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by mattg
2021-04-14 14:33
Forum: SpamAssassin implementation discussions
Topic: Avoid Backscatter and Improve Spam Defense
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Avoid Backscatter and Improve Spam Defense

Many of use use SpamAssassin to score mail I prefer to use ALL Spmassassin scores, and not set a value in hmailserver to a positive notification in SpamAssassin I also accept large spam scores then silently delete them to reduce backscatter. Some detail on your observations so far Martin isn't aroun...
by mattg
2021-04-14 13:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Computer not Able to send Mails
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Computer not Able to send Mails

run this and post the results please >> viewtopic.php?f=20&t=30914

Also, please show some hmailserver logs of the failed attempts.

Enable all logging, do something that fails, wait 90 seconds, then post all logs created
by mattg
2021-04-14 06:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Test outbound port error
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Test outbound port error

Please show the contents of your error logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\hMailServer\Logs\ERROR_hmailserver_2021-04-13.log

And perhaps one for the 14th if that exists

The binding that SorenR is talking about is
SMTP>>Advanced >> Bind to IP address
this should be blank
by mattg
2021-04-14 06:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: A few questions....
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: A few questions....

Honestly, I'd expect one hMailserver instance to handle that load, especially with no POP3 or IMAP services being offered. Two would add redundancy. We have had reports (albeit not recent) of single hmailserver instances sending up to a million email per day. I run full IMAP / POP3 plus SMTP for aro...
by mattg
2021-04-11 06:31
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]

Yes, there is a new teamCity version for 5.7, build number #2556 But does it have this fix? I can't see this by just reading the "changes" there.... But again, I don't want to run it, I want 5.7 with the latest OpenSSl Fix. Assuming that you want the latest version of OpenSSL looking at the full bu...
by mattg
2021-04-11 06:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Message Encryption
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Message Encryption

Another option is to use Windows credentials Run the hMailserver Windows Service as a specific user, and only allow that user access to the files in the data directory You can also encrypt whole disks with bitlocker As for failover, the easiest I reckon is to run your hmailserver OS virtually. The V...
by mattg
2021-04-10 01:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Fix Local Connect Failed Issue
Replies: 56
Views: 1200

Re: Fix Local Connect Failed Issue

I'd also save the settings, and REBOOT the device, and then check settings again.

Sometimes with cheaper devices a save and then immediate reboot will make them behave
by mattg
2021-04-07 00:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Rule Action to trigger an URL
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Rule Action to trigger an URL

many examples in the scripts forums
here is one
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=36276
by mattg
2021-04-07 00:39
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]

Now I noticed that the old version was probably not running correctly with my export, although the built-in test had all green lights. So I installed the newest from "TeamCity", hoping it has the fix and imported my export again, loosing one day. Yes, there is a new teamCity version for 5.7, build ...
by mattg
2021-04-07 00:33
Forum: User-submitted tutorials
Topic: Hardening hMailServer - The ongoing saga!
Replies: 72
Views: 60181

Re: Hardening hMailServer - The ongoing saga!

Which data must i enter here? Private Const ADMIN = "Administrator" Private Const PASSWORD = "########" The admin user MUST be = 'Administrator" The PASSWORD is your hMailserver admin GUI password And where can i get the "codes" for germany, so that i can only connect from german country / ip? Germ...
by mattg
2021-04-06 01:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Fix Local Connect Failed Issue
Replies: 56
Views: 1200

Re: Fix Local Connect Failed Issue

The server worked a few months ago untill i fixed my voip in the interface settings seems related? Well i had to modify the ipoe and pppoe interfaces Run this and post the results. https://hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=30914 If hmailserver is running, but no ports are listening, then t...
by mattg
2021-04-05 09:13
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error sending emails to an external server hmailserver?
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Error sending emails to an external server hmailserver?

johang wrote:
2021-04-05 09:07
( have you put up a relay or a route in hmailserver to itself ? )
Yes, SMTP-relayer I reckon
by mattg
2021-04-05 04:39
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: EventHandlers.vbs CurrentFolder
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: EventHandlers.vbs CurrentFolder

I was trying to make some path(s) in my script dynamic, eg: compatible between x86 and x64 version One of the first things i tried is to include some external files relative to EventHandlers.vbs Doesn't the .ini file [Directories] section do that already? [Directories] ProgramFolder=C:\hMailServer ...
by mattg
2021-04-01 00:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP mail not syncing to all devices
Replies: 15
Views: 5192

Re: IMAP mail not syncing to all devices

Please start a new thread (as per forum rules) and link back to this one of you think relevant

Make sure you include all mail clients that you use, and the specs of your server
by mattg
2021-04-01 00:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP Relay Scenario
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: SMTP Relay Scenario

