The server configuration of email, including POP3, SMTP, IMAP, and popular server software packages that control email.

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Gmail and Live are making all messages from my server as spam

I'm getting very weird results here. When my server sends an email to my @hotmail or @gmail account, it's marked as spam. When I send email through my server from Outlook to @hotmail, it doesn't get ...
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Can postfix be set up to forward mail to multiple recipients

I have the following postfix virtual file: test@domain.com bob@me.com This correctly forwards all emails to test@domain.com to bob@me.com However I would like to forward these emails to bob2@me....
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how to disable remote wipe for Exchange 2010 ActiveSync?

When connecting android mobile devices to Exchange ActiveSync some require granting device administrator privileges which permit an exchange administrator to remotely wipe the phone. The warning ...
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Remove/hide client sender ip from postfix?

I'm trying to hide the client IP from emails sent from postfix. here is an example of what I mean: Received: from mail.[removed].com (adsl-75-37-61-254.dsl.frs2ca.sbcglobal.net [75.37.61.254]) (...
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How do I temporarily suspend mail delivery to a specific domain (non-local) with Postfix?

Using Postfix and custom transports I can manage delivery speeds depending on the recipient's domain. (For example, I send max one message per second to *@hotmail.com) I also use similar rules to ...
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SMTP message rate control on Ubuntu 8.04, preferably with postfix

Maybe I am chasing a bug but I am trying to set up a smtp proxy of sorts. I have a postfix server which receives all the email for a collection of servers/clients. It them uses a smarthost (relayhost=....
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Getting stats about deliverability from postfix

At work, our CEO is working on a plan to move away from a service provider who do our Spam filtering, etc. Currently, all our mail gets relayed out through this service, and all incoming email gets ...
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Emails going to Junk for Hotmail recipients [duplicate]

We send daily mass emails to our customers (~30,000+ emails per day). We have problems with Hotmail users receiving our emails. Sometimes the email goes to the Junk folder, but often it will got to ...
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Ec2: Setup mail to send emails

Can someone teach me how to configure a centos instance to send mails. My intention is to send mails from a bash script based on some signals and alerts to a build user. I don’t intend to use it ...
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How can I route some emails to a script in Postfix?

How do I route all emails directed to user-*@example.com (i.e. user-1234@example.com) to a pipe command in Postfix? The idea is to create craigslist-style anonymization by assigning dynamic email ...
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Postfix 'load balance' sending IPs

I got a server with 8 IP addresses to use as a mail server (With PostFix). I want PostFix to rotate the IP and hostname for each message. I found the config parameter smtp_bind_address = 1.2.3.4 (...
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Processing incoming emails with Python

I'm developing a web application that requires that a registered username be able to receive emails to: <some-username>@<my-web-app>.com I need a way to be able to process the email ...
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Prevent spamming [duplicate]

How to prevent spamming in Cpanel / Linux server ?
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Is using SOFTFAIL over FAIL in the SPF record considered best practice?

Or put another way, is using v=spf1 a mx ~all recommended over using v=spf1 a mx -all? The RFC does not appear to make any recommendations. My preference has always been to use FAIL, which causes ...
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Is there an open source email client that will work with Exchange 2007?

Recently I've been playing around with Ubuntu 9.04 on one of my work systems. The only real bump in the road that keeps it from being being used as my main workstation is that I cannot find a ...
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Simple Mail System for Ubuntu?

What I'm looking for should be relatively easy. All I want to do is setup something VERY small for Ubuntu that will allow me to use the mail() function in PHP from my web server (/var/www/). I don't ...
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Exchange 2010 Out of office doesn't show original senders email address

When one of our users is on holiday they will set their Out of office message and change the Out of office rule to forward all emails received to a colleague. This has always worked very well for us ...
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How do I Forward root's email to an external email address?

I have a small server (Ubuntu 10.04) at my house and I would like to forward root's email to my gmail hosted domain to get security notifications and what not. I ripped everything out and started ...
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How do I configure reverse DNS for a SMTP server [duplicate]

We use iis 6 to send out emails for our website but some email addresses bouce backs. It only appears to be 2 addresses. There is at least 100 different email addresses sent to at the same time as ...
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What's the difference between POP3 and IMAP for e-mail?

How does IMAP differ from POP3 and what are the pros/cons of each and why choose one over another?
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Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?

My outgoing mail server has problems reaching some recipients. This happened after we changed ISP for our dedicated IP address. I think it might be due to PTR records, but I cannot be sure. My ...
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Postfix: Pass a copy of an email to a script but deliver the original one to mailbox

It's actually quite simple: I want to pass all incoming emails to a PHP-script, but only as a copy, the original email shall still be delivered to the mailbox as usual. I just can't seem to get it ...
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What are the best methods for catching snowshoe spam?

I'm using Smartermail for my small mailserver. We've been having a problem lately of getting waves of snowshoe spam that follow the same pattern. They come in batches of 3 or 4 at a time. The ...
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How do you monitor a monitoring server?

So we run Groundworks (with Nagios) on CentOS to monitor our various servers and processes. I have it setup to automatically send emails and SMS texts when things reach a WARNING or CRITICAL state. ...
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Can you reference a CNAME record in an MX record?

