SMTP is a protocol built upon TCP/IP, used for outgoing email transmissions, and email relaying. It uses ports 25 (clear) and 465 (SSL) by default.

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opensmtpd - configuration for sending email only

So what do I want for a unix server (OpenBSD 5.9 for the record): smtpd is OpenSMTPD 5.9.1 send email to the "Internet" from local users with "from" in enveloppe and "From:" headers to be of the ...
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Why don't I receive mail although I get a 250 OK response?

I'm trying to send a mail with telnet. Everything seems to be OK but I don't receive the mail. Here is what I do inside my terminal on Debian 8: telnet localhost smtp 220 simon ESMTP Exim 4.84_2 Tue,...
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mail server for small MX domain & few email accounts

Is there some free software mail server for Linux (at least IMAP + SMTP), offering also some web interface and good spam filtering, which is specialized for small MX (in the DNS) sense, and few email ...
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`SMTP session failed: 501 5.5.4 connection. dafafkKHJDHJSnaf.50 - gsmp` error in mutt

My mutt was working fine a week ago. Suddenly it has stopped working with gmail. It throws the following error: SMTP session failed: 501 5.5.4 connection. v9sm74425825pfi.50 - gsmtp When I postpone ...
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OpenVPN block SMTP Access Server completely

I've tried almost all iptables rules to block smtp on openvpn server but still clients clients can access remote smtp servers on port 25. I'm using openvpn access server. It's creating two interfaces ...
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Produce bounce message when Sendmail fails

I'm trying to receive a bounce mail message when an outgoing message cannot reach smtp external server (due to my local internet connection problems). I send emails using: mutt (compose) - procmail - ...
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RHEL Jenkins email notifications failing

RHEL Server release 6.7 (Santiago) I know there have been multiple questions about this on SO (none of which have helped me solve my problem), but I think my problem pertains to Linux more so than it ...
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How to turn off SMTP port in Solaris

I want to turn off SMTP port in Solaris server. I am getting follwing Message. /var/adm/messages:Mar 10 06:18:08 sendmail[20024]: [ID 702911 mail.alert] /var/adm/messages:Mar 11 06:18:08 sendmail[...
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what is exact meaning smtp_receive_timeout in exim.conf?

what is the exact meaning of smtp_receive_timeout in exim.conf ? Is it timeout for receiving the data after rcpt to ? Or is the total timeout for complete receiving a mail data ? Or If there is no ...
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too many connection to SMTP server in exim_mainlog, How to solve it?

It is a cPanel server and from /var/log/exim_mainlog, I can see that, there are too many connections to the server. Mostly the number of action connection will be less than 25. But even after ...
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Firewalld says a port is open, but nmap says its closed

On my CentOS 7 install I'm having trouble connecting one of my email accounts made on the server as an alias on Gmail. I have run the following commands: firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --...
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how to find default SMTP server name?

I have a python script which uses smtplib to send out an email. I am not sure what to use for mail server name in the smtplib.SMTP initialization. On my test server I use the below and it works fine. ...
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How can I make Google Apps trust my Unix/Linux servers to send email?

I would like to use the regular mailx package's /bin/mail app to send email alerts: echo "Testing alerts from prod server" | mail -s "Example email" user@mydomain.com I control DNS for mydomain.com....
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Debugging “unable to connect to sendmail server”

In a corporate environment, we have a mail server which has only ports 25/tcp and 587/tcp available. When we use Perl Scripts (using HTML::Mail) to send hundreds of legitimate mails, it occasional ...
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Postfix using external smtp server problem

I am not sure if this is the right stack exchange for my question, there are multiple stack exchange were my question might fit. I have setup my postfix configuration to send my emails through an ...
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I use OpenSMTPD on OpenBSD 5.8! How can I automatically encrypt E-mail with OpenSMTPD

How can I automatically encrypt all outgoing E mail? My scenario: I use XXXX@gmail.com as my relay for all Emails my OpenSMTPD Server forwards All Emails to me as well as all Emails from somewhere to ...
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Does SSMTP cause spam issues?

