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by Carl
2009-08-18 04:46
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Add 'minimize to system tray' option?
Replies: 7
Views: 5042

Re: Add 'minimize to system tray' option?

I just put the management tool in my quick launch bar.
by Carl
2009-08-17 16:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Simple Question about path of saving
Replies: 19
Views: 3675

Re: Simple Question about path of saving

In the \bin directory is the hmailserver.ini file. It allows you to change the location of some files (with a restart of course).
by Carl
2008-06-09 17:46
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 5.0, build 290 (Alpha)
Replies: 10
Views: 9023

Re: hMailServer 5.0, build 290 (Alpha)

Yes man that 2 pixels :D I understand. My brother is like that too, poor guy. I went over to his house at Christmas and all the lights on his roof were the same color and facing the same direction except for one that was angled just a little bit differently. Knowing that he's a bit of a perfectioni...
by Carl
2008-06-09 17:33
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: <Doom> 's new signature
Replies: 20
Views: 11412

Re: <Doom> 's new signature

A little late on the response. All I can say is that Age of Conan is ebil.

I just had to add though: I won't name the post because I don't want to embarrass anyone directly, but I got a response to one question answered based on my signature line recently. Read the sig and not the post? :P
by Carl
2008-06-09 17:26
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Security Alert - Adobe Flash Player
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Re: Security Alert - Adobe Flash Player

Amazed their servers didn't go down when Blizzard announced it on the opening screen of World of Warcraft and all 8 million plus people went out to update at the same time. ;)
by Carl
2008-06-09 17:22
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: hMailServer easier to use
Replies: 12
Views: 6028

Re: hMailServer easier to use

And a separate post for Martin's question:

Don't make it any easier! That was Microsquish's goal with Windoze and it's already responsible for so much trouble. :P
by Carl
2008-06-09 17:21
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: hMailServer easier to use
Replies: 12
Views: 6028

Re: hMailServer easier to use

Slightly off topic, but I like the quote from the German general in WWII (I think it was Rommel) that goes something like: The American Army succeeds in war because war is chaos, and the American Army practices chaos on a daily basis. :P Also though, as a business major and statistician, I object to...
by Carl
2008-05-18 02:32
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: hMail broke
Replies: 33
Views: 15649

Re: hMail broke

Not a developer, programmer, or even certified IT guy. (Certified crazy, but that's another story. :P) But at a guess it seems like going to an external database would require one more (very small) level of communications. Could be wrong, ignorant, or both though. That's the only possible difference...
by Carl
2008-05-09 15:54
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Static IPs
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Static IPs

Ok. that makes sense. So the router would try and ask the modem which IP it had and the modem would respond basically, which one do you want? I think this is going to end up being a little easier than I thought. :) You'd think googling setup multiple IPs modem would have given at least one thing exp...
by Carl
2008-05-09 06:26
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Static IPs
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Static IPs

Ok, so at least the home network is safe. Why is the router even wanting a static IP that is internet resolvable? Is that normal?
by Carl
2008-05-08 20:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Win Server 2003 + hMailServer + SquirrelMail + SpamAssasin
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Re: Win Server 2003 + hMailServer + SquirrelMail + SpamAssasin

The documentation is a good start. It covers the basics on most of that. After that I suggest forum searches. :)
by Carl
2008-05-08 20:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: attachment can't be read, it look likes mail source code
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: attachment can't be read, it look likes mail source code

The compatibility pack mentioned should solve the problem. .doc is the old Office format.
by Carl
2008-05-08 20:21
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Static IPs
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Static IPs

Only slightly hMailServer related, which is why it's here, but I figure in doing all the other stuff with the mail server, someone here would be able to tell me what's happening. I used to have a single static IP for my machine and one for the gateway. *.*.1.205 and *.*.1.206 let's call them. The se...
by Carl
2008-05-01 07:30
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: IP Ranges and allowed Hostnames
Replies: 11
Views: 8484

Re: IP Ranges => Hostnames

98% of the computer people out there know just enough to be dangerous and not enough to be useful.
The other 2 percent stay in hiding so that they don't get constant questions about how to fix things.
by Carl
2008-04-28 03:49
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Windows Server 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Windows Server 2008

I've run both the current stable and the v5 alpha on it. The only issues I've found so far are with connecting to stand-alone SQL servers. That seems to be a problem with with 2008 though, and not with hMailServer.
by Carl
2008-04-24 02:11
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 12405

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

Yeah.

