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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Adding rules to my mail server

I need to add rules to my mail server. I need to bcc an email address on outgoing and incoming emails for certain email accounts. The first thing I need to do is to find out what mail server software ...
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Mail vs. mail what is the difference

what is this business about mail and Mail? [On a centos box] Why mail does not work but wont return an error either while Mail works fine with the exact same syntax? Mail is basically a link to mail ...
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Send Email without any settings fast?

I am looking something like this on dummy comp, sending email fast without any login. I mean that I do not want to set up any .muttrc or any other settings. I want just a short msg to person A from ...
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Where does postfix store email?

I can't find any documentation on how postfix stores email. Where is it stored, and in what format? I'm using Ubuntu server 11
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Mail reader that displays any mbox file or Maildir

Is there a GUI-based mail reader that I can call with the path to an arbitrary mbox file or Maildir directory? In other words, a mail reader that does not insist on storing all mail in a single place ...
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Open message with given message-id from command line in mutt

I have the value of the Message ID header of a particular message in my mutt's inbox and I want to open it with a one shot mutt command, read and close. Currently, I open mutt, do a with ~i ...
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send html using mailx

I'd like to send a html file from a host using mailx but instead of interpreting it as html it would send it out as text (html codes). Is there a way to send it as html? (cat <<EOCAT Subject: ...
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Mail send to my domain ends up in local inbox instead of exchange server

I'm running a MediaWiki install under Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have configured it to use the standard php mail() function with my local mail delivery agent (postfix). The mail gets sent from the ...
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Is there a command-line email client and auto-download attachment to a file?

Is there a linux email client that can run on command line and can be configured to fetch and automatically save attachments to the filesystem? Im currently using Thunderbird and it has a nice ...
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configure postfix to accept mail from two WANs

I have a mac server but my question has long left the realm of the GUI. My last hope is a unix forum. I have a cisco router with two WAN ports. The mac uses postfix 2.8.3. I have correctly ...
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How do i fix the to address when forwarding with mail/exim?

I am using debian squeeze (i believe, the box doesnt really say) i config exim4 to use gmail and put root: someuser in /etc/aliases then put my email address (name+box@gmail.com) in .forward I ...
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How do I email root?

I am on Debian squeeze and I'd like to forward my root emails to my real email. I setup exim to use gmail so when I write mail myname@myemail.com it sends to my email. However, now I'd like to email ...
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Enable line breaks when assigning multi line outputs to var in bash

I'm using the following very basic shell script I copied off the net to list the contents of my database backup folder and mail them regularily: MYSQLLIST=$(ls -lhG /var/backups/mysql/daily/) ...
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Receive Pop/IMAP email and then forward as encrypted to gmail

Basically, I have an email account I can access as POP3 or IMAP. I want to take all incoming emails, encrypt them, and then forward the encrypted version to my gmail account (so I can see the ...
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How do I configure mutt to display the date header in my local time zone in the pager?

When I view a message in the pager mutt displays the time in the Date header in UTC rather than my local time zone. The index view displays the local time correctly. I found this old mailing list post ...
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How to recover saved (stored) emails after damage to KMail configuration?

Recently my computer had to be hard-reset, and fsck ran on /home filesystem, producing lots of errors (old HDD drive). After reset I don't see all my saved emails in KMail (KDE 3.5.3), at least those ...
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How to send a prompt to a remote machine like the “you have mail”, ie not using wall

I am currently using wall to show a message on a remote machine when an activity is started and finished. But this is intrusive, as it will write across an editor they might have open etc. What I ...
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how to configure mutt as email client in linux for a remote microsoft exchange server?

I have a windows xp laptop that has ms-outlook 2007. i didnt have to do anything to set it up. i connected my laptop to office network and it picked up all settings by itself. Now i want to dump this ...
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How to send non-local mail, with GMail(GApps) SMTP?

I have some (~3) Debian boxes, and I want to post system mail to my non-local mailbox. But I have a problem with configuring exim4. Also I don't like so much exim4's config. Too different, and also ...
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How do I get UUENCODE to work?

I have a server that I have inherited that has an older version of Redhat installed due to software requirements and now there is a need to use UUENCODE to allow email attachments. The uuencode and ...
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how to send email as well as display it out

i am trying to run a script with the output to be emailed and watched(monitored), i try using this code: this are the output: >emailmessage echo "output here" >>emailmessage ...
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Drudging through email logs

I am in charge of maintaining a linux e-mail server running qmail on Red Hat Linux. Fairly often, I have to trace the path of some email through syslog and to be frank, this is rather tedious. ...
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setup fetchmail/exim4 to download from gmail account and forward to another email address

I'm trying to setup my debian server to download email from a gmail account (e.g. forwarder@gmail.com) and then forward it to a 3rd party email. The reason I can't just setup email forwarding within ...
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How do I send HTML email using linux 'mail' command?

mail -s "subject" xxxxx@gmail.com <test.html works, but only for plain text email. What is the correct way to send HTML email using the Linux command mail?
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Apache mail sending flowchart / workflow?

