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Remove root@localhost from e-mail's headers

I am trying to install an e-mail server in my CentOS server. I have installed and configured postfix and bind, but when I send e-mails I still get "root@localhost" and 127.0.0.1 in my e-mail's ...
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Ubuntu Postfix Error: timeout exceeded (in reply to end of DATA command)

I have Ubuntu box behind the router (Asus RT-N13U), port 25 is forwarded to box from router via VirtualServer feature on router. The problem is that some clients (here host.ru) can't deliver mail to ...
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How to disable Postfix SPF from rejecting mail?

I am having an issue with Postfix and SPF that I can't seem to figure out. I have installed SPF for Postfix using the guide on this link (postfix-policyd-spf-perl). However, I don't want Postfix or ...
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stop emails originating from apache / php

I am running Ubuntu with Webmin / VirtualMin And I started getting this issue with thousands of emails coming from www-data which is Apache.. somehow from a virtual site. How can I disable this ...
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Postfix/Dovecot on Debian - Cannot connect account to Outlook

I recently installed/configured Postfix and Dovecot on my Debian Squeeze server. I can send mail using telnet so I know everything is working alright, but I cannot connect the account to Outlook. Is ...
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postfix + dovecot configuration on receiving mail

I am trying to configure postfix+dovecot with SASL authentication on a debian squeeze server. I can send mail from the roundcube application but I cannot receive mail at all. tail /var/log/mail.err ...
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MySQL will no longer run after installation of Postfix/Dovecot/etc. with Palegray's Automate

I recently downloaded and installed this software on my VPS: http://www.palegray.net/projects/automate/pdm/debian-6 It's a package for easy installation of postfix, dovecot, and MySQL mail server. ...
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CentOS 6 - Inodes full - can't delete folder containing files

I have a CentOS 6 server at rackspace with 40GB of space. My server kept crashing with 'no space left on device' errors but there is over 50% free. When I run df-i this is the output: /dev/xvda1 ...
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Sent mail getting blocked by spam filters

I have just setup a VPS with CentOS and Webmin. I am attempting to setup my email server. I can successfully send mail, however it always gets blocked by spam filters. What steps are needed to make ...
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Postfix TLS configuration

I am in the middle of setting up a postfix server on Arch Linux. It seems to be working ok so far - I can successfully speak to it via telnet localhost 25. However, when I try to connect using ...
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postfix mail queue - get bottleneck - Debian squeeze

I have a problem with Postfix 2.7.1, Debian Squeeze: send and receive mail with no problem working locally, send e-mail outside work without a problem, the problem is when someone sends a large ...
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Connection refused from remote computers on port 25 with postfix

I have a postfix / dovecot mail server setup using TLS. The IMAP / POP side of the server works perfectly, but I cannot connect to it for SMTP. Even telnetting it from a remote computer I get ...
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postfix sends mail from wrong domain / Python 3 code for sending utf8 mail

I have a machine with two domain names, say a.com and b.com. When I use postfix to send something from an address like foo@a.com, it replaces it with foo@b.com every time. My main.cf file specifies ...
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use postfix with ssl certificate that has a password

i have gone through a couple of tutorials on how to set up postfix on ubuntu with support for my ssl certificate: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix ...
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How to make Postfix not retry delivery of failed emails? [closed]

I don't want postfix to retry failed emails. How can I configure it not to do so?
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“Recipient address rejected” when sending an email with sendgrid

In postfix, I'm using relay_host to send an email to an external address using sendgrid, but I get an error about local ricipient table when sending an email from my PHP code. This is my main.cf in ...
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I know this question has been asked many times and people use to give many solutions. I have followed almost all the possibilities which I come across after investigating on it. but nothing worked ...
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Cannot check email with email client, but telnet to 110 works

I installed postfix and dovecot on Ubuntu 10.04 using pdm-ubuntu-10-04-x86-v1.4.3. It set up a MySQL database for my domain and user data. I used it's ./manage to create a user. When I created an ...
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Forward any mail sent to any of my domains on my server to my single gmail email

I've got an ubuntu server and a bunch of domains on it e.g.: domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com And I want to be able to forward any emails sent to any of those domains to my single gmail email. ...
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postfix: block mails to a specific and non existent mail address

How could I block mail to an incoming address that spammers are hammering via postfix? I have a webmin interface to postfix, so if this can be done via webmin interface that would be great.
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Ubuntu Postfix email account with forward

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Postfix installed. In Postfix installation I used this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix. I didn't go through all of that, just the sudo ...
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read localhost e-mail with thunderbird

What would be simplest IMAP server allow Thunderbird to read messages to user@localhost for Ubuntu Linux? My assumption was that if mailutils could read mail with the "mail" command then IMAP or POP ...
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Postfix: change sender address of bounce (mails from fetchmail)

I am running a Postfix MTA. Fetchmail is used to get mails from several POP3 accounts. The problem is: If a mail cannot be delivered, e.g. because it exceeds the size limit of the mailbox, a bounce ...
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Transfer mail from local machine to Gmail

I'm trying to use Gmail to manage a MS Exchange email that I log into with Outlook Web Access. The Exchange email has IMAP and SMTP access but not POP3 access so I can't use Gmail's "check mail from ...
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Dovecot/Postfix-mysql e-mail Aliases are not correctly forwarded

I recently set up Dovecot/postfix-mysql on my Debian Squeeze Server and I have a bit of a problem. When ever I send a email to an alias (foobar@mydomain.com forwarded to foobar@gmail.com for example) ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, how do you tell saslauthd to use getpwent instead of PAM?

