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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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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Selecting different accounts in a mutt send-hook

I use the instructions outlined here to use different accounts in mutt. I'd like to be able to select different accounts depending on sender--send-hook seems like the right way to go. send-hook ...
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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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How to trap spam sent from certain top-level domains?

I'm getting a lot of spam from eu TLD Maybe I could have put a rule set giving a score of say 2.5 or 3 for any mail originating from the .eu TLD; then this score + other factors could have made it ...
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Can I make cross-computer sharing compatible with tinfoil-hat security (password managers, email, etc.)

Preface: I realize the following is asking for tinfoil-hat type security, but I'm really curious for answers to my questions -- not suggestions to enable two-factor logons on gmail, etc. and call it a ...
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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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How can I change the from address in *nix mail globally?

I know that you can change the from address in *nix mail by specifying command-line options. However, is there a way to set it globally, so that it is respected by forwarding? I tried modifying the ...
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mailing thru ssh

(I am a Linux only user & MELT software developer, and use Linux since kernel 0.99.15 e.g. the previous century) I have a VPS host ovh.starynkevitch.net (running Linux) which is also the MX host ...
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How can I PGP decrypt an entire mbox?

Thunderbird cannot search PGP-encrypted emails. Hence, I was considering copying all my emails from IMAP to local storage, then decrypting them all locally, so that they are searchable. Is this ...
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How to add calendars and contacts support to mail server

I have installed Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL to set a personal mail server with virtual users stored in the database. It works great, but there are two things missing: Calendars and Contacts. For ...
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Mails from my server goes directly to spam

I am running an ubuntu server with plesk panel, Mails sent from this server goes directly to spam folder. All records seems perfect like spf, DKIM, Domain key, PTR etc.. I'm really stuck with this. I ...
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Can you change mail accounts by recipient in mutt?

I have a pretty good mutt setup for dealing with multiple mail accounts (work and personal). I'd like to be able to have a send-hook that will change the account based on the recipient. I can do this ...
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mailx attachment behaviour between RHL 5 and RHL 6

We have a line of code that does this in ksh, to send a file as an attachment in email: uuencode <filename> <filename.txt> | mailx someone@somewhere.com In RHL 5.2 mailx sends ...
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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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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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what is the correct Courier / Maildir++ email (sub)folder format?

For representing the logical email folder structure, a "Maildir++" format exists that was first implemented by the Courier mail server, thus sometimes also being referred to as the "Courier" format. ...
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why is FQDN using external IP address

When postfix connects to the FQDN dur.bounceme.net it uses the external IP address: root@dur:~# root@dur:~# tail /var/log/mail.log Aug 28 04:39:45 dur postfix/master[6667]: terminating on signal 15 ...
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fetchmail to log complete messages AND pass to mda

I couldn't seem to tell from the fetchmail man page or http://www.catb.org/~esr/fetchmail/fetchmail-man.html#7 whether --bsmtp <filename>.bsmtp.log, applied from cli/cronjob, and --mda ...
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postfix queue file write error only when sending emails from smartphone

This might sound weird, but the thing is, that I cannot send emails from my smartphone even though it works from my desktop email client. I double-checked that the smtp settings are correct. This is ...
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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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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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How to rewrite an outgoing email address on the fly?

Follwing up on my question about headless and real-user-less setups, I am trying to find an alternate way of handling outgoing emails directed to local users (email outgoing from my machine ...
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How to configure dbox mail storage format for a single mail account?

I'm using ldap database at backend and I want to configure my mail server such a way that one mail id i.e. info@domain.au will be stored as dbox format while other mails will be stored in maildir ...
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how to redirect all email to a single external address?

I have a headless server (rpi1.example.com) with two active accounts: pi and root. I would like all the emails sent to these accounts to be redirected to an external address: real@somewhere.net. ...
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Accept mails only for a certain address with Postfix

How do you configure a mail server to only accept mails on a certain address? For example, my mail server should only accept mail on example@myths.ops and not example@harpy.myths.ops. I've looked ...
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Where can I find the server config that I am using to send emails with sendmail in CentOS 5.6?

I have a CentOS 5.6 VM and have been able to send emails from my PHP application up until two days ago. I am trying to find the SMTP server config details in my sendmail files somewhere, but I cannot ...
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Sending mail from multiple e-mail accounts(for different domains) using ssmtp

I'm hosting multiple domains in my public html folder of an ubuntu-nginx vps server. And I currently have my ssmtp.conf file set up to send mail successfully from one of those domains (say, example1). ...
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Postfix multi IP/Domain SMTP Helo'ing

We have Postfix running with two domain and each domain has own IP so it's isolated. But Spamhuaus blocked my IP and saying you are sending "localhost.localdomain" HELO I am already using ...
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Changing from Exchange to IredMail…Mail Import?

