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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Examples of (not recommendations for) Message Submission Agent (MSA) software

From the Wikipedia articles email and email agent, I gather that there exist software packages known as message submission agents (aka mail submission agents). The Wikipedia article on message ...
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offlineimap : How to prevent moved messages to be marked as new after synchronization?

I am using offlineimap 6.3.4 on a Debian system to synchronize my emails with two different IMAP servers (running Zimbra) and a MS Exchange server (through davmail). Everything is OK except the ...
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Exim4 sends strange emails on root

Not so long ago I have found that exim is sending mail4root emails and logs them into /var/mail/mail. Example from exim log: 2016-07-19 09:39:02 1bPOgI-000370-1Q <= root@example.net U=root P=local ...
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Impossible to send mail with Oracle Linux

I just installed sendmail on Oracle Linux and with mutt I would like to send an e-mail. In the local system I have the username user1; in the ISP mail account I have the address mailaddress@domain.com....
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Sendmail command freezes when called

I have problem on my Debian 7.5. Since few weeks I have problem with sending mails. Function mail() in php stopped working. Before everything working ok. I tried login on shell and send mail by: mail -...
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Debian remove email from queue

How I can remove specific email/domain from email queue ? I tried to grep this email from server but no luck... Replaced emailaddress with {email} I'm getting in mail.log regularly ul 14 10:44:53 ...
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centos6.4 fetchmail not downloading mail more than 5MB?

i just configured fetchmail in CentOS 6.4. by the help of this tutorial everything is working mail is downloading well. But it's not downloading mails with attachments more than 5MB(approx.). ...
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Mail one liner to check if null before sending [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify a script which emails a user group the contents of a directory. The modification I'm looking for is to check the script below to see if it has valid output before sending. The ...
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mbsync not downloading new mails?

My .mbsyncrc file includes the lines MaxMessages 1000 ExpireUnread yes However, when attempting to download my gmails, it doesn't seem to sync the newest ones. For example, I've just done an ...
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Is a mail forwarder possible without a domain?

I'm trying to use net-enabled Arduinos to instrument some stuff around the house. For example, I'd like my dryer to text me when it's finished. So it would be useful to have a local mail server on a ...
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convert attachments of type winmail.dat (TNEF) to “real” attachments in stored email messages, recursively in MailDir

Some email messages contain the attachments in a format called TNEF (Transport_Neutral_Encapsulation_Format). This attachment is usually called winmail.dat. Extraction tools exist for linux, but ...
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postfix, dovecot, rainloop, can't log in

I configured dovecot, postfix and squirellmail - everything works just fine i can send and receive emails. It's Debian Jessie 64 on ovh hosting (VPS SSD 3) I went one step ahead and i want to use ...
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How do I change Simplescan's default email?

I found one other person with this issue from long ago. I'm currently: Mint 17.1/64/i5/16GB RAM 3.13.0-37-generic In SS, if I choose, "scan to email"--> it opens Chromium? I'd like to know if I ...
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Move from sylpheed to Thunderbird easily

I've been using Sylpheed, but it is very bug-full and hard to use, so I'm trying to move all 8gb of my mails to Thunderbird (have been losing business emails left right and center, deletes entire ...
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/ Owned by postfix:root after installing iRedMail

I followed this tutorial to install iRedMail on my CentOS 7 x64 System: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-iredmail-on-centos-6-5-x64 Why the *"$@*3 is / now owned by ...
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Uuencode is displaying the file contents in email body instead of attaching the file in the attachments

I want to send a simple text file as an attachment in an email. When the email is delivered, the attachment is missing, instead, the contents of the attachments are displayed in the email body. Need ...
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“User is authenticated but not connected” in ThunderBird

I am getting “User is authenticated but not connected” error from my Thunderbird when I tried to configure my outlook365 account in it. I am using Thunderbird 38.8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The current ...
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Unix Email service mail not received

I have sent the mail from the Unix server using the below command.It does not show any error messages while entering the command. But, I did not receive the I sent in my mailbox. Am I doing something ...
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MTA with local delivery and per user smarthost

I have some problems choosing and configuring an MTA for my desktop system. Some tools like apt-listchanges or cron rely on local mail delivery and I think having local mail delivery available is a ...
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How to send a ghost email message?

When I was running tcpdump and watching output on my new created VPS (OS:CentOS 7.1) via SSH, a message appears suddenly: OPTIONS sip:100@My_VPS_IP SIP/2.0 Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 69.64.57.15:5596;branch=...
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Systemd Service for Offlineimap + gpg encrypted PW's inside tmux works manually after system start but not autmoatically

Short description, what i'm searching for: I want to have a detached tmux session automatically started as a systemd user service. Inside that, offlineimap should start and decrypt my login ...
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Script to send mail using function

I am trying to write a bash script with a function which you use to send an email from the command line to an address and include a Cc address, a subject line, and an input file. For example, if the ...
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How do I change FROM address using mailx on FreeBSD from command line?

I'm using following system: $ uname -a FreeBSD X 9.2-RELEASE-p17 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p17 #0 r282430: Mon May 4 13:59:58 PDT 2015 root@X:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/R610 amd64 $ pkg info mailx mailx-0....
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crontab each 12 hour - when will it send an email?

