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How can I use my Gmail contacts within Alpine/pine?

How can I use my Gmail contacts within Alpine/pine?
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Download all attachments in my gmail account

Does anyone know how to download all attachments in my Gmail Account. I'd actually like to just download files that are PDF, but downloading all and then sorting locally is also fine.
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Email Setup to Prevent Identity Theft

My father-in-law asked me for ideas to improve his email security. He read an article about how some hackers, having gained access to a Gmail account, were able to reset the account holder's passwords ...
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Only email on cron errors for jobs in cron.daily, cron.hourly, etc

I have several cron jobs that run (in /etc/cron.daily, /etc/cron.hourly, /etc/cron.weekly, etc.) and email root@localhost with the results. I'd like to stop those emails if the jobs are succeeding, ...
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Get Explorer preview for .eml files in Windows 7

Is there an application or plug-in that allows viewing .eml E-Mail dumps (that may contain HTML and attachments) in Windows 7's preview pane? I'm aware of the possibility of adding the file type in ...
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Automatic highlighting of text in thunderbird

In days with large email influx, some emails tend to slip out of my attention. Usually these are email where I am not the primary recipient, but I am referenced at some point as having to perform some ...
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download/export emails from webmail

I'm just switching my hosts and I want to move the emails from my accounts too. In order to have my current emails on the new host I want to download/export them and to import at the other host. In ...
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Edit subject line of received email in Thunderbird 3.0

Is there a way to edit the subject line of emails you've received in Thunderbird? I use email a lot for work and it would be a lot easier if I could change subjects to make things easier to find ...
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Math formulas in emails

Is there a way to enter LaTeX (or similar) formulas into an E-Mail and get them rendered as typeset formulas on the receiving side, perhaps with cooperation of the receiving party? My preferred mail ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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Postfix: forwarding e-mail to GMail not working

On my (web server) machine, I just want to be able to send and receive e-mail, and have e-mail addressed to particular addresses forwarded to my GMail inbox. Right now, I have installed postfix and ...
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Thunderbird not showing embedded images?

I receive a weekly report in Thunderbird (7.0) from the CMS i use for my website. It shows everything in the correct layout but no images. It shows there are 48 attachments vs showing the embedded ...
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How to turn archiving off in thunderbird 3.1?

I don't really understand what the archiving really does in thunderbird but it is kinda annoying. Like if I get a email and read it. It will turn to read in my inbox, but will show up as unread in my ...
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How to fix GMail time stamps in Outlook?

One of my email accounts is hosted at an ISP with unreliable IMAP support, and I can't change it. Fortunately, I have my personal email set up on Google Apps for Domains, so I created another GMail ...
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Outlook 2003: how to forward messages and not lose the sender/recipient email addresses

This is a follow-up for my other question about Outlook 2003. How do I get Outlook 2003 to forward messages and include the email addresses instead of hiding them? Let's say I have the following ...
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Why is SMTP over SSL between email servers not so popular? [closed]

In my understanding, most of email servers use SMTP/POP/IMAP over SSL to encrypt the email. It supports encryption when client (UA) send email to server (MTA) and UA receive email from MTA. However, ...
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How do I tell MS Word to email using GMail and NOT Outlook

When you have a document open and select Send, Email as attachment, MS Word defaults to Outlook. I have not used Outlook for a long time and I have changed all my default email clients to be GMail. ...
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How do I create an email filter with complex logic?

I subscribe to a Yahoo Group that sends out hundreds of messages a day (or dozens of "digests"). Of these, I want to read about 3 messages. So, I have some criteria to filter out the cruft, but ...
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Crontab Error Emails: Set Sender to Root Using -f

For a crontab entry in this format, */1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /app/<userid>/command --flag='value' I see this message emailed to <userid>@host (and view via mail) at one per minute: ...
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Display full/real email address from Lotus Notes?

Similar but different to How to find full/real email address from Lotus Notes? I want to display the full email address when someone sends me an email. Right now it only shows their display name (eg ...
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Is there a way in Mozilla Thunderbird to delete mail from the remote server and keep it locally?

Is it possible to have Thunderbird delete mail from the server but leave it on your local disk? Ideally I'd like to be able set it up so that it will delete mail on the remote server under a certain ...
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Outlook error-'Can't open e-mail folders.You must connect to Exchange w/ current profile before you can sync folders w/ your Outlook data file'

Note that the error message I put in the title of this question is abbreviated. The actual error message is below. I have an Exchange account and using Outlook 2010 as the client. I run in Cached ...
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Automatic Notification of Degraded RAID Array in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on top of a RAID-1 array. Out of curiosity, I decided to bring up the "Disk Utility" program to inspect the status of my array. To my surprise, the array was listed as ...
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Can I use the Windows 8 mail app with Exchange without adding a Microsoft Account?

I am using Windows 8 at work. Our Exchange server is configured to allow access from the Windows 8 mail app. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to use the mail app without first adding a Microsoft ...
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Attach HTML as text in Outlook for Mac (2011)?

Outlook for Windows has an option when attaching files, under the arrow on the 'Insert' button on the file upload dialog box, called "Insert as text". When used with HTML files, it converts the HTML ...
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How to access emails managed by Mozilla Thunderbird in console mode?

