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by ajw
2007-01-31 20:58
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Plus addressing improvements
Replies: 0
Views: 2308

Plus addressing improvements

Two requests for plus-addressing improvements: 1) allow wider range of chars as + char (*all* chars!) 2) allow more than one char (i.e., allow + - _ and / at the same time; if you can't use "Joe+" at a site you can just use "Joe_" or "Joe-" or "Joe/") Rationale for request 1: A while back I tried us...
by ajw
2006-11-04 01:14
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

although, as I think of it - that means my kids can now download infected messages... (they should get caught locally though) Stupidly, I didn't keep anything to identify that infected message, so it may take me some time to search for it in my own downloaded messages... can't do it now 'cause wife ...
by ajw
2006-11-04 01:07
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Just like you said - exclude hMailServer's data directory from virus checking.

- Al -
by ajw
2006-11-04 00:45
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

oh, btw - I can get my mail now... :)

- Al -
by ajw
2006-11-04 00:37
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

Probably not the fault of the virus scanner - I'm pretty sure it's the nut on the keyboard... :) (I agree that you should fix it - even though it's technically not your fault, even my reaction was "dammit, why can't I get my mail *now*???" - like it's the mailserver's fault instead of that darn usel...
by ajw
2006-11-04 00:12
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

The source code is now available on the download page, so go ahead. :) Oh, you! ... you! ... you! Arrrgghhh!!!! :) (and how will you ever get us to pay for support if you post responses so quickly??? :) Btw, the data directory *was* excluded, but seems an upgrade (of AVG) wiped out my exclusions - ...
by ajw
2006-11-04 00:01
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access
Replies: 11
Views: 6162

blocked email download - my anti-virus preventing access

Right now I can't retrieve my email - a Bad Message is blocking things... I'm not sure if this has been addressed somewhere; I did a search but any search terms I could think of right now gave too many results... It's probably a "so configure your anti-virus right!" answer, but it's blocking me from...
by ajw
2006-11-01 00:49
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Greylisting
Replies: 8
Views: 5771

I tried greylisting earlier and was bummed - I forgot that I've got a service that accepts mail for me and then forwards it to me. (they've got redundant servers, etc...) So all I was doing was asking *their* server to come back later (and resend me the spam they'd already *accepted* for me!!) Ooops...
by ajw
2006-11-01 00:31
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: problematic message on logs folder
Replies: 22
Views: 11057

excellent! So you don't like *my* spam, eh? ok, so lemme just get your name on all those spammers lists!! :) Here's one spam corpus I found: The 2005 TREC Public Spam Corpus (trec05p-1) contains 92,189 email messages, with a chronological index labelling each as spam or ham (i.e. legitimate email). ...
by ajw
2006-10-31 23:48
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: problematic message on logs folder
Replies: 22
Views: 11057

Martin, I've got a few messages in my problematic directory, too - I'll zip 'em for you. Probably the same issue, but just in case... I get 5000+ spams a day (to my catchall account) - would you like them? I've got 11,392 in the Data folder right now. (more by the time you see and answer this... :) ...
by ajw
2006-10-30 06:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

no real need to check the sources - at least not necessary for me... I've upgraded now to 4.3-B242 and it's working fine. I've got a couple of oddities with my scripts, but I'll check them out more thoroughly before I complain :) as long as the latest is correct, that's reasonable to me. and hopeful...
by ajw
2006-10-27 23:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

from the Data Directory Synchronizer page...
E-mail are only delivered to local recipients to prevent mail from being re-sent to external addresses.
Ok, that's absolutely definitely not true in my case - I've sent you part of my log file to show it.

