the device / server - But can't find a simple guide that i ...
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Unity Mail opens Ubuntu Tour instead of account URL in browser

The problem is not only with Unity mail but also other applications. For example when I go to Help menu in Sublime 2 and click Purchase License, Firefox opens this file: file:///usr/share/doc/ubuntu-...
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Do I have to set up mail for Ubuntu to be able to mail users?

I remember Debian automatically sending mail to users (to report a failed sudo authentication attempt, for example). On Ubuntu is mail of some kind automatically set up? I created a cron job, and ...
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unattended-upgrades sends attachment instead of text

I'm trying to setup automatic security updates on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS with an email response: sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades # Answered Yes ...
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DISABLE all mail functions in Ubuntu [closed]

I have a standard staging environment on a Ubuntu server (LAMP), with a couple of webpages on it. There are some webpages that send Emails on particular workflow events. I have to run few tests on ...
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Access Exchange 2003 mailbox from Terminal

How do I check an Exchange mailbox for new mail from the command line? I'm at a complete loss here.
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Did Ubuntu move from installing an MTA by default to not installing an MTA by default?

I recently set up a new computer with Ubuntu 11.04 amd64, set up as a desktop. I hadn't got around to setting up an email client to read system mail, and I was curious what unread mail might have ...
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“MapiLogonProvider: Network error” with Exchange MAPI Connector

Using Ubuntu 12.04, and Exchange MAPI plugin for Evolution. I have specified the server as an IP address (as found with Google) however when I try and authenticate I get: "MapiLogonProvider: Network ...
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Mail menu is empty after upgrade to ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

After upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, session menu and user menu were missing and the mail menu was empty. I followed the directions in this thread and the session and user menus appeared. But the 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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dovecot can't compact mail folder /var/mail/username

ubuntu 11.10 32bit. Setup a dovecot imap server. Using Thunderbird on a different ubuntu machine (64bit) to access imap server. Everything else is fine, except I can not compact the deleted email ...
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Configuration of mail server to relay emails

This is part of a project wherein I have to send mail... I have a mail-server with domain abc.com. How do I allow that mail-server to receive mail from another domain, cde.com? And how do I ...
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How can I set up an authenticated encrypted SMTP server? [closed]

I'd like to set up authenticated, encrypted SMTP on my remote Ubuntu server, how do I do that? It's just a personal server, so I'd like a cheap option, i.e. not buying SSL certs - self-signed will ...
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How to enter a declared variable in the mail body, while sending mail using perl script?

I am sharing a perl script here, which is supposed to send a mail with the HDD/RAM status in the message body: Also, the HDD out will happen only if the %HDD use is above 50%. How can I include the ...

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