Install hMailserver

In SMTP-Relayer section set gMail, and use your gmail account to AUTH that connection


That's all that is required

(As an aside, something much smaller like STUNNELL installed on a single machine on your network could also achieve this)
by mattg
2021-03-31 11:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Three EML files in Queue
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Three EML files in Queue

That error indicates that the antivirus on the machine that hMailserver is installed on doesn't have the hMailserver data directory excluded from regular file scanning ALSO, if the emails have the same TO as the FROM and the messages are not really from your user, then I'm guessing that they contain...
by mattg
2021-03-31 06:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Cannot resolve MX
Replies: 58
Views: 1398

Re: Cannot resolve MX

RvdH wrote:
2021-03-30 17:03
Not sure, any other 5.7 builds havn't been posted directly on the forums i believe....

[EDIT]
Yup, viewtopic.php?t=34621 (Moderator(s), maybe simply delete them?)
gone now
by mattg
2021-03-31 06:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SPAM Filter and hmailserver
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: SPAM Filter and hmailserver

I suspect that you given an incorrect priority

Run this and post results please

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=30914
by mattg
2021-03-30 08:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Message folders
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Message folders

https://www.hmailserver.com/documentati ... in_datadir

The two HEX digits are the first two digits in the email file name

Ie all files in the /00/ folder will start with 00
by mattg
2021-03-30 06:55
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 5.7
Replies: 173
Views: 196764

Re: hMailServer 5.7

Those are really old tables

How long have you been using hMailserver? What was the the earliest version that you installed?
by mattg
2021-03-30 01:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SPAM Filter and hmailserver
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: SPAM Filter and hmailserver

IP ranges

It would be useful to see the logs generated by hMailserver during this transmission
by mattg
2021-03-29 06:41
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Sub OnHELO(oClient) progress?
Replies: 244
Views: 229824

Re: Sub OnHELO(oClient) progress?

How much is included in 5.7 builds?
by mattg
2021-03-29 01:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to log headers sent during SMTP client session?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: How to log headers sent during SMTP client session?

Can you ask the original sender for a copy of the message that they sent?
by mattg
2021-03-28 08:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Basic SMTP Logging
Replies: 44
Views: 1101

Re: Basic SMTP Logging

Only reason i can think of that justifies leaving the temp fix in place: Some worldwide or regional DNS outage New domains, with large (unchangeable) TTL For example last week or so a big datacenter of OVH burned down in France that took 3.6 million websites across 464,000 distinct domains offline ...
by mattg
2021-03-27 23:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Basic SMTP Logging
Replies: 44
Views: 1101

Re: Basic SMTP Logging

Only reason i can think of that justifies leaving the temp fix in place: Some worldwide or regional DNS outage New domains, with large (unchangeable) TTL For example last week or so a big datacenter of OVH burned down in France that took 3.6 million websites across 464,000 distinct domains offline ...
by mattg
2021-03-27 23:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to log headers sent during SMTP client session?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: How to log headers sent during SMTP client session?

headers sent in a SMTP client session?
Perhaps use Wireshark or something similar
I'm really not sure what you will find though


Message headers will normally be part of a message, but I suspect that you are looking for something else

Can you provide more detail on EXACTLY what you are looking for
by mattg
2021-03-27 23:15
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Three EML files in Queue
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Three EML files in Queue

To refresh the queue

In the GUI
Status >> Delivery Queue >> Refresh (button at top of screen)

Please show the logs with the error

If it was a 5xx error, a bounce should created for the sender
If it was a 4xx error, hmailserver will try to send again
by mattg
2021-03-26 05:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: WebMail server
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: WebMail server

Any standards compliant web server will work

Popular ones include Rainloop, roundcube, squirrelmail, mailenable
by mattg
2021-03-26 00:28
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: OpenSSL Security Advisory [25 March 2021]

Certificate validation is hardly used in hMailserver, even when the 'validate certificates' switch is selected It is only used for outgoing mail cover by SMTP routes, and POP3 external download It is not used for ANY normal outgoing mail, or for any incoming SMTP connections Additionally, that secur...
by mattg
2021-03-26 00:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Outlook Client and HmailServer
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Outlook Client and HmailServer

Outlook + IMAP has always been dodgy

But In saying that, I've never seen Outlook to take so long
What are your IMAP advanced settings in hMailserver? Do you have 'idle' selected?
by mattg
2021-03-26 00:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Three EML files in Queue
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Three EML files in Queue

first up. make sure that you refresh the queue Then check your logs thoroughly, and then open them with an email client (ie thunderbird) I often find that the messages that get stuck are viruses, or mail outs to multiple recipeints, or that the message has actually been sent. If they are tmp files, ...
by mattg
2021-03-24 03:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: New server, MySQL to MSSQL
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: New server, MySQL to MSSQL

