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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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email sent to root with att.net email provider and thunderbird mua on fedora 40

I have fedora 40. I use thunderbird to receive email. I would like to receive email sent to root in thunderbird. The "account settings" section of thunderbird used to have "Add ...
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mail server migration tools

We have zimbra as mail server with an old ubuntu in our company. I decided to install a clean Debian or FreeBSD with a Postfix+Dovecot and other needed tools such as OpenDKIM and other tools. We have ...
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How do I use SSL and SASL for dovecot sieve autoreplies?

Dovecot's sieve can send its autoreplies via another SMTP server. But I can't find in the documentation anywhere how to configure authentication and certificates/ssl for this connection. Currently my ...
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Setting up Linux Mail Server with SpamAssassin: How to Receive Emails and Retrieve Spam Scores Programmatically?

I'm looking to set up a mail server on Linux that can receive emails, analyze them using SpamAssassin, and then return the spam score results. My goal is to integrate this into an application where I ...
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How to set absolute postfix Maildir NOT within home directory ? mail_spool_directory does not work

I have installed Postfix from source in the top level directory /srv/mail/. I edit the main.cf file and add: home_mailbox = mail/ When I then send a mail with: sendmail -t localuser@localhost > My ...
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Cannot open an .mbox file with neomutt (although it works with mutt)

Cannot open an .mbox file with mutt I want to open a 10GB .mbox file that I downloaded from my gmail account. When I use the command neomutt -f 10GB_mboxfile.mbox neomutt takes 10-20 seconds to open ...
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Different format in .mbox and email saved locally with mutt: convert split .mbox file into the same format as mutt?

I am trying to move to mutt for mail client and am trying to have email localy. I have 2 sources of saved email: the first one was obtained from the .mbox file form google: I wrote a script which ...
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Where to find textstring in Linux/Dovecot

I have installed the iRedMail email server script on an Ubuntu 22.04 with Nginx. Now, when I create a new email account, the user gets an email when he logs in the first time.  It’s a welcome email ...
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Is setting up an Email Server to send-receive emails between email-clients possible over the internet?

Have tried using postfix and claws-mail to accomplish the objective. Failed. I am missing crucial information. Assuming that the ISP I am subscribed to doesn't provide email services or servers for ...
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How to forward one email to two SMTP server using postfix?

My Requirements I have two email servers, james and winmail. They hold same users, for example, account [email protected] exists both in james and winmail. When someone sends a email to [email protected], I ...
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How to configure postfix to pipe all incoming email to a script using Plesk?

Basically, I'd like the same functionality as in this question. I only run into the issue that whenever I add transport_maps = hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/transport, hash:/etc/postfix/transport to ...
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Postfix Sender and Recipient Restriction

I am trying to add additional security from my postfix relay server we have an ACL whitelisting file, i would like to add the feature that can block by sender and recipient address even the IP is ...
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Removing Spamassassin report from email message?

update: screenshot added showing the original message Forwarded in a new email. Replying to this message only copies the spam report into the reply. I don't know how I would reply to a false-positive (...
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ssmtp using elasticemail.com:2525 looks like it sends OK but email never arrives

OS: xUbuntu 22.04 I am trying to setup the ability to send emails from the cli (and once successful, use for cron jobs and scripts). Although the majority of help out there is for setting up smtp....
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emails rejected from various Linux based systems due to perceived header syntax failure when using distribution lists

What am I missing... Given: Linux-stack based email server system (hosted) with webmail component. Various email clients and other webmail systems involved and tested with this. We are distributing ...
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How to configure local smtp server sendmail/postfix to occur error 503 5.5.4 send AUTH command first?

I want to achieve sendmail/postfix configuration as in smtp.yandex.ru to make error "503 5.5.4 send AUTH command first" occur after: telnet localhost 25 EHLO test MAIL FROM: user@hostname ...
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send mail with empty from header field

I'd like to send a mail using mailutils on Debian 12, but without or with a empty FROM field. In my Proxmox mail gateway there are sporadic mails without a from field. I've created a rule to replace ...
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Retrieve mails of only one specific account with fetchmail

The situation I have the following ~/.fetchmailrc poll pop.gmail.com protocol pop3 user "[email protected]" password "***" ssl mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d ...
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Can I use the DuckDuckGo search engine without Creating a DuckDuckGo Email Protection account? [closed]

Will it be legal if I use the DuckDuckGo search engine without Creating a DuckDuckGo Email Protection account? Or Can I use the DuckDuckGo search engine without Creating a DuckDuckGo Email ...
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Mutt: do not execute send-hook for aborted unmodified messages

I use two identities in Mutt (say, [email protected] and [email protected]), and for one of those (say, [email protected]) I need a Bcc header to be added automatically to all outgoing messages. I have ...
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How to get a daily report of the exit codes of cron jobs

I have a few dozen cron jobs, which run every day, for backups. I don't want to receive an email for only failed jobs, as I won't know when the email fails. I don't want to receive an email for every ...
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What is this email client and how did it get here?

Earlier today, I was emailing a PDF file, and when I hit the "Email" option in the right-click menu, of all things Wine started trying to run. Somehow, a program called "A Wine ...
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How to get dovecot to use postfix mailbox?

I try to get postfix and dovecot up and running. I have a little problem with the mail-box path that connects both. Postfix virtual_mailbox_base = /var/vmail virtual_mailbox_domains = mydom.org ...
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GNOME Evoluion extensions: Are there any open-source extensions I can choose?

I would like to find any GNOME Evolution extensions already available. I am looking in particular for an extension that would print threads of messages (all or selected messages) as a single document. ...
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export/convert emails (.eml files) to plain text

So I have an ancient archive of emails and I want to combine them into one big happy text file, can that be done? I notice when I view an email and cut and paste the content I get exactly what I want ...
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In procmail, how can I manipulate a subject line with two MATCH variables?

