Refers to the hardware or software that make up a server dedicated to sending and receiving emails. Many popular modern email servers bundle other functionality for contacts and calendaring along email delivery.

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Running 2 Email Servers on same machine?

i want to migrate to a new webserver software - already installed it. now i want to test it + be sure anything works fine. is it possible to run both email servers on the same machine? i think there ...
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POP, SMTP and Mail Exchange servers are the same thing?

The MX record from nslookup tells the address of an MX server. In the email client, this address can actually be entered on both [incoming email server] and [outgoing email server], will this work?
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Back up IMAP Server

If I move to a hosted IMAP mail server solution (e.g. Google Apps) is there a way to have an on-site back up of the mail server that can be used as a local mail archive and backup solution? What ...
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Postfix: content-filter vs. milter

I have a Postfix mailserver with content filtering using AMaViS via the "content-filter" option of Postfix. Now I wonder whether it would be better to use AMaViS as a milter instead of the ...
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How can I explain to dspam that the user “brandon” is the same as “brandon@mydomain”

I am using dspam for spam filtering by running the "dspamd" daemon under Ubuntu 9.10 and then setting up a Postfix rule that says: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = ... check_client_access ...
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something about mx records

Actually out of sheer curiousity i juz went through MX records and what came out of the search was quite confusing..i wish to know what the things below mean.. 1 a.mx.mail.yahoo.com 67.195.168.31 ...
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Find all email addresses

I'm looking for a way to make sure I've got a list of every mailbox and alias on my email server. I use courier and exim4. I produced a list from getting everything from the /home folder, but I ...
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What are the best practices for a safe MX server migration?

What are the steps for a safe and reliable migration of a mail server from an old hardware to a new one, being changed OS, SW and so on? Once the new machine is installed, the software is ...
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Email server - Disk quota sizes - suggestions?

Working out a new server for an agency of 200 Employees - with approx 240 email accounts. Internally I'm arguing with myself over the amount of drive space to allocate to each user for the disk ...
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Ubuntu Recover Deleted Email

Just wondering if someone can help. I have a customer email and website hosted on my server and a customer logged into their squirrel mail account (via my server) and deleted an email that arrived ...
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E-mail: de-facto behavior of bounces and other system messages

I'm trying to understand the reality of system e-mail messages. I am currently running an outgoing MTA (Postfix) instance, and there is a couple of details I cannot manage to put my finger on. First ...
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How to send 500 emails from a local pc? [closed]

I want to send an email to 500 recipients but I don't want to use any gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc. as they impose several restrictions. Someone told me to install a SMTP server on your local pc and an ...
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How do I persuade Dovecot and postfix to use multiple passwd files for user accounts and passwords?

I'm setting up Dovecot and postfix for the first time, and I'm a little stuck. I'm sharing a virtual server with a few other people and I want a separate user account file (passwd file) for each ...
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Why is the mail-server sending a copy of a message to wrong recipients?

We're using MDaemon 10 as the mail-server software. The serious issue with it is that, it sometimes, and quite randomly, send a copy of a message to one or more wrong random recipients who have ...
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Rewrite Email Subject

Is there a way to rewrite a subject of an Email on the receiving MTA (presumably at the Spam Filtering stage). An example would be if giving Email accounts to young children where certain words need ...
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Email server for windows

Look for a good email server for windows other than exchange server do you guys have any recommendations? only need IMAP/POP3/SMTP and SSL support for small biz use, no more than 100 users 20 ...
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Most simple, easy to service and update DIY spam/virus filtering SMTP gateway

I run email for several companies, and I want to set up my own SMTP gateway to migrate their domains off hosted spam filtering services. I wanted an opinion from someone who actually runs email ...
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Correct Setup for Network Solutions (2 hosts - 1 for email, 1 for website)

First let me say I am a self taught web builder and I am at a very basic level just trying to get my small art business website up and running by myself. I enjoy the graphic design piece the most but ...
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What's the best SMTP provider? [closed]

I'm considering using an SMTP service to send mail for my web app. Google Apps is great and free, but limits to 500 outgoing per day. I've heard about AuthSMTP but it looks pricey. Any suggestions? ...
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Other mail servers coming from exim4 with vexim

Our current setup is exim4 with the vexim addon. Since we have to move our mailserver to another server and into a VM we wanted to do it right and switch to another mailserver if that is suggested. ...
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Setting up a mail server best practices to be recognized as legitimate

What are the best practices to configure a mail server to have your mail recognized as legitimate non spam messages? Is it to use Domain Keys, Sender ID, Sender Policy Framework, some or all 3 of ...
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Migrating from one mail server to another.how?

So untill recently I have been using own email hosting using smartermail. Now I am tryin to migrate a bunch of my clients to shared hosting. (in my case rackspace cloud hosting). The only problem is ...
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Which step do I need to set up the mail server using postfix?

I have to setup mail server with domain abc.com and virtual user in Mysql database ! Now I have my DNS MX record point successfully to my mail server ! I google around ... too many tutorial and ...
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What settings should my email server be mindful of to avoid bounce back from major email providers?