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-10-27 22:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

There's some info here as well: http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=reference_dds Ok, now wait a minute - I did a search for "data directory synchronizer" before I ran it - and nothing came up. Same for just "synchronizer". ( (I'm not a *complete* dummy - just mostly... :) Actually, I se...
by ajw
2006-10-27 22:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

I'll try to maybe perhaps get some time this weekend maybe to possibly upgrade to the newest beta - maybe... :) Gotta check my parental-control scripts on it anyway before it's released! (and get 'em posted for others...) I'd add as many events as possible to allow automation all over - personally I...
by ajw
2006-10-27 21:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL reports "duplicate entry ... for key 1"
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

I'd say that since hMailServer knows there's an error in the database, it should provide the means to fix it - as much as it can. At least for the built-in MySQL. It's not terribly unreasonable to ask a mail admin to learn to do what I did, but if it were "click here to try to fix the problem" it wo...
by ajw
2006-10-27 20:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP Error
Replies: 9
Views: 4774

chances are you've got a dynamic IP address - lots of servers won't accept mail from servers on a dynamic address because that's a clue that it might be a trojan'd machine sending spam... (seems to me that if there's MX records to the machine they should accept it, but they didn't ask me...) For sen...
by ajw
2006-10-27 20:28
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

I've got a backup mailserver (no-ip.com) so they would've kept my mail for a few days, so probably not-accepting mail would be the correct thing. I wonder if a special email *could* be sent to admins though - took me most of the day before I realized I really *wasn't* getting any mail... (busy with ...
by ajw
2006-10-27 18:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

oh, and here's the log as the message was received - shows the envelope recipient being me (alan ... ajw.com) "SMTPD" 2884 "2006-10-27 04:03:24.376" "204.16.252.100" "SENT: 220 ajw.com ESMTP" "SMTPD" 2884 "2006-10-27 04:03:24.470" "204.16.252.100" "RECEIVED: EHLO mail1.no-ip.com" "SMTPD" 2884 "2006-...
by ajw
2006-10-27 18:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: spam and odd recipients
Replies: 9
Views: 4658

spam and odd recipients

Last night I had a MySQL problem; that's fixed now, but I've got a bunch of messages that are acting oddly... I was watching the log and saw a message being relayed that shouldn't have been - I'm pretty sure it was spam sent from outside to outside. (IP Ranges does not allow external-to-external, an...
by ajw
2006-10-27 18:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL reports "duplicate entry ... for key 1"
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

Thanks, Martin! That did it - I stopped hMailServer and did REPAIR TABLE hm_messages and restarted hMailServer and the next message that came in worked fine. I'm running a backup now and then I'll run Data Directory Synchronizer. Oh, it's version 4.2.1 B197 -- I keep meaning to try the latest beta a...
by ajw
2006-10-27 07:28
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL reports "duplicate entry ... for key 1"
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

MySQL reports "duplicate entry ... for key 1"

I'm getting this error whenever the SMTP module is receiving an email... The log shows: "SMTPD" 2880 "2006-10-27 00:04:23.248" "204.16.252.100" "SENT: 220 ajw.com ESMTP" "SMTPD" 2880 "2006-10-27 00:04:23.326" "204.16.252.100" "RECEIVED: EHLO mail1.no-ip.com" "SMTPD" 2880 "2006-10-27 00:04:23.326" "2...
by ajw
2006-09-01 18:03
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: throttle SMTP relay (handle 450 too frequent connects)
Replies: 6
Views: 5946

I've been sending spam to Spamcop and a couple of other places for a while. My catchall account gets thousands of messages a day, so it can take a while to forward them. I can send from my mailreader (or MailWasher) to my local hMailServer *really* quickly, and then get back to doing things while th...
by ajw
2006-09-01 05:24
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: throttle SMTP relay (handle 450 too frequent connects)
Replies: 6
Views: 5946

