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by Gustav
2009-03-09 11:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No support for 4.x on Windows Server 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

No support for 4.x on Windows Server 2008

I noticed this: There are a couple of other free Mailservers like hMailServer and Surge but none of them ran stable on Windows 2008 Server, it looks like they’re not compatible yet to the Vista-Like-Architecture. at: http://www.andreas-kraus.net/blog/windows-2008-server-mailserver/ and thought Andre...
by Gustav
2008-10-27 23:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Storing emails and attachments in a table at the SQL server
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

Re: Storing emails and attachments in a table at the SQL server

I doubt a majority of the hMailServer administrators even know how to connect to the database. Is that really so? Well, you must know. Working with SQL Server every day and MySQL regularly, I can't of course see no challenge here. On a general note: If you wish to tamper with the system, as an admi...
by Gustav
2008-10-27 22:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Storing emails and attachments in a table at the SQL server
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

Re: Storing emails and attachments in a table at the SQL server

Some reasons why hMail does not store messages in the database. http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=faq_storing_message_in_database The last paragraph should really be removed ... if you can administer hMail, you can delete a record or clear a field as well. However, what misses is, that...
by Gustav
2007-09-17 10:00
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: PostgreSQL DB Support
Replies: 19
Views: 14993

Thanks Martin!
by Gustav
2007-06-01 14:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: RFC 4871, "DomainKeys Identified Mail" (DKIM)
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

No, I only searched for 4871.

/gustav
by Gustav
2007-05-31 18:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: RFC 4871, "DomainKeys Identified Mail" (DKIM)
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

RFC 4871, "DomainKeys Identified Mail" (DKIM)

Hi all

Any comments on this initiative:

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4871.txt?number=4871

adding a signature to the DNS?

/gustav
by Gustav
2007-05-13 11:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mac and hMailServer. A perfect combo?
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

Thanks hmag and webavant.

Then I can conclude that I can safely recommend our client to move mail in-house to hMS.

/gustav
by Gustav
2007-05-11 16:15
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mac and hMailServer. A perfect combo?
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

True. We use VMware extensively. Wonderful product.
by Gustav
2007-05-11 16:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mac and hMailServer. A perfect combo?
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

> I would imagine that Mac would be similar.

So would I, but you never know ... and I guess some field experience does exist out there.
by Gustav
2007-05-11 12:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mac and hMailServer. A perfect combo?
Replies: 8
Views: 4345

Mac and hMailServer. A perfect combo?

We have a client running mostly Mac workstations. Currently, mail is outsourced on a hosted Exchange server; this setup runs badly and is limited. Can we safely suggest hMailServer as an in-house mail server? We are not that familiar with the Apple mail client, Entourage, and its peculiarities. Mail...
by Gustav
2007-05-11 12:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is hMailServer for me?
Replies: 11
Views: 4995

christer wrote:Which OS do you recommend? XP, 2000, 2003 Server? I'm also going to have a IIS webserver on the machine.
If so, Windows 2003 Server Web Edition would be fine if you can accept it will use max. 2 GB ram.
It is slightly more expensive than WinXP workstation, but the install is much cleaner.

/gustav
by Gustav
2007-03-15 18:45
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Route outbound mail to ISP relay if direct connection fails
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Some ISPs try to minimize spam by allowing only a limited number of mails to be sent from your in-house server directly to the receiver. If you have, say, a list server that mails volume mails, the ISP require these to be relayed via the ISP's SMTP server. If you exceed the maximum count of direct m...
by Gustav
2007-03-15 13:01
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Route outbound mail to ISP relay if direct connection fails
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Route outbound mail to ISP relay if direct connection fails

Can hMS be configured to first try a direct delivery to the DNS-advertised MXes, and if that fails, failing over to send that email to the ISP relay. This would allow for the bulk of sending being delivered directly without affecting the ISP quotas if such exists, while still ensuring the delivery t...
by Gustav
2007-02-02 10:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Configuring Hmail for large installations - Our Experience
Replies: 45
Views: 28412

Thanks! Your info is very useful.
by Gustav
2007-02-02 01:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Configuring Hmail for large installations - Our Experience
Replies: 45
Views: 28412

Any news?
by Gustav
2007-02-02 01:08
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer API
Replies: 17
Views: 15065

The COM interface is fine.
Efforts should be allocated to refine and expand it as it is one of the key features of hMS.