I am currently using SSMTP to send email notifications from my Icinga server. I am using my web host's STMP server to send the mail, with working authentication details [ eg icinga@domain.com ] When ...
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Why are my emails generated with Python stuck in mail queue

I'm trying to send emails programmatically with Python. The emails stay in the mail queue (mailq). Details are below. My diagnosing abilities have reached their limit. Perhaps the issue is my ISP ...
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gpg: passwordless decryption works in terminal, but not in tmux based msmtp/mutt (can't open /dev/tty)

first try: (with --no-tty in my msmtp config) (reboot) head -n 1 ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf use-agent gpg agent is started: % systemctl --user status gpg-agent.service gpg-agent.service - GnuPG private ...
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How to enable secure authentication (ssl,tls,starttls) in nullmailer 1.0.5. and upgrade nullmailer to 1.11

I am using a linux based device where we use nullmailer to send email using smtp. nullmailer version: 1.0.5 User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05) In the existing mechanism, our smtp server does not ...
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invalid SSL_version specified at /usr/share/perl5/IO/Socket/SSL.pm line 368

SMTP SEND CRITICAL - invalid SSL_version specified at /usr/share/perl5/IO/Socket/SSL.pm line 368 I am using a nagios script /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_smtp_send that sends an email using gmail. ...
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Trying to send multiple text attachments via mail message

Running this script on: "Red Had Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11 (Tikanga)" Mail is: version 8.1 6/6/93 (appears quite old). Have tried various things and cannot seem to get this to work.. ...
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Is this the correct SPF DNS TXT syntax to allow the existing email servers (DNS MX records) and to authorize the new smtp server ip-address?

v=spf1 +mx ip4:65.1.2.3 -all Domain DNS TXT records to change: product1.com : sales@product1.com otherproduct.biz : sales@otherproduct.biz Information: Both domains have DNS MX records, and ...
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What is the correct helo for a smtp server that does not receive mail and does not have a FQDN?

What is the legal and correct helo for my SMTP server. Out going email only. Behind a NAT with no inbound ports open. SMTP server does not have a FQDN. Send mail for 2 different domains We are a ...
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Fetchmail with local Postfix on Home-Server

a small question... I have a fully configured postfix server which have a few domains, few users, and much more. Then I have a smart host which receives all mails and send all mails. For example ...
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Can I send email in the background in Mutt while still being notified of errors?

Removing mutt's send delay I originally used mutt's built-in SMTP MTA. However, there is a considerable pause after hitting send. This can be disabled by using an external MTA with set sendmail_wait=-...
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sendmail smtp auth simple,why fail auth?

On sendmail i did this for smtp auth sasl is running root 1609 1 0 05:16 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/saslauthd -a pam -c -m /var/run/saslauthd -n 5 root 1610 1609 0 05:16 ? 00:...
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How can I safely send email over encrypted connection from the command line?

I found the following related questions on the stackexchange network: stackoverflow - Connecting to smtp.gmail.com via command line serverfault - Using nc.exe (NetCat) to send emails to secured SMTP ...
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Postfix does not work with TLS but Dovecot does

I have posted this question on Sever Fault but as soon as I mentioned that I have a control panel installed on my server (even though it has nothing to do with the issue) my question was closed. Here ...
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Where to configure my smtp server in Mutt utility

I have my smtp server -- smtp.drdb.com which is registered in DNS. I need to setup Mutt utility in my RHEL 6 server. Where should I input my smtp server details in mutt.rc file so that I can send mail....
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postfix filter incoming mails based on 'mail from' and 'rcpt to'