I've got an odd setup - I send to local hMailServer (on my notebook) and that then sends to my home hMailServer which then sends via Comcast's server. (so if I'm travelling, I don't have to change anything). (I just discovered a problem - I can't connect hMailAdmin from my notebook to my home server...
by ajw
2006-08-31 02:47
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: throttle SMTP relay (handle 450 too frequent connects)
Replies: 6
Views: 5946

it does? No, the messages were *not* delivered. (I found out when someone called to ask about his email...) Oh, wait - yes, it does retry, but only a certain number of times. Then hMailServer sent this: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your message did not reach some or all of...
by ajw
2006-08-30 21:31
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: throttle SMTP relay (handle 450 too frequent connects)
Replies: 6
Views: 5946

throttle SMTP relay (handle 450 too frequent connects)

Comcast (and I presume others) don't allow sending too many messages too closely together, in an attempt to prevent sending spam. Recently I was travelling and answered a lot of mail offline, then sent it while I was drinking highly-caffinated drinks at Starbucks. I sent it to my home hMailServer wh...
by ajw
2006-06-17 02:33
Forum: Scripting
Topic: drop or delete email
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

The example for OnAcceptMessage shows how to reject a message: Sub OnAcceptMessage(oClient, oMessage) If oMessage.Size > 10 Then ' Reject the message since it's larger ' than 10 kb. Result.Message = "This message is too large" Result.Value = 2 Else ' Accept the message Result.Value = 0 End If End Su...
by ajw
2006-06-17 00:19
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 213
Replies: 41
Views: 25630

But I think many developers would release hMailServer in it's current version and call it "stable". Which I wont.
Oh, c'mon! Where's your sense of adventure? :)

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-06-16 00:26
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 213
Replies: 41
Views: 25630

Yes, there will be at least 2-3 more betas before I put it up on the download page. Oh, geez - you write *that much* buggy code?!?!?!?! I actually think I've been able to nail the problem that has caused the problems for me for such a long time. And embarringsly enough, it seems to have been caused...
by ajw
2006-06-15 18:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: 100% cpu usage after a few hours (POP3D
Replies: 14
Views: 6482

I use MailWasher, but I don't see the 100% CPU usage... I'll have to check to be absolutely sure; I use hMailServer on one machine for downloading all our mail from a commercial server, and send mail through a second hMailServer running locally on my notebook. (so MailWasher can send fast-fast-fast ...
by ajw
2006-06-15 18:07
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.3, build 213
Replies: 41
Views: 25630

Martin - will you be having another beta before release? I haven't gotten around to testing my parental-control scripts on 4.3 yet; wanted to wait for a few of the initial problems to be ironed out... (color me lazy... :) If you are, I'll test on that beta; if not, I'll get B213 and test against tha...
by ajw
2006-06-14 04:35
Forum: Scripting
Topic: creating a new email message
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

see:
Send notification on successful backup
http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2955

and

Send a warning email when user approaches mailbox limit
http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2382

- Al Weiner -
btw, did I ever mention - my middle name is Jay :)
by ajw
2006-06-08 18:57
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Cool illusion
Replies: 6
Views: 5221

that's cool enough I emailed the URL to a few friends - and I *never* do that!

- Al -
by ajw
2006-06-07 16:14
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Support for Linux
Replies: 82
Views: 107549

Virtual machines would be a great way to run hMailServer on a Linux box, or do the port to Linux (running Linux on a Windows box). I've just started playing with Ubuntu (version 6.06, newly released on 6/1/06) running in Virtual PC 2004 (which I *think* is now a freebie from Microsoft - not positive...
by ajw
2006-06-02 20:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: VMWare, netserver (WASP) and attached files
Replies: 5
Views: 3671

/me ponders running Windows XP with Virtual Server 2005 to run Linux and VMWare to run Windows again and run QEMU and and and... I wonder if I can slow a 2Ghz machine down to the speed of molasses? Or I could just run Vista... :) - Al Weiner - (who's thinking that if I did everything in multiple vir...
by ajw
2006-06-02 20:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: VMWare, netserver (WASP) and attached files
Replies: 5
Views: 3671

Just offhand, which virtualization software do you use?

oh, *duh*!! I just noticed the topic title... :)

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-06-02 20:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: VMWare, netserver (WASP) and attached files
Replies: 5
Views: 3671