So I think my postfix+dovecot+roundcube+postfixadmin+sasl+spamassassin+amavisd-new+postgrey setup is working correctly. I can send out emails to certain domain names. Receiving definitely works; ...
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Local only email with qmail

I'm using CentOS with a "Parallels Plesk" installation, a default qmail configuration and want to restrict email traffic to my virtual domain (no incoming/outgoing mail from/to any external domain). ...
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Alternative SMTP-Proxy

Currently we are using bitdefender for mail servers to scan for spam, viruses and content filtering. We chose bitdefender as it receives all incoming emails and forwards them to our internal windows ...
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Email Delivery To University Mail Servers (.edu emails)

I'm running an app at www.universitytutor.com which lets people find tutors. Most of the tutors are college students. We send out a follow up email 2 weeks after someone contacts a tutor to ask how ...
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Is there a postfix mysql virtual_maps append_at_origin workaround so I can pipe to external scripts?

I am using virtual domains, and I'd like to setup the server to alias to custom scripts. I manage all accounts using postfix mappings to mysql. It seems that postfix automatically appends a virtual ...
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Monitoring postfix mail throughput

I have a number of CentOS machines running postfix and sendmail. Is there some thing that I can use to monitor the current message throughput of a mail server from its logs? I'd particularly would ...
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Need advice on integrating mail server with a smallish social network?

I have been given a task to setup email management and delivery for a smallish social network. We're currently sending out about 1000 emails per day with help of VerticalResponse (a bulk emailing ...
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Postfix and dovecot configuration problem

i faced a problem in configure Postfix and Dovecot as Mailing System for my VPS on Ubuntu 9.04 for Virtual Users. where i can't send or receive any mails. from the errors i got : Fatal: ...
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What webmail client can I install using FTP?

My webhosts installed Horde as the webmail client, but it is quite terrible in comparison to modern software like Gmail, and its very slow. I installed the Free and opensource RoundCube via FTP, ...
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Are there any good free mail server software available?

I'm trying to setup a mail server, are there any good open source software available for this for Windows or Linux?
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Read receipts for emails sent via SQL Server Database Mail?

We use SQL Server Database Mail to send emails from one of our apps. It calls the sp_send_dbmail stored procedure. I've been asked to see if there is a way to add a read receipt to emails sent this ...
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Email Server Configuration

I don't use Linux regularly, but do occasionally and I'm struggling with the email configuration that I'd like to get. I've run through a lot of information and tutorials on configuring Postfix and ...
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SMTP DOS attacks with malformed email addresses

We have the following setup: Redhat kernel 2.4.16 Sendmail 8.11.6 This is a very old, ~7 years, cobalt RaQ server and is not easily upgradeable. Currently, we are being hit by multiple IP addresses ...
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Mail server (Debian/Postfix/Dovecot) and rejected emails

I have a mail server running Debian Lenny with Postfix and Dovecot. I send and receive emails without any problems with most of my contacts using Google Mail or Yahoo Mail but some of my contacts ...
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vPopmail / xinetd

I'm attempting to setup vpopmail on my CentOS server (Media Temple). Everything is working like a charm, with the exception that I cannot login to the server from any pop3 client. Upon trying to login ...
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Scammers using my mail server

A scammer is using my mail server to send his scams, is there any way I can block him? I'm using Exim4 and Dovecot on a Debian Stable distrib. Here is the mail delivery I'm receiving: ------ This ...
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How can I forward mail while saving a copy using postfix and mysql?

I'm migrating email from old Plesk installations to custom built Ubuntu server running iRedMail (postfix/amavisd/dovecot/etc). I'm using postfixadmin to administrate all domains and a mysql backend. ...
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How do I add the sort extension to an IMAP server?

if we do own a Mail server supporting, how is it possible to add a sort extension to it? Also how is it possible for a client using java mail to check if the server does indeed support the Sort ...
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Best Open Source Mail Server for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a mail transfer agent that is free, preferably open source that can run on Windows natively. I've used Postfix before, but Postfix doesn't really run on non-Unix machine.
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How to defend against botnet attack which tries to send a lot of mail to my server?

few days ago some kind of botnet attack started on my mail server which tries to send a lot of spam emails to certain domains on my mail server. Biggest issue here is that almost every attacker IP ...
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Best practice email setup for “support@”, “info@”, “sales@” etc… accounts on OS X Server

I'm sure I'm overlooking something as this should be routine... But I'm wondering how admins are setting up generic accounts like "support@domain.com" & "info@domain.com"? With OS X Server you can ...
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How do I get Postfix to deliver ALL mail to a custom script?

I am trying to configure postfix so that ALL mail that arrives (to any domain) is piped into a shell script that I have. I have tried several things, including setting mailbox_command = ...
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What is the easiest to install and maintain email server?

I really don't like administration tasks but i need a VPS (a naked Debian system - no control panels) for some reasons. One thing that scares me is the setup of the Mailserver - never done this before ...
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How do you configure a mail enabled Exchange 2007 public folder so the Reply button is a normal mail reply and not a 'Post' reply?

Right now, using Outlook 2007, the users have to open the item before 'Reply' acts as an email reply. If they simply click the email and read it in the reading pain, the reply button in the Outlook ...
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Best recommendations for e-mail serving infrastructure?

Looking to find out infrastructure recommendations/hardware solutions/appliance solutions that can handle a fairly high volume of e-mail accounts and traffic. There is a lot of cruft out there and ...
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Can you configure a custom mail bounce message for specific addresses?

I don't know much about mail servers, but let's say I had a sales@example.com address, and that it got a lot of spam. Could I create a custom bounce message for emails sent to that address? One ...
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Reverse proxy for mailserver (SMTP + HTTP for web client)

I'm looking at doing some reverse proxy work for a mail server with corresponding web client. Both servers are running on the same machine, this is not a server with a high load. :) The solution I've ...