I want to reject emails to my postfix server based on more than one criteria, specifically I want to block emails from Russian email addresses (or that contain Cyrillic characters, but this I suspect ...
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Sendmail issues “530 Authentication required” error message when authinfo is supplied

sender_email - email address that does not exist, but must be used as FROM address, because receiver host rejects emails from other emails. receiver_email - email that is supposed to receive the sent ...
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Cannot make sendmail to use a remote SMTP server [closed]

I followed the following guide on how to setup sendmail to use a remote SMTP server and authenticate: https://www.smtp2go.com/docs/sendmail/ However, sendmail shows that it sends emails out, but ...
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Postfix Email Troubleshooting

I'm having some trouble changing the server I use for Postfix emails. I've installed postfix on the Linux server (CentOS 5) and setup as follows. I added the settings to the /etc/postfix/main.cf ...
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How to force use SMTP servers in Alpine?

Does anybody know how to force Alpine to use a particular SMTP server from the config list? It seems to choose the first server in the SMTP list in config, but I want to be able to choose the SMTP ...
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Iptables - Limit SMTP output traffic

I'd like to limit the output smtp traffic of my server (Debian). For example : only 10 mails per seconds. I want to use Iptables for this purpose. I tried : iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --syn --dport ...
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Why use user@privatedomain@smtp.gmail.com in Mutt configuration file?

I cannot authenticate to my university smtps server with Mutt, with the same error message as http://askubuntu.com/questions/81924/sasl-authentication-failed-with-mutt-and-gmail-why/ L'...
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IPTABLES to allow ssh, ftp, pop, etc from one static IP address with HTTP/SSL open to public

This is my setting in /etc/sysconfig/iptables: #start of my iptables # Generated by iptables-save v1.2.11 on Wed May 27 00:31:22 2015 *mangle :PREROUTING ACCEPT [130933577:29488298585] :INPUT ...
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Postfix with smtp authentication failing

I'm currently in the process of updating my new server to do the same tasks as my original older server (new server is running Debian wheezy, old server is running Debian squeeze). The issue I'm ...
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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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Centos 6 and postfix: Internal emails deferred / telnet timed out from SSH

The problem is, that I have a VPS with centOS 6 installed, and I can send emails to anyone, but my own exchange server, Apr 29 11:50:30 amazonnet postfix/smtp[16535]: 2B6FF3CC49A: to=, relay=gmail-...
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Local E-Mail sink

I do have multiple mail accounts (personal, university, work, …). Currently I'm connecting from every device (notebook, smart phone, tablet,…) to each of them via IMAP . Setting up multiple IMAP and ...
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Dbmail / Postfix Send mail to local adress

I have a FreeBSD Server with Postfix and DBmail. The mail system is working perfectly except for one thing: I cannnot send an email from domain1.com to domain2.com if they are both hosted on the same ...
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Postfix / Dovecot Mail appears in logs, but not in its respective folder

I'm currently trying to set up Postfix with Dovecot, but something does not seem to work the way it should be. For some reason, mails I sent to my mail account appear in the logs, but do not become ...
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FreeBSD Reinstall postfix with mysql support

I have installed postfix using the ports tree without making modifications to anything. In my main.cf file i can't specify any 'Mysql:/' arguments because postfix does not have mysql support. Now i ...
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assigning two ports to one service in firewalld

Is there a way to assign two ports to the same service in firewalld? For example, I would like for the SMTP service to listen on both port 25 and port 465. My first instinct is to change /usr/lib/...
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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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postfix logs: SMTP sessions stopping after RCPT TO

I took a look at my postfix logs and I've noticed an odd occurrence lately: SMTP sessions that seem to end right after the RCPT TO, as such: postfix/smtpd[11333]: > unknown[XXX.XXX.238.86]: 220 [...
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Relay access denied when using SMTP to external recipients POSTFIX FREEBSD

i am trying to send an email with my freebsd server using postfix and dbmail to an external adress. I have noticed the following things: MYSERVER -> MYSERVER = OKAY EXTERNALSERVER -> MYSERVER = ...