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by jeffshead
2015-01-03 00:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is a VPN connection really neccessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Is a VPN connection really neccessary?

... Thanks for the advise :) I was thinking that prior advice I received was for a more secure approach but the way it was worded lead me to believe having a port open to the public even with SSL was insecure. One final question, isn't an email client authenticating with SSL for IMAP and SMTP basic...
by jeffshead
2015-01-02 01:15
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is a VPN connection really neccessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Is a VPN connection really neccessary?

I'm just a novice when it comes to email servers and Internet security. I installed and have been using HMS for several years with virtually no problems. I recently started using the SMTP Proxy of my UTM to help combat the recent increase in spam. Since enabling the proxy, I can no longer send email...
by jeffshead
2014-12-23 03:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

If you can add the users email address as value in a header called something like X-Deliver-To then you can send them all to the single notification address you have defined in your UTM and then create an accouunt level rule for that account which runs a function and the function can pick out the X...
by jeffshead
2014-12-22 17:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

You could create a new range for 192.168.0.1 only, similar to your Internet range and allow local-to-local without authentication. If you only allow local to local without authentication then this should work AND combined with: try putting 192.168.0.1 in 'incoming relays' I think it may work. But I...
by jeffshead
2014-12-22 08:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

mattg wrote:try putting 192.168.0.1 in 'incoming relays'
Tried it. Still getting bounced messages.
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 23:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

Still getting bounced messages even after removing the external SMTP settings from the UTM. I'm still not sure of what IP settings will be safe and should be used with HMS since all senders have the same IP address of 192.168.01. The UTM sends email quarantine reports to all email addresses that hav...
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 17:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

can't you set up a special account in hmail for your UTM to use for reports and provide that email address and password to your UTM SMTP settings so it can authenticate ? Yes. That's the way I have had it configured from day one although the UTM's SMTP settings are not specific to the SMTP proxy. T...
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 17:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

sound to me like you have configured your proxy to use hmail as its smtp server. Can't it send its own email? There are no SMTP settings specific to the SMTP proxy. I do have my HMS specified in another area of the UTM's configuration because I thought it required an external SMTP. I will delete th...
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 16:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

You could create a new range for 192.168.0.1 only, similar to your Internet range and allow local-to-local without authentication. I thought of doing this but I was concerned about the fact that every email I receive from the "outside" has 192.168.0.1 as the sender's address. I realize this is due ...
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 15:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

Just want to point out that this is the first time I've ever seen the local IP address of the HMS (192.168.0.129) showing up in the HMS logs as the sender's address.
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 15:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

You have both "mysite.net" and "mysite.com" as defined domains in HMS? Yes. I'm guessing one is an alias... Thus... "530 SMTP authentication is required" = "local to local" require authentication in Internet range.. If you are referring to "mysite.com" and "mysite.net", they are both FQDN's and nei...
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 15:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Re: Correct IP addresses configurations

SorenR wrote:You have both "mysite.net" and "mysite.com" as defined domains in HMS?
Yes.
by jeffshead
2014-12-21 05:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Correct IP addresses configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4873

Correct IP addresses configurations

hMail Server 5.4-B2012052801 My setup: UTM gateway device local IP address 192.168.0.1 HMS local IP address 192.168.0.129 I used a few configuration recommendations I found in the forums and for the past few years, I've been catching darn near 100% of the spam with nearly zero false positives. I don...
by jeffshead
2014-08-25 03:50
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script that compares To to Return-Path
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Re: Script that compares To to Return-Path

Thanks for the info!
by jeffshead
2014-08-24 03:37
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script that compares To to Return-Path
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Script that compares To to Return-Path

I recently started getting hammered by spam and nearly all of the spam emails have one thing in common. The return-path header contains the email address that the spam is being sent to. Below is a sample header: ... Return-Path: amazon-voucher- myname = mydomain.com @indiarti.com ... The bold text a...
by jeffshead
2014-07-26 04:32
Forum: SpamAssassin implementation discussions
Topic: SpamAssassin 3.4.0-RC5 Install Procedure
Replies: 58
Views: 25970

Re: SpamAssassin 3.4.0-RC5 Install Procedure

And read all of the spamassassin docs which come with the install. Especially SA-UPDATE which you will need to run to keep your spam rules up todate. percepts, in order to automatically update, did you just add a Windows task to run 'sa-update.bat'? If so, how often do you update and how do you mak...
by jeffshead
2013-07-13 09:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

