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Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?

I have a very strange problem with my emails being marked as spam by hotmail. I just have configured Postfix + Dovecot on my server and all works perfectly. I can Send/Receive emails. I only have ...
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Failed SPF for email imported to Gmail because of client IP instead of server's in message when sent through SMTP from one local box to another

We have a linux (Debian) VPS with domain (let's say example.com with MX mail.example.com) that has SPF set up. There is dovecot+exim running. There is also Direct Admin on top of that. When I send a ...
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Dovecot user lookup fails when using username@domain format

I have Dovecot v2.0.11 installed on a FreeBSD server and the user lookups for incoming email addresses are failing, but lookups for system users is successful. Dovecot is setup to use system users, ...
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Is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to inbox?

So I just succesfully set up postfix + dovecot. is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to my website's users? I don't want my emails to end up in their spam box.
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Why use Dovecot AND Postfix/Sendmail? [closed]

Forgive me if I'm missing something obvious here..... but why do most linux server distros come with both Dovecot AND Postfix (or sendmail)? As far as I'm aware all three of them are Mail Transfer ...
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In Postfix, how do I measure how much traffic is used by each user or domain?

In Postfix, how do I measure how much traffic is used by each user or domain? I can see no "out of the box" means of doing this with vanilla postfix, however, I am sure this is a pretty common need. ...
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Postfix sends email to spam (gmail, hotmail)

I recently installed a postfix + dovecot + dkim multi domain, multi user, multi alias mail server on my debian squeeze system. Everything works except for one big issue that basically makes the whole ...
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postfix: relay access denied. How to fix it?

I've been fiddling with main.cf file for a long time but still couldn't find why. I've set up an email server with this tutorial Email with Postfix, Dovecot and MariaDB on CentOS 7 This is the part ...
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mail client Thunderbird does not read new mails from dovecot/postfix mail server

I run a server: Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) and used the default mail system (exim) for mails with regular users (no vmail). Mail system did not work properly for some users, so I removed exim and ...
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Postfix/Dovecot permissions on new files in a mailbox

According to this article: When creating new files inside a mailbox, Dovecot copies the read/write permissions from the mailbox's directory. I'm not seeing this. Here is what I'm seeing: ...
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Dovecot Migration and old mails

I'm migrating my mails from an old server to a new one, the configuration is good (mysql virtual accounts & imap only), with dovecot and postfix. It's already running for other users, I just want ...
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procmail is ignoring user settings

I use procmail for filtering emails in combination with postfix. procmail is triggered by postfix via the in the main.cf mailbox_command mailbox_command = /usr/bin/procmail -t -a "$EXTENSION" but ...
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Can't receive mails from Gmail

A few days ago Gmail suddenly decided to stop sending mails to my mailserver. I am using Postfix and Dovecot with an paid SSL Certificate running on Debian 7 with everything updated. My mail.log ...
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How do I change Dovecot virtual user passwords?

I used one web based control panel to create some virtual users for Dovecot. That control panel no longer works so I need to do this manually. I need to reset the password for one (virtual) user ...
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Moving mail server to google apps

I just recently moved one of my Mail server (Exim+dovecot) to google apps thinking it would be a good idea. I am interested to hear what the serverfault community think about it, and mostly weight the ...
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Exim authentication using Dovecot driver

Been following the instructions at the Dovecot Wiki for setting up Exim to share authentication credentials with Dovecot. I have setup Dovecot to deliver mails for virtual users and setup a router ...
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telnet unable to connect to remote host

I have installed postfix and devcot on one of my live servers to send bulk mail (system messages on sign-up, wrong passwords etc). I use the php_imap function to check bounces and flag those email id'...
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Dovecot ignoring maximum number of IMAP connections

I have a single mailbox mail server running Dovecot/Postfix and I have two IMAP clients, Thunderbird on the PC and K9 on Android. I keep on receiving this error in my logs even after I change the '...
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Postfix - Is there a way to reject invalid authentication (even for mynetworks)?