For some reason, I have to remote ssh to my working station and access some emails. I am curious to know if there is anyway to access emails managed by Thunderbird(3.0) in console?
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General: Best way to deal with cleartext password? Specific: Cygwin/email/bash

I'm setting up Cygwin, and one of the packages I'm using is 'email' for, what else, sending e-mail from a script. I've "improved" one of my concerns about email's configuration, by copying ...
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How do I enforce a unifrom company email font and signature format across Outlook 2007, 10 and 13? [closed]

Our users currently run a mixture of Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 to manage emails. We use active directory and our server runs Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there anyway that we can enforce through ...
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How to hide e-mail signature in Thunderbird

I'd like to know if there is a way to auto-hide e-mail signatures in Thunderbird (setting or extension). Ideally, it should only show a line with some text like "Click here to display signature". ...
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Can Outlook be configured to only quote a selected portion of an email when replying?

After reading an email I would like to select the text to which I intend to respond, hit reply, and have the rest of the text deleted such that only the text I selected is contained in the reply-to ...
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Is there a universal way to recall an e-mail message?

Some mail servers - like MS Exchange - have a "message recall" feature - if a set of conditions is met an already sent message can be recalled as if it has never been sent. In movies it usually takes ...
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How to identify scams online [closed]

What are some common ways of identifying scams that take place in either email, or in banners and advertisements on popular websites? How do we determine if something is real or not? This is intended ...
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How do I get Thunderbird to open an ICS attachment directly in Lightning's calendar?

I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0.1 with Lightning 1.1.1. Is there an easier way to import an ICS file attached to an email than saving it to disk, then in Calendar going to File --> Open? If I ...
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Spam is Killing Me - Can I use GMail as a spam filter?

I'm getting at least 50 Viagra ads a day and it's driving me insane. I currently have a hosted MS Exchange account and a Gmail account. My Gmail account forwards to my Exchange account. Both of my ...
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Why did my friends get spams from my email?

Recently I got an email with subject like "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)". It had been initially sent to my friend's old email account. The content inside that failed email was obviously one ...
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What all is required for email from my server to pass through spam filters?

I have a serverbeach server with postfix installed. The hostname is something like p3204059.pubip.serverbeach.com The FQDN is specified as NONE for the server itself. I clicked change ptr record, ...
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Is email@“happy@guy.com” a valid email address?

This comment led me to RFC 5322 § 3.4.1 which reads: An addr-spec is a specific Internet identifier that contains a locally interpreted string followed by the at-sign character ("@", ASCII value 64) ...
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What is the most portable and cross-platform format to store my email backups?

I currently use gmail, but this question is valid for any client: What is the best way to backup and store my email so that in the future I will be able to access it on a variety of platforms and ...
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Alternatives to using email (in particular, Outlook) as a knowledge store? [closed]

I suspect that, like many people, I use my work email account (accessed via Outlook 2007) to store information. I generally try to group similar things in folders and sub-folders, but with a multitude ...
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Do all email addresses need to be Google Apps accounts if I switch to Google Apps?

I'm looking at using Google Apps for my domain. I currently have several email addresses for the domain. Would I need to create users for all the addresses? I would like to have one account that ...
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Is there a way to use an inline PNG image in an Outlook e-mail?

In my work as a developer I sometimes find myself sending details emails with screenshots to illustrate some point or problem. The content of these screenshots is often text. So knowing that PNG is ...
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How to have Windows 7 index Thunderbird 3 messages?

How can I have Windows 7 index my Thunderbird 3 email messages? According to this article (Dec. 2009), this should be possible. "Integration With Windows Search (Windows 7/Vista) On first ...
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Strip attachments from emails to disk but leave a link in the email to the attachment

I want to be able to strip attachments from emails and save them to disk. What I also want to do in addition to this is leave a link within the email to the attachment that was stripped out and saved ...
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Why do some emails sent in Outlook 2010 get stuck in Outbox with date set to “None”?

I'm using Outlook 2010 against Exchange 2007. Emails I compose sometimes get stuck in the Outbox with date "None" as shown below. These emails never leave the outbox unless I delete them and ...
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How I delete massive amounts of email from Outlook

Our production servers went into a spam-frenzy yesterday and I now have literally hundreds of thousands of emails strewn throughout my Outlook folders. I gave up even displaying one of the folders ...
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offlineimap: turn idle on

I want to use idle (push email) with my IMAP. I've read about IDLE mode in man, but I can't to turn it on. Is it possible to find some manual about idle feature of offlineimap
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Is there a stable email client or email client plugin that will support GMail-like conversations?

Conversations in GMail are such an incredibly simple yet powerful way to look at mail. I get about twenty emails a day from various clients and I hate looking at a flat file of all emails, and I hate ...
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How does Streak email tracking work from Gmail to Gmail?

The Chrome extension Streak for Gmail claims that they can track emails and I assume that then it works from Gmail to Gmail too (EDIT: not, see answer below). As far as I know, email tracking works ...
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How to put unread mail messages in shell prompt

I am using OS X and I want to know if there are any unread messages in my Mail.app? I want to put that number in my shell prompt. How do I go about it?
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Vacation Response Loop

I set Email Accounts A and B to reply with a "Vacation Response" every time a new email is received. What would happen if Email Account A sent an email to Email Account B? Would the sending messages ...