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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Unmanaged VPS bought today. Sendmail not functioning correctly

I purchased an unmanaged VPS today. I moved my website on over, and when I try to send an email. It returns a blank page. Not to mention I had to install PHP myself. Apache was there, for some reason, ...
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How to delete a range of mails in Solaris using the 'mail' command?

I have some 1k+ mails in an inbox (old cronjob stdout), how to delete them in bulk? I'm on Solaris 8 and I have only mail available, no pine or mutt or similar "UI"-based client. Inline help and ...
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zsh notification of email (in maildir)

How can I modify the following so that it reads maildir and not just mailbox format? typeset -a mailpath for i in ~/Mail/Lists/*(.); do mailpath[$#mailpath+1]="${i}?You have new mail in ${i:t}." ...
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Naming the output of convert command and piping it to mail

Here is what I'm trying to do: convert -strip -interlace Plane -gaussian-blur 0.05 -quality 85% -resize 35% 189_0538.JPG - | uuencode - img.jpg | mail -s "Some Picture" someid@somemail.com The ...
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Automate checking user submitted files

Since last few days, I'm facing some problem. It's about response to 100 users. Situation goes like this. On one end there are 100 user, each user has unique ID. User is supposed to submit one file to ...
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mutt: mark as read and delete

I discard some messages without reading them. After deleting said messages, however, I am soon alerted to the presence of unread mail in my trash can. Is there a way to either: disable the alert ...
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Add header to outgoing email with postfix

Can someone please provide an example on how to add a Precedence: bulk header to all outgoing emails using postfix. I would like to know what file(s) to create or edit and what I should put ...
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How can I send attachment with ssmtp in Linux?

I can send email from my gmail account by ssmtp in Linux now. But how can I attach files to the email?
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Disable mail check on login?

When I login to console, e.g tty1, I usually see a message No mail, I know there's some program checking email on login, but I don't use that, how can I disable that command ? I tried to grep from ...
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Postfix Configuration - different servers for subdomains and domain

I have a following setup: 1 postfix server: a.example.com that needs to accept all emails for any subdomain on example.com (*@*.example.com) and delivers to mailman account and also send emails to any ...
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How are email headers generated?

When you send an email a header is part of the message. For example, when you check your mail you can view the raw source and see the headers, which has information about the sender of email in it, ...
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How can I apply my procmail filters to my maildir inbox?

Last night I subscribed to a mailing list, and discovered this morning that my procmail filter didn't apply to many of the mailing list messages. Now I have loads of less-important mailing list ...
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Can I make SSMTP to automatically set the “To:” header?

I'm using the ssmtp package to send e-mail via g-mail. Everything is working fine with it - the only strange thing is that if I send mail via the command line, the "to field" is funky. ssmtp ...
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Setting up SMTP-AUTH & TLS in Postfix

So I have been in the process of installing a Postfix Server on my CentOS 6.2 Virtual Private Server. I have been following this tutorial: ...
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Disabling email for an account

I have an amazon ec2 instance running ubuntu. There are only a couple of user accounts and the server is used to host a small web app. Apparently, by default, each user account has an email account. ...
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Postfix configuration - keep the envelops

I have a postfix server that delivers mail and send a copy of the outgoing mail to a second server for content analysis using the following configuration (addresses and IPs have been replaced): ...
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How to use whitespace in procmailrc recipe destination path?

I use Mutt Maildir for storage mails. I created one mailbox like this Stack Exchange/. (whitespace between Stack and Exchange here) procmailrc recipe: :0 * From: .*Stack\ Exchange Stack Exchange/ ...
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crontab sets up user variable, redirect output, and detect connetcted network

I have three problem, all of them are about crontab. Can I access $HOME variable in crontab ? for example, use $HOME like this: PATH=$HOME/bin:$HOME/scripts:$PATH ? or * * * * * echo "test" > ...
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How would I automate sending highly similar emails with one word changed?

E.g. if I want to send a bunch of emails along the lines of "What does it feel like to X?" to ask@qr.ae (Quora allows and even somewhat encourages me to ask highly similar questions there). And then ...
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Emacs Message: save sent mails

How do you make Emacs Message (C-x m) save outgoing mails? Is there a standard way to do this? You could C-x C-s but this is inefficient and easy to forget, besides, you can't be 100% it is the mail ...
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Creating a list of unique senders from Thunderbird mail files through the command-line

I've got some large mailboxes and using Thunderbird, that means that I have several mbox files. These single files contain all e-mails in a particular folder. Now, I would like to get some data on the ...
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What does it mean for an email message to be “old”?

I just recently converted my mbox over to Maildir, and when I opened up mutt, I saw an 'O' flag on some messages. Looking this up, I find that it means the message is marked as "Old". However as ...
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Is there a good way to encrypt and store a mailbox while still being able to quickly access and search it?

I am wondering if it is possible to : Store a mailbox in a way that the system administrator (ie: root) cannot see it User(s) with the valid credentials would be able to see it AND be able to search ...
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Setting mailman to reject message when max_num_recipients exceeded?

I'm trying to configure a mailman list I run to reject messages when max_num_recipients is exceeded, but instead it insists on putting the message into the moderation queue. I've searched for details ...
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What happens if I put these directories chmod 000?

