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by Lee Thompson
2019-09-04 09:27
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 5.7
Replies: 105
Views: 14032

Re: hMailServer 5.7

Is the MySQL drop in replacement MariaDB (https://mariadb.org/) compatible with 5.7? (Either the 5.5.x or 10.x branch?)

How does 5.7 handle upgrading from 5.6.x (with the old database stuff)?
by Lee Thompson
2018-04-11 20:48
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: ARC (Authenticated Received Chain)
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: ARC (Authenticated Received Chain)

I'd like to see DMARC added to hMailServer as well (https://dmarc.org/ for info for the dev team).
by Lee Thompson
2015-12-30 19:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

Just a follow up. The backup function is still crashing periodically but not as often: minidump_2015-10-16 001443_{5E617E59-8A32-48B4-9C07-0A42BC782381} minidump_2015-12-01 001624_{7C8AB35F-4DBC-4D26-BFDB-5C64129B2093} minidump_2015-12-04 001730_{75845246-1D84-46FF-A3DD-58C3C81CA3D9} My batch file n...
by Lee Thompson
2015-08-01 04:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

btw I'm not the police; I don't care how you use hmailserver (as long as you aren't a spammer - then I care). I was trying to say that a small install with only a few accounts would be unlucky to experience the backup trying to handle a mail message that is in the delivery queue in the few seconds ...
by Lee Thompson
2015-08-01 01:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

you do realise that the built in MS SQL CE is intended only for very small home installations, and it is against the EULA of that product to use this database in a commercial environment. If the builtin hmailserver backup works, to change database you simply need to:- 1. back up (compressed includi...
by Lee Thompson
2015-07-31 23:11
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

I physically stop and start the service (rather than pause it) in my script to prevent this happening, and the service is offline for about 30 seconds whilst it does an MIRROR update of the files and takes a dump of MySQL database. I think 30 seconds in the dead of night is is far more acceptable (...
by Lee Thompson
2015-07-31 11:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

hMailServer 5.6.3-B2249 Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard Edition) MSSQL CE Well, my workaround batch file to clean up when hMailServer's backup job crashes is working, however, the exceptions do seem to be occurring more often than you might expect. I have the backup scheduled to run the nightly at...
by Lee Thompson
2015-06-08 22:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

I've written a batch file to trigger hMailServer backups and recover if the backup process has crashed on the prior run as a workaround. I thought I'd share it in case other people are running into this issue. The script, on my system (Windows Server 2008 R2), is called "backup_hmailserver.bat". It'...
by Lee Thompson
2015-05-25 03:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

I'm using the built-in function that's triggered by the included StartBackup.vbs script in Addons\Utilities.
by Lee Thompson
2015-05-25 00:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

There still seems to be an issue with this crashing periodically. Fortunately, it's not occurring very often. While the backup is taking place, users can check/delete mail, the server can receive mail etc, and that's all good, however, hMailServer's backup function throws an exception if a file it t...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-08 07:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

Hmm I don't think this works.

wscript/cscript returns IMMEDIATELY after issuing Call oApp.BackupManager.StartBackup() so oApp.Start occurs right away and doesn't "lock it" for the duration of the backup job.
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-08 06:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

Solution is to pause the mailserver during backup. Following mods to startbackup.vbs will do that. i.e. pause mail delivery (oApp.Stop) and resume (oApp.Start) either side of actual backup without actually shutting down hmailserver service. I think that's a great idea really. Archiving an in-use fi...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-08 04:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Help setting up SMTP server
Replies: 22
Views: 5054

Re: Help setting up SMTP server

jimimaseye wrote:Just a thought from me....

I dont understand. Why cant the scanner simply be set to point at 'health.com' as the smtp server (instead of [hmaliserver address])?
I was avoiding names since I didn't know if the scanner would be setup to use DNS lookups or not and was just trying to keep it simple.
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-08 04:08
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

are you using compression option when you dump? Where are you dumping to and is the folder being scanned by real time AV program? If so then try switching off AV while you do backup or exclude the backup folder from your AV scan. And check your AV logs to see if anything is happening during the bac...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-06 07:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Help setting up SMTP server
Replies: 22
Views: 5054

Re: Help setting up SMTP server

If it's all going to be local only, it's a lot simpler. You don't need to worry about port 25 inbound/outbound outside of your LAN at all. You will need to create accounts in hMailServer hMailServer will need to be configured for your local e-mail domain. No need to worry about DNS records. No need ...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-06 06:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Help setting up SMTP server
Replies: 22
Views: 5054

Re: Help setting up SMTP server

okay, then using that IP address of the machine that hMailServer is on, when I send a email hMailServer should pick up that email and forward it to the email inbox I need the scanned imaged to correct? I have couple of people in my department; we will call them matt, john, and fred. They each have ...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-06 05:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Help setting up SMTP server
Replies: 22
Views: 5054

Re: Help setting up SMTP server

In the scanner's configuration, what will work best is your LAN IP address of the machine running hmail.
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-06 04:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

It looks like the backup job may be trying to backup files that are currently in a delivery queue and then crashes after the file is removed after the delivery is complete in the meantime? "ERROR" 904 "2015-01-19 02:19:44.476" "Severity: 2 (High), Code: HM4208, Source: ExceptionHandler::Run, Descrip...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-06 04:15
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

You're quite right, 5.6. Here's a log entry, I've redacted the domain name and user name. This may not be the root cause, I just noticed when it crashes, it does not clean up the DataBackup folder. I'm going to go through some more logs and will post more detail soon. "ERROR" 4444 "2015-02-04 02:15:...
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-03 21:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

Backup is nightly. When the DMP occurs it never 'terminates' that backup instance, hence the messages.