Here's the log entries when I sent a plain text email: ... "DEBUG" 1904 "2013-07-13 03:02:56.469" "SURBL::Run" "DEBUG" 1904 "2013-07-13 03:02:56.485" "SURBL - Match not found" "DEBUG" 1904 "2013-07-13 03:02:56.485" "SURBL::Run" "DEBUG" 1904 "2013-07-13 03:02:56.485" "SURBL - Match not found" "DEBUG"...
by jeffshead
2013-07-13 01:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

Yep... I used Outlook to send the test message and 15 URLs were not found. Only what you see in that excerpt.
by jeffshead
2013-07-11 04:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

Yea, I compared the logs. No correlation.

I emailed SURBL.

I'll post back results if I hear from them.

Thanks for taking the time, guys :)

I always appreciate y'alls expertise and time.
by jeffshead
2013-07-11 01:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

I just turned on the debug logging and sent an email using Outlook and a Gmail account to an account on the server. It looks like everything is working but these entries seem odd to me: ... "DEBUG" 3872 "2013-07-10 19:49:40.452" "SURBL::Run" "DEBUG" 3872 "2013-07-10 19:49:40.467" "SURBL:: Found URL:...
by jeffshead
2013-07-11 01:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

do you have statistics turned on? Settings >> protocol >> SMTP >> statistics do you have any external accounts? If it starts on on port 993 then I'd expect it to be IMAP as per Percept's post. Sometimes stuff starts on a single port and then gets negotiated to another port. And yes, all of the SURB...
by jeffshead
2013-07-10 20:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

I know what port 993 is :wink:

I want to know why the other port numbers are being used because those packets are being dropped.

No email activity is taking place when these packets are being dropped so I don't know what this traffic is.
by jeffshead
2013-07-10 19:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: What other ports does hMailServer use and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

What other ports does hMailServer use and why?

Hey, guys. I've been using HMS for a few years. I just switched over to a new UTM device and noticed several packets from HMS are being dropped. Of course I have all of the standard ports open but the dropped packets look like this: 192.168.1.2:993 --> 192.168.1.1:58741 (mail server local IP address...
by jeffshead
2012-12-23 01:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecurity
Replies: 23
Views: 41839

Re: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecu

I use srvany on a Windows 2008 x64 box with zero issues. I went this route because it's simple to set up and I did not want to leave the machine in a logged on state. I use Always Up (http://www.coretechnologies.com/products/AlwaysUp/) for some other apps with no problems so I suppose it would be an...
by jeffshead
2012-12-22 19:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecurity
Replies: 23
Views: 41839

Re: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecu

FiShBuRn wrote:Just found them here: http://vamsoft.com/downloads/articles/clamav-tools.zip
Thanks for sharing. I was just about to reply with a download link for you :wink:
by jeffshead
2012-10-07 19:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

I take it you are the developer of Emoze?
by jeffshead
2012-09-18 03:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

Yea, I know. I was just hoping that someone on this forum had successfully integrated Z-Push with HMS. Thanks again. I really appreciate everyone's response :) People post all kinds of things in the off topic area or who knows someone might reply here. Not trying to chase you off, just saying odds ...
by jeffshead
2012-09-18 02:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

What Does Apache , PHP & MySQL have to do with the connection over IMAP? Z-push is written in PHP. As stated hmail supports IMAP IDLE (push). If you're looking for something beyond that like z-push you should check on their forum since this is hmail forum. ;) Yea, I know. I was just hoping that som...
by jeffshead
2012-09-17 22:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

Caspar wrote:What Does Apache , PHP & MySQL have to do with the connection over IMAP?
Z-push is written in PHP.
by jeffshead
2012-09-17 12:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

Thanks for the info guys. I already tried several mail apps including the recommended ones. I liked K-9 so I purchased Kaiten Mail which is based on K-9 but it has more options and what I think is a better interface. I was hoping to get Z-Push working because I really like the look and feel of the p...
by jeffshead
2012-09-16 05:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Re: Push for Android Smart Phone

hmail does support push, it is called imap idle. For it to work you need to use imap not pop and your email client needs to support IDLE. Bill Thanks Bill. I just found out the native Android mail app does not support IMAP Idle. A third party mail app has to be used on the Android. Also, I was able...
by jeffshead
2012-09-15 21:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Push for Android Smart Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 4025