Well. I couldn't follow it. :P
by Carl
2008-04-23 16:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 12405

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

Never heard of that one.

Do you use a log parser to track what is rejecting what? I'm trying to find a good way to check what lists are rejecting anything. So far I do a "Find" on the word "rejected" but there's got to be a more automated way.
by Carl
2008-04-23 16:54
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Does hMailServer 5.0 support Native IPv6?
Replies: 15
Views: 9320

Re: Does hMailServer 5.0 support Native IPv6?

I was reading an article the other day on slashdot saying that IPv4 is going to run out of addresses around 2010...forcing IPv6 to come into play. The same thing has been being said since before 2000, usually about two years out. That doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it's like the old story ...
by Carl
2008-04-23 02:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: 530: Auth.. required, but it should go to catchall address
Replies: 10
Views: 2346

Re: 530: Auth.. required, but it should go to catchall address

minzt wrote:Yeah but that's no substitute for local help text on the page or through pop-ups. You'd probably get half as many queries in these forums if you had it.
Less, but I doubt by much. :P
by Carl
2008-04-22 22:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: I'm Hit
Replies: 28
Views: 6658

Re: I'm Hit

Just to reiterate what's already said: If you haven't already, unplug the server. Most places will resend if they find it down temporarily.

Double posted with Martin, but it still mostly applies. :P
by Carl
2008-04-22 18:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to purge a mail box
Replies: 6
Views: 3097

Re: How to purge a mail box

Even if you just manually deleted the directory by dumping it into the recycle bin, that many emails would take a long time.
by Carl
2008-04-22 01:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?
Replies: 4
Views: 10852

Re: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?

I understand I am running on dynamic IP, but this IP hasn't been changed for years. So fortunately I don't have to pay that extra 5 bucks...at least for now. :mrgreen: Shhhh! Don't say that outloud! The Comcast spies will hear it and start changing it. :P I had the same address for over a year too ...
by Carl
2008-04-21 23:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?
Replies: 4
Views: 10852

Re: How to setup smarthost for hmailserver?

Or contact Comcast and consider paying the extra $5 a month for a static IP.
by Carl
2008-04-21 01:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Blocking false NDRs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: Blocking false NDRs?

Provided that you have things set to not allow SMTP without authentication, the easiest solution is to have the user change their password.

And yes, the spam going through currently will give your IP a bad rating with the various RBLs.
by Carl
2008-04-20 19:06
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripting Reference
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Re: Scripting Reference

Yep, I plan on helping with that. It is actually part of the documentation, but most people look in the place labeled "scripting." :P
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails
Replies: 10
Views: 3696

Re: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails

I'm afraid I couldn't tell you with any degree of certainty. I know that I've rebooted and not had it happen, but I don't know if it has only happened straight after a reboot. The reason I ask, is that Vista and Server 2008 added a "stability enhancing" feature that restores information that it thi...
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:49
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Confused about the IP Range setting...
Replies: 7
Views: 3880

Re: Confused about the IP Range setting...

redrummy wrote:REQUIRE AUTHENTICATION for deliveries TO REMOTE ACCOUNTS on your Internet range or you will be used as a spam relay!
Slight derail, but why is this even an option still? Is there some standard that requires it?
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails
Replies: 10
Views: 3696

Re: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails

I still don't know for sure what the problem is, but I was pretty sure I could "smell" Vista or Server 2008 somewhere.

Do these duplicates show up after a reboot only, or at any time randomly?
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:44
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripting Reference
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Re: Scripting Reference

Scripting Documentation

It all starts there.
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Best practices to send emails "on behalf of" others?
Replies: 5
Views: 5878

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

I use a similar method to see what sites violate their "privacy agreement." With a little scripting, you might be able to place a valid return address in the email itself. Unfortunately, when it comes to scripting, I'm part of the 98% that knows just enough to be dangerous and not enough to be useful.
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't restore individual user?
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: Can't restore individual user?