I am installing new crontab job which will execute a shell script and then send the printed errors on the console to email. I know all of the required steps to do, which will be as following: 0 10,...
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Send file as attachment without using mutt and uuencode

How can I send a file as an attachment via email in bash script, without using mutt and uuencode?
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moving or coping an email using doveadm

I am tring to copy some email (using doveadm) having the code 7F7029018730 in email header FROM email user spam@mydomain.com (INBOX) to account info@domain2.com (INBOX.spambox) . I tried using these ...
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Mutt - Automatic Display Sent Email

I am new to Mutt and I am trying to replicate Gmail's behaviour after sending an e-mail. It stays on the thread of the conversation and shows the sent e-mail. After sending a message in the Mutt ...
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find-like tool to search (recursively) in MailDir folders by size, sender, recipient, attachment name regex, etc

I am not looking for a tool like locate, that works by creating an index in the MailDir, or generating other runtime files there; I am searching for real-time, direct search on live MailDirs. The ...
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In case of success login via IMAP, an email server replies without “OK” and tag

When I'm doing IMAP authentication of one the public email servers and login is successful I believe, it replies like this: * CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 ID XLIST UIDPLUS UNSELECT MOVE LIST-STATUS There's ...
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Printing email messages from mutt — how to avoid line break?

I use mutt as email client, and recently decided to fix my email-printing setup. I know about Muttprint, but I decided not to use it. I came up with the following. On .muttrc, I have: set ...
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postfix MX host not found

Im am trying to send mail using Postfix, but I get the following error for all emails: May 13 12:44:46 myhost postfix/qmgr[12169]: A6D9644526: from=<x@y.com>, size=317, nrcpt=1 (queue active) ...
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Email not received with mail command from terminal in CentOS

I am trying to send mail with the following command: echo "Hello" | mail -s "Hello" myaddr@mydomain.com and than checking the exit status as: echo $? which outputs 0 Of course myaddr and ...
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Change Postfix email recipient on Ubuntu 15.10

I installed Postfix on my Ubuntu machine and i'm using Gmail's SMTP to actually deliver the emails using this tutorial. This is the email headers: Reporting-MTA: dns; crmpicco-desktop X-Postfix-...
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Postfix smarthost sends as root

I have a Debian 8 test server that has only root. I have configured it to send emails with https://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Gmail_As_Relay_On_Ubuntu by making use of a new gmail account eg atuxxxxx6@...
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IPV4 supportive mail function in linux

I'm working on a linux machine where changes are not allowed. But While I use sendmail function I'm getting following error. sendmail: warning: inet_protocols: IPv6 support is disabled: Address ...
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Postfix internal scheduling of email servers; loadbalancing and use cases

I've learned about the parameter smtp_randomize_addresses and am curious which use-cases where one would benefit to have the same priority for MX records and allow Postfix to randomly pick email ...
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What is the unix mailbox format?

man git-format-patch makes reference of the UNIX mailbox format which is a term I am unfamiliar with. A google search for "UNIX mailbox format" and similar expressions lists many hits with the term ...
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Best way to delete select email messages from mbox file using script

I have an arbitrary email messages file in mbox format. I would like to periodically (end of the week), and automatically (via cron) purge messages from my "alerts" mbox file (new folder) just from ...
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IMAP — what are the most popular versions used these days?

I can't find any information about the status of IMAP version 4 and how widely it's used nowadays and how widely other versions, 1, 2 and 3 are used. So is IMAP version 4 common these days? What ...
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How to upload my emails to another email server I've downloaded via IMAP from my 1st one?

I want to download my emails via IMAP from email account and upload them to another. I want to do that manually in Python. I know how to retrieve my emails via IMAP, but how can I actually "upload" ...
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How to use the same email account when replying in Thunderbird independently of the folder?

I have several accounts set up in Thunderbird. If I reply to a message, I would like Thunderbird to always use the same e-mail address as the one the original mail was addressed to. However, it doesn'...
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Sending mail through external smtp server via command line/shell script

Currently the server I have has blocked emails from being sent from it due to spam issues. So I am currently looking for a way to send e-mail through the command line or shell script through an ...
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Spam in Zimbra OpenRelay

First apologize me for the grammar, english isn't my native language. The problem I have is users from our local zimbra mail are getting spam messages from other email addresses who don't exist, like ...
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Virtualmin - How to use reserved email names? (domains@example.com)

I'm in the process of transferring a clients mail service from cPanel to Virtualmin. This person has multiple email addresses on different domains. Everything is working fine except today I am ...
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How to set up Mutt and Spamassassim

I've got Mutt to access and read my gmail, but in the inbox, it includes all the mail that the gmail interface hides in two tabs (I think they're called labels) called 'Social' and 'Promotions'. I'd ...
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Which port is used for receiving email?Is it the same port for sending email SMTP (25)? [closed]

I just noticed my ISP blocked both direction for port 25. Does that mean port 25 is for both sending or receiving email? Used to think it is for sending only.
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GNU Emacs Gnus can't connect to gmail IMAP

I'm in the process of configuring Gnus to retrieve emails from my gmail account via IMAP. I have done as recommended at https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnusGmail, however I keep on getting errors from ...
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Does postfix using mail command report if an email was unable to be sent to an address?

I am writing a program that will be sending external emails using postfix with the mail -s command and I need to verify that the email was sent to the specified address. In which case, I am curious ...
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e-mail sent out from <user>@<hostname> instead of <user>@<domain>

When I send an e-mail from my server(hostname of the server is syslog) with command (echo "To: blah@example.com"; echo "From: root@example.org"; echo "Subject: test; echo; echo "test"; echo) | ...
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How do I debug email delivery delays?

In order to get notified about some stuff going on on a server, I use simple mailutils command executed @hourly by cron: cat $file | mail -s "Subject" $receivers where $receivers is a list of a few ...