Push for Android Smart Phone

I just got my first smart phone (behind the times, I know) and set it up to sync with an HMS account. It works but the phone has to check for new emails rather than HMS sending notifications. I really like the look and feel of my phone's default email client but the smallest interval of time I can s...
by jeffshead
2012-07-06 16:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Reports and statistics for hMail Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Reports and statistics for hMail Server

I copied the 'hmailserver_awstats.log' file to the same directory that contains my Apache log files for that domain. Awstats works just fine with the Apache logs. I changed the Awstats config file to refelct the change: LogFile="perl C:/awstats/tools/maillogconvert.pl standard < C:/www/Logs/Websites...
by jeffshead
2012-07-06 07:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Reports and statistics for hMail Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Reports and statistics for hMail Server

The internal server error was caused by me forgetting to set up my password file. Now the awstats page pulls up but I get the following error when I click on the awstats update link: Error: Command for pipe 'perl C:/awstats/tools/maillogconvert.pl standard < C:/Program Files/hMailServer/Logs/hmailse...
by jeffshead
2012-07-06 05:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Reports and statistics for hMail Server
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Reports and statistics for hMail Server

I keep getting an internal server error when I try to access Awstats for the email server log. However, Awstats works great for my websites. Is it because I have a space (Program Files) in my path? LogFile="perl C:/awstats/tools/maillogconvert.pl standard < C:/Program Files/hMailServer/Logs/hmailser...
by jeffshead
2012-07-02 18:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error- Cannot rename account
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Error- Cannot rename account

I missed one stinking email when I manually scanned through the database.

When I ran that MySQL statement, it found it and I removed the path from the messagefilename and now it works.

Thanks guys!
by jeffshead
2012-07-02 16:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error- Cannot rename account
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Error- Cannot rename account

Yes, that's correct.
by jeffshead
2012-07-02 15:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error- Cannot rename account
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Error- Cannot rename account

I'm sorry but I searched and couldn't find anything on DDS options. The GUI does not have any settings that can be changed. Are you talking about running DDS from a command prompt with a certain switch in order to use the path rename function? I took a peak in the database and could not find any ema...
by jeffshead
2012-06-30 08:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error- Cannot rename account
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Error- Cannot rename account

I tried to rename an account but I keep getting the following error:

Image

I ran the Data Directory Synchronizer and even rebooted but I keep getting the same error.

What should I try?
by jeffshead
2012-06-22 23:56
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

My volume is extremely low and even though I do not pay for their service, Return Path gives me a 100 score and a Very Low Volume Sender rating. Since Hotmail recommends Return Path, I mentioned my score in an email to Hotmail and they finally gave me a mitigation so for now, my mail is being delive...
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 07:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

Btw does it matter if you send the test from other domains on your server? In particular the main one that your IP (PTR) resolves to.. Bill Makes no difference. I just don't understand what the problem is. Why one day in the inbox and the next day not? I didn't even send any emails from my email se...
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 06:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

I added the code and it did change the headers but it did not help with delivery. I just don't have a clue??? I've never been able to make it to Hotmail's Inbox, consistantly, and I've hosted my own email server since 2006 with the same IP address, domain and PTR. I was using ISMail EP then I switch...
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 06:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

Are you SURE the box you sent it to doesn't have some special filtering enabled or has ever flagged an email from you as spam? Nope. Just a couple of days ago, emails from two of my domains were making it to the inbox. I changed nothing but now all emails from all of my domains are being filtered. ...
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 05:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

Thanks Bill :D

I wouldn't be too surprised if I've overlooked something or misunderstood some directions but I can't find what it is.

I'll shoot you a PM.
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 03:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

I had the exact same experience with Yahoo!. I met all of the requirements they suggested, I filled out their online form a dozen times, I even called them a couple times. There are just some cases in which they don't see any benefit to themselves for helping you out. :-( S. I have to agree with yo...
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 03:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Re: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

I did look Bill. I forgot to mention that I also have done everything they suggest.

I've been all over those pages and re-read all the info. I've used the form and the only answers they provide are canned responses. Some of the responses did not even address the issue.
by jeffshead
2012-06-20 02:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

Anyone able to deliver to Hotmail's Inbox?

Hotmail is the only email provider that filters my outgoing email as junk. I have leased the same IP's for several years, never been an open relay, not on any black lists, PTR settings are correct, have MX, DKIM, Sender ID and SPF records. All tests are OK when I use 'mailtest@unlocktheinbox.com'. I...
by jeffshead
2012-05-31 01:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Re: Is SSL necessary?

