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by kazmax
2006-02-26 01:36
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Denial of service attacks
Replies: 8
Views: 6193

:) Good lad! :)

I hope this doesn't infer that I am supposed to read all of the previous messages..... ;)

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-26 01:29
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Denial of service attacks
Replies: 8
Views: 6193

Re: Denial of service attacks

I don't know any good way around this problem, so I might change the name of the forum folder from time to time. So if you get a 404 when visiting the forum, go to the hMailServer main page and then click Forum in the main menu. Great. That'll keep me out then. I use NetCaptor which opens several (...
by kazmax
2006-02-26 00:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: About vbscript
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Thanks for confirming. I always wondered whether the other author was telling porkies :)
by kazmax
2006-02-25 23:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: upgrade to 4.2
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

I can confirm that upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 was a breeze - I did it 10 minutes ago and had no problem immediately using my email.
by kazmax
2006-02-25 23:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: About vbscript
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

About vbscript

I'm not an expert on this subject but remember a reference made by the author of another Windows-based mail server product that I used to use. The author of that product created his own proprietary scripting language for managing mail events, this language could sometimes be a little steep on the le...
by kazmax
2006-02-24 21:02
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Thoughts For The Day
Replies: 0
Views: 2665

Thoughts For The Day

Why is there only one monopolies commission?
by kazmax
2006-02-24 21:01
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 7
Views: 6216

Well, what an interesting subject. I sometimes think I may have multiple personalities, but I know that can't be true. At least most of the time ;)

Mr Jekyll
by kazmax
2006-02-22 20:05
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Footer - Discalimer
Replies: 27
Views: 25206

Oh I don't know..... ;)
by kazmax
2006-02-21 21:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MSSQL server being maxed out by hmailserver requests
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

I'm running 4.1 here so maybe the following has changed. On my SQL Server system table hm_deliverylog has no indexes and no relationships defined. Therefore searching for deliveryfilename equal to some value involves starting at the first record and walking thru the entire dataset until it finds the...
by kazmax
2006-02-21 19:59
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: 22222
Replies: 4
Views: 4649

Gordon Bennett. I thought I was bored! ;)

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-21 19:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MSSQL server being maxed out by hmailserver requests
Replies: 14
Views: 7109

More information would be required to diagnose this properly. However one thing which might possibly be relevant is the number of concurrent connections. MSDE is the free version of SQL Server and it throttles the database when the maximum number of connections is achieved. That used to be 5 concurr...
by kazmax
2006-02-21 19:54
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Footer - Discalimer
Replies: 27
Views: 25206

Disclaimer: I fialed Engerlish at schule, in fcat so baddly dat I neverer parsed ;)
by kazmax
2006-02-19 18:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: POP3 and .NET
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

Thanks Justin - those links look to be just what I'm after.

Seems a shame that Microsoft didn't add POP3 and maybe IMAP into the .NET libraries, they've done it for SMTP.

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-19 16:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: POP3 and .NET
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

POP3 and .NET

Not a problem for hMailServer - I wondered whether there was a resource on the Internet where I might find out about the following? I'm a .NET developer currently working on developing NT services for managing various business processes. Have been able to send email to an SMTP server no problem at a...
by kazmax
2006-02-16 18:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SQL Express 2005 service dependencies?
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Actually, I agree with your comments and especially with respect to server installations. I was coming from the perspective that this might have been installed on a workstation into which the user logs on every time. In which case a quick and dirty approach may have been sufficient.