I already checked some migration tools but they were either paid, too complicated for me to understand or simply didn't work at all so I decided that I'll install hMailServer, create an empty database and write a small script which will keep the records in sync until I shut the old server down. Thi...
by mattg
2021-03-23 01:43
Forum: User-submitted tutorials
Topic: Moving hMailServer DATA folder
Replies: 8
Views: 7083

Re: Moving hMailServer DATA folder

BeeTee wrote:
2021-03-22 12:54
I thought the paths are not saved in the database? If so, how does hmailserver know about the old path if I change it in the ini?
It doesn't, that's the point

You can move the data directory and reset the ini setting, restarting hMailserver and all will continue to work (with the new path)
by mattg
2021-03-23 01:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Alias domain in mirror address causes loop
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Alias domain in mirror address causes loop

How about using a global rule

if recipient list not contains mirror@xyz.com then forward to mirror@@xyz.com



But I agree, that doesn't make much sense.
What happens if mirror is set to mirror@xyz.net

can you mirror to another domain, even a .local
by mattg
2021-03-21 03:38
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Separate log with headers, delivery status for specific addresses
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Separate log with headers, delivery status for specific addresses

Anything is possible Just write custom log lines during events in your eventhandlers.vbs add this to bottom of eventhandlers Sub CustomMonthlyLog(LogText, LogFileName) 'custom event 'uses globals: g_sAdminPassword 'called from: Dim oApp, LogDirectory, t, temp, strTime, strLogDate Dim fileout, FSO, O...
by mattg
2021-03-18 03:03
Forum: SpamAssassin implementation discussions
Topic: Whitelist ignored?
Replies: 18
Views: 7557

Re: Whitelist ignored?

You could also, instead, whitelist addresses directly in Hmailserver (whitelist section) whivh will stop spamassassin and the builtin HMS checks altogether. I have tried this myself (white listing in hMailServer) and I use spamassassin with no whitelist_from's in the local.cnf and the whitelist doe...
by mattg
2021-03-17 02:47
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Sequence of hmailserver checks
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Sequence of hmailserver checks

Smiley561 wrote:
2021-03-15 15:45
The script does not reject the message from outside with "kredit" in subject after it became a score in Anti-spam. If I forward it to my address, it is rejected.
I'm not sure what you are trying to say here...

Can you please provide more detail on when this works and when this fails for you
by mattg
2021-03-17 02:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Stop bounce messages from exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Stop bounce messages from exchange

What is pineapple for if not for pizza? (Ham and Pineapple pizza - we call them Hawaiian pizza here in Australia, and they are great) Otherwise - Upside down pineapple cake, or perhaps next to the beetroot on a burger. Anyhoo This is not working on hMailsever generated bounces. I'm thinking since hM...
by mattg
2021-03-15 16:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Account configuration on outlook
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Account configuration on outlook

Is outlook same computer? Then Server = 127.0.0.1, ports as set in hmailservevr >> tcp/IP ports Outlook on same same domain? Then server = LAN IP ADDRESS Outlook on Internet ? Then try WAN IP address You can also use FQDN if you have a real domain and DNS records (Which you will need to receive mail...
by mattg
2021-03-15 16:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Stop bounce messages from exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Stop bounce messages from exchange

Global rule

From contains 'mailer-daemon'


works for me
by mattg
2021-03-15 01:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Trouble Creating New SQL Database
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Trouble Creating New SQL Database

7) Used Windows authentication in hMailServer Database Setup I think this step is where you went worng I think that step uses the permissions of the Windows user who is installing hMailserver, and not the created permissions for the user that you created for purpose. Try setting a username and pass...
by mattg
2021-03-14 03:22
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Modifying the Body before Forwarding
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Modifying the Body before Forwarding

SorenR wrote:
2021-03-13 19:32
I'm not really sure what else to use the "Groups" for ... :mrgreen:
Isn't that for Public folder permissions
by mattg
2021-03-11 12:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Question about using external accounts
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Question about using external accounts

Run this, and post the results
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=30914

Include rules for the account user2@freemailer2.com

Also please show a copy of your eventhandlers.vbs (Without any passwords shown)
by mattg
2021-03-09 04:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Latest microsoft exchange server hack
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Latest microsoft exchange server hack

It was an on-premises Exchange vulnerability that needed to be patched, it wasn't a hack, and it should not impact on you sending mail to them I can send mail to hotmail, outlook.com, and Office365 hosted domains However, I do have a client getting a weird error from his postfix (linux) server when ...
by mattg
2021-03-09 01:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Do Not Require Authentication AND Do Not Allow It!
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Do Not Require Authentication AND Do Not Allow It!

