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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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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Add additional links to Unity Mail Notifier for Hotmail

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm exploring new features. I have set up Unity Mail notifier but links can only be configured for 1 account, not for Hotmail and Gmail both. Am I missing a setting ...
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Postfix to send email using gmail address

I'm using postfix and mail from mailutils to send email using my gmail address through command line in Ubuntu. It works fine when I provide both from and to address like below: mail -s "Some random ...
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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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let's encrypt certificate renewal on mail fails

I have to renew the email certificate but it does not renew when I try to do manually. root@ubuntu:/etc/postfix# certbot -d mail.gamesyap.com --manual --preferred-challenges dns certonly Saving debug ...
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Can I delete /var/mail/root?

I got the Message: You have new mail in /var/mail/root Can I delete this file without any problems? /var/mail/root
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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 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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Script to create a log file and send an email

#!/bin/bash who>log.txt top>>log.txt EMAIL="yasni.exe@gmail.com" LOG="/home/projekt/skrypt/log.txt" mail -s "skrypt_logi" ${EMAIL}<${LOG} rm logi.txt I installed package for using ...
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mailx MTA problem in ubuntu server 16.04

This command line works but there isn't attachment (but works all fine in ubuntu 10.04) echo "body of your email" | mailx -a "foo.zip" -s "TEST" foo@foo.com because?
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Cron doesn't send email (while script does) [duplicate]

I have a simple script to send a back-up of my db to email: #!/bin/sh timestamp=$(date '+%d-%m-%Y@%H:%M') mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD DBNAME | gzip > /tmp/database_$timestamp.sql.gz mutt -s "...
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Cannot remove E-mail in geary account list

Actually I wanted to try geary so I added an E-mail to try it out. now I want to remove my E-mail from geary accounts list, but "-" button is off and I cannot remove it (also I searched about it but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04/Postfix can't receive emails

We had our VPS already configured, but my co-worker accidently installed sendmail. Postfix went crazy and many errors popped out, postfix refused to run. I uninstalled sendmail, reconfigured/...
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How do I delete mail from /var/mail/user specified by a date range?

I have a whole lot of mail in my /var/mail/user file. Is there some way I can delete all the mail generated in 2016 only?
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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 get a return recipt from mailutils?

In gmail, and other mail clients, it is possible to tell if an email has been opened using something called a return receipt. (If there is another term please, do tell). Is there any such ...
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does heirloom-mailx need sendmail?

I installed the heirloom-mailx package and tried to use mailx to send an email: $ echo "heirloom mailx works!" | mailx -s "Server mail" me@example.org However the operation did not succeed: Cannot ...
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Port closed for localhost but open for the remote connections

When I try the folowing command from a remote machine it says port open nmap myserver.com -p 143 But when I try the same thing from a local machine (where the mailserver is installed) it says port ...
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Trace PHP file that triggered sendmail

Something in my system is sending mails I am not expecting. I can see the mail items in /var/log/mail.log but I am very interested in figuring out exactly which file in my web application is ...
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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 / Dovecot / MySQL / Ubuntu 16.04 - Receiving via IMAP, but not sending

I've reached the point where I think I've read every post/article on this and am stuck. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general, but I've been trying to tackle one problem at a time. The ...
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Russian words in 'From' Sendmail

How to set Russian letters 'from' header in mail? Example: I use Webasyst Mailer app and PHP to send emails. How to set this in sendmail?
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SendMail 503 error Ubuntu [“Unrecognized host name gmail.com.”]

Unrecognized host name gmail.com. 503 5.0.0 Need RCPT (recipient) This error if i send mail in any email *@gmail.com How do I enable sending mail to all addresses? news@ovz1:~$ nslookup gmail.com ...
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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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How to block spoofed local domain email sender addresses on a postfix 3.1.0 smtp relay server

I have postfix 3.1.0 running as a mail gateway/filter for internal SMTP servers each serving their own respective domains. I have postscreen/spammassassin/amavisd etc running on this email gateway/...
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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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how to configure opendkim on ubuntu 14.04 mail server ( Postfix – dovecot )

I can't config DKIM on my server (Ubuntu 14.04). Is there any tutorial to it? (My mail server has been configured according to this manual : http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/setup-mail-server-ubuntu-14-04/...
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Sending mail when services stops

How can I let Ubuntu sent me a mail when a certain service stops? I've mail() running so I can check it by a cronjob and sent a mail when a certain service has stopped. How? For instance: sudo ...
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Self-hosted, open-source web client for own mail and calendar servers

