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by redrummy
2008-04-29 09:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Prevent spammers from using my email address
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Prevent spammers from using my email address

In addition to what Matt suggested, you might check your SMTP logs (which should always be enabled for reasons like this) to see if any of the messages FROM someone@somedomain.com followed an AUTH command (indicating an abused account). Also, you can reduce the problem indirectly by publishing an SP...
by redrummy
2008-04-29 08:51
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IP Ranges and allowed Hostnames
Replies: 11
Views: 8051

Re: IP Ranges => Hostnames

This is getting off-topic, but for the sake dialog with a respected fellow member... 8) I don't have this SPAM feature turned on. I have heard that doing this increases 'false positives' (ie incorrect rejections) as many mailservers aren't set up properly. True enough. For my part I only tag and del...
by redrummy
2008-04-29 07:08
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IP Ranges and allowed Hostnames
Replies: 11
Views: 8051

Re: IP Ranges => Hostnames

How hard is it to get my outlook or thunderbird client to say that it's self identified name is 'trusted.dynamic.hostname'? If we're getting picky, then it's usually the OS or SMTP daemon that determines the hostname (not the mail client) but that's splitting hairs, of course. That part is easy. We...
by redrummy
2008-04-29 06:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: auto-reply doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: auto-reply doesn't work

I have disabled all spam and virus to eliminate any variables. Ahh, but there are more variables than that. ;) For starters: - What version of hMS? - Is this server the direct MX and sender for the domain, or are other servers involved? - Are you using any Rules at the server or mailbox level? - Ar...
by redrummy
2008-04-29 06:23
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IP Ranges and allowed Hostnames
Replies: 11
Views: 8051

Re: IP Ranges => Hostnames

I think what thecutter is envisioning is an IP Range or whitelisting based on a (verified) hostname, e.g.: - SMTPD receives "EHLO/HELO trusted.dynamic.hostname" from IP address a.b.c.d - If IP Range or whitelist contains "trusted.dynamic.hostname", then perform DNS lookup - If "trusted.dynamic.hostn...
by redrummy
2008-04-29 05:51
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PHP MyAdmin requires double login
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: PHP MyAdmin requires double login

Exactly my setup too, except I also use SSL. Naturally... even enforced over the LAN w/ STunnel for apps that don't support it, just in case someone breaks WPA (not that any of my neighbors are that clever)... ;) I cannot see anything odd with cookies in Fire Fox, so I'm not going to worry about it...
by redrummy
2008-04-28 22:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: how the heck does the spam work?
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: how the heck does the spam work?

You don't say what version you're using. I'm guessing 4.4.x... Even if you're tagging and delivering spam instead of deleting it, you'll see higher numbers in the server status then you'll see in your mailboxes. This is because other activities can trigger a spam count before a message is accepted a...
by redrummy
2008-04-28 22:16
Forum: Scripting
Topic: PHP MyAdmin requires double login
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: PHP MyAdmin requires double login

Just guessing here, but I'd say FF settings are preventing the PHP session from being saved in a cookie. Check your FF cookie/security settings. (Off-chance: You're using IIS; URL does not allow anonymous access; Windows authentication is enabled; IE is silently passing Windows credentials where FF ...
by redrummy
2008-04-28 18:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Msg not found
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: Msg not found

i got the impression hmail is stable You don't say what version you're running. 4.4.1-B273 (and I'd include 4.4.2-B277) is very stable. For some reason i have a lot of messages in the mysql database who do not have a eml msg. This is almost always caused by 3rd party software like AV/malware scanne...
by redrummy
2008-04-28 18:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Multiple Domains with Exchange 07
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: Multiple Domains with Exchange 07

If you're a "long time reader" then you're probably expecting this:
http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=overview

Your answers are there.

:wink:
by redrummy
2008-04-26 06:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Preventing relay ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Preventing relay ...

I agree with Martin that well behaved mail servers should conform to RFC's (and therefore must report when a message is not delivered). However, it's not uncommon for modern servers to silently delete invalid mail to avoid backscatter from spam. This is completely untested, but it might do what you ...
by redrummy
2008-04-26 05:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: webmail plugin or option?
Replies: 10
Views: 3761

Re: webmail plugin or option?

Second that... RE: SquirrelMail - As one guy put it (and it still makes me LOL), "If my dog looked like that I'd shave its ass and walk it backward", but it's more flexible and functional than anything else I've seen if you're willing to muddle through the setup and put up with the plain looks.
by redrummy
2008-04-25 06:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: bulk mails for gmail
Replies: 6
Views: 2704

Re: bulk mails for gmail

How many of you have spf records actually set up for your domains?
I do, and so do ~20 other domains I've set up. I know it's still debated by some, but for the < 5 minutes it takes to configure (in most cases) it seems silly not to when it can easily help identify a forged FROM domain.
by redrummy
2008-04-23 19:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 11213

Re: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?