We have several domains all pointing their MX records at mail.ourdomain.com, an internal mail server. We are looking to outsource our email to a new supplier, who would like us to use mail....
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554 - Sending MTA’s poor reputation

I am running an email server on 77.245.64.44 and have recently started to have problems with remote delivery of emails sent using this server. Only about 5% of recipients are rejecting the emails, but ...
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How to determine which user sent a specific email with postfix?

We have a postfix server that requires authentication to SMTP relay through it. We use virtual mailboxes in MySQL database. A message was relayed through our system, and we need to determine which ...
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Why is SPF being validated against my mail server's IP instead of sender's IP?

I have a mail server "example.com" which forwards all emails with recipient "me@example.com" to "me@gmail.com". My mail server runs Postfix and it uses the virtual_alias_maps mechanism to perform the ...
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Email sent from server with rDNS & SPF being blocked by Hotmail

I have been unable to send email to users on hotmail or other Microsoft email servers for some time. Its been a major headache trying to find out why and how to fix the issue. The emails being sent ...
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How do you test a new email filtering system?

What method do you use to test or evaluate potential new email filtering systems before you set it up on your production network? I am particularly interested in methods that are appropriate for ...
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Email notification about each SSH connection to Linux server

I would like to be notified about each SSH connection to the Linux (Debian) server. Already saw some methods, which proposed to add mail command into own .bashrc, but this approach seems not to cover ...
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SMTP relay through GMail overrides “from:” address with “[me]@gmail.com”

I've been trying to figure out if this is a new "feature" or if there is an issue with my configuration. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop with Postfix as MTA. My smtp (as opposed to smtpd) ...
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What's your suggested mail server configuration for a FreeBSD server?

What would be your suggestion if installing a FreeBSD 7 (7.2, actually) email server? I am interested in: SMTP agent Imap/Pop backend Authentication (OS users, OpenLDAP) Anti-Spam server side tools ...
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How do I setup a SSL mail server?

For a beginner, can anyone recommend a good method of setting up a encrypted IMAP server (on port 993) or at least TLS POP3 email ? There are plenty of examples of opportunistic client side email ...
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Can't send email from postfix to hotmail

I have problems sending emails from my server to hotmail. I used mxtoolbox.com and reported no problems on records or blacklists. Also, emails go successfully to gmail... This is my mail.log on ...
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How can I forward to a specific MTA based on email address?

How can I forward incoming messages to a specific MTA based on the username portion of the recipient's email address? I would prefer linux-based software, but Windows would work too. Background: Our ...
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What's the best way to send bulk email?

I have been using the sendmail function in PHP with Exim 4 so far when I had to send my mailing lists, I would like to know if there is a clean solution for that. I'm quite sure that Facebook isn't ...
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Looking for mass email delivery service [closed]

I'm looking for a solutions to deliver newsletters through a reliable service provider. Currently, I'm using Lyris List Manager software on my dedicated server to send out newsletters to opted in ...
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Send emails from shell script without local mailserver

How can I send email from a shellscript (usually cronjob) without running a mailserver on the same host. Using a smtp server. Running Ubuntu. I looked a t various tutorials, but couldnt find a ...
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Redirect all incoming mail to another user

Preferably this could be done with a virtual instance of a mail server on an existing Linux machine but I'm willing to run a whole other install (Linux or Windows) to get this to work. Basically a ...
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How do I audit user's mailbox actions performed via IMAP in Exchange 2010?

I read through the Technet article on Mailbox auditing but it seems to only be working for MAPI access. I perform the following cmdlet to enable auditing of the owner: > Set-Mailbox -Identity "Mr....
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How do I enter a strong (long) DKIM key into DNS?

I'm trying to enter a 4028 bit DKIM key into DNS and it seems that I'm exceeding both the UDP 512 byte limit and also the maximum record size for a TXT record. How does someone properly create a ...
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Avoid creating backscatter on a Postfix forwarding server

I run a Postfix server that hosts a small, alias-based mailing list. Let's say people@myserver forwards to alice@someprovider and bob@someotherprovider. Now, alice@someprovider might use a more ...
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Should SPF records provided by ISPs contain “all” at the end?

This seems obvious or something I just don't understand. I want to build SPF records for my clients. Most of the email providers provide an SPF record that I can "include" in mine, but they all ...
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Turn of amavisd notifications about UNCHECKED content to postmaster

How do I turn off "UNCHECKED contents in mail FROM" mails send by amavis to the postmaster of the domain every time a user sends an encrypted mail. The setup is a Debian 7 with postfix and amavisd.
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Refuse to send email to specific recipients with Postfix

So, right now I am halfway through trying to setup an outgoing-mail blacklist, by way of smtpd_recipient_restrictions. The problem I am experiencing is that my test emails are being delivered when I ...
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How might I stop BACKSCATTER using qmail?

I have a Linux box acting as Virtual Host for domain hosting. It runs CentOS and Parallels Plesk 9.x. Regardless of the following, the SPAM keeps flowing in at 1-3 / second. An explanation of the ...
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MAILTO is not working for CRON. How can I fix this?

I have setup cronjob for the root user. However when the cron fail I should receive an email from the cronjob because I have set MAILTO like this in /etc/crontab : MAILTO=my@email.com I have ...
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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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Postfix: “Connection timed out” on all outbound email [closed]

I've been attempting to setup mailing lists with GNU Mailman but it's been a complete disaster with tons of road blocks. Postfix is able to receive email but not send it back out at all, I've peeked ...