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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Can I safely delete ~/Trash file?

My Uni account is over disk quota and requesting more quota takes time. Unfortunately, I need disk space now and I noticed that the Trash file in my home directory is quite a large file. Now I’m a ...
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How to automatically encrypt, sign, and forward root's email?

I've recently been teaching myself about the BSDs and decided to pick up a NetBSD VPS. I don't always log in to this box every day (it's not actually doing anything that important), but I'd still like ...
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How to send mail from a remote SMTP host?

I have Postfix suite installed locally on Ubuntu 10.10. I can send/receive mail to my local address, e.g. user@local.com. I'm given credentials to a remote mail server mailbox, e.g. ...
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Help with piped program in sendmail's /etc/aliases

I'm trying some sort of auto-subscription via a homegrown script. I know it can be achieved by mailing lists such as Mailman but I also want to learn at the same time on how to do it by hand. Here's ...
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Recommended mailing list manager for use with Postfix

I have a small VPS (256MB RAM, 12% cap CPU) with Postfix installed that I use to host my mail domains. I want to run a mailing list manager, but would like to avoid Mailman because of its big ...
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Simplest way of forwarding all mail from server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight outgoing SMTP server I am looking for a minimal mail solution (MTA) for a headless server which generate e-mails for local users and and fully qualified ...
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A small challenge to familiarize myself with Linux [closed]

I would like to learn more about Linux. I briefly went through a few books and quite a few articles online, but the only way to learn something is to actually start using it. I would like to jump in ...
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IMAP mail notifier for window manager/task bar?

I am searching for a small new-email-notifier for IMAP mailboxes that displays it's status in the icon-bar (how do you call it?) of a window manager. Basically some biff/xbiff like tool ported to ...
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When I schedule a command with 'at', can I change where the output is mailed to?

When I schedule a job/command with at to be executed in the future, the standard output and error of the command is "mailed" to the user that did the scheduling. So after my job runs, I get a message ...
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Organize Email by Date Using procmail or maildrop

I would like to organize all incoming email into the following directory structure based on the date of the email: ROOT --+-- YYYYMMDD --+-- HH --+-- mm --+-- YYYYMMDD-HHmmSS-000001 | ...
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What is the MIME equivalent of uuencode for sendmail?

e.g., I've got files I want to send by sendmail but the receiving mailbox (for posting pictures to my blog) will not accept uuencode files a la $uuencode file | sendmail user@domain I'm guessing ...
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Evolution Check mail when Window is closed

In Ubuntu/Gnome under the mail icon in the tray, there are chat, mail, and broadcast. opening the chat logs into your IM accounts and keeps you logged in when closing the main window. But it appears ...
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Changing SMTP authentication in mutt based on From e-mail address

I use mutt as my e-mail reader, and nbSMTP as my SMTP client. I check e-mail from a half dozen accounts and sort them into miscellaneous folders in my maildir. Some of the folders are ...
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Best way to handle lots of mail on server?

Due to some bad cron jobs I now have ~1600 mail messages, most of them containing the same error log. I would like to quickly group them by subject and delete them, while limiting the chances of ...
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Evolution and Exchange Server 2007 without MAPI

My organization is running an exchange server 2007 with MAPI disabled for security reasons. How do I connect with evolution? When I connect using the Microsoft Exchange option I get the error ...
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set up email addresses that aren't attached to a user

I need to set up a lot of email addresses on a Linux machine, but I don't want to create a new user account for each one. The mail can stored in a regular maildir or mbox. (I'll be checking the mail ...
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How to remove “You have mail” welcome message

When I open up my terminal it says "you have mail", anyone has any idea of why? I am running OS X, but since it too is based on Unix and relies on files such as bashrc, bash_profile etc. I thought ...
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How to set up local mail retrieval and delivery?

$ mail No mail for lazer $ I am able to send mails using mail. I have unread mails in my inbox as I can see in Outlook. Why doesn't mail show me my mails? How can I make mail fetch them?
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How can I customize new mail notification in alpine?

I use alpine as my primary mail reader. While I spend most of my day in the terminal or emacs, it would still be nice to get pretty notification of new mail using notify-bin. Is there any way I can ...
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Lightweight outgoing SMTP server

What do you use as a lightweight SMTP for outgoing e-mails only? I am running an app that sends e-mails via SMTP when events occur once in a while, and I don't need a fully featured e-mail server. ...
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X-based email for reading mail from cron jobs

Can anyone give a recommendation for a simple X-based equivalent of mail / mailx for reading the mail I get from cron jobs?