Can probably do this w/ MS Log Parser... Haven't used it personally yet, but there was QUITE a discussion about it here: http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewto ... =7&t=11792
by redrummy
2008-04-23 18:56
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: custom field for accounts
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Re: custom field for accounts

What do you mean, like a "description" or "notes" field on the account General tab?
by redrummy
2008-04-23 18:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailserver service crashes imediately
Replies: 25
Views: 6405

Re: hMailserver service crashes imediately

Maybe this is a silly question, but are you even using the database delivery log? If not then just disable it. Like the AWstats log hMS never purges it because it's forexternal use, and the 3rd party app is responsible for purging the log once it's read. If it grew to 4GB then I'm guessing it's not ...
by redrummy
2008-04-22 19:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailserver service crashes imediately
Replies: 25
Views: 6405

Re: hMailserver service crashes imediately

Didn't see any references to the 4GB delivery log before my last post. Maybe I jumped to hardware/driver suspicions too soon. I think DooM nailed it. Not sure how hMS handles a MySQL "full-table" error...
by redrummy
2008-04-22 19:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: greylisting question
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: greylisting question

Although not quite as useful as CIDR masks (which would be really great for pulling from SPF records) you can at least reduce the number of entries by adding whole /24 networks at once with wildcards (a.b.c.*), but maybe you already knew this...
by redrummy
2008-04-22 19:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP drafts folder
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

Re: IMAP drafts folder

Well, sure enough, both logs find the message... "RECEIVED: 8 uid SEARCH UNDELETED HEADER Message-ID 480DB2C4.4030900@thope.co.uk" "SENT: * SEARCH 7861" "SENT: 8 OK UID completed" "RECEIVED: 8 uid SEARCH UNDELETED HEADER Message-ID 480C61F3.2080603@kingsuk1.com" "SENT: * SEARCH 7854" "SENT: 8 OK UID...
by redrummy
2008-04-22 18:25
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary
Replies: 12
Views: 7600

Re: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary

Martin said this works in hMailServer, you are changing the config in the client. Maybe we just have a communication gap, but I think Martin and I are talking about the same thing (correct me if I'm wrong). In exchange this setup works perfect to me, also in exchange you don't need to change someth...
by redrummy
2008-04-22 07:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: error in sending email
Replies: 4
Views: 2146

Re: error in sending email

Additionally, i could also send email out to people in our domain with no problem. The problem occurs only if i try to send to other domain or external email address. This alone sounds like a problem with your IP Ranges. Have you modified them recently? It's been working well until yesterday i went...
by redrummy
2008-04-21 23:05
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: 4.4.2 Beta Build 277 stable?
Replies: 16
Views: 7238

Re: 4.4.2 Beta Build 277 stable?

FWIW - I've been running it since it came out w/ no issues.
by redrummy
2008-04-21 23:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailserver service crashes imediately
Replies: 25
Views: 6405

Re: hMailserver service crashes imediately

I hate to make your bad day worse, but... DEP errors, data corruption, repeated installation failures... You've got a lower level problem with your server than hMS/MySQL, so it's going to keep crashing until you identify and fix it. This sounds like a hardware or driver problem (including filter dri...
by redrummy
2008-04-21 22:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?
Replies: 4
Views: 10514

Re: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?

Smarthost = SMTP Relayer

In Documentation > Installation > Scenarios:
http://www.hmailserver.com/documentatio ... rence_smtp

In Documentation Configuration > Reference Guide:
http://www.hmailserver.com/documentatio ... dynamic_ip
by redrummy
2008-04-21 22:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DnsQuery return value: 9002
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Re: DnsQuery return value: 9002

Probably not, so dig into your Windows event logs for other possibly related events and check your firewall/router logs and/or updates to see if it might be the problem. Also, since you're spending the $ on a T1 I'm guessing you're running Windows Server. If so, enabling the built-in DNS server (def...
by redrummy
2008-04-21 22:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Explain this relay/spam attempt
Replies: 22
Views: 7387

Re: Explain this relay/spam attempt

Maybe a little TOO well... Hmm? Hmm? :lol:
by redrummy
2008-04-21 22:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP drafts folder
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

Re: IMAP drafts folder

I'm assuming this is the "bad" account since I don't see any delete or expunge commands. Can you post a comparable "good" account log for comparison?
by redrummy
2008-04-21 22:01
Forum: Scripting
Topic: IMAP, only move message and not delete!
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Re: IMAP, only move message and not delete!