^DooM^ wrote:hMail does NOT support TLS only SSL
That's not what it says here:

http://www.hmailserver.com/documentatio ... rtificates

That's why I was asking.
by jeffshead
2012-05-31 00:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Re: Is SSL necessary?

OK. I made the changes to the Hosts file. That took care of the Outlook alert and I can't see any difference when browsing my websites from this box so I guess it didn't change anything as far as browsing. When accessing my websites from this box, my IP has always been logged as that of the router's...
by jeffshead
2012-05-30 22:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Re: Is SSL necessary?

Override that address in local DNS or system32/drivers/etc/hosts. Modern DNS servers support views and etc/hosts works even with dinosaurs. You won't go outside of local network, if your gateway serves myemailserver.com domain. Thanks for the info! I'm not running a DNS server so I guess I will edi...
by jeffshead
2012-05-30 22:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Re: Is SSL necessary?

jeffshead, you hit the nail on the head. Sounds like in your case SSL in hmail isn't doing much for you. (SSL HTTPS for webmail is another story) SSL is meant to encrypt between 2 points so no one in between can see the contents. Where that's useful is when the internet is part of the path like if ...
by jeffshead
2012-05-30 18:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Re: Is SSL necessary?

Depends on how much you trust your local network. SSL in hMailServer protects user authentication information. If some local host is trojaned, it won't be able to leak login information from all your local network user accounts. When using the email server's local IP (instead of "mymailserver.com")...
by jeffshead
2012-05-30 15:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is SSL necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 5289

Is SSL necessary?

I just purchased a SSL cert and setup HMS to use it. Everything is working just fine but I asked myself... "Do I really need this?" I host HMS and a web based email client on the same box. The computer I use to send/receive email is on the same local network so I specified the local IP address of th...
by jeffshead
2012-05-21 08:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecurity
Replies: 23
Views: 41839

Re: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecu

Bill48105 wrote:...there is no way any AV is going to crack open any of the modern encrypted password protected formats...
:idea: Now it makes sense! I'll bet Eset has a definition just for that particular test file. Big whoop!
by jeffshead
2012-05-21 03:16
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: LATEST EXPERIMENTAL BUILD - 5.4-B2014060501
Replies: 228
Views: 143808

Re: LATEST EXPERIMENTAL BUILD - 5.4-B2011120101

Bill48105 wrote:
jeffshead wrote:Look at the date of the files inside the 7z file..Bill
The file name is 'hmailbin-5.4-B2012022101.7z' and all files have a modified date of 02/21/2012 :mrgreen:
by jeffshead
2012-05-20 23:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecurity
Replies: 23
Views: 41839

Re: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecu

jeffshead wrote:So does that mean ClamAV cannot scan or detect password protected files?
I guess not...
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/c ... sers/42607

How come Eset can detect the test virus in a password protected file but ClamAV cannot?
by jeffshead
2012-05-20 22:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecurity
Replies: 23
Views: 41839

Re: HOWTO:Windows Server 2008, Hmailserver, ClamAv, Sanesecu

The link to download ClamAV, in the first post, only provides one version to download. It's for *nix, not Windows. Here's the correct link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamav/files/clamav/win32/ Also, GFI used to have a free service that would send test emails so you could test your A/V. It look...
by jeffshead
2012-05-20 18:38
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: LATEST EXPERIMENTAL BUILD - 5.4-B2014060501
Replies: 228
Views: 143808

Re: LATEST EXPERIMENTAL BUILD - 5.4-B2011120101

I just tested 5.4-B2012022101 and the build number in the admin shows 5.4-B2012021601, not 5.4-B2012022101.

Is this normal when testing these experimental builds? It's the first time I've done it :roll:
by jeffshead
2012-05-20 18:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Adding multiple words in rule value
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Re: Adding multiple words in rule value

jeffshead wrote:Is this fixed in 5.4...
Nope!

I just tested the latest build (5.4-B2012022101) and it still does not send the Return-Path.
by jeffshead
2012-05-20 17:11
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Adding multiple words in rule value
Replies: 8
Views: 3055

Re: Adding multiple words in rule value

Thanks. Sorry I missed it.

Is this fixed in 5.4 and would you recommend updating to 5.4 for production? If so, should I use 'hMailServer 5.4 - 1931' off of the download page or the latest SVN or one of the other SVN builds?