I have virtualise my servers as I use Ubuntu most of the time and most of it works. *Cool*! I downloaded the new Ubuntu last night - I want to play with it over vacation. (figures; now that I've found hMailServer and it runs on Windows - *that's* when I'll finally move to Linux... :) Just offhand, ...
by ajw
2006-06-02 20:18
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Log file for bounced or rejected emails
Replies: 9
Views: 10628

sounds to me like it could be an event and then we can script whatever we want... :)

- Al Weiner -
(vote for more events!!)
by ajw
2006-06-02 20:16
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Have you seen this ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

yeah, that's right! Poor me!
(and don't you forget it!! :)

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-06-01 23:56
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You might have already seen this...
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

(Alan runs off to see how many broken computers he can sell on eBay...)

:)
by ajw
2006-06-01 18:40
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Have you seen this ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

(sounding like a politician...) (and in a big booming oh-so-self-important voice... :) And I promise to carry out the duties of my office to the utmost of my ability. I believe The People should get everything they are paying for! (obviously I'm no politician... that'd go on for 10 more paragraphs w...
by ajw
2006-06-01 18:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: benchmark - biggest running config
Replies: 13
Views: 9627

Re: interesting test.

@ajw: mmm your test seems interesting. if you want, as i am running VMWare, I can easily set up a test machine (and delete it when test is done). I could open a non standard SMTP port on the access router, redirecting to that test machine. the WAN connection is about 6Mbit, it'll be enough for test...
by ajw
2006-06-01 18:02
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Have you seen this ?
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

There's not that much spam posted - just assign one of us to monitor and delete it.

You can pay us, oh, say, what you charge for a license to run hMailServer!! :)


- Al Weiner -
(who remembers never to volunteer! :)
by ajw
2006-05-31 19:49
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Delay-spam-protection
Replies: 55
Views: 42340

I just checked the message-flow diagram at http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/3862/hmailmessageroutes3fo.png - the RBL checks are before OnAcceptMessage. Not sure if they can be set up to just put headers in the message (I don't believe so for version 4.2; not sure about the upcoming 4.3 - Martin? I...
by ajw
2006-05-31 19:40
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Delay-spam-protection
Replies: 55
Views: 42340

It's not quite what you want, but I set up parental controls using several scripts and rules. They use a whitelist to allow my kids to send and receive only addresses in their whitelist. I haven't posted them yet; been documenting them slowly. I'll get them up soon though. (I *have* been saying that...
by ajw
2006-05-31 19:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SPF and still SPAM
Replies: 22
Views: 11590

Message: 550 5.7.1 Your IP address x.x.x.x appears to be dynamically assigned. For more information see http://www.sorbs.net/lookup.shtml?x.x.x.x. If you have visited the SORBS site and still have issues, please email gtsrbl23@microsoft.com.. This is a common problem; I have the same problem. I'm o...
by ajw
2006-05-30 23:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No mail servers exists for the address
Replies: 15
Views: 9103

seems to me that it's better to deliver the mail than to follow the rules and not-deliver it... Make it a switch though, of course... (and don't hold up 4.3 for it! :) It's one thing if *your* MX records are wrong, but if you're trying to send to some other domain, and theirs are wrong but they say ...
by ajw
2006-05-30 23:01
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: I'd like multiple SMTP Relayers
Replies: 7
Views: 5665

No, I think it is useful for a home business. I would love multiple smtp relayers, in addition to an option to say "try directly sending" before it even uses the 1st relayer. Many recipients refuse accepting from my dynamic IP (but my IP is fast -- I can send to my gmail account in 2 seconds!), and...
by ajw
2006-05-30 18:19
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: I'd like multiple SMTP Relayers
Replies: 7
Views: 5665

they do, but there's no fallback if that route doesn't work. (uh, meaning they allow *sending* to a specific server when *sending* to that domain - when you say "for specific domains" I could read that as meaning when sending mail *from* one of your domains... just clarifying that the routes are for...
by ajw
2006-05-26 07:34
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hMailAdmin - can't create external fetch accounts remotely
Replies: 7
Views: 6544

I've fixed this in the 4.3 branch.

