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LDAP with Dovecot

I have a mail server setup with Postfix and Dovecot, and an application server setup with node.js. I have user credentials stored in my application server, and I want to use the same credentials for ...
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Building a scalable Email Delivery system

I want to fix my current Email Delivery system which sends email using a third-party email provider and creates a record for each email sent in RDS. Functionally this is how the system behaves - A ...
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Can one determine the creation date of an email account?

Is it possible to determine the creation date of the mail account for the address supplied within the authentication process flow; Or at least determine that the mail account was/was not created the ...
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Where to store side effect state in an event sourcing system

I also had a look at How do I deal with side effects in Event Sourcing? but the solution wasn't clear to me. If I store "EmailSent" event in the event stream, I might issue the external request to ...
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Do all email clients (Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, etc) always send emails in multi-mime format and include a plain text version of the body? [closed]

I am trying to design a mail integration to a system but I have to process emails as they come. One of my decisions is based on whether I can be 100% sure that email client always send a plain text ...
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Architectural principles for creating a large-scale email server that doesn't get blacklisted

I am considering what it takes to implement an email server. Google Cloud basically doesn't allow you to send emails at scale (they block the email ports pretty much), though it sounds like you could ...
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How to keep logs of emails sent by application

We have an ecommerce application which sends out transactional emails to customers for events like order placed, order shipped, order delivered etc. We used to send one bcc of every email to a gmail ...
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What characters to limit when user enters an email?

I have a backend that does not support emoji characters in all of its fields, so I want to block them directly in the frontend application. I'm in the register section, and I want to limit the ...
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Where to store automated transactional email templates

Our website needs to send transactional emails to customers each time an event happens on the site such as: User registration Email verification Password resets Order confirmations Despatch ...
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How far should I take email address validation when the cost of bad emails is high?

When it's more important to prevent typos than to cover 100% of all possible email addresses, what syntactic email validations do you do? Imagine this: You're with the local gas & electric ...
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Queuing emails in Laravel when using an api driver such as Mailgun?

In Laravel (for the record I'm using v5.6) there is an option to queue emails for background processing. I have a scheduled job to send out daily email alerts to users. Currently the job drops the ...
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Are international UTF-8 e-mail addresses a thing or not?

RFC6530 defines the necessary steps for "international e-mail" (i.e., especially for UTF-8 e-mail addresses). Apparently Google adopted the RFC back in 2014 (source). Still, most validators I find on ...
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How to create an automated email in several languages (multipart/alternative)?

I need to send automated emails to customers whose language I am not sure about. 90 % are french and would probably not be able to read mails in english. The other 10 % would probably be able to read ...
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How to get email from Gmail to a PHP app

I'm building a PHP app which should somehow receive emails that are to be imported into user records. None of the solutions I've come up with will work (listed and explained below). I'm hoping ...
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Should I fix known bad domains in user emails?

Checking my Sendgrid account I've noticed many drops due to "Known bad domain". Those bad domains often seem to have been caused due to user mistake. ***@gmal.com ***@gmail.com.br ***@hotmal.com I ...
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Showing confidential to a customer info without having him to create an account: GET or POST approach?

There's a website where a person should pay to get some service/product. After a person has made a reservation/product by paid for it, I want to allow him to track the progress without having to or ...
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A way to communicate between 100 clients on low budget

I have a group of 100 clients around the globe, that need to communicate between then self, fast. Each message that each of the clients sends needs to be broadcasted to everyone. The messages will be ...
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How (should I) to look for email uniquess in a registration system vs mail providers policies?

I'm implementing a registration system where I would care of having a clean DB with only unique email addresses. uniquenes could be simply obtained by comparing email addresses strings. But ...
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Why does PHP allow sending mail from any address

I'm sorry if this has been asked but I'm not quite sure how to search for it. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding how mail() works in PHP. The way I see it, using that function, I can send e-...
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Publish nightly received e-mails on FTP server

The goal is to publish the attachments of received e-mails as soon as possible on an FTP server. These e-mails are sent at night, manual work is impossible. The mail server these e-mails are received ...
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Design a system to send email at various times periodically? [closed]

I am working on a feature that will allow the user to configure an email to be sent a time he chooses. Once he has saved this configuration, email will be delivered at his chosen time (or around that ...
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Should we avoid 'legitimate' spoofing of “From” address or just ignore DMARC failure

I am on a team building a SAAS application. Part of the application will send out scheduled reminders to our customer's clients. The project description is asking for the ability for our app to send ...
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Performing multiple actions on each row of table from many databases

I am working on a project that manages employee payrolls using php (no frameworks). This application consists of clients (with their own databases). Each database consists of the client's employees ...
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Architecture for email service API

I would like to build an application for sending emails. So I chose ASP.NET Core (API) which will be deployed by Docker. The application will get some request and "do some things" and then sends ...
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What is an email payload?