I have a fresh install, upgrading from ancient Ubuntu 8.x, and I just can't figure out where this setting is supposed to be in Ubuntu 12.04. Please help! Thanks
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only root can send out mail by postfix

I have postfix installed and running. The problem is only root can send email. other users failed to do. Here is the log for user www-data which is a web server application. (the same error for other ...
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In postfix, how could I disable incoming mail?

I would like to be able to send mail to remote servers, from scripts running on my VPS via SMTP, but otherwise reject all incoming mail with postfix on Debian squeeze. (And in general disable any ...
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DKIM Signature Failing - DNS record lookup is incorrect

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Linode with Postfix and opendkim. My DKIM signature is validating/passing when I test at http://www.brandonchecketts.com/emailtest.php but it is failing when I test ...
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Make courier automatically create a maildir

I'm currently setting up an email server using postfix and courier. postfix is configured to check the email accounts into a MySQL database. For example when I send an email to ...
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Unable to receive emails using Postfix

I've set up Postfix on a VPS running Centos 6, and I can access webmail using Squirrel Mail fine. But when I send or receive emails from my Gmail and other personal account I don't receive them on the ...
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Unable to send email using Postfix - Connection Refused

I've set up Postfix on my server along with Squirrel Mail. However, every time I go to send an email to my Gmail account from the server the email never arrives. I get no bounce back emails, I get no ...
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Postfix mail storage files

I have server disks from a Linux system. Linux has crashed. I would like to know how to check where the mails are stored in the system (probably postfix). I can only view files in Windows - the Linux ...
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How to forward email for an entire domain to an email address using SRS (Sender Rewriting Scheme)

I have a domain for which I want to forward all email destined for addresses at that domain to a single email address. For example, I want to forward john@example.com and fred@exapmle.com and ...
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Debian / Monit: mail is only sent to local system, not to outside address

I have a Debian server and have monit installed and running. I use the following settings for alert mails: set mailserver localhost # primary mailserver set mail-format { from: monit@abc.test } set ...
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Do I have to care about hosts.allow or hosts.deny when I can't reach postfix?

I am using postfix for outgoing mails (collection from machines on 192.168.1.0/24 and forwarding to my ISP's mail machine) and I have trouble accessing postfix for sending mails. The machine I use for ...
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Postfix/Sendmail not working with sudo

If I understand correctly, when a user not in sudoers uses sudo, an email is sent out to root. Without any sort of mail program installed on my Arch machine, this wasn't doing anything, however. So ...
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Regex multiple catch-all setup in postfix

I need to setup a regex catch-all function on postfix such that: tom.(anything)@domain.com goes to tom@other.com phil.(anything)@domain.com goes to phil@other.com How can this be achieved in ...
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How to get `mail` on a CentOS 6 server (running postfix)

On my old server, and most other devices I have run, there is a provided mail program. On my new CentOS 6 server, running postfix as the MTA, I cannot send command-line email via mail - the tool is ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop: configuring postfix to send mail as

I have been learning how to use postfix to end email using the command line, which I find helpful when at work and I don't want to open a browser or switch to mouse, to send an email about my broken ...
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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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postfix how to see what the $default* values are

In my post fix configuration files I keep finding options / settings like these var = $default_values option = $default_values For example this is out put form a grep I ran. ...
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Permission denied linux mail command

I ran a simple command "mail" on my Suse Linux 11.1 box and it's display "/var/mail/john: Permission denied" I had two users, john and peter When I login as peter and ran "mail" it display the same ...
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Is it possible to queue an item in postfix by?

I'm wondering if it's possible to create mail packages and put them into the postfix queue simply by writing files to the hard drive. Currently I have a script which uses a socket connection to dump ...
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Sending mail from virtual host fails “mail for domain.com loops back to myself”

I have two servers relavant here: mail.domain.com (1.1.1.1) - which is the nameserver and the mail server for domain.com. www.domain.com (2.2.2.2) - which is the www subdomain for domain.com ...
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Installing PostFix on Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) from terminal window from script using apt-get postfix: no options to select

Actually I'm using sudo apt-get install bzr bzr-builddeb equivs (though sudo apt-get install postfix seems to be doing the same thing) from the terminal windows, As per the iFolder instructions ...
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Securing smtp with login

I have a ispconfig server, and it seems that someone is using it to send spam. I got about 130 "Mail Delivery System" email about declined send email. This spammer uses my email address as sent from ...
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POP3 client not downloading all emails from server

I've an old email account (pop3) with lots of emails that I want to download. I don't care what client - but I'm currently trying with Thunderbird. It says that there are no new emails on the server. ...
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Webmin Linux Email configuration

This is probably a trivial question, however, if I have a user in Linux address say for example: sales And I host multiple domains say: example.com and example2.com How do I ONLY have the mail ...
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Force mail to be sent externally with sendmail

I'm trying to automatically send an email to a mailing-list. The machine running sendmail is example.org, which is a standard Ubuntu with Postfix. The recipient is foo@example.org which is a Google ...