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-16 12:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SQL Express 2005 service dependencies?
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

SQL Server can take a while to boot up and wipe its feet before coming ready. Just changing the order the services are launched in might not solve the problem. What you can do is start/stop hMailServer from a CMD prompt: NET START hMailServer NET STOP hMailServer So if you wrote a batch file with th...
by kazmax
2006-02-14 21:14
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Add X-RCPT-TO header to received messages
Replies: 4
Views: 5403

Perhaps there could be some configuration options to enable the user to define some custom headers. Spam filters often do this to advise on whether the message is considered to be spam or not.
by kazmax
2006-02-12 17:43
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Limit on invalid commands...
Replies: 13
Views: 9202

I've just realised that I may have joined a forum where there are some not very nice people..... ;)

.....Phew! I'm in good company!
by kazmax
2006-02-12 15:01
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Limit on invalid commands...
Replies: 13
Views: 9202

Wholeheartedly agree. And I'm a pacifist.
by kazmax
2006-02-12 13:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Version 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Okay, thanks for that. I only found out because I spotted another message on this forum which suggested 4.2 was out, and I thought "hello, have I been asleep?" ;)

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-12 13:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Version 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Version 4.2

I have a couple of comments about 4.2 - which I have only just found and downloaded (but not installed yet). 1) There doesn't appear to be an announcement for 4.2 in the announcements forum. 2) Maybe I missed it (a common personal failing!) but I can't lay my hands on instructions for upgrading from...
by kazmax
2006-02-12 02:03
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Limit on invalid commands...
Replies: 13
Views: 9202

::Shocked::

How could anyone ever be so nasty to that nice Mr Bush? He's created so many jobs in the defence (or should that be attack?) industry!

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-11 20:30
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Limit on invalid commands...
Replies: 13
Views: 9202

It may be wrong, but it's in the spammers interests that the message they wanted to send gets thru! So what if you have to read their stupidity by reading your anti-spam logs! I don't see spam going away anytime soon. When, and only when, spammers get to pay for the privilege of delivering their jun...
by kazmax
2006-02-10 23:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problems sending to many MANY people
Replies: 3
Views: 3573

Perhaps there will be a better explanation coming along, but I seem to recall that sending mail to a large recipient list thru an ISP can trigger the ISP's anti-spammer policy. I used to use an alternative mail server product which had the capability of delivering email direct to recipients, rather ...
by kazmax
2006-02-09 09:02
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Support for Linux
Replies: 82
Views: 107521

Before reaching too quickly for the "YES!" vote, try rewriting the question to: Do you want to pull development effort off of making the Windows version even better in order to create a Linux version? One thing to consider is that a Windows programming guru is not necessarily a Linux programming gur...
by kazmax
2006-02-09 08:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using SQL server 2000 on other server
Replies: 9
Views: 6068

Whilst what Martin suggests will work, using the SQL Server sa (system admin) account for logging onto a database is likely to be considered a big no-no in most organisations. That account has no limits whatsoever on SQL Server, delete what you want, change what you want. There's also the real possi...
by kazmax
2006-02-07 20:47
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Installer should backup database prior to updating it
Replies: 13
Views: 8000

I'm being nice. You should see me on a bad day..... ;)
by kazmax
2006-02-07 20:35
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Installer should backup database prior to updating it
Replies: 13
Views: 8000

That is my opinion too. If this sysadmin is so incompetent as to "forget" to do backups then my guess is that his employer is teetering on the edge of e-disaster.

The sysadmins I have been familiar with tended to be a royal pain in the sitting device with respect to doing backups.
by kazmax
2006-02-07 09:05
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Installer should backup database prior to updating it
Replies: 13
Views: 8000

There are more important things to spend time on IMHO. Maybe nice to have, but anyone who installs software updates knows full well they should backup anything which could be affected by the upgrade.
by kazmax
2006-02-06 23:10
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Option to include full db in backup
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

I'm using SQL Server and that has all the database backup I need built in.
by kazmax
2006-02-06 00:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: System Requirements? Able to run on a webserver?
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Make sure you disable the standard SMTP mail server before implementing hMailServer otherwise they will be fighting to control the same TCP/IP port.

But as Martin says, I wouldn't expect there to be any problems. That's exactly what I'm doing here on my Intranet and it works like a dream.