Nope, don't think so, at least not by any "normal" means.
by redrummy
2008-04-21 21:50
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary
Replies: 12
Views: 7600

Re: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary

Martin already answered your question. To elaborate: Configure an account in your e-mail client using the hMailServer username (address) and password, but put the address you want to send "from" as the e-mail address. I think the bigger issue is forging a GMail address. Exchange can't do this any be...
by redrummy
2008-04-20 21:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Best practices to send emails "on behalf of" others?
Replies: 5
Views: 5519

Re: Best practices to send emails "on behalf of" others?

Dominic, Good point - now that you mention it SourceForge (and other) mailing lists I'm on do the same thing. The user contributed scripts section contains scripting examples of how to send messages with custom headers, if you don't already know how to do that. I think you should go for it! (and let...
by redrummy
2008-04-19 02:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Host Email Server & Redirect to Gmail
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: Host Email Server & Redirect to Gmail

It sounds like all you want is a basic SMTP service for send-only purposes. hMailServer could certainly do that, but it seems kind of excessive for your needs. You could just install the IIS SMTP service and configure it similar to: - Access > Connection/Relay > Only the list below > Add > 127.0.0.1...
by redrummy
2008-04-19 02:23
Forum: Scripting
Topic: re: Server error for the ASP Webmail
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: re: Server error for the ASP Webmail

Probably a permissions issue, but start by doing what the error message suggests: Access the web site from the server itself using the "localhost" address so it will give you a more detailed error message.

Also, additional information is likely to be in the Windows event and/or IIS log.
by redrummy
2008-04-19 02:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Best practices to send emails "on behalf of" others?
Replies: 5
Views: 5519

Re: Best practices to send emails "on behalf of" others?

Since there are no expert opinions so far, I guess I'll throw in my 2c... take it with a grain of salt. It sounds like you've considered the options, and I'd agree that using another domain's FROM address out of your own server is likely to get junked by SPF-enabled servers. It seems like the simple...
by redrummy
2008-04-19 02:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problems with installation
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Re: Problems with installation

You'll probably get more responses at a SA forum since this isn't an hMailServer issue.
by redrummy
2008-04-19 02:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Hmail queues mails but doesnt send
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Hmail queues mails but doesnt send

So, does this mean you fixed the problem?
by redrummy
2008-04-18 19:56
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Incomplete Contents in Views Since phpBB3?
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Re: Incomplete Contents in Views Since phpBB3?

Okay, so it's "consistent" perhaps, but "intended"? Isn't "View new posts" intended to show all topics with posts added since the last visit? That feature doesn't seem like much use if I have to look at the forum from several angles each visit to make sure I'm really seeing everything that's new. It...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 19:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [resolved] dcom error
Replies: 8
Views: 3612

Re: [resolved] dcom error

PHP will look for the PHP.ini in the Windows directory by default. You can specify the location of PHP.ini with the PHPRC environment variable (e.g. PHPRC=C:\PHP).
by redrummy
2008-04-18 19:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Hmail queues mails but doesnt send
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Hmail queues mails but doesnt send

This is the log of your client submitting a message to your server. You should post the log of your server attempting to deliver the message to the remote server. This is a very common problem. If you haven't already, read the documentation (specifically installation tutorials and troubleshooting se...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 19:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send mail but able to receive
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Can't send mail but able to receive

Right, simply having a dynamic IP doesn't mean you're sending spam. But since most spam comes from dynamic IP's (or at least the spam that's hardest to track down), more and more servers are refusing to accept mail from dynamic IP's. This is especially true when your IP address has multiple issues a...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 19:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Confused about the IP Range setting...
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

Re: Confused about the IP Range setting...

REQUIRE AUTHENTICATION for deliveries TO REMOTE ACCOUNTS on your Internet range or you will be used as a spam relay! Even better, if you have no clients in your Internet range (all mail FROM your domain comes from other IP ranges), then allow deliveries ONLY from external to local accounts (disable ...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 18:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP drafts folder
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

Re: IMAP drafts folder

I don't believe hMailServer has UIDPLUS support, but this still sounds like a Thunderbird issue. You're actually using 2 or more separate server accounts (not aliases), right? I suppose you could enable IMAP logging long enough to reproduce the issue then post the log sections that relate to moving ...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 10:02
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send mail but able to receive
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Can't send mail but able to receive

Why can't I send emails directly from my server to other? Why I need to use ISP server? Because your setup is insufficient for a proper mail server. I need the info. Thanks. Your answers are: 1. In the documentation http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=overview 2. In researching the probl...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 09:16
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Incomplete Contents in Views Since phpBB3?
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Incomplete Contents in Views Since phpBB3?

