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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setting up a relay port for postfix smtp on CentOS 7

A CentOS 7 server has postfix, dovecot, and mailx installed. I am able to make an IMAP connection to the server from my remote Thunderbird client running on my local devbox. But I am not able to ...
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SOGo without Samba4 Active Directory

I'm tinkering with SOGo groupware to be run on my homeserver. I'm especially interested in the ActiveSync capability to synchronize contacts and calendar of my Android devices without the need for ...
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Bash script that detects if a file is the correct size

I'm trying to make this bash script dispatch and email when it detects that a certain type of file (files ending in ".gz"), which was last modified 24 hours ago, is below a certain size in a ...
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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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How can I get dovecot to retrieve my email?

I am setting up an email server for my personal domain. There will only be one user (me). I am running a DigitalOcean VPS on Arch, everything is up to date as of yesterday. I have got postfix ...
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How to embed file content into body of the email using mail command?

It must be soooo simple but all the examples what I found after a few hours of googling are does't work as the mail always attached the file instead of writing into the body. I don't want to send ...
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Email is not being sent [on hold]

Not sure if this question should be asked here or somewhere else such as in Apple/Mac stackexchange. Here's my problem: I am trying to send an email using the command mailx -s "The subject" < ...
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How do I install Exim and Horde on Centos 7 with MariaDB 10?

I can't find a guide for this (they are old and don't work) and I can't seem to manage to install it. I can't install Postfix because of its dependencies, so I'm going with Exim, which I installed ...
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systemd MAILTO-replacement failing

I'm trying to setup systemd to notify me via email if a unit fails, like Cron can be set up to do. I followed the guide on the Arch Linux wiki. So I set-up a sendmail shell script in ...
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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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Send email on every change of service status

I am running a Debian server and i have setup mailutils to send an email from command line from root@localhost to an external email. I would like to slightly modify it, so it can send emails on every ...
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Mail forward: 550 5.7.1 Anonymous client does not have permissions to send as this sender

I want to install a small mailing list that forwards mails related to a specific project to all project members. So, let's say there are two members in that project userA@mailA.tld and ...
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Mail filtering with procmail in a postfix/dovecot system with virtual users

I had a postfix/dovecot system with mail users working. After unsuccessfully following a few tutorials online to enable procmail, now I have an unusable system. What I want is to enable procmail ...
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How can I configure mutt to display my replies within threads?

While mutt has set sort = threads to show threaded, "conversation" style messages, it doesn't display one's own replies in the threads. Instead, you have to change to the Sent folder to see your own ...
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Reverse order of email thread folding in Evolution

By default Evolution groups emails by thread in a tree-like structure. The first email is the root, the responses to it are its children, etc. Here is a screenshot from wikipedia: ...
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mail: cannot send message: process exited with a non-zero status

I've had a cronjob working for about a fortnight without any problems. Then last night I checked I didn't get the email that I usually get. I went to the terminal to try send myself an email, I got ...
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Create mail boxes with Rainloop and Ubuntu 14.04 Dovecot

I have installed rainloop and it seems to be working fine and also configured dovecot on Ubuntu 14.04 as per the Ubuntu online tutorial but I'm stumped now, how do I create email address for my ...
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How can I customize new mail notification in alpine?

I use alpine as my primary mail reader. While I spend most of my day in the terminal or emacs, it would still be nice to get pretty notification of new mail using notify-bin. Is there any way I can ...
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(offlineimap) Email directory still empty after successful connection; force methods don't make any difference

i have newly installed offlineimap, but after the first start my maildirectory is still empty. Furthermoore, the methods described here ...
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Domain has exceeded the max defers and failures per hour - No Cpanel

I am receiving the following error with for most emails that are sent: Domain *** has exceeded the max defers and failures per hour (5/5 (100%)) allowed. Message discarded. I am using PHPMailer to ...
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Using mailx without storing a password

I'm trying to setup mailx to use my Gmail account. I've found a configuration that can send mail successfully but it requires me to store my email password in a configuration file in my home ...
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mbsync: Move subfolders to root

My mail provider (Fastmail) puts the folders I define in the webinterface inside the INBOX. Thus when I sync them using mbsync I obtain the following: INBOX - .Drafts - .Foobar But I would prefer ...
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fetchmail: fetch sent mail to sent folder, or fetch to a target folder

How can I configure fetchmail to fetch a folder to a specific target folder? Or at least not fetch to inbox? If it would fetch from sent to sent (or any folder to the same folder name) I'd be happy ...
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Send email depending on success of curl command

I created a script to monitor and have a query as below :- httpUrl="http://some.website.ashx" balExp=$(curl -v -X POST -d "UID=test&PWD=2222" $httpUrl) How do I sent email alert (my email for ...
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Gmail blocking mutt

When I try to log in to gmail with mutt, it flashes a quick Webalert with a url, something like accounts.gmail.com or something. It's too quick for me to see or copy it. Then it says Login failed. ...
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Can I stop mutt from asking for the recipient when pressing m to send a new email?

