Sending, receiving, reading, composing, sorting, and generally working with email. For the mail(1) command line utility, see the tag /mail-command.

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Checking if a mail has arrived, if not then alert

I am using fetchmail in combination with procmail for mail filtering on CentOS where my mail contains various log messages. They serve me so i could search through my mail(logs) for error strings. So ...
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Remove/Delete Attachments from email server (IMAP)

I have a rather large quantity of emails on my mail server (IMAP) which contain attachments (PDF's, etc.) These attachments waste space--my HDD space on server is limited by my hosting company--and I ...
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Alpine: work with some e-mails

How can I setup alpine to use more than one mail address? That SMTP Server parameter in config looks like an global. Can someone help me? NOTE: At least for both e-mails on the same server. Thanks.
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Backup and restore IMAP mail account with (open source) Linux tools

Which Linux tools help to backup and restore a IMAP mail account including all mail and subfolders? I expect disconnects for large IMAP accounts because of ressource limitiations on the server ...
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Rewriting from header when forwarding email using Postfix

I'm sending email using Postfix on my Debian server, which is working fine. Now I want to receive email by forwarding all incoming email to my email address (which is not on this server). I got this ...
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Gmail blocking mutt

When I try to log in to gmail with mutt, it flashes a quick Webalert with a url, something like accounts.gmail.com or something. It's too quick for me to see or copy it. Then it says Login failed. ...
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Sending mail to lan ip failed

In a Ubuntu os, with sendmail installed (maybe as default installed package) but not configured, I tried to type both echo "Text message" | mail <dest_ip_address>\!dest_user and echo "Text ...
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Send emails with a custom From: field

I'm really not into mail configuration, but somehow I managed to configure exim4 and it does send e-mails. I spent so many hours on it though I even can't count. (And I don't know why it is so ...
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Assp won't start

I tried to install ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy Server),but when I try to start it I get the following: $ perl assp.pl Perl version 5.012003 (5.12.3) is at least recommended to run ASSP 2.4.3 (14313) ...
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Should I create aliases for local user accounts in Postfix?

Should I create aliases for local user accounts in Postfix, if I use virtual users and virtual domains? If I want receive all emails addressed to root, it is possible to forward them to ...
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postfix virtual domain on specific IP address

We are running postfix with single domain (example.com) currently and we have appropriate PTR record for that. Now we want to add one more domain but i want to isolate that domain totally, Even i ...
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Difference between Reply-To address and From address in an email

In Heirloom mailx, one can specify "from address" (-r) and "reply-to address" (-R). What is the difference between the two?
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Is it safe to remove “received” header?

Is it safe to remove "received" fields created by my mail server for all outgoing mail? For example like this (all "received" headers from my server are deleted by postfix "smtp_header"checks"): ...
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configure thunderbird to read local spool mail

I was trying to add a comment to Local mail in Thunderbird in /var/mail/username but I need 50 reputation to do so, hence a new question: I have a similar problem as in the linked question: I get ...
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mail command successful, but mail was not received by recipient

I used mail, its exit status is zero but the recepient is not receiving any mail. What could be the problem? I used this code: mylinsystem:/etc/mail # mail -v -s "test" ...
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How use mutt to manage /var/spool/mail/user

I've just installed apticron to get mails as available update notifications. Now I was wondering if there was a way to set up mutt to manage my mails from /var/spool/mail/daedalus? I'm on Debian ...
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How to mark read mails as unread in Postfix

In our postfix server, the mail directories cur and new are under /home/<user>/Maildir. I don't have much of an experience with mail servers, but I am aware that new e-mails land in the new ...
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What is error code 68 for msmtp and which problems may provoke it?

Sometimes, when I send mails (from alot MUA making use of msmtp) I get the following error message: failed to send: msmtp --account=FOO -t failed with code 68: A process has ended with a ...
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What to do if you accidentally delete /var/spool/mqueue

Due to a bug in another script, there were 1000's of mails in var/spool/mqueue. I read somewhere that one should delete /var/spool/mqueue to prevent the messages from being sent. Unfortunately, ...
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What is the format for piping a message into sendmail?

I am using the following command to create messages on the fly, and send them: echo "Subject:Hello \n\n I would like to buy a hamburger\n" | sendmail email@example.com It seems that when you send ...
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Dovecot (imap) not starting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 installed postfix dovecot vimbadmin and roundcube. Everything works except dovecot. When I restart dovecot I get this: stop: Unknown instance: dovecot start/running, ...
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Send backup by email with crontab

I use this cron job to do a backup of /home/blah/ each day at 01:00 a.m. : 0 1 * * * tar -zcf /home/blah/backup.tgz /home/blah/ In fact I would prefer that an email is sent to me with the .tgz file ...
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Confirm DavMail connection

I am using DavMail to connect to my employers Outlook servers. Before I attempt to configure the email client to work with DavMail, I want to confirm that DavMail has been configured properly and is ...
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Postfix trivial-rewrite expands recipient incorrectly after virtual aliasing is done

I host a handful of domains on a single box (Linux, Ubuntu 13.x) and am attempting to use Postfix 2.10.2-1 to route mail to them. (I used sendmail for the past 10 years, so this is new to me.) All ...
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Check SMTP over SSL

I need to get a look at how my SSL mailserver plays with others; for non-SSL this is easy to do with (e.g.) telnet. Is there a bonified SSL/TLS client that can be used the same way?
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Backup Mails to new server

I have a custom domain hosted with Microsoft Outlook mail service. now they are not offering creating new accounts under my domain and I decided to move new server. so I configure all the things with ...
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CLI Utillity to search your gmail account

Is there a CLI utility to search your gmail account? Perhaps by opening your default browser to gmail.com and placing implementing your search?
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How can I change the from address in *nix mail globally?