I am succeeding rewriting my subject line to have a [LIST] prepended to it: :0fhw * ^TO_[^<>@ ]+@example\.com\> * ^Subject:\/.+ | /usr/local/bin/formail -I"Subject: [LIST]$MATCH" ...
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Sendemail Script do not works in Linux

I'm creating a script to receive an email every time someone connects/logs in via SSH to my Linux server. The script is already working, but my issue is with sending the email. I'm using the following ...
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Is there a terminal command to determine if ISP blocks port 25 without actually setting up email server?

I am contemplating setting up an email server, but concerned that the ISP will block port 25. It would be nice to know that port 25 is / is not open before going through the effort to setup the email ...
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Can't log into roundcube webmail on my own private mailserver

I just set up smtp and imap (so postfix and dovecot) on my debian machine and have an own domain. I tested that i can e.g. send emails and everything works. Now i installed Roundcube Webmail and ...
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How to expunge email from the Gmail "All Mail" directory over IMAP? (with Alpine e-mail)

Looking to manually save quantities of e-mail in batches so that they're deleted and expunged from Gmail to free up space. From Alpine the error message received is: [No messages expunged from folder ...
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Are e-mails to localhost logged with sSMTP?

I don't suppose that sSMTP will work for just sending mail on the localhost? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo cat /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf # # Config file for sSMTP sendmail # # The person who ...
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how to test HELO/EHLO email error with Gmail using sSMTP?

As SSMTP doesn't run as a daemon per se, how do you test that it's working? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: ...
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Where does fetchmail store e-mails?

Having removed procmail, am looking for where fetchmail is storing messages: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ tail -f /var/log/fetchmail.log fetchmail: IMAP< A0003 OK [READ-WRITE] INBOX ...
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What username, server and port are specified for IMAP with Gmail using getmail?

Looking at github and trying to use their example config file: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ cat .config/getmail/getmail [options] verbose = 1 delete = false message_log = ~/.getmail/log ...
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How to read All Mail on IMAP Gmail with the Alpine / Pine e-mail client?

How is the "Incoming-Folders Collection" made to include the "all mail" IMAP folder? Currently, the ".pinerc" has the inbox as: # Path of (local or remote) INBOX, e.g. ={...
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Split messages from one inbox to another 2 inboxes based on content

is there a way via Postfix and or procmail for example or another software to forward e-mails from one inbox to another 2 inboxes where each message goes either to one inbox or the other based on ...
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In sieve, how can I copy a message to another user's mailbox on the same server without re-sending it externally?

I am using sieve to filter email in our IMAP server (Cyrus imapd). I have basic knowledge of how this works and have made a few simple sieve scripts that behave as expected so far. To attach those ...
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How to set the X-Google-Original-From header in Alpine (Pine) email?

Why the random down-vote? At least say what the problem with the question is. I'm using Gmail and Alpine for e-mail with IMAP. Mail sent from Alpine has this field: X-Google-Original-From: foo <...
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How to backup Thunderbird to mbox for use with the Pine or Alpine e-mail client?

How should the mbox backup from Thunderbird show? Perhaps there's a validation tool? First screen: ALPINE 2.25 FOLDER LIST ...
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How to configure Thunderbird for local offline usage?

How would Thunderbird send such a message? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ swaks --to [email protected] --from [email protected] --server localhost === ...
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Force Postfix' /usr/sbin/sendmail to use SMTP

I have written a tool in PHP (on Linux) sendmail mails via mail() (unfortuenately PHPMailer is not an option due do missing support for some required stuff). PHP ignores all SMTP settings on linux so ...
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Fix postfix/dovecot to accept local connections on the same VM-host

I have a root-server with some VMS. 10.77.77.101 is the mail server and 10.77.77.107 (vm07) is a PHP webserver running Wordpress. Sending and receiving mails with Thunderbird works fine. Sending mails ...
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Save all attachments of all tagged messages with mutt

I have around 100 messages in a mailbox in mutt, each of which has an attachment. (These are scanned documents sent by a printer.) I would like to save all attachments of all these messages in a ...
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Untainting an exim4 configuration when upgrading to Debian 11

I'm aware that this question has been asked a few times before, but I've been unable to work the solutions to other people's problems into my own exim configuration successfully. I end up with a ...
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do not send local mails to relay

We have an issue on linux servers sending local mails to the smart relay. every time a cron job runs, and an email is sent to root. it is send to the relay instead of being delivered locally in /var/...
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Email alerts from VPS to Gmail

I am planning to fire up a VPS running Debian. I want it to send me email alerts. However, I don't want to bother with a separate local email client on my machine; I use Gmail and that should be ...
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How to convert accented characters in an email

I want to send an email with the body ($BODY) containing accented characters like é, à, ô... echo "$TO" | mail -s $SUBJECT $BODY But the result shows unreadable characters. I tried to ...
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mail: unrecognized option '-S' | sending mail from linux server

I am trying to run a bash to send emails from my linux server. I am using the following command: echo "This is the message body" | mail -s "This is the subject line" -a "From: ...
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How to include a display name when sending mail with mailx

I'm sending email from a script using mailx. The script is run daily by systemd, using .service and .timer files. For testing purposes I'm sending from the command line. The mail is sent with the ...
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How to configure Linux (debian 11) as an SMTP Gateway with authentication

Hope you are all having a good friday. The situation is - I have a local MS Exchange Server, which currently has a windows based server in the cloud that I'm using as an SMTP relay - it works great ...
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