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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privoxy show client ip when sending mail

Is it possible for privoxy to show original client ip when sending mail ( example: this mail header should show the client's ip not the proxy ip: Received: from [xx.xx.xx.xx] by ...
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Set up an email domain with Postfix and Dovecot

I am very new to the Linux world so please forgive me. I have a VPS running Ubuntu 12.10 x86 and I have installed Rails3, Nginx, Mysql and Passenger. All are up and running. I want to set up mail so ...
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Using mutt and not revealing IP address

Here is mutt setup: I use offlineimap to fetch the mail and use msmtp to send the mail. My concern is that when using this (msmtp), it appends my IP address in the header in every email that is sent. ...
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What email features/functionality are baked into a typical Linux/GNU distro? [closed]

I am curious how system daemons on a local Linux host send email. Is there some type of email framework already built in? Do I need a MTA or a MUA? What part does "Sendmail" play and is it a ...
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Can't delete system email

While running Postfix on an Ubuntu, I have acquired a number of test email in an account usr1, and now I want to delete them before starting other testing. However, every time I try to delete using ...
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OpenSMTPD Configuration Problem

I'm trying to configure a simple mail server on OpenBSD 5.2, running OpenSMTPD 5.3.1, however there is some problem with my configuration file, and I'm unsure how to fix it. I can send and receive ...
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local email storage syncing to imap - mutt-friendly

Summary My problem: I want to read email offline with my choice of client (mutt), but I want actions like moving emails, etc. to be kept in two-way snc with an imap server. My question: Is there a ...
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rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred

I'm trying to move my emails Maildir from an old centos server to a new debian server. rsync -avz /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir I tried to copy an 8gb account, didn't ...
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Postfix header_checks

I want to forward a copy of the users email which has the specific subject. I have tried the below settings, able to Redirect that particular subject mail. But I want to forward a copy of that mail to ...
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Why isn't Gnus scoring emails based on the To: or Cc: headers?

I use Gnus v5.13 in GNU Emacs 24.1.1 to read my email, and I'm having a trouble getting a simple score file to work. Essentially, I want any mail that's sent to (or copies) a particular email address ...
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Is there a way to store mail attachments outside of mailboxes?

Nowadays, size limits on mail attachments are less comprehensible by traditional users. I am looking for a way to extract mail attachments as simple files that I would be able to manage elsewhere. On ...
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Autocompletion of email addresses in vim

I'm playing around with various bits of an email solution, including notmuch and alot. I write my emails in vim and I'd like to have tab completion of email addresses while writing email. Is there a ...
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Unix mail command not sending email

I'm having trouble trying to send email with the unix mail command. Currently I'm trying this: echo "something" | mail -s "test mail" email@address.com But when I check my email, I haven't received ...
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Sending a file as the body of an email

I want a utility that does something like this: email --subject="xxx" --body=body.txt --to=to_address@hostname.com (using pre-configured sender information for e.g. gmail). Note that body.txt is ...
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Where is the setting for sending email to a system user with ssmtp?

I'm using ssmtp for sending email (the setting is below) Now when i run a cron command or an at command, mail is sent to michel@mypi which is username @ machinename Now ofcourse this is not a ...
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Script to send mail if there has been no entry in a log file for a certain amount of time

I am new to shell scripting. How would I write a script which can send an alert mail if there is no entry in the log file for more than 3 hours.
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IP set to block access to exim and dovecot

I have created a ipset with a bunch of IPs that I want to block access to dovecot and exim. The ipset is called "bannedIPs" and have been added to iptables using this iptables -A INPUT -p tcp ...
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Linux: Use maildir instead of mbox

Is there a way to use Maildir instead of mbox on a Linux box? On some websites, it is suggested to add to /etc/aliases: myuser: /var/mail/myuser/maildir I've issued the newaliases command, but it ...
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How to stop monthly cron output email

Server is Debian 6.0. In /etc/aliases I have; root: me@mydomain.com This is so that root emails get sent directly to me. Today, a monthly script I have placed into /etc/cron.monthly has emailed me ...
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Is there any mail list frontend that provides forum like interface?

I would like to have my mail lists presented like a forum (let's say phpBB), instead of having to browse through this unorganized pile of data: http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/ranger-users/ Is ...
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Postfix error: Relay access denied

I can't send mail to external email addresses such as gmail. When I try to send a mail with telnet I get the following error: Trying 130.xx.xx.128... Connected to mydomain.com. Escape character is ...
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How to tell mutt not to wait for an attachment program to return?

I use this line for images in my mailcap: image/*; eog %s &; but mutt immediately deletes the temp file and eog can’t load it. When I remove the & mutt waits for eog to be closed until it ...
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How to make an address list in mutt

I use Mutt as my main client and use the alias command quite frequently. How to group mail addresses, or—even better—aliases into a list I can then use like an alias to send mail to?
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How do I configure mailutils pop3d to not set the flags on the mailspool?

How do I configure mailutils pop3d to not set the flags on the mail spool to read? I could not find a setting for this in the documentation. I am using an android (stock) MUA and this does not seem ...
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Understanding /etc/aliases and what it does

These are the contents of '/etc/aliases' file on my Debian (Wheezy) server, as it is: # /etc/aliases mailer-daemon: postmaster postmaster: root nobody: root hostmaster: root usenet: root news: root ...
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“IPv6 support is disabled” warnings

I get the error while running a script which tries to send emails. send-mail: warning: inet_protocols: IPv6 support is disabled: Address family not supported by protocol send-mail: warning: ...
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Why email clients prepend `Re:` to subject line? [closed]

I wonder why most email clients prepend Re: to the subject if the mail is a response. When responding, the mail client generates an In-Reply-To: header which clearly states that this message is a ...
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Using Trash with Mutt: Does it make sense?

I come from Thunderbird, which I found to be bloatware with spontaneous hiccoughs using 20–40% of processing power, weak IMAP and local mailfolder handling and a constant 100–500MB of RAM use. But it ...
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Using Munpack to extract attachments of specific file type (Debian/Squeeze)

I configured Munpack on my Debian/Linux to extract attachments from incoming emails. (For additional context, Getmail fetches the emails and pipes it to Procmail. A Procmail recipe then pipes it to ...
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Modify an incoming mail from text/plain to text/html

I'm using mutt to process my mail. There is one sender which declares the wrong content type. The mail arrives with Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=--… and has two parts. They are ...
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Savings emails as individual files using Procmail

I installed Getmail to retrieve emails from another email server and Procmail to filter the incoming emails. (I am running Debian/Squeeze.) The recipe I created has this code: :0: * ...
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How to setup a simple email daemon with autorespond and mail forwarding?

Since my mail provider unfortunately offers neither an autoresponder nor forwarding mail to others during vacancy, I'd like to setup e.g. a RaspberryPi to regularly check my mail account (via POP3 or ...
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How do I retrieve email with Exim4?

I successfully installed and configured Exim4 on my Debian/Squeeze machine, so now I am able to send outgoing emails with a command like this: exim4 -v recipient@domain.com From: sender@domain.com ...
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How to send an email to myself on the same local machine (tcp port 25)

Does anyone know how to sent email to myself? I am trying to generate TCP traffic on port 25.
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How to log output to maillog?

On my current Debian setup, I have a file /var/log/mail.log which Dovecot, Postfix, and Spamassassin's spamd all output messages to. I know that the logger command can output to syslog, but is there ...
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Server inbound email forwarding

I have been struggling to get this to work for a little while now so I have come in the hope of getting a wee bit of help. I am running redhat 6.3, and using the machine as a webserver. My question ...
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How to pass a CTRL-D to a command line within a script?

I am using this line ( cat bodyText.txt; uuencode backup.tar ) | mail -s "backup" myEmail@myserver.com inside a bash script that will be fired by cron. This line is almost perfect, but it hangs ...
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Change threaded inbox view in Thunderbird so that subject lines are the most recent subject in the thread

Currently, when using Thunderbird in threaded view, the subject line for each thread is the subject of the original, root email. I would like to change this so that it is the subject of the most ...
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Sender based redirection on Postfix

I'm running postfix on Debian, receiving email for my.com, and I would like all incoming emails from sender.com to be delivered to jack@my.com, regardless of the original recipient. Emails from other ...
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Retrieving email from POP3 server for multiple addresses and storing for local users

I have about 20 email users with accounts on our web host's POP3 server who are getting bombarded with hundreds of spam emails every day. I setup an Untangle box to deal with the spam, and it does a ...
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Is this enough for a working mail server?

I have an internet connection with a public, static IPv4 address (the IP address has a PTR record for foo.org domain, and I own foo.org domain, and have nameservers for it elsewhere, mx record is set ...
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Which name should be used for myhostname in Postfix's main.cf?

For #myhostname, I should uncomment and put my hostname, i.e. the name I gave my VPS, right? Or does it just go myhostname = mydomain.net, in other words don't edit the phrase 'myhostname' except to ...
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Recommendations for good MTA / groupware solutions?

I'm setting up a Debian server, and one of the things I need on it is an MTA. I don't want to use something like Exim or Postfix because I want something that ties in SMTP, POP3, and IMAP all in one ...
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What software(s) should I install on new system(with Linux as a OS) to prevent it from getting hacked? [closed]

I am switching to new system with a OS using Linux.I will be using another system which has windows ultimate which is hacked.I am being cyber bullied. I have given a reference to this as a question on ...
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Bash port auto upgrading script in cron doesn't work properly?

I've been recently try to write a script to automate checks for new version of ports and software installed on my FreeBSD server. This script is added to root's crontab and fires daily. If I run it ...
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Is it better to archive/move mail based on mtime or ctime?

I have been using a perl script to archive mail found here The script uses ctime to process and decide which month sub folder to place mail. In most cases this is fine since the ctime = mtime and ...
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Email picture attachments as inline along with the email body

I'm right now working with a script for emailing attachment (.png pics). Since I'm using mutt command with -a option, the email is sent as a mail attachment. I want these .png pictures to be mailed ...
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Is there a program that can send me a notification e-mail when a process finishes?

I am a computational scientist, and I run a lot of lengthy calculations on Linux. Specifically, I run molecular dynamics (MD) simulations using the GROMACS package. These simulations can take days ...
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How do I change emails from: address on FreeBSD?

Emails are now sent from www@hostname, but I want them to be sent from webmaster@my-domain.com My developer said it should be in php.ini but I figured out this is true only for Win32 systems. How do ...
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CNAME: Mail address gets rewritten

I have a problem with receiving mails. I do not know if my server or the server of the sender is wrong configured. I have a domain daniel-marschall.de which has following DNS RR: ...