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Email sent from Thunderbird identity keeps 'from' field of the original account

Summary Emails sent from a Thunderbird identity I retain the 'from' address of the original gmail account. Explanation I'm using Thunderbird 14 on a portable installation with Google as provider, ...
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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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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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Special characters in ssmtp password

I have + and = characters in my gmail password. How can I configure ssmtp to avoid authorization error? My /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf: root=username@gmail.com mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:465 ...
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How to prevent an email from accidentally being forwarded?

Is it possible to prevent an email from being forwarded, or to have sensitive information automatically removed when reply-all/forward is pressed? For example, a Google Calendar invitation includes a ...
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How to find Source for HTML Email

How to find the source of HTML Email on Outlook or Thunderbird ? is there any plug-in for that ?
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How to - one email address checked by two users

Which protocol should be used when two users (separate computers) want to check one email account - POP3 or IMAP? The problem is when one user deletes an email because they check it but the other ...
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What is an e-mail client?

What is an e-mail client? Why might I need one? If I am sending e-mail, I log on to my service provider (e.g. Yahoo!) directly. Where does an e-mail client fit in in this scenario?
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Mail.app: Showing my sent messages in thread view

I would like to know if there is a way to show my sent mails in thread view in Mail.app. I like thread view a lot, the only thing that I would love to have is viewing my sent mails also in the ...
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Windows command line emailer [closed]

I have a Win2k3 box that I need a command line mailer to automate the sending of a log file. While I did some searching and came across a variety of tools that might work, I was just hoping for ...
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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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Unwanted paragraph character in Outlook message

When I create a new email in Outlook, I see this unwanted paragraph character on each line. How do I get rid of it? The arrow points to the character. It cannot be deleted using backspace either.
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How to connect Windows 8 Mail, Calendar and People to Exchange Server?

I'm unable to connect default metro applications (Mail, Calendar and Poeple) to corporate Exchange server. I run the app and in setting select Add account > Outlook account. I fill the email and the ...
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Make Outlook prompt for saving an e-mail just after sending

Is there a way to make Outlook prompt for saving an e-mail just after clicking on Send? I need to save not all but some of my sent emails. I set Outlook to save all sent emails and it's tiring to go ...
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Outlook 2010 Unable to Categorize Messages

I am unable to categorize messages in my inbox. What I'm talking about is the ability to assign a color category. I'm accustomed to being able to just click the icon in the ribbon of the open message ...
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How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook?

How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook? Also, is it possible to have your browser (in this case Firefox) setup so that it will list a bunch of email clients when ...
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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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Unadvisable to use UTF-8 for mails?

Thunderbird (in German) uses the charset ISO-8859-15 (or -1, can't check right now) by default for outgoing and incoming mails. (If you want to change the default, see Change Thunderbird default ...
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Thunderbird 3: see size of folder?

In Thunderbird 3, how do you see the size of a folder? I.e. the total size of all emails in a certain folder?
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Changing default from e-mail address for system accounts when using sendmail

I would like certain system accounts (root and www-data) to have the header From: Example Company <noreply@example.com> when e-mail is sent using either the mail or sendmail commands, or from ...
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Disable or block outgoing email

To do web site testing, how can I disable or block the Centos server to not send out emails. Now, if I run in command line mail xxx@gmail.com I can send out emails. This is not good for website ...
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Is there a mail server written in PHP?

I would like to set up an mail server on one of my hosted machines that only supports PHP. There is no standard mail server running on that machine. Are there any mail servers written in PHP? Or, is ...
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Send delayed email [closed]

Is there a way to send a delayed email with Gmail or any other mail client? I would like to be able to select a time delay before clicking send and then the message would not actually be sent for a ...
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How to extract attachments from EML files with Windows command line?

I have hundreds of EML files which are single emails with attachments. I would like to use scripting to get the attachments, that's why I'm looking for a way to extract any attachment from a single ...
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How do I “bounce” (redirect) an email in Thunderbird?

