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Zabbix 2.2.5 and sending mail after trigger

If I want to send a mail after trigger goes off, this has to be done : 1. Set up mail account for a person, on Zabbix server Go to : Administration/Media types Description: E-mail alerts Type: Email SMTP server: … Continue reading

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Some mail abbrevations

MUA: Mail User Agent – The email application that a user sends/receives (thunderbird,pine,outlook) MTA: Mail Transport Agent – The server agent responsible for sending the emails (sendmail,postfix,qmail) MDA: Mail Delivery Agent – The server agent that accepts email from MTA, … Continue reading

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Mail message archiving

When I need to archive mail messages, I use a free variant of MailArchiva program. I have not found any other (free) program that does this. If any of you have any suggestions, they are of course welcome. Site is … Continue reading

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Going to a new mail server – what to copy and/or change

What all has to be transfered from old to new mail server : 1. User accounts and their aliases : /etc/ – passwd, password-, shadow, shadow-, group, gshadow, gshadow- (take care with UIDs and GIDs!) /etc/ – aliases (aliases.db is … Continue reading

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SMTP errors during sending mail

The classic SMTP error code consists of three digits (e.g. 220 mail.domain.tld SMTP ready.). The ESMTP status codes are additions to the classic code and consist of digits devided by dots (5.1.1 User unknown.). Many times you see both types … Continue reading

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If mail does not go out of MS Outlook

So, if your users are complaining that theire mail is not leaving MS Outlook, and you are looking at your mail server and all looks well (Sendmail/MailScanner combo), here is what can be done to locate the problem : From … Continue reading

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Mail problems, when mail is sent from one server to another

I have a mail server from which another server is pulling mail messages (yes I KNOW it sounds complicated, but it does make sense, since that is the server to which BlackBerry is comming, so my main mail server is … Continue reading

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What to check/do when you are going from a old to a new mail server

After you have prepaired and tested (as much as possible) a new mail server, it is necessary to transfer data from the old to the new server, and change some configuration parameters, and than (at least!) turn off the old, … Continue reading

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How to pull mail out of the quarantine, under MailScanner

In my up-to-date constelation (see older posts MailWatch Version = 1.2.0, MailScanner Version = 4.84.5, PHP Version = 5.3.3, MySQL Version = 5.1.61), MailScanner quarantine is under /var/spool/MailScanner. To be able to release mails using MailWatch+MailScanner combination, this folder needs … Continue reading

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MailScanner and unwanted mail

So, how to get rid of unwanted mail. Not spam, but unwanted types of attachments which come with mails; for example avi, wmv, mp3, dll, exe. Such messages take up space, CPU time and user attention 😉 and also can … Continue reading

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