When we mean e-mail payload, are we talking about the whole message provided after DATA command or just the Body part of the message (without headers like From, Subject, Message-ID etc)? S: 220 smtp....
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Filtering and forwarding emails received via multiple SMTP servers

I'm working for a company that will be renting smtp server capacity similarly to MySMTP. Our end users use a 3rd party email marketing frontend application configured with the details of our SMTP ...
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“Forgot Password” - How to handle this?

I read this answer and found a comment insisting not to send password by email: passwords should not be able to be retrieved by email, I hate that. It means my password is stored in plain text ...
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Finding duplicate email addresses. How heavily should I normalize them?

I have a big list of email addresses and I want to find out which of those are duplicates. How to define "duplicate" is exactly what I'm posting about here. I know from experience that with Gmail, ...
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Should I store “system b” password in “system a”?

I am developing a system for mailing which has a account id/password to login and I need to store the smtp server account and password for sending mail. Since the mail is auto send I can't request the ...
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Best Practices and Etiquette for Setting up Email Notifications

If you were going to set up a Email Alerts for the customers of your website to subscribe to, what rules of etiquette ought to be followed? I can think of a few off the top of my head: Users can Opt-...
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Reasons NOT to use email for system integration

I do system integration for critical and time sensitive systems. We have two standard ways we can build these system integrations. One is a simple (and cheap) email ingestion tool built into our ...
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What is email ingestion and are there modern uses for that technology?

After reading this question Reasons NOT to use email for system integration I want to ask the opposite question. What is email ingestion? When it is OK to use it for process or system integration?
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Schedule Task prevent duplicate notification

I am creating schedule tasks that run on daily basis monitor system events and send email notification based on some criteria. For example, if user subscription will expire after one month, task ...
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How to make an application only accessible to those with a college/university email

I have no idea where to start in all honesty. If I make a phone app, for example, how would I go about only allowing people with a university (college) email address to sign up? Would it be as simple ...
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What is the best approach for PHP mail templates

I'm working on a webshop (used to be for just one product, expanding it to multiple products and multiple shops hooked up to one backoffice, can't use PrestaShop because of compatibility). We send 3 ...
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Send server side file as attachment in a web application

In our web application development project, we need a feature that lets the users to email themselves an attachment (~1MB) which resides on the server. I was considering two alternatives. Upon ...
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Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?

The guy who is in charge of our html emails is leaving and I have been asked to take over. We are an online retailer and send out an email once a week. An email will consist of a main image, a bit of ...
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Corporate vs personal email for corporate sponsored OSS

In the absence of a written policy, what is the preferred email domain (corporate or personal) when contributing to an open source project that your employer sponsors? I'm interested in the ...
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Hide, obfuscate or otherwise prevent the harvesting of email addresses [closed]

I am developing a public repository webapp for my organization. It will be public webapp, exposed to the internet. All people and organisational units can be queried and its contact data will be ...
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Is it always the best way to go to queue emails instead of sending them real-time? [duplicate]

If you had to decide between queueing emails and sending them real-time, is it always the best way to go putting them in a queue and sending them one by one instead of instantly as soon as a user ...
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Logging of sent/received emails within a web application

We're finally migrating our client/server system to the cloud and would appreciate help on the handling of email within the webapp. Currently we monitor the inbox/sent items of Outlook. It seems that ...
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Programming around email address case sensitivity

Like many websites, we use email addresses as user identifiers for logins. RFC 5321 [#2.3.11] states that the local parts of email addresses: MUST be interpreted and assigned semantics only by ...
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Error recovering emails in Delphi (POP3) [closed]

I'm new to programming with Delphi. I have the latest version. I'm trying to display my emails using POP3 but I have a problem. At one point I was wrong and did a loop with POP3.Retrieve() method ...
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API call to login from a link in email

I am trying to make a something like a shopping cart. I want to add a feature, that if a person adds a product on website but does not purchase the item, i will send him an email with a link. If the ...
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What's a reasonable limit for email confirmation re-sends? [closed]

I want a secure web app, and allowing infinite email confirmations and re-sends seems insecure. I was thinking 3 but would love an opinion from someone with experience. Edit Sending email with ...
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RESTful Api: Send email with links to client URL

A client can call the following REST api URI to send an enquiry POST /v1/businesses/{business_name}/enquiries The enquiry can then be viewed through the following call: GET /v1/businesses/{...
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Should I keep email addresses as plaintext in database?

It's clear to everyone (I hope) that storing passwords without at least salting/hashing them is a terrible idea. What about emails? Let's say you keep the subscription email address, if you encrypt ...
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Send Emails Via APIs or Code?

I am Using SendGrid to Send Emails to my Users. There are two ways to send emails via SendGrid. 1 - Via APIs 2 - Via Program/Code I want to know which one is More Secure and efficient way. I am ...
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The correct manner in implementing an email notification system

I'm looking to build an email notification system using codeigniter. Now the system in question is one of a 2nd hand online store. For example say person A would like a chair. When they search the ...
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What's the etiquette on looking at the other person's email when pair programming?

To me - if you're pair programming - then you don't open your email, or you decide you're cool with the other person looking at it. I've worked with a person who looks away, and expects you not to ...