PINE has a nice "bounce" command which allows the user to re-send a received email in otherwise unmodified form to a new email address. How do I do this in Thunderbird (version 3.1.7)?
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Is there a way to permanently delete Exchange/Outlook email while away?

Like many, I'm locked into using Exchange server emails for work via Outlook on Windows XP at my work place. In my case there is absolutely no opportunity to use a different client at all ever. Is ...
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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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Creating a multipart email and sending it in Linux

We use mutt to send out emails. mutt -s "Test" -e "Content-Type: text/html" test@example.com < message.html We send out our email updates in HTML format. We would like to send emails as ...
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How do I remove the 'RSS Feeds' folder from Outlook 2010?

By default, Outlook 2010 creates an "RSS Feeds" folder which cannot be deleted in the usual way you would delete a folder. I want to remove the folder, so I read How to Remove RSS Support from ...
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Have deleted email in Outlook become 'read'

I often delete emails by hitting the 'x' when the little popup window shows a new email, so they end up in my Deleted Items, but they still show as read (so DI is bold, and there's a number in ...
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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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Handling Junk Email with Apple Mail.app and Gmail

I've just setup my Apple Mail client to work with Google Apps through IMAP. One lingering question is how to best handle SPAM (Junk Mail), however. In their Help section, Google recommends that we ...
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Email service without SSL authentication

Does anyone know an email service that doesn't require the SSL or TLS authentication to send mails throught smtp? Edit: I don't know almost anythings about smtpm servers; the PC of my customer is ...
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Getting IMAP push notifcations to work in Outlook 2013?

Surprisingly I can't find much about this. Basically, in Outlook 2013 (or Windows Live Mail 2012 too), if I have more than one account (an IMAP and exchange, in my case), I don't always get new mail ...
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Reading email from Emacs VM using a secure server (Gmail)

This is a question (see below) originally entered at https://answers.launchpad.net/vm/+question/108267 and upon the recommendation of Uday Reddy the question and answers are being moved here. The ...
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Is there a aliases file for sSMTP?

I installed sSMTP for sending emails from command line. I want to create some alias for cron jobs: $ sudo vim /etc/aliases # append this line at the end myname: root $ newaliases ...
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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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Can I filter out spam based on it containing Chinese characters?

I regularly get spam email that has tons of what I assume are Chinese characters in it. Is there a way to setup Outlook to redirect any mail with these types of characters into my spam folder?
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Quoting original message after conversion from HTML to plain text in Outlook

When replying to an HTML-formatted message in Outlook, sometimes, I would like to be able to reply in plain text. Were the original message in plain text, replying to it would quote the original ...
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I have an Outlook 2007 rule which copies certain outgoing messages to another folder — how do I automatically mark these messages as “read”?

The messages are successfully copied to the other folder, but show up as unread. "Mark as read" does show up as a filter option in the action list when creating a rule that applies to incoming ...
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How to sign gmail email with digital signature?

I have my personal digital signature on the special card and the according reader. How can I sign an email (sending it with gmail) with this signature? I am on the latest OSX and use Google Chrome ...
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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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How do I get a remind for emails I sent that remain unanswered after a period of time?

Here's a simple scenario I can't find any free solutions to: I am sending an email to a client to which I want to get a response within 3 days. If I get a response, I don't want to be bothered with ...
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Outlook 2013 does not sync the drafts folder with my Outlook.com email

I'm using Outlook 2013 and have added my Outlook.com email address via the wizard and chose the Outlook.com option in that wizard. It's a custom domain (i.e. sid@mydomain.com thanks to ...
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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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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 disable email notifications for filtered messages in Postbox?

Postbox (which is based on the Thunderbird code) notifies me every time a new email arrives. I have some message filters in place which move some messages automatically from the Inbox to a different ...
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Import folders from Thunderbird to gmail?

I've been using Thunderbird for a while to manage my email, with a POP server, where all the messages are downloaded to my local machine, and then I sort them into folders. Now I want to migrate to ...
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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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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 ...