Andrew
by kazmax
2006-02-05 10:28
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Footer - Discalimer
Replies: 27
Views: 25206

Before we run away with the idea that these appendages are unenforceable, I beg to differ. Not because they are necessarily enforceable in law, but because if a half-decent lawyer was on the job it would certainly be used as ammunition to prop up a case. "M'lud, the plaintiff says he received no not...
by kazmax
2006-01-28 00:08
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forums very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 5414

Solved it. For the last several days our Internet connection here (supposed to be a 10M connection) has been rather s-l-o-w. Complaint from the kids saw me pick up the phone to NTL support, got put straight thru to Bangalore. And then the problems really started. Lost all Internet for a couple of ho...
by kazmax
2006-01-27 07:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Turning server PC off every night
Replies: 9
Views: 4884

It's interesting how people can dismiss possible causes because of a lack of personal experience. I was a field service rep for a large multinational for a few years, and I was responsible for a large range of customer installations. I can say with absolute certainty based upon personal experience t...
by kazmax
2006-01-25 05:15
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forums very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 5414

Odd. I'm not having problems with any other forum sites, but here I get the header image and maybe the menu immediately below - then it can take 20 seconds to produce the rest of the screen.

Oh well, obviously not something others are seeing. I'll go back to sleep.
by kazmax
2006-01-25 00:56
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forums very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 5414

Forums very slow

I'm finding that these forums are very slow to produce information. Seems to take quite a while to produce a screenful of postings etc. I'm on a 10M broadband connection so I know it isn't this end. This sort of suggests that wherever the forums are hosted the server can't pump the information fast ...
by kazmax
2006-01-25 00:50
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 6020

First step is to define what you mean to be a "mirror". The true definition is to have two hardware-resilient locations which keep in step with each other, so that if one changes the other is updated. There is failover capability so that if one goes down the other takes over - silently for the user....
by kazmax
2006-01-23 22:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Turning server PC off every night
Replies: 9
Views: 4884

You aren't receiving emails directly into Outlook using POP3 - your Outlook client is signing on to the ISP and making a specific request to pull any waiting messages. So if you implement hMailServer in a similar fashion your email will sit quite happily on the ISP's mail server until such time as h...
by kazmax
2006-01-22 18:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Fix e-mail for all domain
Replies: 6
Views: 3912

In my experience catch-alls are an invitation to be swamped with spam. A while back I had a catch-all on my domain and would see some 200 emails a day coming in there - 90% of which were the usual tripe, invariably addressed to some fictitious character who was never a member of the domain. I took a...
by kazmax
2006-01-22 16:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Fix e-mail for all domain
Replies: 6
Views: 3912

I believe that many ISP's in the UK and elsewhere require that certain email addresses are mandatory. Postmaster@ is one of those. In fact, I thought this was a requirement of the appropriate RFC on which the Internet heavily relies? Abuse@ is another nice-to-have on any domain because it provides a...
by kazmax
2006-01-22 10:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Message Storage Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

There is also the benefit that if you wanted to write an external utility to work with email files then it will be a lot easier working with an explicit path than it would be with a relational path - and that is especially true if the home directory is ever changed. I prefer the way it is right now....
by kazmax
2006-01-07 22:38
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Bug reporting system
Replies: 8
Views: 6940

Best one I've seen is OnTime 2006 - available with several different flavours of front-end - Windows App, Web interface, there's an API so's you can stitch the bug tracking application into something else which you write, there's an email service which can log bugs, tasks and enhancement requests au...
by kazmax
2006-01-06 00:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: set up
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

As Martin said. I came to hMailServer quite by accident a few days ago when I was searching for something entirely different on google. Hmm, looks interesting I thought and with a few minutes to spare I thought "what the heck". Half an hour later I had a basically working mail server. Over the cours...
by kazmax
2005-12-27 03:04
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Setting location for email database
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

I just discovered the hMailServer.ini file which seems to do the job I want. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising. Would be useful to expose these locations in the administrator though - that way users could change the locations after initial installation without having to mess with text edi...
by kazmax
2005-12-27 02:56
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Setting location for email database
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Setting location for email database

It would be nice if hMailServer had a configuration option to set its home folder for the email messages it is holding for a user to collect. I try to maintain a policy on my W2K server that programs which can be easily re-installed go on the C: drive, and data which needs to be backed up goes on th...