It still sounds strange that it would take that long time. In version 5, I've rewritten DDS from scratch so it runs several times faster. It's still not possible to synchronize just one account in that version though. Sounds like a good feature to add It'd be nice even on a small installation like ...
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails
Replies: 10
Views: 3696

Re: Users occasionally receiving duplicate emails

What server 0S/SQL server combination are you using? How are you working backups?
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Run Time Error 91: Cannot Install - Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Re: Run Time Error 91: Cannot Install - Help!

There is nothing in the logs folder but interestingly the my.ini file in MySQL folder (inside HMailServer) says that the port is 3307 (I did instruct the database setup to go to 3306). Most SQLs use an internal and external port, so it's not totally uncommon to see a port setting that's different. ...
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error using external database MySQL
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

Re: Error using external database MySQL

Hi Carl do you have the same problem if you use the internal mysql rather than the external mysql? No, I didn't with the internal database, but that's being connected to hmailserver in a totally different manner. To be honest, I haven't even searched for a solution for it. My installation is small ...
by Carl
2008-04-20 18:06
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Development pace...
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

Re: Development pace...

martin wrote: Starting august, I will work full time on hMailServer so at least then things should speed up. :)
You have a working product and have kept saying that you don't know when new releases will be out. This is great news though.

I planned on making my donation about August. Was that good timing? ;)
by Carl
2008-04-18 15:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can't send mail but able to receive
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: Can't send mail but able to receive

josephting wrote:So, static IP is required to host a fully working mail server?
Not really. But a static IP is required if you want the email you send to not be considered spam. Many places will not receive email from a dynamic address and many more just delete it when they get it.
by Carl
2008-04-18 14:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error using external database MySQL
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

Re: Error using external database MySQL

MySQL has some issues with Server 2008, and I'd assume the same issues with Vista. If the firewall is open to port 3306 (or whatever you're using for MySQL) then you're having the same problem I have. In my case I get that error no matter what I install to use MySQL, so I assume it's a MySQL error.
by Carl
2008-04-12 06:27
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Error Log
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Re: Error Log

If the path it names already exists, are the permissions set to allow Network Service to read and write to it?
by Carl
2008-04-09 07:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried installing to Windows 2008 Server?
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Re: Has anyone tried installing to Windows 2008 Server?

Both 4.4 and 5 alpha have run fine for me.
by Carl
2008-04-08 21:51
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 12405

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

To me, if one blocks a single message once a year that the others don't, it's worth keeping the rbl running on hMS for me. A higher volume server may not feel the same way. The main reason for my maintaining my own rbl is that none of those listed do a very good job of tracking spam in the US. At le...
by Carl
2008-04-08 16:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 12405

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

With a lot of scripting and programming, possibly, if you're running your own DNS server. In my case, the best I could do (if I could script) would be take the information provided by a log parsing script and add it manually to my own DNS records, since the DNS server I use is not mine. If you're go...
by Carl
2008-04-08 05:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Need help fixing hmail server
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Need help fixing hmail server

I could go out there, but it seems like it'd be easier to try and solve it here first. I'll email that, just in case you're not looking.
by Carl
2008-04-08 04:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP-Authentication Error
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re: SMTP-Authentication Error

I agree that it's probably not the firewall, since that usually means no communication. What I'm trying to figure out is why hMS is requesting authentication in one area and not the other... Failed: "SMTPD" 2172 55 "2008-04-07 22:21:14.781" "62.xxx.xx.55" "SENT: 220 mail.areldomain.gr ESMTP" "SMTPD"...
by Carl
2008-04-06 20:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No mail servers exists for the address.
Replies: 16
Views: 6396

Re: No mail servers exists for the address.

Greta wrote:No it is only to gmx.at and it is an official IP number not an IP number from a provider series.
Does this mean that you're running your own DNS server or that your IP is assigned and doesn't change?
by Carl
2008-04-06 20:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: moving hMailServer to a new partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: moving hMailServer to a new partition?

