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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Send attachment to gmail id from shell script

I have a shell script that generates reports. Using crontab i run the scrip everyday at 1000 hrs. I want to mail that report to my gmail id as an attachment. I have tried using mutt but it doesnt ...
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How to disable SMTP auth plain for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0?

How do I turn off SMTP AUTH PLAIN for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0? If I set up postfix to handle SMTP would this allow me to not have SMTP auth plain enabled
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Text-based mail client with usability

I have fond memories to using pine and emacs/rmail for reading mail in the 90's. At some point I switched over to Gmail plain HTML, but I recently realized I really miss navigating mail with cursor ...
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Why does OpenSSL automatically send me Terminal mail?

I for some reason am getting messages from OpenSSL constantly (not literally constantly, but every hour or so) sent to my Terminal mail box saying: Message 1: Subject: Cron ...
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Difference between mail and mailx? [duplicate]

Whats the difference between mail and mailx? I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem where I can send mail from server A with this echo $MESSAGE | mail -s "$SUBJECT" -r $FROM $RECIPIENTS command but ...
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Send all local mail to a single external e-mail

I am trying to send all local mail to a single external e-mail, using Google's SMTP servers. Using Google's SMTP servers work, as I am able to send mail to external addresses work using mail from ...
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To configure script to send email only when diff command gives a difference

I'm new to the world of scripting and and currently using a script to perform a health check on the san devices that I manage. The script is simple and redirects output of commands to a current file ...
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sendmail error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

i have configured an sendmail configuration in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine when i'm send th email through a perl script it gives the below error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable and mail is not ...
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Best Linux for a small Web server [closed]

I'm currently planning my business servers and I would like to know what's the best Linux distro for these needs: Nginx + MySQL + PHP 5.4 Zimbra Collaboration - Open Source Node.js w/ Forever I ...
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Courier-MTA not listening, how to increase debugging information?

i Follow tutorial from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Courier_MTA based on systemctl status command, the server is working fine # systemctl status courier courier.service - Courier Daemon ...
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MailScanners: spamassassin vs spamd & clamav vs clamd [closed]

I'm trying to decide which method is better question for you today. I'm running a Debian+Sendmail(w/TSL+SASL)+MailScanner+SpamAssassin+Clam setup. I'm wondering which is a better way to execute my ...
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base64 encoded e-mails and compression

I sent an e-mail which included almost 2500 characters of text and one attached 60KiB PNG file. This text included number 185 eight times. However, after the e-mail was encoded to base64 and sent, I'm ...
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AWS micro instance PHP mail() does nothing

I am setting up a PHP-powered web application on AWS micro instance: $ uname -a $ Linux ip-10-138-44-238 3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Aug 22 03:09:00 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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Configure courier to forward certain mails to external addresses

I have a debian 6.0 server with courier/courier-mta set up and some local domains. Now I want to create some forwards for some email address that should go directly to external addresses as there are ...
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what are the caveats of sending email via the “mail” command?

I want to send emails from my work computers so that I can notify myself when various long-running tasks are completed. As I understand it, the command below looks up bar.com's MX record, makes a ...
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Stop cron sending mail for backup script?

I have set up a backup script to back up world data on my Minecraft server hourly using cron, but because the worlds being constantly edited by players, tar was telling me that files changed while ...
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Solaris: how to forward cron e-mails?

If a cron job produces output it is e-mailed to the user's account. I would like to redirect this e-mail to another e-mail account. Preferably on a user-by-user basis. I've looked into some options ...
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How to get a click-able link for a shared file, when sending an e-mail with the file-name in it

I've got a local network with a shared drive mounted to it, all machines running Fedora (and some Windows). When we want to share a file, there is no easy way of just getting a link for the file like ...
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SMTP/POP server only for internal e-mails on hosted domain

We have a domain for a web site and e-mail that's hosted off-site. (We don't have a reliable enough connection to host it ourselves.) Our shared host sometimes has SMTP problems, but never POP ...
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Using mutt to fetch email from hotmail?

OK so I have mutt installed. But can't properly configure my hotmail acccount. I need some sample for hotmail configuration.
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Where does Mutt put deleted messages if no purge is performed?

If I delete one or more email messages in Mutt and then say no when it asks (when changing folders or quitting the program) if I want to purge the deleted messages, what does Mutt do with them? After ...
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gnome online accounts - gmail ssl broken

I just setup my computer with Debian Jessie and Gnome 3. I added my Google Account in the Gnome Online Accounts. While most of the services (like chat and calendar) just work, I cannot receive my ...
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Redirecting mail to Gmail

I'm trying to set up the redirection of all emails to my VPS to my Gmail account because it's easier to handle. At the moment though, it is not working, and I can't see why. I have tried a few ...
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Trying to send HTML mail on mac OSX Mountain Lion

I'm trying to send email with an html file as the body (it's actually a cucumber results report if that matters) or an attachment (if sending it as the body does not work) via the command line I've ...
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Email client that understands both HTML and maildir

I'm using Mutt as my main email client, but I'm looking for another one for my work email (because of HTML email). I need one that can handle my existing Maildir email, to be able to switch between ...
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How can I find my local mail spool?

