Thunderbird Addons to Make Thunderbird Easier to Use

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 […]

How to hide my private IP in Email header in Thunderbird?

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 [1.2.3.4]) by mail.example.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 92CD297DEA; It is fine that the SMTP server records the public IP (1.2.3.4) as it is what it sees. But […]

How to make Evolution not wrap lines in composed Emails?

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: […]

How to enable Email address auto completion in Evolution?

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 […]

How to configure SPF for my email domain hosted by DreamHost?

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 […]

Git-email cannot send email

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 –from=lgb.nwpu@gmail.com –to=ganeti-devel@googlegroups.com –in-reply-to=lgb.nwpu@gmail.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 lgb.nwpu@gmail.com from line ‘From: Gangbiao Liu lgb.nwpu@gmail.com‘ From: lgb.nwpu@gmail.com To: ganeti-devel@googlegroups.com Cc: […]

How to email admins automatically after a Linux server starts?

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 zma@example.com zma@example.com […]

How to export and import message filters of Thunderbird

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 […]

Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” (an attachment)

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 “from@example.com” “to@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: […]