I know that you can change the from address in *nix mail by specifying command-line options. However, is there a way to set it globally, so that it is respected by forwarding? I tried modifying the ...
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How can I forward local *nix mail to an external account while keeping the local copy?

On my Raspbian server, I wish to have local *nix mail delivered locally, as well as to an external address. /home/pi/.forward contains pi,foo@bar.com. I've run sudo dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config with ...
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My IP is blacklisted for sending spam, logs aren't showing anything

I have Ubuntu server which is more or less acting as a web and mysql server. There is no postfix or anything similar installed. With a help of Virtualbox there is also virtualised Ubuntu server which ...
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Stopping postfix - are messages queued when postfix is idle?

I am running some scans on my server tonight and would like to disable email notifications since there is a chance for a LOT of them to be sent out. I am planning to issue service postfix stop ...
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Generating Email alert for events in system log

How to generate email alert for every critical event logged in system log /var/log/messages. Suppose, for the following log message, I want an email alert to be generated. Oct 24 11:17:42 eforms ...
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How does Slackware Login quotes work?

I'm new to Slackware and I think It's beautiful Distro. When I login it with ssh it prints motd, quote and a line for informing mail like this Linux 3.10.17. Last login: Thu Oct 23 06:28:08 +0330 ...
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Redirect specific e-mail address sent to a user, to other email-recipients

I'd like to know if it is possible to configure postfix to redirect to many email addresses (including the original recipient) instead of only one? Here is my scenario: When an e-mail is: Sent from: ...
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Offlineimap mail count does not match Gmail's

I'm syncing my gmail account ('All Mail' and 'Sent' folder) with offlineimap to my harddrive. But it appears to me some emails are not downloaded. I disabled the conversation view in gmail and it ...
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How to configure the “mail” command to use an SMTP relay server without using sendmail service?

Since I new to redhat ver 6 linux I wanted to know how I can configure our web server that is running redhat to used out exchange 2010 relay. I already configure our exchange 2010 to allow our web ...
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Dovecot/Postfix and mail vmail directory

I've setup a Postfix/Dovecot mail server. I'm using Postfixadmin to set up a SQL users database. My question is If I ever migrate to another server and I don't have the /var/vmail directory ...
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How does the mail command work?

I am curious as to how the mail command works. My computer has postfix server installed by default with red hat and is connected to a network that includes a mail server. I had assumed that when I ...
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sMail server cannot get connect by Linux frequently

I have a mail server A build by iredmail on Centos6.5 system. The mail server have a public ip aaa. There are about 40~50 mail clients which operating system is windows in local network, they all ...
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Scripts to E-mail Myself a File

The following command e-mails myself a file: sudo mail -a FILE_ADDRESS -s "Subject of E-mail" myemail@gmail.com Question: How do I turn this command into a one-liner, so that I could just type ...
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How can I send email without using uuencode and mute?

Is it possible to send attachment from unix/AiX without using uuencode and MUTE command? We can write a Perl script which will send email properly but without attachment, can I get the perl code ...
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Unix “Mail, Mailx and sendmail” command sending blank attachment on IOS

I am using the below listed code, which sends PDF attachment properly. Attachment can be opened in desktop computer and Samsung mobile but same attachment cannot be opened in IPHONE IOS. Below is my ...
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How to run multiple queries in a KSH script

I have a KSH script that has one SQL Query and generates and emails output of the query in HTML format. I want to change the script so that it has three SQL queries and the last query generates and ...
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One-Click Script to Gmail Yourself a File

Does such a thing exist? I'd be interested in something like: You right-click a file in a file viewing manager, and click "gmail yourself this file". One click, and you're done. You open up the ...
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email alerts when serious system errors occur

I was greping syslog on a server for errors and noticed these lines that had nothing to do with what I was looking for but was alerting enough: kernel: [8456851.218586] ata2.00: irq_stat 0x08000000, ...
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How to configure postfix to send mail to external SMTP server?

I have a machine with http://phabricator.org/ set up on it and I would like to set up postfix to enable e-mail sending to my company's mailboxes (as for notification emails coming from e.g. ...
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Files associated with Thunderbird - Security mechanism for local storage

I am trying to know how Thunderbird stores the mails, associated files in the local machine. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and Thunderbird 24.6.0. When I see in the local profile folder in the location in ...
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Make sendmail email me on SYSERR errors

I'm running CentOS5 and sendmail and occasionally I get a line like this: Oct 3 15:19:50 mail sendmail[23643]: s936Is4d023643: SYSERR(root): collect: I/O error on connection from web.address.com, ...
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Mutt overheads or missing switches

I have a problem with Mutt at the moment. I have a 4GL routine that creates some quite large output files and I want them to go in a single mail ideally. The total of these files is 21889119 (sum of ...
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A problem using Mutt with Gmail

I'm using Mutt with a Gmail account via IMAP (with Exim), and keep getting warnings Mailbox was externally modified. Flags may be wrong. every time when I move with 's' command a message to ...