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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Server side filtering - Courier, Postfix, Roundcube

I have a mail server running Postfix, Courier, and Roundcube. I'm looking to add the ability for a user to assign their own custom mail filters from the web. I haven't yet found a way I can do this, ...
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Mail Server Postfix + Dovecot

I'm running mail server on Ubuntu 12.04 and box has Web Server + Mail Server (Postfix + Dovecot). This is Virtual Machine setup on Windows Azure cloud. Problem: I'm unable to send emails outside ...
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sending email from cron with correct format

I am stuck when sending email in correct format from cron jobs executing my php script which fetches records from mysql database. i have a php script which fetches records from database and renders ...
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Local mail in Thunderbird in /var/mail/username

I'm trying to configure Thunderbird to read local mail, as described in the answer in similar question: How do I read local email in thunderbird? However my mail is stored in /var/mail/username file. ...
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redirecting my mail server to another domain

I am not really familiar with Linux,that's why my questions might seem to be very easy for you. Currently I have a mail server on Ubuntu 12.04 (using Postfix) and Roundcube for web access, so our ...
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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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Thunderbird not checking for new mail?

Since the update to kernal 3.13.0.30, Thunderbird 24.6.0 does not check for new mail on my system. I have tried clearing the 'automatically check for new mail', quitting the program, and restarting ...
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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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I don't receive mail notification using Nagios Core 4

I have a problem with automatically mail notification in Nagios Core 4 installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) server... I have tried to send mail with the nagios user and root user ...
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Send e-mails from a server, preventing from being blocked by anti-spam [closed]

I have a domain that points to server A. There is an 'a' entry in the DNS table of this server pointing to a server B. My website visitors will see the page hosted in the server B, not A. MX entries ...
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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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psad is failing to send emails through mandrill smtp with postfix

I have installed psad on my Ubuntu 13 system and I've set it up to send emails (I have postfix installed as mail server with a smtp relay to Mandrill's servers) to some email address, but it seems ...
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Postfix - “skipped, still being delivered” (+Permission denied)

I have an issue that's driving me crazy. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean, I followed this tutorial to set up Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin and RoundCube: https://rtcamp.com/tutorials/mail/server/...
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Trouble with mx record and mailbox

I have a machine running on Internet with valid IP address 216.x.x.x. I have installed postfix on it. I have also purchased a domain, let's say example.com for it from godaddy. I have a problem in ...
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How To Install Djigzo on Ubuntu?

Can any one provide step by step configuration to install Djigzo? Djigzo Website.
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Postfix can receive but can't send emails

Can someone please help, I setup Postfix and can receive, but can't send email from my server, when I use Gmail smtp i can send emails as Gmail user but that is not what I want. Here is my Mail Queue:...
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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 ...
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How do I download mail folders from command line?

I want to download my mails (batch download) which are located in a "sample" folder on my yahoo mail to local folder on my harddisk. Is there a command-line client which allows me to download mails ...
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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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/var/lib/mailman/cgi-bin bad group (has: root, expected list) (fixing)

I'm just trying to install mailman so that the permissions are correct, but no matter what I do mailman installs with the wrong permissions: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo apt-get install mailman ...
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SASL authentication failure: Password verification failed SASL+PAM

I'm banging my head over this for past 4 hours, and I cannot crack it! Google turns out allot of issues related to SASL authentication failure: Password verification failed but none helped. Basically,...
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Thunderbird Mail activation

I cannot find a possibility on the desktop to activate the pre-installed Thunderbird Mail within the Ubuntu 13.04 installation
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Relay access denied error 554

I'm having trouble setting up a mail server, after following this tutorial I am still unable to send email to anyone outside of my server. I have installed and configured PostFix, Dovecot, ...
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MAIL FROM command missing

I am trying to send mail from Evolution and get this message: MAIL FROM command failed: No identity changes permitted. lc1sm14589093qeb.5 - gsmtp Any clues what is wrong?
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Postfix on laptop instead of Mail Client?

I'd like to send and receive emails via shell, preferably reading and writing with VIM. Do I understand the internet correctly that I should install postfix or exim on my laptop and connect it somehow ...
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Minimum packages required to send email

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and have configured logrotation on it. Now, I need to know which package I need to install so that it is able to email me the logs. Will just installing ...
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Connecting the envelope indicator in panel to my GMail account in 13.10

Is there a way of connecting the envelope in the upper panel in Ubuntu 13.10, to notify me when i get mail on Gmail? I mean this little thing:
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Mail Authentication

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my mail programs continuously ask for authentication (password). I use GMail and use the 2-step verification. I have entered the Google generated app password. ...
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Setting up webserver with ISPConfig : mail configuration

I have installed my Ubuntu 12.04 web server following the guide available on how to forge. Then, I have created one client in ISPConfig. Using this client, I have a domain (example.com) and a mailbox (...
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mail use gpg encryption

I would like to send emails encrypted with gpg from a shell script. Is there any way to send emails with gpg? Or encrypt them using mail?
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Mail on an error

I would like to be notified by email whenever my web-application does an error. In this link, someone says that "Guys, just pipe ~/.pm2/logs/*.err to your favourite mailer, all data are there.". I ...
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How to make mail indicator show a number

I was wondering if it's possible to make the mail indicator show the number of received messages and/or e-mails somewhat like Skype is already doing. It's showing a color (blue) at the moment but I'...
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Nullmailer gives “Unspecified temporary error” when trying to send mail using Google account

Sending mail using Nullmailer to a Google (Apps) account results in "Unspecified temporary error" I use Google Apps and have two account that I want to use: systemmail@adomain.se: Will be the sender ...
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Geary doesn't validate account

Hello Ubuntu community, I have issue with email client Geary. When i try to validate account it doesn't validate it. I'm using Latvian mail service - inbox.lv. I have no trouble to use my mail ...
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How can I install pflogsumm for Postfix mail log analyzer?

I am useing Postfix mail server in Ubuntu 13.04. I want to install pflogsumm in my server and analyze the mail log. How can I do this?
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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 do I get Thunderbird to always show embedded images?

I'm tired of clicking "Show images" for nearly every email. Is there an option or addon I can use?
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send email using sendmail

I'm using a script that sends mail using mail utils but now I want to send mail using sendmail can anyone help me as I was not able to get the same result from sendmail as I did from mail. #Email ...
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sending php mail from localhost

I have installed php, mySQL, postfix and sendmail and have set up a simple email script on my local host server. mail() returns 1 (TRUE) when I send an e-mail, however the email does not arrive at the ...
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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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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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Thunderbird and google mail

I haven't used Thunderbird for a while but when I started to use it again I found out that I have to give the application the password for imap.google.com. As far as I know, it's the same password as ...
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Postfix SMTP not available from external network

I'm trying to setup an SMTP server using Postfix. I already have virtual mailboxes and a Dovecot IMAP server running (and working). I can mail my@ema.il and see the mail coming in with an IMAP client. ...
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MTA questions about POSTFIX, outlook,,smtp, pop, etc

So this is a pretty noob question. I have a linux server that rocks postfix. We've been using it as our MTA for years. There are a few computers that run outook, one thunderbird, and a bunch of ...
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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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Sendmail relaying email through A record not MX

I have a Ubuntu server, running sendmail (until this morning it was running postfix, but I moved to sendmail to eliminate the possibility of my postfix configuration tweaks being the cause of this ...
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Deferred: Name server host name lookup failure (smart host)

am using the sendmail to send an email and configure it as the following : /etc/mail/sendmail.mc define(`SMART_HOST',`smtp-server')dnl define(`RELAY_MAILER_ARGS', `TCP $h 587') define(`...

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