Search is your friend It was even on the first page with an obvious title. :P
by Carl
2008-04-06 20:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to backup or connect to the hmailserver mysql database
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: How to backup or connect to the hmailserver mysql database

I'm not sure that I'm following you on this. You want to connect to the internal data used by hMail Server using ODBC through ACCESS to get the information? I'm not sure at all how to do that, since it's running internally. That would be a question for Martin. I do know that if you install MySQL aft...
by Carl
2008-04-06 16:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to backup or connect to the hmailserver mysql database
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: How to backup or connect to the hmailserver mysql database

You have three choices on the external database. You use MSSQL, MySQL, and once v5 comes out, you'll be able to use Postgres. All of these are set up using the DBSetup.exe file in %\bin after installation, or in the case of 4.4 are part of the installation sequence. It's all here: in the instruction...
by Carl
2008-04-06 07:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Returning more information in SEND_ERROR_NOTIFICATION
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: Returning more information in SEND_ERROR_NOTIFICATION

Sounds like you want to know the scripting commands. They are all listed in the documentation.
by Carl
2008-04-05 23:11
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Documentation Project?
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: Documentation Project?

Or I'd be happy to work on v5 documentation. I figure at the worst, I'll learn something.
by Carl
2008-04-05 23:07
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hm_deliverylog table structure
Replies: 8
Views: 5086

Re: hm_deliverylog table structure

redrummy wrote:Don't insult DooM & Martin by lumping me in with them... I'm still relatively new around here. ;)
Maybe, but you have more posts than Martin.

That's not on topic either is it?
by Carl
2008-04-05 20:26
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hm_deliverylog table structure
Replies: 8
Views: 5086

Re: hm_deliverylog table structure

Martin while your changing hMail to suit this guy can you add a full webmail system and webserver into hMail as well so I don't have to do any work ;) I was hoping for asp administration over the web and a nice feature that allows users to set up their own email. They already exist, but we might as...
by Carl
2008-04-05 18:22
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Documentation Project?
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Documentation Project?

Let me start by saying that I don't see anything wrong with the current documentation. But I worked in publishing in another life, so it's something to which I think I can make a contribution. I just want to make sure that I'm not working on something that is already done. I want to go through and c...
by Carl
2008-04-05 18:04
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 5.0, build 287 (Alpha)
Replies: 27
Views: 12210

Re: hMailServer 5.0, build 287 (Alpha)

Yes, I was guessing that was what was being said. If I was right, could it be something wrong with with the .NET installation? I mean while I'm throwing out useless guesses, why stop early. ;)
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:54
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I've been wondering...
Replies: 8
Views: 4696

Re: I've been wondering...

I think no matter how well you word it, people are still generally clueless, but it's a start. phpBB 3 also allows you to place the forum rules at the top of each forum, in a bright red text by default. That might further clear up the confusion. You know, if there's a "no de-railing" rule, I'm in bi...
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: qmail to hmailserver
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: qmail to hmailserver

- How can I migrate my mail from qmail into hmailserver ? I'm not sure on this because I'm just a user too. When I migrated from postfix et al, I gave the users plenty of warning, turned on the receiving on the new account so emails were being delivered there for about 24 hours. Of course this mean...
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Winsock error, problems sending mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: Winsock error, problems sending mail

freemailer wrote:I have checked for port 25 and its open .
There goes my first guess. ;)
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:27
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hm_deliverylog table structure
Replies: 8
Views: 5086

Re: hm_deliverylog table structure

I'll wait and see what Redrummy, Doom, and Martin think...
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:16
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 5.0, build 287 (Alpha)
Replies: 27
Views: 12210

Re: hMailServer 5.0, build 287 (Alpha)

Apparently on the Administration Panel, under "Status," if you go the "Server Warnings" box and select a warning and then click the "show" button, it pops up another box that doesn't have a way of being closed other than hitting the enter key.

I haven't actually done this so I don't know. :P
by Carl
2008-04-05 16:12
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Improving backup
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: Improving backup

Why not just have a checkbox that says, "Merge with existing data." Otherwise have the default behavior be as you said.
by Carl
2008-04-04 23:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is it possible to create an own DNS-Blacklist?
Replies: 37
Views: 12405

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

Yes, basically what you're doing is creating DNS entries that include the offending IP in reverse. So with my site, if I receive a spam email from 1.2.3.4 as the IP, I will create an entry for 4.3.2.1.rbl.skunkmanor.com When the server checks the dns records for that IP it comes back positive and hM...