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

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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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Is the 10-DNS-lookup limit in the SPF spec typically enforced?

My understanding is that the SPF spec specifies an email receiver shouldn't have to do more than 10 DNS lookups in order to gather all the allowed IPs for a sender. So if an SPF record has ...
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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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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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Outlook 2010 exchange setup prompts for username@domain.local rather than email@domain.com

We use a hosted exchange service. When users want to set up Outlook 2010 to access their account, they open Outlook and run through the configuration steps. Autodiscover is enabled, and in the ...
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Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user

I need to set up server side rules (auto-replies for users who have left etc), and having to login as each user and open Outlook is a serious PITA. Also any time that I have to create any rules for ...
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Reducing the Exchange 2003 database size

Our company is running Exchange 2003 on Server 2003. Our primary exchange store file (priv1.edb) keeps growing and is now at over 45GB. If I add up the size of the mailboxes in that store I get less ...
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Sendmail Configuration to not deliver mail to local machine

I have sendmail up and running on an Ubuntu 8.04 machine. It can send mail correctly to all but the domain to which it is a part. How do I configure it to not send to itself for email addresses on ...
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postfix - different header checks for incoming and outgoing mail

How can I apply different header_checks for incoming and outoing mail using postfix? By default, all header_checks are applied to both incoming and outgoing.
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Postfix unable to create lock file, permission denied

I thought I had my postfix configuration all set up on my Amazon Ubuntu server but I guess not. I'm trying to set up an admin email account for 3 virtually hosted Apache websites. Here's my postfix ...
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How can I route a SMTP message by FROM domain (not To, CC, or BCC)

I'm handling email for many different companies. Each company needs me to route all outbound email through a specific SMTP relay based on From address. What software configuration or technology ...
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2 separate postfix instances and confusion with IP's in received field of mail message

i have a problem with my 2 postfix instances. 2 separate IP's and coressponding domain names are setup on networking, they are working fine. I want second mail message (below) to have Received: from ...
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Forward Mails to Gmail

I have a postfix mailserver running. Mails sent from users to Gmail are showing up in Gmail, so it works in general. Same for all other freemail hosts I know. The problem is that some users have no ...
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how can i disable outbound mail in postfix?

i want to be able to send mail to someuser@localhost but not allow any mail to go out to the outside world from anyone to anyone. i've seen multiple entries about how to filter or restrict outgoing ...
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Mailman cannot relay e-mails to non-local domains

My e-mail server runs Debian with postfix, dovecot, amavis, mailman, with postfixadmin in a virtual domain setup. All works fine, except for mailman which is not able to relay e-mails to non-local ...
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Postfix auto create Maildir

I've been beating my head against a wall for a while now on this one. Basically, here is the rundown: Our MX record points to a frontend SMTP server, which contains aliases for actually routing the ...
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Does sending e-mail in the name of customers increase the risk of being marked as spammer?

We are developing a SaaS website application that lets users send invoices to their clients. Ideally, these e-mails should appear to be originating from our customers, so the sender e-mail address ...
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Bulk email advice

I need to send email campaigns for my site. There are services like mailchimp but I want to send my own. Do you know any good VPS providers for sending bulk emails?. What are the issues (such as ...
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Cannot send email to Hotmail or MSN addresses [duplicate]

I am running into a problem at work where end users are unable to email Hotmail or MSN email addresses. We are running an Exchange 2007 server and the message itself is in HTML and contains no ...
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Remove exim local username

How can i remove the local username in the mail headers with exim4 running on debian 6? Received: from root by host.domain.com with local (Exim 4.72) (envelope-from <reply@domain.com>) id ...
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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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Qmail Patching Makes me Nervous

We have a system running CentOS 5 with Plesk 8.6 and Qmail running. Our primary domain is hosted through Media Temple. When Plesk and Qmail are hosted on a single Dedicated Virtual server, it reads ...
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E-Mail Bounce Management

we want to improve our mailing lists by handling all the bounces we get. As I saw there are different approaches. One checks the badmail folder in IIS mailroot folder. Others check a email account ...
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Exchange 2007 - no inbound e-mail. Any ideas why?

We are running Exchange 2007 and have been doing so for a few years now with only occasional issues. This morning, however, we are not receiving any inbound (external) e-mail. Internally sent e-mail ...
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How do I set up SMTP on Windows Server 2003 to forward all emails to a given address?

I'm setting up an internal SMTP server to handle software tests which involve the sending of emails. I want to configure the server so that any emails sent to myinternaldoamin.com get relayed (is ...
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postfix: catch outgoing mail and redirect

I'm trying to configure my postfix so all mail that goes through that has tld dev would be redirected to a root user, here is my config files: [alexus@wcmisdlin02 postfix]$ tail -1 main.cf ...
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How to make qmail to feed email into shell command?

I have some server running qmail, with many users/domains configured via plesk. I would like to get emails from specified address delivered to one of my users being feed to shell command, as addition ...
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Sending 10,000 emails?

