Thunderbird is powerful and feature rich. But different users have different needs and it is not feasible to include all features into the base software, where a plugin system shines. Thunderbird, similar to Firefox from Mozilla, supports addons/plugins and has a large ecosystems. Here, we will introduce several addons to Thunderbird that make Thunderbird easier […]
It seems Thunderbird sends out my private/lan IP to the SMTP server. For example, in an Email sent out by Thunderbird, the header contains Received: from [192.168.1.2] (example.com [126.96.36.199]) by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 92CD297DEA; It is fine that the SMTP server records the public IP (188.8.131.52) as it is what it sees. But […]
Evolution seems wrap long lines automatically in “Plain Text” mode. How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails? Evolution does not have (so far) “Flowing Text” mode where “the text is soft broken at the composer edge, but those soft breaks aren’t translated to hard breaks when the mail is sent” ( Reference: […]
Does Evolution support automatic email address filling/completing in the “To” or “CC” fields which is commonly seen in other Email clients such as Thunderbird. Is is possible and how to enable Email address auto completion in Evolution? Evolution supports the contact autocompletion. To enable it, do as follows in Evolution. In Evolution Preferences dialog, in […]
Evolution’s default Email sort order is not very convenient, at least to me. How to apply the settings of sort order for a folder to all folders in Evolution? Manually setting the email sort order for each dir is tedious. Evolution has a function to “apply the same view settings to all folder” so that […]
My domain’s email is hosted by DreamHost and all my emails from that domain are sent using DreamHost’s SMTP. How to configure the SPF record for my email domain hosted by DreamHost? For a domain with email and SMTP hosted by DreamHost, you can set its SPF record to v=spf1 include:netblocks.dreamhost.com Reference: What SPF records […]
How to get the version of Zimbra I am using in a Zimbra server? In Zimbra, to get the version of Zimbra you are using, you can call zmcontrol -v: $ zmcontrol -v Release 7.2.6_GA_2926.F13_64_20131203115902 F13_64 FOSS edition. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
As is known, git-send-email is easy to send patches to upstreams. However, now, I happen to following questions. How to solve it??? $ sudo git send-email –email@example.com –firstname.lastname@example.org –email@example.com –subject=”[PATCH stable-2.10] Fix typos in doc/design-file-based-storage.rst” –smtp-server=/usr/bin/msmtp ./0001-fix-typos-in-design-file-based-storage.rst-doc.patch ./0001-fix-typos-in-design-file-based-storage.rst-doc.patch (mbox) Adding cc: Gangbiao Liu firstname.lastname@example.org from line ‘From: Gangbiao Liu email@example.com‘ From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Cc: […]
Managing a cluster of servers, I would like to notified when a server is started. How to make the Linux servers email me or other admins automatically after they are started? I did this by adding a crontab entry on each servers like @reboot date | mailx -S smtp=smtp://smtp.example.com -s “`hostname` started” -r firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com […]
How to read email in Maildir on Linux? You can use mutt by: mutt -f /path/to/mail/dir/ Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to make Thunderbird check for new messages in all IMAP folders? Under “Edit/Tools > Options > Advanced”, click the “Config Editor” button. In the config editor, set the mail.check_all_imap_folders_for_new configuration to “true“. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to view .mbox files on Linux? Thunderbird can read mbox files well. You can drop your mbox files to the Local Folders directory of Thunderbird and restart Thunderbird. It will index the emails and show them. To find the Local Folders directory of Thunderbird: Open “Account Settings” and click on “Local Folders” to see […]
offlineimap actually does “synchronization”—if an email is deleted from the server, the email will be deleted from the local Maildir (http://offlineimap.org). This is good for mail sync. However, for backing up emails,one would like to keep the email even if it is deleted from the server. How to achieve this? You may use `getmail` which […]
How to make thunderbird not wrap lines automatically? Check Making Thunderbird Not Wrap Lines Automatically: Setting mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width to true. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
crond sends email notifications automatically. However, these emails are not needed. How to disabled it? If your command does not anything printed to STDOUT or STDERR, there is not emails send. You can redirect 2 and 1 to /dev/null at the end of your command. You can also set the MAILTO variable to empty by […]
I have several installation of Thunderbird under Linux to check/send emails using IMAP email servers. I use filters extensively to manage my emails. How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird so that I can synchronize the rules on several installations? About message filters in Thunderbird (More at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Filters_(Thunderbird)): Filters are account specific, there […]
I have a large IMAP email account which contains many emails in a rich structure of directories. How to back up the whole IMAP account to my local computer? The requirements: Automatically downloading these files. There are many directories, and copying-pasting emails will take too much time. Keep the directory structures which are used to […]
I have some old emails left in the Evolution local directory (unfortunately not in the mail server’s imap directory). So how to import the Evolution directory which contains some files for the emails to Thunderbird so that I can copy them to the imap directory if needed? You can do this in two steps: First, […]
Sending emails securely is needed for certain situations, such as sending my bank account to my wife, giving my account password to my close friend for a while. How to send it? Regarding the recent US PRISM program, it is an important issue. Seeing your solution, a few of my own popped up. Here are […]
Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” which is recognized as an attachment by some email client. The command is like this: $ cat log.txt | mail -s “Updated log file” -r “firstname.lastname@example.org” “email@example.com” I expect it to be: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit But it turns out to be: Content-Type: […]