I've been noticing, since phpBB3 I believe, that various views don't show everything they're supposed to show. For example: - "View new posts" might show 10 updated topics since last visit > I read all of them - "View active topics" might show 4 more topics in color (updated) > I read all of them - ...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 09:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Period in IMAP folder name
Replies: 4
Views: 2625

Re: Period in IMAP folder name

Just tried to create a new imap folder with a period in it's name and it wouldn't work. Just wondering why this isn't possible? The "." character, like "\" and "/" is reserved as a folder delimiter in IMAP, e.g. "Inbox.Subfolder" = "Inbox\Subfolder" = "Inbox/Subfolder". I'm pretty sure it's part of...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 08:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send mail but able to receive
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Can't send mail but able to receive

So, let's see:
- Dynamic IP
- No rDNS at all for IP address
- SMTP connections refused by current IP
- Entire netblock listed on UCEprotect and SpamHaus for policy reasons

You're going to have to use your ISP's server for SMTP relay.
by redrummy
2008-04-18 07:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send mail but able to receive
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Can't send mail but able to receive

The log you included is the client submitting the message to the server. What we need to see is the log of the server attempting to relay the message to the destination. Please post that log section. Also, are you using your ISP's server for outbound delivery? What do you have in Settings > Protocol...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 04:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: User Account Password Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: User Account Password Requirements

GMT-9/8, depending on the time of year (freaking silly DST - it's WAY more hassle for IT folks than Y2K ever was). It's drinkin' time here! :lol:

Yeah, opposite ends of the world but same schedule, apparently! You actually posted first (nice warning feature in phpBB3 BTW) but I posted anyway. :P
by redrummy
2008-04-18 04:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Confused about the IP Range setting...
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

Re: Confused about the IP Range setting...

They can send out email but the only way that I can get non local email to be received is by setting an IP Range of 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255 (for the internet) and check SMTP and POP3 under allow connections or have external to local accounts checked. If you mean IP Ranges > Internet > Allow conne...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 04:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error using external database MySQL
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Re: Error using external database MySQL

8080 is usually an http service (or proxy) port. Is the MySQL service really running on 8080? In that case you need to put "localhost" in Database Server Address and "8080" in TCP Port.
by redrummy
2008-04-18 04:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: User Account Password Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: User Account Password Requirements

Never heard of that one... Are you using the FULL e-mail address as the username (not just the part before @)? This is required unless you have the default domain option set and are using an account in that domain. If you still have the issue then enable logging, reproduce the problem, and post the ...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 03:53
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary
Replies: 12
Views: 7600

Re: Multiple email adresses - Set 1 to Primary

I'm assuming that you're using aliases or catch-all for the secondary addresses. Most e-mail clients allow you to configure multiple accounts/addresses. Configure an account for each address you want to send FROM (same server settings, just different display names and e-mail addresses). Configure th...
by redrummy
2008-04-18 03:36
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Catch-All Address - get all on email
Replies: 27
Views: 11637

Re: Catch-All Address - get all on email

Sounds like a personal problem. ;)
by redrummy
2008-04-18 03:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DnsQuery return value: 9002
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Re: DnsQuery return value: 9002

http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=reference_error_messages hMailServer is just reporting the failure that Windows gives it. I'd start by seeing if it's Windows' DNS Client service (service restart or host reboot) or a network problem (firewall/router issue interfering with DNS, slow DNS...
by redrummy
2008-04-16 18:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: All my real e-mails are marked as [SPAM] but not the spam!
Replies: 20
Views: 4495

Re: All my real e-mails are marked as [SPAM] but not the spam!

I guess this is my laziness. I imagine if I removed *@fred.com from the white list, and added in the specific individual addresses @fred.com that I use, then these spam messages would be checked more carefully. Is this right? Yup. I'm assuming that you left the IP fields blank in the whitelist entr...
by redrummy
2008-04-16 17:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Importing mails from a user
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Importing mails from a user

Add the IMAP server account to the laptop Outlook profile then use the Outlook Import/Export function to import from the PST file to the IMAP folders. That should do it.
by redrummy
2008-04-16 03:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: All my real e-mails are marked as [SPAM] but not the spam!
Replies: 20
Views: 4495

Re: All my real e-mails are marked as [SPAM] but not the spam!

Does hMail greylist local domains? I didn't think it did but could be wrong. Greylisting applies to any host connecting from an IP range that has spam protection enabled unless the host is whitelisted or a forwarding relay. See hMailServer 4.4 Flowchart v0.1: http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewto...