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by BOOZy
2016-03-02 10:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem to start hMailserver
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Problem to start hMailserver

To close this thread, Alain dropped into the IRC chat room yesterday and we had a go at at.
In the end he solved it himself by deleting the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\hMailServer register key.
by BOOZy
2015-10-21 16:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problems with receiving emails from some servers (rambler.ru, steampowered.com etc.)
Replies: 90
Views: 27764

Re: Problems with receiving emails from some servers (rambler.ru, steampowered.com etc.)

Heh, you're right.
I had a short bout of too much trust in the insight and skills of people in general, don't worry, it has passed :P
by BOOZy
2015-10-21 15:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problems with receiving emails from some servers (rambler.ru, steampowered.com etc.)
Replies: 90
Views: 27764

Re: Problems with receiving emails from some servers (rambler.ru, steampowered.com etc.)

The problem with Cisco PIX models (they're called ASA now) is far in the past.
Any model with PIX OS version 7 or higher works just fine.

Side note, on consumer grade routers with packet inspection, I gather most here turn off these features without even looking at them.
by BOOZy
2015-10-21 15:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Local Mail on LAN with no internet connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Local Mail on LAN with no internet connection

What not use the smtp service that comes with IIS?
It's a lot easier to setup and doesn't need a database.
You don't need a fully fledged mail server for such simple relaying stuff.
by BOOZy
2014-03-21 13:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Outlook error 0x800CCC0B
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Outlook error 0x800CCC0B

Actually, this is a spam message.
The posted link is click-bait.
by BOOZy
2014-03-21 12:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using Kaspersky AV 8.0 as external virus scanner
Replies: 7
Views: 4740

Re: Using Kaspersky AV 8.0 as external virus scanner

The hMailServer service runs as 'local system' by default. You are testing the batch file with (I assume) the administrator account. The external program which hMailServer executes will be run with 'local system' credentials and environment. Running the hMailServer service under different credential...
by BOOZy
2014-01-24 20:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IRC server down
Replies: 9
Views: 3958

Re: IRC server down

I might have fixed the "The 6bone address space is deprecated" issue.
by BOOZy
2014-01-24 20:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IRC server down
Replies: 9
Views: 3958

Re: IRC server down

This server is literally something I just threw together in my lunch break.
As such the config is far from complete and one of the many things not working is SSL.
by BOOZy
2014-01-24 13:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IRC server down
Replies: 9
Views: 3958

IRC server down

As some of you might have noticed already, the (by volunteers operated) IRC server is down at the moment. More details will follow later. In the mean time for those with IRC withdrawal, you can join the IRC server I have thrown together in 15 minutes on: server: irc.boozy.info channel: #hmailserver ...
by BOOZy
2012-07-11 17:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer with Exchange Server
Replies: 11
Views: 4808

Re: hMailServer with Exchange Server

If you're only using the hmailserver as a glorified POP connector you could have sufficed with a dummy domain to collect the external pop accounts, that way there's no collision with the domain on the Exchange server. If there's a combination of Exchange accounts and POP accounts on the hmailserver,...
by BOOZy
2012-07-03 16:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Could not connect to xxxx on port 25 since this would be con
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: Could not connect to xxxx on port 25 since this would be

A recommendation in the documentation should suffice.
by BOOZy
2012-07-03 16:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Could not connect to xxxx on port 25 since this would be con
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

Re: Could not connect to xxxx on port 25 since this would be

Just a follow up. The OP contacted us on IRC where we manged to track the source of the issue. There was a typo in the domain name of the receiving e-mail address. Normally this would result in a bounce, but in this case the DNS server resolved the non existing domain and pointed the MX record back ...
by BOOZy
2012-06-29 16:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DKIM for non-hosted domains
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Re: DKIM for non-hosted domains

If you could forge DKIM signatures like that the whole idea of DKIM would be pointless.
by BOOZy
2012-05-30 19:22
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: "Sleep" function in COM API
Replies: 17
Views: 10084

Re: "Sleep" function in COM API

Why would you want to slow down your mail threads, potentially killing your server?
by BOOZy
2012-03-22 18:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: port 25 open still can't send
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

Re: port 25 open still can't send

Your ISP might have a dedicated relay server aside from their normal smtp server.
Better give them a call and ask if they do.