Changing from Exchange to IredMail...Is there a way to import MS Exchange 2003 Mail into Iredmail running on Ubuntu 14.04??
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/private/var socket not created with postfix/dovecot sasl

I'm currently running into a problem I have with my email server. I try to setup Postfix and Dovecot with SASL authentication but I get the following error when I connect with telnet (port 25) to the ...
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What is error code 68 for msmtp and which problems may provoke it?

Sometimes, when I send mails (from alot MUA making use of msmtp) I get the following error message: failed to send: msmtp --account=FOO -t failed with code 68: A process has ended with a ...
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Confirm DavMail connection

I am using DavMail to connect to my employers Outlook servers. Before I attempt to configure the email client to work with DavMail, I want to confirm that DavMail has been configured properly and is ...
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Generating Email alert for events in system log

How to generate email alert for every critical event logged in system log /var/log/messages. Suppose, for the following log message, I want an email alert to be generated. Oct 24 11:17:42 eforms ...
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How can I send email without using uuencode and mute?

Is it possible to send attachment from unix/AiX without using uuencode and MUTE command? We can write a Perl script which will send email properly but without attachment, can I get the perl code ...
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How to run multiple queries in a KSH script

I have a KSH script that has one SQL Query and generates and emails output of the query in HTML format. I want to change the script so that it has three SQL queries and the last query generates and ...
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How to configure postfix to send mail to external SMTP server?

I have a machine with http://phabricator.org/ set up on it and I would like to set up postfix to enable e-mail sending to my company's mailboxes (as for notification emails coming from e.g. ...
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Files associated with Thunderbird - Security mechanism for local storage

I am trying to know how Thunderbird stores the mails, associated files in the local machine. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and Thunderbird 24.6.0. When I see in the local profile folder in the location in ...
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Make sendmail email me on SYSERR errors

I'm running CentOS5 and sendmail and occasionally I get a line like this: Oct 3 15:19:50 mail sendmail[23643]: s936Is4d023643: SYSERR(root): collect: I/O error on connection from web.address.com, ...
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BSD Mail - Single Sending Address

I've been working on sending HTML emails using BSD mail and so far I've been successful. I've even been able to modify, not change though, the sender. Current Command: cat $htmlFile | mail -s ...
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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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mutt: ask for confirmation before moving message to archive

I have following macro defined in my muttrc: macro index s ":set confirmappend=no delete=yes auto_tag=yes\n\ <save-message>=archive\n<sync-mailbox>:set delete=ask-yes\n" When I ...
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With opendkim, what might cause “signature doesn't verify” errors with Port25's DKIM email tester?

As far as I know, I've followed all the instructions in this post from Steve Jenkins about how to install and configure opendkim for sendmail under CentOS. ...
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Restoring a Particular User's mdbox Mailbox in Dovecot

A user is reporting lost emails due to a client-side error, so I need to restore emails from backup for this particular user but I'm not finding anything online (maybe my google-fu is lame). ...
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How to configure Squid for Microsoft Outlook?

I have configured a Squid proxy server on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4. All my Windows clients have been configured to use the proxy at 192.168.5.100, port 3128 when accessing the Internet. However, ...
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What Causes Mutt To Fail In This Way

When sending an email, the authentication and uploading stages exit successfully. After a long period with the message Connecting to gmail.com, the error message Could not connect to gmail.com (No ...
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Spam don`t get rejected from Amavisd?

I see the following in my maillog: (20448-09) Passed SPAMMY {RelayedTaggedInbound}, [12.21.30.50]:63138 [12.21.30.50] <advertisebz079guqn@gmail.com> -> <sales@censored.com>, ...
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Linux mail, attachement with uuencode works until I add headers

I have a command I have been using to send emails with an attachment and a message body (cat msg_file.txt; uuencode file.csv file.csv) | mail -s "subject" user@mail.com as soon as I add the -a ...
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ssh log sent to email in Cygwin

I am using Cygwin in Windows 7. I am trying to make my syslog-ng daemon send a ssh log via email to me when ever someone tries to log into my computer. I tried using the code below (entered into ...
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Is SMTP over SSL possible in the Balsa email client?

In Balsa 2.5.1 is it possible to connect to SMTP with port 465 with SSL? The IMAP setup has an SSL option which disables the TLS choices, but I do not see anything similar when setting up SMTP. I ...
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Postfix, postges courier-imap / relay reject error on gentoo

I followed a guide to put together a server https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Complete_Virtual_Mail_Server it went smooth with no real headaches. First domain works like a champ but adding a second domain, ...