A web service could be used to extract statistics - could be nice though I have no use for it.
by Gustav
2006-08-17 19:14
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Alternative pop3 smtp port
Replies: 41
Views: 48555

Yes.
by Gustav
2006-07-27 18:45
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Seperating the log file
Replies: 30
Views: 20775

I'm not sure reporting to the Windows Event Viewer is a really good idéa
Neither am I. As far as I know, the Windows event logger is intended for event logging not communication or session logging.
by Gustav
2006-07-18 18:25
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Saving messages to the database
Replies: 15
Views: 9159

If you wish to index and search the body, you need to decode it - including HTML-only bodies.
by Gustav
2006-07-18 16:20
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Saving messages to the database
Replies: 15
Views: 9159

That would require a database that could read MIME messages natively (haven't heard of any) - or a new field where MIME converted to plain text was copied into when the message was stored - and then the ability to maintain a full text index.
by Gustav
2006-06-30 15:32
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Virtual machines
Replies: 14
Views: 10712

Have a look at the free virtual VMware Server:
http://www.vmware.com/products/server/
Still in beta, but an amazing product ...
by Gustav
2006-06-29 13:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Overrun with Spam
Replies: 12
Views: 11682

Block the attacking IP addresses in the firewall:
85.100.77.50
85.101.179.57
80.122.175.30

That's what we do.
At some interval - each month or so - clean up the list as the attacks usually stops after some day or a week.
by Gustav
2006-06-27 16:07
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: PostgreSQL DB Support
Replies: 19
Views: 14993

Fine!
by Gustav
2006-06-27 14:35
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Event handler
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

You are welcome.
by Gustav
2006-06-27 10:46
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Event handler
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

You probably need to set Result.Value: Sub OnDeliverMessage(oMessage) 'Send the mail if there are no attachments. If oMessage.Attachments.Count = 0 Then Result.Value = 0 Exit Sub End If Dim oRecipients Dim sAddress set orecipients = oMessage.Recipients 'This mail has an attachment Result.Value = 0 f...
by Gustav
2006-06-26 09:15
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I have been spammed
Replies: 8
Views: 5323

Sorry, a line with 61.64.1xx.xxx was dropped ...

Yes, it seems to have stopped shortly after UTC 03:00.
Now we receive bunches of connections which just disconnect after a few seconds. Strange world.
by Gustav
2006-06-25 19:04
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I have been spammed
Replies: 8
Views: 5323

We are being flooded with thousands and thousands of spam mail from the above network.
Is this what you are seeing?

I'm hesitant to block the entire 61.64.0.0 segment but feel tempted to do so.
by Gustav
2006-06-24 18:06
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: LDAP
Replies: 5
Views: 4158

Thanks. I'll certainly have a look at that.
by Gustav
2006-06-24 17:42
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: LDAP
Replies: 5
Views: 4158

That's OK, everyone have their preferences.

I just wished to point out that strong actors are working on a more general and wider solution. Also, quite a few do not use Active Directory but something else like Novell eDirectory, some other LDAP solution, or Radius for user authentication.
by Gustav
2006-06-24 13:02
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Zimbra integration
Replies: 3
Views: 4604

It must be good ... at USD 1450 per year for each 50 users.
by Gustav
2006-06-24 11:17
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: LDAP
Replies: 5
Views: 4158

Could be very useful.
Watch my posting too:
http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewto ... highlight=
and the LDAP component here:
http://www.bandit-project.org/index.php ... and_Design
by Gustav
2006-06-22 19:00
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 216
Replies: 64
Views: 34297

OK, thanks, got it!
by Gustav
2006-06-22 13:05
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 216
Replies: 64
Views: 34297

Thanks, great news!
That's much better as the thread numbers were reused.
by Gustav
2006-06-22 10:23
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 216
Replies: 64
Views: 34297

In hMailServer 4.3, you specify how many threads you want to manage the TCP/IP connections. So even if you have 150 clients connected to the server, you may only need 15 threads, since the clients aren't sending commands to the server all the time. Martin, this doesn't affect the sending of outboun...
by Gustav
2006-06-20 21:23
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quick deletion of files and folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

If you have space enough, rename the data folder and create a new.
Also, if you press Shift+Del in Explorer, a list is not created.
by Gustav
2006-06-14 18:29
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Bandit Open Identity System
Replies: 0
Views: 2511

Bandit Open Identity System

This project, Bandit , is now sponsored by Novell: http://www.bandit-project.org I'm no expert in identity management but I realise the potential. Would it be possible for hMS to take advantage of this? Either for management or for accounts or both? Everything is cross-platform and seems to be build...
by Gustav
2006-06-09 15:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Questions about firewalls
Replies: 15
Views: 8914

Use a standard hardware "appliance" from Zyxel, Draytek, Linksys, D-Link or similar. A basic setup is usually a 15 minute task.
by Gustav
2006-06-07 10:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Where does the spam go??
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

For many reasons we keep spam and virus completely off the mail server by using a frontend spam proxy:
http://www.pinjo.nl
It's neither free nor expensive but does a good job.
Spam can be forwarded, if you wish, to an e-mail account of your choice either on the mail server it protects or another.
by Gustav
2006-06-06 10:56
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SQL Mail
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