(in my best brain-dead valley-dude voice...)
Like, what took so long, dude? :)

4.3 is sounding *so* sweet!

- Al Weiner -
(who'll want 4.4's features about 3 days after settling in with 4.3... :)
by ajw
2006-05-23 15:31
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hMailAdmin - can't create external fetch accounts remotely
Replies: 7
Views: 6544

ok - I found it; it's under "community" I've entered this as a bug with "medium" priority. I would've made it "low" but it has the potential to create odd problems. It's more than just the inability to create the external account on a remote server - creating it locally makes it a whole different le...
by ajw
2006-05-23 15:08
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hMailAdmin - can't create external fetch accounts remotely
Replies: 7
Views: 6544

I don't seem to be able to reproduce this behaviour. Can you create external accounts remotely? I wouldn't necessarily expect to have them show up magically in accounts on the local machine (the one you're running hMailAdmin on) - I suspect that hMailAdmin makes changes to the local MySQL database ...
by ajw
2006-05-23 04:21
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: hMailAdmin - can't create external fetch accounts remotely
Replies: 7
Views: 6544

hMailAdmin - can't create external fetch accounts remotely

the short version: hMailAdmin can't create external accounts if it's running remotely. the long version: I have hMailServer running on \\Shuttle I have hMailAdmin running on my notebook. I can do normal admin activities; create accounts, etc, but if I try to add an external account for an account it...
by ajw
2006-05-23 01:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: benchmark - biggest running config
Replies: 13
Views: 9627

I'm in a perverse frame of mind... Caught myself thinking about stressing hMailServer by setting up a whole bunch of honeypot accounts and seeing how much spam I could get each day... (only problem is how do you turn the spigot off after the testing is done!! :) The other stress test - which I think...
by ajw
2006-05-22 22:56
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Seperating the log file
Replies: 30
Views: 24854

I can live with that!! :D

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-05-22 22:01
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Seperating the log file
Replies: 30
Views: 24854

while you're at it, Martin, can you age the event log file, too? (hmailserver_events.log) Right now the errors and activity logs are daily, but the event log is forever.

- Al Weiner -
by ajw
2006-05-22 21:54
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Seperating the log file
Replies: 30
Views: 24854

chocolate and vanilla... I prefer a single log file too (most of the time...) but there have been times I wanted more granularity. Seems to me it wouldn't be difficult to be able to specify two checkboxes for each log option: IMAP logging: [ ] daily (all-in-one) log file [ ] seperated (just IMAP) lo...
by ajw
2006-05-21 20:42
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: User last login time
Replies: 14
Views: 10571

Perhaps there should be an Activities tab in the account settings. When clicking on this tab, the x latest activities would be shown. I was thinking the activities log would be useful for the *user* to see if anyone's using their account when they shouldn't be - putting it in the admin tools wouldn...
by ajw
2006-05-21 01:05
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: User last login time
Replies: 14
Views: 10571

Craig's got the list, but I'd like to see more than just the last. I find there are *so many* times where I forget to check something before it's gone - there's no way I'll remember always to look at the "last time I logged in" or "last time I checked my mail" or such - but if I had a list of the la...
by ajw
2006-05-21 00:41
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Spam Trap
Replies: 4
Views: 3224

that's not the hard part - the hard part is how to recognize who actually sent it, from where, and how to recognize that email again. headers (including envelope) are spoofed a good portion of the time, so the sender's address, or any address in the headers can't be relied upon. If we could *just* g...
by ajw
2006-05-21 00:35
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: User last login time
Replies: 14
Views: 10571

why not be able to retrieve the last several activities? perhaps configurable for how many?

- Al Weiner -
(thinking it's so easy to suggest things *other* people should implement... :)