I am currently trying to get my head into learning how Linux systems send mail, starting from Apache, to Sendmail and finally out the door. Specifically I'm using CentOS 5 which is using Sendmail, ...
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Heirloom-mailx and Saving to IMAP Folder with Spaces

If I try to save to a message to an IMAP folder with the command save 1 +FOLDER/"Folder withSpaces" in heirloom-mailx, instead of saving, mailx spits out No applicable messages from {Folder/"Folder, ...
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How to fetch and process mail in order to execute commands?

I administer a home server, and sometimes when I'm out I need to execute some simple commands on the server. 3G + SSH is not an option because it's too expensive from my phone (here in Argentina). It ...
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Fetching email automatically then reading it locally

My email is kept on a remote server and accessible from anywhere by IMAP. What I'd like is a mail client that will periodically sync that remote mail to my laptop in the backgroun, so that when I ...
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How can I automate sending mail using a script?

I have in the past heard of using nail for this task, but I can't seem to find it for my distribution (Ubuntu 11.04) in any of the repositories. What program can I use to one-off emails from a shell ...
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alpine failed to connect to smtp.gmail.com

When I try to send email from alpine I get the following error: Error sending: connection failed to gmail-smtp... (The message disappear before I have the time to copy it). I suspect this is ...
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postfix doesn't respond on 25 from external server

I am trying to set up postfix with dovecot. I can telnet to localhost 25 and send a message to accounts on the server. However, when I try to telnet to port 25 on this server from another server I ...
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Does fetchmail support these IMAP features? If so, how?

I'm studying and learning about how mail is handled in linux systems, and one thing has become a source of confusion for me. On my iPhone, via IMAP, I can mark a message in my Gmail inbox as read, or ...
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Easiest way to forward mail to a third-party email address

I have some home system monitoring scripts run via cron that will create output, and hence mail to the user that runs the script. I want to redirect this mail to my Gmail (or insert any other ...
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Find 'duplicate' mails in maildir when header differs slightly

My problem is that I've been a heavy user of GMail's pop3-import feature and used it to pull mail from other GMail Accounts. Back then I did, however, only import new mail, not all the mail previously ...
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Why is procmail not being run?

I'm running Fedora 13 Linux, and sending mail to myself using mutt, and I can't seem to get procmail to run. Below is what my .procmailrc, ~/Procmail/rc.testing, and .forward files all look like. As ...
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using the mail command

How do I use the mail command to check email (and send email) from gmail. Does it support labels? I couldn't have figure out where to put the username and password. I tried to search for instruction ...
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How to setup a local POP3 server?

I'm developing a Thunderbird extension and I would like to setup a fake POP3 account to play with. What's the easiest way to setup a local POP3 server? It doesn't need to be particularly ...
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send mail using external mail server

I'd like to send mails using a PHP script that has been deployed on a CentOS machine. Problem is there is no mail server configured. There is, however, another linux machine that has a mail server ...
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Best way to archive attachments?

My saved-messages and sent-mail "folders" (actually Unix MBX files) are huge because of attachments, most of which I've saved to disk anyway. I want to keep the messages, but replace the attachment ...
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What program do I use to check mail?

I'm receiving "You have mail" messages and according to How to remove “You have mail” welcome message I should read my mail with mail. However I cannot find the command in my system (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)

My company wants to migrate the current mail server into a Cloud Server Provider. The Provider is the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) kind, not SaaS (Software as a Service). That means I have to ...
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Assistance wanted in removing the “No mail.” notification in MOTD for Ubuntu 10.10

How do I remove the No mail. notification on Ubuntu 10.10 Server? This occurs when I log in, and is located underneath the message of the day I have a separate script which uses a different messaging ...
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How to send mail?

I'm trying to send mail from shell(GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)) using; mail foo@bar.com After I complete the command, the mail won't show up in the mailbox. What ...
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setting up mail system

So I'm still kind of new to linux, but what are the steps towards setting a linux box up in such a way that it can send mail using shell? echo "hello world" | mail johnny@moo.com I mean, I've done ...
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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 ...