I am a graduate student and a relative Linux novice. This question is a sort of spin-off of my earlier question. My institution has a Ubuntu Linux cluster. I am just a user; I do not have sysadmin ...
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Possible to get SMS/text message notification when process ends/is killed?

There are scripts that will send an e-mail when a server process is finished. However, I do not want to check my email every so often just to see whether a job has finished. Therefore I'd like to get ...
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mutt weird action

I wrote a little script to send multiple mails from a list with differents subjects. #!/bin/bash while read -a line do mailadd=${line[0]} subject=${line[1]} mutt -s `echo $subject` `echo ...
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Catch all emails and save them in MySQL

I want to do something like Facebook has with it message system. When you reply to email sent from Facebook User, it automatically gets in his message box. This is done, because you reply to ...
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sendmail through virtual machine

I am successfully performing some very basic SMTP sending in my machine with a basic Python script: .... things ... try: smtpObj = smtplib.SMTP('localhost') smtpObj.sendmail(sender, recievers, ...
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sending email to IP address via postfix

I and a friend of mine have setup two Postfix mail servers on our laptops. We succeeded in sending mail to a real network (to some Gmail accounts) from our computers; that was the easy part. We now ...
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Minimal MTA that delivers mail locally (for cron)?

On my laptop, I have set up a cron that performs a weekly job. If there is something to report, I would like to get an e-mail for it. Right now I am using KMail as MUA which is able to read mail from ...
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Considerations when hosting an outgoing email server

I want to host an email server on my VPS so I can send automated emails from my application. Reading about the different ways of hosting email servers (involving ISPs blocking ports, open relay ...
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Postfix - unable to send mails to Internet (i.e. Gmail)

I've set up postfix (Debian) and it works fine. I can recieve mail and I can send them, but I can only send them to local (and local virtual) adresses. But when I try to send the mail for example to ...
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Why is MAIL unset in graphical environments?

I get new-mail notifications when running bash interactively on Linux console but I don't get them on xterm or konsole. The environment variable MAIL is set to /var/mail/USER upon logging in on the ...
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Mail server installation in Cent OS 6.2

I have a server with a dedicated IP. I didn't take any domain yet. CentOS 6.2 is installed on this server. I tried to install mail server in it and followed these links exactly. The Perfect Server ...
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Linux mail client that can trigger a PHP script to parse email received

Is there any simple text-based mail client that I could use that could trigger a PHP script to parse mails received from the users? I have a PHP application that sends email out to users and it would ...
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SMTP Issue: did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA

We had a urgent requirement for creating a mail server to send mail for our Portal application using Liferay. The mail account will be an administrative account to maintain the portal. I was able to ...
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Daemons send mail when it exits

I'm not sure if daemon is the correct term but we have a number of processes (ksh scripts) that we start with the "at" command on AIX. Hopefully they run until they are told to shutdown down, at ...
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localhost [127.0.0.1] in email headers

I'm using sendmail to send a very simple email from a text file. Here is the text file: to:test@someaddress.com from:admin@hostname.tld subject:Testing test test test Which I send with: sendmail ...
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Procmail: Denying special privileges for “/etc/procmailrcs/default.rc”

I'm trying to setup postfix, dovecot and procmail to work together with virtual users. In the end I want to have virtual users and the possibility to add rules to sort incoming rules. For the last ...
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extracting attachments from mail that is coming to my postfix inbox

How do I extract attachments from mails arriving at my postfix mailbox and preferably send the content of the attachment to another email account? I am interested in being able to acquire/read the ...
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Roll-your-own GMail alternative

I'm quitting GMail but attempting to avoid the headaches that come with administering my own Internet-facing IMAP server. I have access to a commercial IMAP account, and I'd like to continue to use ...
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How can I setup mail server with ipv6, pam and db?

I'm looking for solution for a specific problem: I want to setup a good and secure mail server but I need ipv4 + ipv6, some kind of autouser mapping (if I add new user to machine, system should ...
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Linux 'mail' command: Can't open display

I've just installed the 'mail' command in Ubuntu (mailutils package) in order to view feedback from cron jobs. I type 'mail' at the prompt and see something like this: "/var/mail/*$USER*": 1 message ...
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What is the alternative to using metamail with nmh?

In nmh, mhshow calls /usr/bin/metamail by default. Is there an alternative for this, since metamail has been deprecated in Debian since etch?
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Mail ID creation

I have a Linux box in which squirrel client installed for mail configuration. There are 100 employees whose mail id's are running on this.I have grouped 25 employees each to make a group and gave an ...
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Creating an email that can trigger a script

I have a CentOS 6.3 server. I would like to create an email address like, for example, list@myserver.com that will be a special kind of email that will trigger a script. For example: suppose I mail ...
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What to do with a message/partial MIME type?

I used a copier/scanner to scan a document and email me the resulting image. It sent me several emails, each with a message/partial MIME attachment. mutt doesn't seem to understand these messages. ...
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Sending email without including an origin IP address in headers

I often see email headers like these when I get email these days: Received: by FQDN (Postfix, from userid $USERID) So does that mean that people SSH into their VPS and send email from there or is ...