I have this server I administer. I have some users that have email accounts on that server and use stuff like horde to read their emails on that server. The server have a limited space and these users ...
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Opening .eml files with mutt

How should one open .eml files in linux ? I'm not sure if mutt can handle it ? UPDATE I worked it out partially , by creating a new mailbox: mkdir -p a/{cur,tmp,new} And place the eml file in ...
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How to view full bounce message in mutt?

I got an error when sending email with mutt , some "red" text shows at the bottom of terminal , how should I view the full error message ? Is there a shortcut / macro that I could use / define ?
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fetchmail to log complete messages AND pass to mda

I couldn't seem to tell from the fetchmail man page or http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-man.html#7 whether --bsmtp <filename>.bsmtp.log, applied from cli/cronjob, and --mda ...
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Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not access the outbox folder (Unknow error. (Failed to fetch the resource collection.))

Why am I receiving this error message on Kubuntu since I upgraded to 12.04 and how can I make it stop appearing? It appears as a pop up balloon above the system tray. Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not ...
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How to get nano to work properly under mutt?

I have set nano as the default editor in mutt; mutt launches nano normally enough, but when I try to send the message (ie. save and quit, separately) mutt says the message has been aborted. Any idea ...
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Email sent from web server using PHP does not arrive

I am trying to send email via my web server using PHP but for some reason the email never arrives. According to PHP the email was sucessfully sent but I never receive the email. I know its not a spam ...
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How can I rewrite the From: address of an email and resend it?

I have a cPanel web hosting account. On this account I have a PHP-based support/trouble ticket system for my customers to use. I'd like to be able to send an email to both my customer and to the ...
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Check & filter outgoing mails in Postfix

I am looking for a way to check outgoing mails with rules like : mails sent to a particular domain mails sent without subject or with a specific subject mails with an attachment of a certain size ...
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Can I set up system mail to use an external SMTP server?

Is it possible to set up system mail on a linux box to be sent via a different smtp server - maybe even with authentication? If so, how do I do this? If that's unclear, let give an example. If I'm at ...
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Sending HTML with Mutt (or another terminal mail client)

While I can find some scattered info on the topic, I can't seem to find a straight walkthrough (or even a definite answer)... Basically I'm too low on the totem pole to start sending plain-text ...
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How can I fake sending -time when sending email with Mutt?

Suppose a student is two hours late in returning an assignment. Now the assignment needs to travel a long way in internet so there is a good excuse that it got lost in somewhere or got jammed (well ...
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How to remove the “Received: from” from an e-mails source?

I'm using: thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64 on Scientific Linux 6.1 and if I send an e-mail (with Gmail) from my Thunderbird then I can see that the e-mail I sent contains a very-very bad thing: ...
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Mutt silently failing when trying to send an e-mail from command line

I'm trying to send and e-mail from mutt from command line using following command: mutt -F /my/path/to/muttrc -s "Hello" an@email.com < test.txt But nothing happens. Mutt doesn't display any ...
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Utility for sending HTML mail with attachments to a long list of emails?

I'm in the middle of writing a Python program which simply sends the same HTML message with an attachment to a large list of email addresses (BCC). Is there a utility I could use to do this rather ...
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How to create Maildir directory with enough permissions for Postfix?

I have CentOS 5.5 with Postfix installed on it. I want to use local delivery agent with default setting, but I want it to store mail with Maildir directory style mailboxes. When I set the mailboxes ...
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msmtp alternative that understands /etc/aliases

I'm looking for a simple smtp daemon, that supports aliases (due to issues with daemons, that refuse to send emails to anyone else than root). If you don't know msmtp, then basically, I just want to ...
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How can I print a conditional header BEFORE stdout, if there is any output on stdout

I have a process that filters a list of files from a directory (having find check to see if there are files older than a certain period to show a queue is stuck). It may or may not return anything, ...
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Extracting a file attachment from an email message and saving it to a file?

I have an email stored in plaintext (yes, headers, messages, attachments, everything in one plaintext file) and I'd like to extract a PDF document from it. I've copied the base64-encoded text, then ...
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I want to set up a basic cron job that sends an email

I am running OS X 10.7 and I am learning unix commands. I would like to set up a very basic cron job that sends me an email with a certain message. How would I go about this. From what I have read, I ...
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Locating mail users and setup for RT

We have an AD where I work which handles usernames/email, authentication etc and all the rest. I've been trying to find our 'support' email address on there but soon realised that it exists not on ...
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php mail not working in rhel server?

I have installed roundcube mail and when it tried to use installer which uses php mail it is loading for 5 to 10 minutes and then telling me 'ok' but no mail comes to me. smtp_port is 25 host is ...
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Setting headers using the /bin/mail command

I have a bash script that I use with nagios that sends notifications by email. The key part of it looks like this: # $1 (FROM) | $2 (TO) | $3 (SUBJECT) | $4 (BODY) /usr/bin/printf "%b" "$4" | ...
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Postfix: Forward/Reroute mails with unknown recipients

I'm running a postfix/dovecot mail server and everything works quite well. What I want to do now is forward all mails with a recipient that does not have an entry in the local recipient table, to ...
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Graphical Keyboard-driven Email Client

I use a laptop without a mouse as my main work system, and I could really use a fully keyboard-driven email client with graphics support. Right now I have the option of using GUI clients, which, even ...
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Is there a way to completely disable outbound opportunistic TLS support in SendMail?

CentOS 5.x SendMail 8.14.4 An overzealous network security feature is causing TLS negotiations to fail when my Sendmail server tries to talk to external hosts. This is causing sendmail to constantly ...