If they don't maybe you can use a mail relay service, although that probably costs about the same as a small VPS.
by BOOZy
2012-03-22 17:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: Exchange

You'll need to create routes for the domains that are handled by the Exchange server. (settings -> protocols -> smtp -> routes). Use authentication (delivery tab). SSL is optional but you can't use the administrator account. If you're mixing POP3/IMAP on the hMailServer with Exchange accounts you'll...
by BOOZy
2012-03-22 17:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: phpwebadmin
Replies: 9
Views: 3359

Re: phpwebadmin

Does the rooturl in the config.php match with the hostheader in IIS?
by BOOZy
2012-03-22 17:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hmailserver service hangs, ceases to send mail
Replies: 14
Views: 5271

Re: hmailserver service hangs, ceases to send mail

In your original post you mentioned using SQL Server 2005 on that box, but not for hMailserver. What I'd like to know is: - how much memory SQL server is using - the result of what a simple 'netstat -nao' gives you when hMail is throwing errors at you. You simply might just run out of memory -> swap...
by BOOZy
2011-04-16 20:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Spam from local mail
Replies: 20
Views: 5981

Re: Spam from local mail

Check the logs of the web service for the times you've received the spam.
To me it looks like either a webmail leak or a mail form being abused.
by BOOZy
2011-04-16 19:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP testing question
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: IMAP testing question

Maybe your router/firewall is having trouble with more than x NAT entries.
by BOOZy
2010-11-05 18:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Cnot login to WebAdmin
Replies: 24
Views: 6114

Re: Cnot login to WebAdmin

I don't know how they tell people to piss off in Serbia, but wishing someone good luck (with a smiley even!) is in most English speaking counties a phrase to wish people good luck.
by BOOZy
2008-11-05 14:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installation Guide for SquirrelMail/hmailserver
Replies: 32
Views: 26045

Re: Installation Guide for SquirrelMail/hmailserver

Just adding my 2 cents to the thread.

SquirrelMail doesn't run very well on IIS if you're using the CGI module of PHP, I suggest using the ISAPI module.
by BOOZy
2008-10-19 13:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AD Child Domain Routing through exchange server
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: AD Child Domain Routing through exchange server

Which version of Exchange are you running?
For 2003 you need to add the domain to the default policy and configure a smtp connector.
For 2007 you need to add the domain to the accepted domains as an external relay.
by BOOZy
2008-08-15 11:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: mail server IP [real and NAT] change
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: mail server IP [real and NAT] change

Just a side note.

If it's an older PIX with PIX OS 6.x you should disable the build in SMTP filtering with:
no fixup protocol smtp 25
The SMTP filter in the 6.X PIX OS doesn't understand ESMTP commands.
by BOOZy
2008-07-25 22:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bug in DNS-System
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Bug in DNS-System

For arguments sake, still wrong: you need to set up another DNS server that does recurse and use that as the sole DNS server for your workstation and/or other servers. :P
All this to avoid horrible time-out/retry-loop related DNS misses that can slow down your network to a crawl.
by BOOZy
2008-07-25 16:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installation on Vista SP1 and mapped drives
Replies: 1
Views: 1633

Re: Installation on Vista SP1 and mapped drives

You simply cannot install anything that runs as a service on a network drive.
A full UNC path might work in some cases, but a mapped drive never works.
by BOOZy
2008-07-25 16:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bug in DNS-System
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Bug in DNS-System

You should _never_ configure internal _and_ external DNS servers on your interface.
The preferred method is to only use the internal DNS, which in turn uses the external DNS as forwarders.
by BOOZy
2008-07-25 16:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Spam filtering *before* it arrives at hMailserver
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: Spam filtering *before* it arrives at hMailserver

You can set your MX record(s) to point to a commercial spam filtering service, who then will forward the filtered mail to your mail server.
by BOOZy
2008-06-23 17:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Trace a SMTP conversation
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Trace a SMTP conversation

