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

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Email forwarding by domain

Can sense.com ( domain) receive all email and then forward to newtest.com(another domain)? For example, sent email to abc@sense.com , by the DNS, email will transfer to @sense.com first. And then ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use a customer email as the from address

I've got an application that emails users once they have filled in a form. It uses a no-reply@customerdomain.com as a from address. The customer wants it to use the email from the form as the from ...
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How can I make Amazon SES the default method of sending mail from my server?

I'd like to start using Amazon SES for all emails from our server. We have a few freelance designers with PHP hosting, some Django/Python web apps and also some system utilities which send emails. So ...
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How to configure sendmail to send email via GMail (smtp.gmail.com), using port 465 or 587?

I have configures sendmail to send email via my GMail (Google Mail) account, i.e. via smtp.gmail.com, by editing /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and regenerating sendmail.cf: -dnl ...
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Hotmail marking messages as junk

I was having problems with emails sent from my server being blocked completely by Hotmail, but I found out Hotmail had blocked my IP and by contacting Hotmail I had the block removed. See this ...
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Find the php script thats sending mails

Is there any way for me to find the php script that is sending emails. I have apache+php ( no mod_suphp neither suexec ) in a "standard" install, and i want to find out witch php script is sending ...
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Amazon SES e-mails ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though SPF and SenderID and DKIM are set correctly

This is incredibly frustrating. My Amazon SES e-mails are ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though my SPF, SenderID, and DKIM are setup correctly. Since this particular site requires ...
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Send email alert on log file entry?

Under Linux, what's a simple way to automatically watch a logfile, and email me if a certain string appears? I have an application that will log certain failures to a logfile, but has no built-in way ...
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How to redirect all postfix emails to one external email address?

To create a test email server, I have a similar requirement as: http://serverfault.com/questions/94640/how-to-redirect-all-outgoing-email-from-postfix-to-a-single-address-for-testing But I need to ...
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How I stop spam backscatter rendering email on my domain unusable?

Some miscreant is using non-existent accounts on my domain as a forged sender for spam emails (i.e., sdfhdfsg@mydomain.com). All the out-of-office and spam rejection emails are coming back to 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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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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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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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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Prevent spamming [duplicate]

How to prevent spamming in Cpanel / Linux server ?
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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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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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My email server is being blocked by Yahoo: TS03 Message permanently deferred

My mail server has been getting the following error from Yahoo's mail servers since about a month: postfix/smtp[23791]: host g.mx.mail.yahoo.com[98.137.54.238] refused to talk to me: 421 4.7.1 [TS03] ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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How can i send /var/mail/root again?

Through some missconfiguration i've a lot of emails in /var/mail/root and /var/mail/www-data How can i "loop" over these files and send each mail another time? Thanks in advance!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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CNAME lookup failed temporarily. (#4.4.3)

A friend of mine just told me that he can't send mails to accounts on one of my servers via the SMTP server provided by his ISP. The error message in the bounce he gets reads: Hi. This is the ...
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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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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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SMTP Relay to capture attachments

Does anyone know of FOSS solutions (or general information) on setting up a Linux-bases SMTP mail relay that can do the following: Detect if a message has an attachment if so, save the attachment to ...
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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 ...
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How do I check a reverse PTR record?

I need to check a reverse PTR record to make sure that a script I have is sending emails which will actually received by my users and not incorrectly marked as spam. I understand that the ISP which ...
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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 ...
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What good Active Directory + Exchange competition is there?

Based on this question regarding enhanced permission support in filesystems, what is the best permissions + directory and mail stack to compare against Active Directory on NTFS with Exchange? I'm ...
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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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Find users that are auto forwarding / redirecting their email in Exchange 2010 using Powershell

We are using Live@edu, which is essentially hosted exchange server with some additional features and limitations to work around, and I'm trying to find everybody that is forwarding or redirecting ...
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How to redirect all mail from one domain to another in Postfix?

I have two forms of the same domain name, one being a common misspelling of the other, let's say tedswidgets.com and tedswigets.com. I'd like to redirect all mail for <someone>@tedswigets.com to ...
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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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Receive email alerts from Linux file server

GOAL: Get a text file on my file server into my gmail inbox. The file server is running Ubuntu Server 8.04 I currently SSH into it from time to time and to check logs, SMART stats for hard drives, ...
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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 ...