When I press m to send a new email in Mutt, it first asks for the recipient ("To" header), and then for the Subject. After that, it opens the email in Vim so I can actually write my email. I've set ...
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How to test spamming mail server

I've recently configured a mail server which sends emails with SASL authentication. Emails are sent primarily through php scripts using Pear. This is all working fine and dandy however I have seen ...
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Centos - Sendmail smtp smarthost with authentication

I would like to setup sendmail to send out mail using an external smtp-server with authentication. I've searched for solutions, but can't seem to find what I need. There are several examples about ...
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how to prevent cron job email splitting into multiple lines

CRON has emailed me the extract below : May 12 04:27:54 rpi postfix/smtpd[9343]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[95.211.213.214]: 504 5.5.2 <WIN-HBAL58UG0JH>: Helo command rejected: need ...
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How to skip email notification for at command in AIX?

(AIX 6.1 ) man page for at says -m option could send an email to the user. But this is the default behavior, even without specifying the -m option. Is there a way to turn this off, I do not want mails ...
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Are there any alternatives to mutt?

I really like the idea of Mutt, reading mail in the terminal. I'm not really pleased with some inconsistencies and the imap handling. I set about trying to find some alternatives to mutt, but I can't ...
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Ubuntu Linux with Zimbra can't send to Outlook

My issue is strange, in that my email server can receive messages from any domain and can reply to every domain except Outlook/Hotmail. Outlook/Hotmail addresses always bounce back and never give us ...
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How to configure Alpine to use an alternate editor on Mac OS X?

I'm considering using Alpine on OS X (Yosemite). I have most things configured, but I want to be able to use a GUI text editor (specifically OS X's TextEdit) as the Alpine alternative editor, so that ...
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Sendmail To Multiple Users Without CC

Hello everyone I was wondering if it's possible to use sendmail in a way that I can string multiple email addresses in the To: as such From: sendmail To: person01@gmail.com;person02@gmail.com ...
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Center Mutt pager horizontally

Is there a way to horizontally center emails when reading them in a larger terminal using mutt? I'm not interested in centered justification of the text in the email, but I am interested in forcing ...
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Resend (bounce) a message with attachment in mailx (or any other tools)

I've got a mail folder which contains a unique e-mail containing several attachment. I'd like to script the resending of the email as verbatim as possible. If I write cat tosend | mailx ...
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What is needed in order to receive e-mail on a subdomain?

I have an Exim mail server which takes care of mail for domain.com. I have a MX record mail.domain.com which points to mailserver.domain.com, which is an A record to the server's IP. If I want to ...
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indicator-messages in Linux Mint 17.1

I still remember a mail drop down menu in Ubuntu (when I still used Ubuntu), like here [1] Now I've installed indicator-messages but the mail drop down menu doesn't show up in either MATE or Cinnamon ...
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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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PHP sendmail_path not getting updated

Environment: Debian 7; PHP 5.4.39; Apache 2.2; ISPConfig Using the Perfect Server Debian guide from howtoforge, I built a web server to serve some PHP applications. My intention is to use an external ...
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Decent GUI notifications in GNOME

I use OS X 10.10.3 here at work, and my colleagues use Fedora 21 with Gnome 3.14.2. I use apps like Mail and Telegram, and OS X give excellent visual warnings about new messages (numeric badges in ...
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Checking pop mail account using terminal

Is there any command in unix to check a pop3 account using terminal? I mean, type the server/username/password of a pop3 account and see if the username/password is correct?
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Sending a HTML file (with images) as email body using command line

This seems like a basic question and there are variations of it. I have a ONE-COLUMN html file (let us call it status.html). I would like to send this file which has a few images as the BODY of an ...
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Mails bouncing back from Dovecot mail server

we have a dedicated server running CENTOS 6.6 x86_64 standard running and usually comes with whm/cpanel. It is using Dovecot mail server and postfix is excluded in repository. The problems we are ...
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Trouble with postfix configuration to communicate with ruby application

This could be such a wide range of things but i hope posting here would narrow it down, i have this application installed and running in a web browser https://bitbucket.org/naushniki/qamail/src and ...
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Postfix/Dovecot import mail from Gmail

I setup an iRedMail server on Ubuntu 14.04. My company currently uses Gmail but wants to switch to a cheaper solution. I set up the server with an LDAP DB, and I'm using Postfix and Dovecot for the ...
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Auto-Reply to Messages Sent to Mailing List

Background and Current Situation I inherited a CentOS 5.7 box running Mailman 2.1.9 housing a series of legacy mailing lists. I've been working on moving these lists to other services like Exchange ...
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Problems with postfix/dovecot unable to receive mail

Can't receive mail on my server but can send just fine. From what I can tell in the logs, it complains about timing out. I check the connection externally using telnet from my PC, I can connect to ...
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root can't send mail (apticron) but user can (mail/mailx)

I'm running Debian I've set up ssmtp as my MTA and this works perfectly I can send mail using both mail and mailx with a standard user account BUT... When I run sudo apticron I get: send-mail: ...
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Install mail server in VM

I have a Intel NUC with an i3 processor running the latest Mint version with the Cinnamon desktop and already installed some basic services (Apache, MariaDb, ownCloud etc). The next step would be to ...