I have own virtual private server and I'm looking for self-hosted, open-source web software (some client) with GUI to manage mail accounts and calendars. Can you recommend me something?
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mynetworks parameter in main.cf file of postfix server help

I'm new to postfix server and trying to setup simple postfix server and client with below requirement- Postfix server should be able to send mail to postfix clients with networks "192.168.100.0/24" ...
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Mail Server running well but incoming traffic kills my internet connection

I am running an Postfix - Dovecot - MySQL mail server on my personal ubuntu dedicated server which I'm hosting it in my home. Everything is working amazing except the fact that I am getting loads of ...
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Mail is working from terminal but not working from browser [closed]

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have installed postfix using {sudo apt-get install postfix}. It is installed successfully. Now I am trying to send mail using terminal, I found that mail is sent the ...
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'mail my_name' command cannot send message

Results of running the command mail my_name : $ mail my_name Cc: Subject: me this mail ctr d cannot send message: Process exited with a non-zero status $ I am new to Unix, just started learning, ...
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Postfix won't work. Are MX and A records correct?

I'm trying to get email in using postfix and mail on Digital Ocean. I can send successfully but I can't seem to receive any mails. I followed this tutorial. I've set Digital Ocean as name server for ...
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Personal postfix mail server works, but i can't connect it with thunderbird

I recently setup my self postfix on my remote dedicated server. I got the postfix running and it's able to send and receive messages from outside. My problem is that I can't login to this mail server ...
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How to send mail to another server using postfix?

I have 2 servers: In server 1, IP: 192.168.190.176, I have configured main.cf myhostname = ubuntu alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases mydestination = ubuntu, 192.168....
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I can't get my outgoing-only mail server working on 17.04

I followed this tutorial: I am using a container purchased on vultr.com: link For the system mail name in step one, I used the domain name I have pointing to the ip, without any subdomians i.e. ...
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How to configure mail /etc file?

I have a Ubuntu 16.10 VM that I'm trying to configure to send mail from the shell with my gmail address via crontab. Which /etc file do I need to amend and what options do I need to set?
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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 send a mail between 2 Ubuntu virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have 2 Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machines and I have installed Postfix on both of them. How can I send a mail between them in localhost?
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Thunderbirds automatic mail deletion

Thunderbird will make me crazy. I am configured with an IMAP mail account, and the server automatically deletes mails after a period of 30 days. I setted up my account this way : right click on my ...
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Change Dovecot to allow IMAP folder names with '.' like “test.com”

I have problem in migrating email folders, because many use a '.' in the folder names. I found out that the current dovecot default for the hierarchy separator in Ubuntu is '.'. That makes it a ...
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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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Mediawiki doesn't send any email

My mediawiki installation (1.28.0, PHP 7.0.13) doesn't send any email and yet there is no error emitted. I checked using Special:EmailUser page. What I have tryed: 1) A simple PHP script to send a ...
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Postfix Smtp host resolve issue

I'm fine tuning my Postfix/Dovecot installation on my Ubuntu server and I'd like to fix this warning I keep receiving: Feb 14 14:43:25 mail postfix/smtps/smtpd[4035]: warning: hostname 217-221-73-...
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Postfix, Dovecot issue sending mail from client

I have setup a mail server with ubuntu, postfix, dovecot and mysql. Tryng to send mail from the web interface mail goes out without any inconvenience. Trying with an email client from my laptop (...
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Postfix SMTP mail server External smtp relay

How can I configure postfix smtp? External smtp relay Smtp authentication Email send rate limit Schedule emails
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Postfix suddenly hostname (MX) not found error, now can't send emails, recieve just fine

A few days ago I could send emails just fine. Now all the sudden I can not send emails. I just get the error below: Jan 27 05:25:14 frontier postfix/smtp[22428]: C291A6801DF: to=<@.org>, relay=...
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Redirect STDOUT of cronjobs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual private server. There are a few cronjobs defined: 00 03 * * * cd /root && ./backupJob.sh 00 04 * * * sudo -u www-data php /var/www/dir/htdocs/bin/indexer.php ...
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POSTFIX: Can Not Send Mail To Other Domains Using Mail Client

I've configured POSTFIX using Ubuntu Help's Guide. I can send and receive mails to any domain while I am using ssh, but when I use mail clients (like Thunderbird or iPhone Mail) I can just send mails ...

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