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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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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Postfix not block unauthenticated user to send emails / spam to my domain

I am working on it for days now and still didnt find an answer. I know that the default (and probably that what should be) Anyone can login to my server using port 25 and without authentication can ...
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Setup this specific e-mail delivering method

I'm a first year bachelor in IT, and two months ago the Ubuntu server was introduced to us. I haven't used Ubuntu before, especially not a fully character interface one. I tried to self-educate, but ...
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How to tell whether any smtp server like postfix, ssmtp is already installed on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have moodle 3.1 set up on Ubuntu 16.04 minimal version. Moodle is unable to send any email and errors are pointing to smtp configuration. The mail notifications from moodle worked by default in dev ...
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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 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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How to give permissions in dovecot to receive mails?

I'm installed iredmail on new server. I'm able to send emails but I'm not able to receive mails. I've checked the logs and tried to change the permissions and the group permissions but nothing works. ...
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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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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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Postfix can send but not recieve mail

I can send email but not recieve it with postfix, my postconf -n output is: address_verify_map = proxy:btree:$data_directory/verify_cache alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/...
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mail: cannot send message: Process exited with a non-zero status

I have setup mailutils and ssmtp in my Ubuntu system. I have configured /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf with proper credentials. For testing I ran this command echo "This is a test" | mail -s "Test" ...
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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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How can I set-up Postfix to handle multiple domains?

I'm renting a VPS running Ubuntu, and I've installed the Postfix mail-server package on this. I've also bought several domains. Their DNS-entries (separate DNS-records) are all set to point to my ...
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Timestamp in mail is always Dec 31 while system time is correct

The timestamp on all my mail messages is Dec 31 however system time is correct. What do I need to change? don@don-VGN-NS240E:~$ mail s-nail version v14.8.6. Type ? for help. "/home/don/Maildir": 3 ...
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How to configure mail for local use only

After installing mailx I need to configure it for local only use. How do you change the default configuration.
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use of mail on command line

I am trying to use the mail on the command line to send a message to don How do you end the message I do mail don put my message in and cannot send it. I have to kill the process
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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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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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Can receive email, can send email to local domain, can't send email to other mailservers

I've recently set up a mail-server using Postfix, Dovecot and mySQL. Everything works fine except that I can't send email to other mailservers say Google. I get the following error: Aug 15 11:14:27 ...
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mail-in-a-box versus sendmail?

What are some of the considerations for selecting between Sendmail and Mail-in-a-Box? Mail-in-a-Box wins on the marketing: What is it? Mail-in-a-Box lets you become your own mail service ...
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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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Postfix mail boundes due to dynamic IP

I am attempting to set up a send-only mail server on my ubuntu machine to send emails to one of my email accounts to notify me of jobs finishing. I followed this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/...
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Hot to get the message ID when sending email via command line?

I am trying to send a mail via simple mail command on the command line using this piece of code: $ echo "foo" | mail -s "Hello World" -t "someone@example.com" That’s working fine. My question is ...
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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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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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creating postfix email user without shell access

I have currently setup Postfix mail server for my company, but there is a bit of problem, the users I have defined for mail server MUST have shell access to server otherwise Postfix won't recognise it ...
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Postfix and relay with Gmail: i can't send emails

I'm trying to send emails from my machine using gmail as sender. I've followed this tutorial: https://easyengine.io/tutorials/linux/ubuntu-postfix-gmail-smtp/ and when I try to send an email from ...
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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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“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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Latest Ubuntu Update Affects Networking in VirtualBox

I installed the latest Ubuntu updates this morning, May 14, 2016 on two installations hosted by VirtualBox (4.3.28 on one machine and 5.0.20 on a second machine). After the Ubuntu update, the two ...
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Why evolution 3.18 creates multiple copies in the send folder?

When sending a mail with evolution 3.18.5.2 the window of the composed mail stays open on the following status "Storing send message to 'INBOX/Sent' (100% complete)" When quitting this, the sent mail ...
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I've made an email server using postfix and dovecot and I cannot send emails to Gmail! It works perfectly with Yahoo

I've made an email server on Ubuntu 12.04 using postfix, dovecot and roundcube as an web interface. Sending and receiving mails from Yahoo works fine (well, to be honest with a delay of 5 minutes, I ...
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Postfix keeping email in queue for indefinite time. Sending from sendmail its working. Any idea?

I have set up postfix on my ubuntu. I have configured it properly so when ever I send email through Command Line or from "Read User Mail" section of Webmin its working. But when I try sending php code ...
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How to configure nullmailer to work with gmx

Last time I used postfix, and it was a mess until everything was configured to send my root-mail to my gmx-address .. however in the end it worked. This time I wanted to prevent that mess by using ...
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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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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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Not able to send/receive emails outside my Domain from recently configured email-server

Email-server setup is not working on Ubuntu 16,postfix,dovecot. below are the config/facts Registered a domain say atul.com ISP is comcast who blocks port 25 Created A record @ -- 1.2.3.4 No CNAME ...
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Postfix Mail Server. Someone is sending Mails from my server

I am receiving Mails from my own mail server, from a user that belongs to my domain, but is not listed in my mail user db. Here are the logs: 4679 Mar 28 15:54:13 Bumblebee postfix/smtpd[29350]: ...
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Where is the junk folder that I created in Thunderbird on an ubuntu system?

I am using Thunderbird on Windows 7 to fetch emails from my ubuntu server. I found my mails being stored in /var/qmail/mailnames/domain.de/info/Maildir/cur but neither in /var/qmail/mailnames/domain....
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What command can read email mailbox file and produce output to stdout?

Is there any CLI email client/program which can read email mailbox file (with single email message) and produce output to stdout main headers and text? $ mailcmd < email.file From: some@email.com ...
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Virtual user mail server setup

I have tried multiple times to setup a mail server that uses a mysql backend on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I have used this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-a-mail-...
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sending email test with postfix

I have installed postfix and I want to test the service to send mail. But the command line mail seems not to be recognized. I read that I should have installed mailutils and that I don't have all the ...
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Remove Mail Applet from Toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to find out how to remove the Thunderbird Mail Applet from the top right corner of the toolbar in Ubuntu 14.04 I have already tried going to Thunderbird-Add-ons manager - Extensions and ...
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How to view HTML mails in Claws?

I've just installed claws mail. Setting it up was not easy, but thanks to this sit I've managed to retrieve my mails. Only, html mails are just displayed as plain text so i've installed fancy plugin ...
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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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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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How can I immediately disable all emails using postfix?

Is there a quick setting to disable all outgoing emails using postfix on my Ubuntu server? I've seen this answer which suggests setting default_transport = error: This server sends mail only ...
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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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