Add this to the bottom of your hMailserver.ini [settings] DisableAUTHList=25 ; Setting DisableAUTHList allows you to specify a comma-separated list of SMTP ports which authentication should not be enabled for. ; This is useful when working with legacy systems with malfunctioning SMTP support. You wi...
by mattg
2021-03-06 03:42
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Clean up X-Spam-Report
Replies: 75
Views: 3916

Re: Clean up X-Spam-Report

This is what I currently get -------- Forwarded Message -------- Return-Path: jacobbiggsdigitalservice@gmail.com Delivered-To: spam@example.com X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.4.2-mx.example.com (2018-09-13) on webserver.example.com.au X-Spam-Flag: YES X-Spam-Level: ************ X-Spam-Status...
by mattg
2021-03-03 02:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Feed Errors
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Feed Errors

cURL is a linux thing

Needed to read web based text files etc
by mattg
2021-03-02 14:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error 554 Too many Simultaneous Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Error 554 Too many Simultaneous Connections

Check hMailAdmin>Settings>Protocols>SMTP The max number of Simultaneous Connections should be set to zero (meaning unlimited number of connections) by default. That's Incoming I think, not outgoing. @uni What is your setting for Protocols >> SMTP >> Advanced >>Maximum number of recipients in batch ...
by mattg
2021-03-02 10:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Files locked in hMailserver / Data
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Files locked in hMailserver / Data

I'm going to call antivirus

Windows Defender, i think will reinstall itself if you don't add another AV
by mattg
2021-03-02 06:31
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Clean up X-Spam-Report
Replies: 75
Views: 3916

Re: Clean up X-Spam-Report

We don't have cellars or basements very often in Australia (Although some houses are completely built underground in very hot regions) Normally only have basements in tall buildings for car parking.These are normally called 'Lower Ground' if only one, or B1, B2 B3 etc (where B = Basement) for multip...
by mattg
2021-03-01 04:44
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Clean up X-Spam-Report
Replies: 75
Views: 3916

Re: Clean up X-Spam-Report

Huh... it turns out that this is even simpler than I thought. If oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report") <> "" Then oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report-Test") = Replace(oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report"), "*", vbCrLf & " *") oMessage.Save End If I also replace "* [" with "[" to stop the square bra...
by mattg
2021-03-01 03:31
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Clean up X-Spam-Report
Replies: 75
Views: 3916

Re: Clean up X-Spam-Report

Huh... it turns out that this is even simpler than I thought. If oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report") <> "" Then oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report-Test") = Replace(oMessage.HeaderValue("X-Spam-Report"), "*", vbCrLf & " *") oMessage.Save End If I also replace "* [" with "[" to stop the square bra...
by mattg
2021-03-01 03:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using home server with dynamic IP address
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Using home server with dynamic IP address

The company that hosts the email addresses of the TO and the FROM rejected your forward due to your IP being on a SPAMHAUS list

You will need to contact them
by mattg
2021-03-01 02:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Autoban not working?
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Autoban not working?

I have port 25 AUTH blocked, so they wouldn't even had the opportunity to try at my server (on port 25 at least)
by mattg
2021-02-28 23:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using home server with dynamic IP address
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Using home server with dynamic IP address

ALSO
Please show the internal diagnostics

AND
Run this and post the results
by mattg
2021-02-28 04:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The simplest possible question about SSL certificates
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: The simplest possible question about SSL certificates

Boom boom boom - good work SorenR I know that this is the simplest possible question about certificates but in all of the explanations and tutorials, all of them meta out one vital bit of info. this is NO simple question I agree I find that a certificate for mail.example.com doesn't always meet expe...
by mattg
2021-02-26 05:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Email sending error 550
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Email sending error 550

karishma wrote:
2021-02-26 04:14
Is it possible to anyhow send out email from external address to another external address?
That is set in IP ranges

Don't do that to the internet IP range or you will become an open relay

ALSO, please realize that most recipient servers will see these messages as spam
by mattg
2021-02-26 01:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Email sending error 550
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Email sending error 550

karishma wrote:
2021-02-25 15:18
I am running hmailserver 5.4.2 on windows server 2012.
Thats SEVEN years old

You should update to latest
by mattg
2021-02-26 01:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Attachment Block
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Attachment Block

I have this ini setting DNSBLChecksAfterMailFrom=0 ; DNSBLChecksAfterMailFrom now works. It was removed during the re-design of the spam protection but have been added again. ; By default, hMailServer runs DNS blacklists checks after SMTP/MAIL FROM. ; Some users prefer to have it running after the S...