I got a working postfix/dovecot configuration running with the following rule for recipients rejection: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated,permit_mynetworks,reject This works ...
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Postfix with Dovecot: local and virtual users

I just finished setting up a Postfix SMTP and Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server. It works perfectly fine for virtual users both sending and receiving, but I need to do the following: Besides virtual users ...
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Postfix/Dovecot - Multiple Domains and Multiple Linux Accounts

I have been trying to setup a new mail server to migrate from my VPS, as my host has decided to close its doors. The old server was running Exim/Courier (nearly a decade old at this point,) and I'm ...
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Postfix Connection Timed out

I used the tutorial below to setup postfix and dovecot on a Digital Ocean server. But I'm getting "Connection Timed out" when postfix/smtp tries to deliver an email to a remote host like gmail or ...
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SASL PLAIN authenticating with primary domain, but not with virtual domain

Postfix + dovecot and sasl. Works so far with 1 domain. Added a virtual domain. Incoming mail for this works. Outgoing however has SASL authentication failing. Why does it fail I don't know. /etc/...
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dovecot-lmtp does not exist

I followed this guide on linode to setup dovecot and postfix mail server on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS . The setup requires socket /var/spool/postfix/private/dovecot-lmtp to act as virtual transport. ...
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Centos Postfix/Dovecot - Permission problems after migration upgrade

We are migrating from an old Centos 5.5 system to a new Centos 6.4 server. The postfix version looks the same, but Dovecot has gone up from 1.x to 2.x. It uses MySQL to store the mail account details ...
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How to avoid 554 error duplicate header

I set up IRedMail on an AWS server, so the mail stack looks something like this: Postfix Dovecot Roundcube Mail sent through Amazon SES I'm trying to forward emails to Gmail using the Managesieve ...
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Migrating messages from an old mailserver to a new (courier)

So I have a linux box running Postfix/Courier for use as a mailserver, using Roundcube as a front-end. User accounts are setup in the usual Maildir, with cur, new, and tmp folders. I had an older ...
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Postfix + Dovecot with MySQL backend: md5-hashed passwords and CRAM-MD5 auth

My question What are the risks of switching from MD5 to CRAM-MD5 passwords in the database, especially considering the following, and how to approach that for an existing installation (provided I ...
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Dovecot does not fetch mail from /var/spool/mail/$user to mail_location

As seen in the /var/log/maillog when mail received or sent, sendmail saving mails to /var/spool/mail/$user and logging them as stat=Sent When a user try to send or receive mail via imap it is not ...
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IMAP server can't read (open) mails using fetchmail, procmail & dovecot

I'm trying to setup a mail server ! Everything seems to be ok (after some loooong days) but when I tried to read mail with IMAP server : Apr 18 17:38:48 sd-84941 dovecot: imap(dlp): Error: open(/...
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Postfix/Dovecot support multiple domains

I have a server running Postfix/Dovecot with a MySQL back-end which is configured to use the domain name 'olddomain.com'. I am migrating everything to use another domain 'newdomain.com' and Postfix/...
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Failed Gmail SPF check when importing mail through IMAP from our mailbox when original email was sent with ESMTP headers

We have a strange situation: we receive an email with ESMTP headers in it our server accepts it, it's fine we import that mail in Gmail like any other emails from our boxes Gmail makes SPF check ...
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Dovecot migration fails: “[…] specify separator […]”

I'm setting up a new dovecot server ("A") and I'm trying to migrate one mailbox from another IMAP server ("B", Dovecot as well). On new server A my dovecot.conf looks like this: […] mapc_host = ...
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Dovecot, maildir on Windows 2008r2 NFS share

I'm really banging my head on this one. I have a CentOS 6.1 running postfix/dovecot accessing a Windows 2008R2sp1 NFS share. In a test where the Windows server is a stand-alone file server, I can ...
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postfix/dovecot/mysql not sending/getting emails [duplicate]

I understand that I posted this before, however I left out some very important details which apparently made a lot of people less likely to answer, here's a more detailed version. My postfix/dovecot/...
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What is stopping postfix from delivering mail to the local transport agent?

I have the following settings ( as grabbed from my postconf -n output) alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases append_dot_mydomain = no biff = no broken_sasl_auth_clients = ...
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using sendmail with only non system users

I need to use sendmail without any system users. The only problem that still exists in my configuration is that FEATURE(virtusertable) wants a final systemuser on RHS in my virtusertable like this: @...
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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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Postfix only delivering mail locally (instead of correct destination)

For whatever reason, postfix cannot send email to my google apps account. It says the message is sent, but I've confirmed with google apps support that the message isn't being received. (Thus it is ...
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Dovecot hangs on all logins including local telnet [closed]

After a routine system upgrade (Debian testing) yesterday, clients stopped being able to connect to our mailserver's imapd. Following the troubleshooting/test guide http://wiki.dovecot.org/...