Data folder isn't that big.
by Lee Thompson
2015-02-03 19:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 10471

[BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

hMailServer: 2.6 Build 2145 I've been running hmailserver for years and there seems to be a newish issue with the backup script. Twice now there's been a crash of some kind (dump files are produced) and after that occurs, hmailserver still works but the backup script does not. In this case, during t...
by Lee Thompson
2014-11-12 21:56
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Support for emailReg.org White List RBL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Support for emailReg.org White List RBL?

There's a service now doing a 'whitelist' RBL called emailReg. Information is here http://www.emailreg.org/index.cgi?p=usage While I'm not terribly thrilled that to get ON the list you need to jump through hoops and pay some money every year, it would be cool if I could at least use it as a whitelist.
by Lee Thompson
2013-06-28 22:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Handling Stalking
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Handling Stalking

One of my users is having a problem with a cyberstalker. I'd like to set up an account based rule to reply to the offender, that includes the original message and then delete the message. Are there any macros to include this information? Even better would it be possible to issue a 500 level message ...
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-11 06:19
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Specify DNS NameServer to be used by HMailServer
Replies: 29
Views: 31172

Re: Specify DNS NameServer to be used by HMailServer

I'd like the *option* to be able to specify hMail to use a specific DNS. I have to use Windows DNS internally on my network (Active Directory Domain) and sometimes I don't think Windows DNS does a great job with root lookups. I'd much rather point hMailServer at a machine running BIND or my ISP DNS ...
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-03 07:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)

The machines being sent to are not under my control.

It looks like you were correct though, after a delay (24 hour?) all hosts seem to be accepting e-mail from either WAN.

Thanks!
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-01 04:28
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Periodic RBL Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 5534

Periodic RBL Problems

While troubleshooting some other issues I've noticed this happening a lot: "TCPIP" 1644 "2012-08-31 19:04:40.404" "DNS query failure. Treating as temporary failure. Query: 125.162.136.216.zen.spamhaus.org, Type: A/AAAA, DnsQuery return value: 11002. Message: This is usually a temporary error during ...
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-01 04:00
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)

I'm doing some tests since mattg said it probably didn't matter with the PTRs but I'm getting mixed results. I temporarily set the load balancing router to force outgoing mail to go out over WAN-2 and changed hMailServer's name to use for HELO to one that has multiple A records (each external IP is ...
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-01 02:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

SMTP HELO/EHLO with multiple ISPs (Load Balanced)

I will say up front that I don't see a good solution for this problem. I'm posting this partially just to discuss the issue and also in a desperate hope that someone more clever has figured out a way to make this work. I have a rather complex setup. I have a load-balancing router and two ISPs. (One ...
by Lee Thompson
2012-09-01 02:00
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Possible hMailServer DKIM Validation Bug (5.3.3-B1879)
Replies: 0
Views: 2426

Possible hMailServer DKIM Validation Bug (5.3.3-B1879)

hMailServer 5.3.3-B1879 I've recently caught hMailServer in passing invalid DKIM signatures as valid. I'm just going to be posting small snippets in this message, for more detail please visit: http://pastebin.com/XqyekxBu for the hMailServer log (debug) of the session. http://pastebin.com/heMexJVn f...
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-20 04:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: Problem with PHPWebAdmin

Update. I got it working by changing the user the web server is using for the virtual directory in IIS. I have it logging in as my domain account instead of the local IUSR_ account. I don't have this web server open from the internet so this is an adequate solution for me. I'm still unsure why we co...
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-20 03:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: Problem with PHPWebAdmin

Guess you're all stumped too :) I tried running the initialize.php from the command line and I got an entirely different error. Not sure if this helps any but... Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'com_exception' with message 'Parameter 0: Type mismatch. ' in C:\Program Files\hMailServer\PHPWebAdmin\in...
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-15 12:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: Problem with PHPWebAdmin

martin wrote:Can you temporarily give Everyone access to the hMailServer DCOM object to see if that has any effect?
Same error, unfortunately.
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-15 11:56
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: Problem with PHPWebAdmin

I'm guessing it is still a permission issue. Don't see what else it could be.. What are the IIS users you've given access to and what access have you given? For the hMailServer DCOM object: Launch/Activate: Customize IIS_WPG, IUSR_ORII, IWAM_ORII. Initially I set only Local Launch & Activation. In ...
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-15 11:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: Problem with PHPWebAdmin

PHP Version 5.2.8
by Lee Thompson
2009-01-15 11:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem with PHPWebAdmin
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Problem with PHPWebAdmin

Yup, another one of these! :) I've been searching the forum for awhile and while some folks have had similar problems the solutions did not work for me. System: Windows 2003 Server R2 with SP2. Running IIS6. The Problem: The web admin page comes up with the following error: [15-Jan-2009 01:17:05] PH...