(I don't know whether to submit this to SuperUser or StackOverflow.) My friend and I have a subscriber list -- strictly opt-in, for people interested when we release new projects -- and we may want ...
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Linux Sendmail server misdelivers mail to my own domain?

I'm seeing a very low percentage of misdelivered emails from my sendmail host. My sendmail server will try to email an address like "john.dough@johndoughs.own.domain.example.com" and the email will ...
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Postfix: virtual_alias_maps delivering everything to one user despite new domain

I have a postfix installation handling mail for a couple of domains, for which all mail goes to one real local user (cmb), and I want to add a new domain (let's call it example.org) for a second user, ...
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Postfix Relay to Office365

I am trying to setup a Postfix server on a Linux box to relay all mail to our Office365 (Exchange, hosted by Microsoft) mail server, but, I keep getting an error regarding the sending address: ...
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What to do if one doesn't want to receive email bounces?

Background—the standards RFC 5321 §4.5.5 states: All other types of messages (i.e., any message which is not required by a Standards-Track RFC to have a null reverse-path) SHOULD be sent with ...
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modify the recipient address of an email on the file in the postfix queue

I have a few emails in my mailq which are bounced for a good reason, the email address is wrong. I was wondering if it is possible to modify the address of the recipient on the fly. I can see the ...
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Creating a “fake” open relay to capture non-relayable outgoing mail with postfix

We occasionally have customer-provided servers in our technical support and engineering departments. They're isolated on their own VLAN, with strict firewall rules in place to minimize possible bad ...
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uuencoded mail attachments display as binary code

I have run into a attachment display issue at a client who has recently switched from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. The issue was initially perceived as affecting only Mac OS X email clients ...
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Running a mail forwarding service, what are some steps I should take to prevent my IPs being blacklisted

Background: I'm about to launch a service which offers email forwarding for a large number of domains. Say you want people to be able to contact you using you@somesite.com, all emails sent to that ...
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Why are emails sent from my applications being marked as spam?

I have 2 web apps running on the same server. The first is www.nimikri.com and the other is www.hourjar.com. Both apps share the same IP address (75.127.100.175). My server is through a shared ...
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Migrate IMAP account between providers - client access only

I have an IMAP E-Mail account with my old provider. I have a new, empty IMAP account with the new provider. Is there a tool or Thunderbird to migrate the E-Mail data from one account to another? I'm ...
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Send As Distribution Group Email Address?

We have a Small Business Server 2003, with a support distribution group. Is it possible to allow members of a distribution group, send emails from the group email address?
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A record required for MX record?

Previously our domain, let's call it ourdomain.com, pointed to an IP address (our web host). In addition, we use Office 365 to handle our domain email accounts. DNS records: ourdomain.com A ...
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Alternatives to avoid domain from being blacklisted

We outsource our web and email hosting to a web hosting company and occasionally I get complaints from our clients or internal staff that mail from our domain does not reach the intended recipient or ...
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Can an email server be set-up on an Azure VM?

I am considering the possibility of setting up a simple SMTP+IMAP email server for internal use on an extra small Azure VM. When I say internal use I don't mean "used by internal users", but for use ...
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Does “\root” do anything in /etc/aliases?

I've found on a couple servers that have the following entry in /etc/aliases: root: \root,email@example.com You can send mail to /dev/null like this: root: /dev/null I can't find \root used in ...
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Troubles with Dovecot + Webmin on Debian 6.0

I installed Apache, PHP5, MySQL and Webmin on a vps. I host my website on that. I completely reinstalled whole VPS with fresh installation of Postfix and Dovecot. But Dovecot fails to start, so ...
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Forwarding-service for emails on external hoster by MX-record

I am registering domains on behalf of customers and host their websites on my server. I have complete control over the DNS setup of my customer domains. I still want to host their websites, but I ...
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Authenticating to Exchange 2010 smarthost?

I have a postfix mail server that should relay all outgoing mail to an Exchange 2010 server (the Exchange box is my smarthost). I have administrator access to the Exchange 2010 system, but I'm not ...
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How do I setup a secondary incoming mail server?

I currently have a server running Debian 6, with postfix and dovecot handling email. This server hosts email for a number of domains and users, so I use MySQL as my backing store for users and ...
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Fixing typos in user-entered email addresses

We see some typo domains in our mail queue from time to time and I have been thinking of using our internal DNS server to correct these people's mistakes. Some examples from the current mail queue: ...
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Can't get SmarterMail to work on fresh Windows 2008 server

Really having trouble with this, I've been through all the guides I can find and get stuck, using latest version of Smartermail 8 on Windows 2008 with IIS7.5. I have it setup so I can SEND emails ...
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Looking for an email encryption solution [closed]

I'm looking for an email encryption solution for a client. They are currently using Exchange 2007 but are willing to go to a hosted solution if necessary. They are looking for a solution that will ...