It's worse: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312839 SQL Mail provides an easy way to send and read e-mail from Microsoft SQL Server. However, because SQL Mail is a MAPI application, a MAPI subsystem must be present on the server. Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 installs a MAPI subsys...
by Gustav
2006-06-06 10:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SQL Mail
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

It SMTPs to port 25, I guess?
by Gustav
2006-06-06 10:00
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: PostgreSQL DB Support
Replies: 19
Views: 14993

That's right. A similar discussion took place in the SAP DB community when SAP DB was sold to MySQL and rebranded as MaxDB. It went from LGPL to the muddy licensing used for MySQL. Worst, it was very difficult to get a clear answer about the consequences from the MySQL executives who kept on giving ...
by Gustav
2006-06-03 15:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ports are not open
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

Add/Remove Windows components from the Control Panel, Add/Remove programs.
by Gustav
2006-06-01 16:01
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Documentation about API
Replies: 4
Views: 3552

I guess it is always the MD5 hash of the password - never the password itself, encrypted (Blowfish) or not.

You could use the ValidatePassword() method.
by Gustav
2006-06-01 15:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with routes on server with multiple IPs
Replies: 10
Views: 5542

Maybe there is another way to persuade hMailServer to talk to the other mailer without buying new hardware?
You could set up a Virtual Server/Machine ... would only cost you some ram and perhaps a NIC:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsservers ... fault.mspx
by Gustav
2006-05-30 17:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bug? Server does not wait for OnDeliverMessage to complete
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Oops, sorry, some confusion here.
Either:

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sh.Run cmdline , 1, True 
or:

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intReturn = sh.Run(cmdline, 1, True)
by Gustav
2006-05-30 10:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bug? Server does not wait for OnDeliverMessage to complete
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

cmdline = "cmd /c ""c:\spamassassin\winspamc < """ & testfile & """ > """ & infile & """""" set sh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") sh.Run(cmdline) Try this: sh.Run(cmdline), 1, True You can also replace cmd with the generic comspec: cmdline = "%comspec% /c ""c:\spamassassin\winspamc < """ & testfil...
by Gustav
2006-05-29 10:11
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Documentation about API
Replies: 4
Views: 3552

by Gustav
2006-05-28 17:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Will IMAP File/folder cache be "optional" in 4.3?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

OK, thanks.
If you find out any useful recommendation, it would be nice if you would post your experiences!
by Gustav
2006-05-28 11:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Will IMAP File/folder cache be "optional" in 4.3?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Alex, what level of traffic are you dealing with and how do you handle that? Are you facing a capacity or a security/reliability issue?

Are you aware of this thread:
http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4524
Perhaps you would like to list your setup there?
by Gustav
2006-05-24 16:26
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MessageFlagSeen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

This is strange. The API claims the Date property of Message to be "The date header of the e-mail message." Also, the date field of table hm_messages is named messagecreatetime.
That's not the delivery date.

But I don't run the POP3 fetcher, so I cannot look into it, sorry.
by Gustav
2006-05-24 15:54
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MessageFlagSeen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Oh, that explains your purpose.

But now I'm confused ... the creation date is embedded in the e-mail and is the original creation date and should not (or rather: must never) be altered. So what you wish to change is the delivery date to hMS in the message route header, right?
by Gustav
2006-05-23 20:09
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MessageFlagSeen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

OK.
Martin will know if this would return reliable (current) results.
by Gustav
2006-05-23 19:56
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MessageFlagSeen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

You could do that but - as I understand it - hMS is caching the database data to speed up its operations, thus the stored data in the tables may be out of sync or not updated.
Also, if you change any data by direct database access, these changes may be overwritten when hMS flushes its cache.
by Gustav
2006-05-23 19:40
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Seperating the log file
Replies: 30
Views: 20775

> I'll probably add some kind of pre-allocation of log files to reduce file fragmentiation

If so, please carefully check that you don't sacrifice writing speed to the log file for log entries.
by Gustav
2006-05-23 18:52
Forum: Scripting
Topic: MessageFlagSeen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

> correct the timestamps of emails

Why would you do that? I don't even think you are "allowed" to do so. A delivery time is nothing more than that, and changing the creation time will break a digitally signed message.
by Gustav
2006-05-23 16:33
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Decoding incoming message body - how?
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

That code seems to be buggy.

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? base64_decode("QUJDREVGR0hJSktMTU5PUFFSU1RVVldYWVo=")
returns:
ABCDEFGAÉH¤ÌMNOPQRSTUT°ØYS

should be:
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
by Gustav
2006-05-22 10:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send e-mail to @hotmail.com
Replies: 22
Views: 20287

No. I have no idea how to configure your DNS cache.
But it may get fooled by Hotmail ...
by Gustav
2006-05-21 12:24
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Decoding incoming message body - how?
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

You don't need to write your own.
Here's a code example for VBS:
http://www.motobit.com/tips/detpg_Base64/
and here's a component for expanded use:
http://www.chilkatsoft.com/crypt-activex.asp