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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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 ...
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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 ...