If you're using grey-listing paired with ^Doom^'s excellent grey-list manager, it's a lot easier.
You can find it here

Also, don't forget the /i option in your search command to ignore upper/lower case.
by BOOZy
2008-06-23 17:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP used by external domains :/ spammers
Replies: 12
Views: 5570

Re: SMTP used by external domains :/ spammers

If one of your PCs in your LAN is infected with something nasty, your problem could be originating from the inside. Your logs should be able to tell you from which IP the server has been accepting connections. If you're overwhelmed with the sheer number of entries in the logs, then use FIND in a com...
by BOOZy
2008-06-18 12:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: This strikes me as odd, some help would be appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 3468

Re: This strikes me as odd, some help would be appreciated

In addition to testing by using telnet to port 25, always try from an external network, your home PC for example. Most routers can't handle u-turn connections from inside to the outside IP address, and when they are able to handle u-turns, you're connecting right back in, bypassing any port blocks y...
by BOOZy
2008-06-13 11:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Newbie Question - intranet
Replies: 10
Views: 4345

Re: Newbie Question - intranet

All machines use dynamic ips, even 2008 server machine.
You _can not_ have any sort of working Active Directory setup with the server on a dynamic IP.
by BOOZy
2008-06-12 13:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mysql data base error
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Mysql data base error

If that particular table of the database is corrupted, you can easily fix it with the tools provided with MySQL. run to check: exepath\myisamchk.exe -c \databasepath\table.MYI run to fix: exepath\myisamchk.exe -r \databasepath\table.MYI Additionally for people use the MySQL database that came with h...
by BOOZy
2008-06-12 13:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installing to H:\Program Files\... , hMailServer can't start
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Installing to H:\Program Files\... , hMailServer can't start

Is the H: drive a network drive?
If so, it'll never work.
While your user account knows where to find the H: drive, a service does not.
by BOOZy
2008-02-08 18:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Free all account space...
Replies: 4
Views: 2383

Or you could swap out drives and extend the problem for another year or two ;-)
by BOOZy
2008-02-08 11:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Roundcube problem - and fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

it only took 5.2 versions to get a stable ISAPI module, but in the end it's so much better than CGI, no wonder support for 4.x is being dropped.
Also, sites developed to run under Apache never seemed to work all that well with CGI in general.
by BOOZy
2008-02-05 17:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Roundcube problem - and fix
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Roundcube problem - and fix

Just a FYI for people who encounter the same problem. The other day a client complained he couldn't open or save any attachments from the Roundcube webmail client. However it worked fine with the Squirrelmail webmail client (I installed both on the sever because some people rather have a more minima...
by BOOZy
2008-02-05 17:11
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Multiple accounts on 2 mail servers with same domain
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

I solved a similar situation with some creative use of forwarding and dummy domains.
by BOOZy
2008-01-15 18:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Users can send mails with domain names that I'm not hosting
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

People can't authenticate with their aliases, but they can send out mail with an alias specified as 'from' addres (or atleast they should be able to).
by BOOZy
2008-01-15 16:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Users can send mails with domain names that I'm not hosting
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

Don't forget to take aliases into account.
by BOOZy
2007-12-07 12:42
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Add more smtp relayer choices
Replies: 2
Views: 5246

That would be a nice feature. Obviously a priority setting should be added too in that case.
by BOOZy
2007-12-07 12:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: "MX Result: 0 IP Address were found" for a specifi
Replies: 7
Views: 3772

If organizations are too ignorant to setup their domain or mailserver right, they obviously don't care to receive your e-mail. Hence you shouldn't care about it either ;-)
by BOOZy
2007-12-07 12:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Hmail Inbuilt Spam Protection
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Using greylisting stopped 75% spam for me already.
Mind though, greylisting comes with some ceavats.
by BOOZy
2007-12-07 11:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Problem receiving emails.
Replies: 18
Views: 5520

You mentioned you're multi-homing this server. Can you describe this more detailed? I suspect that your problem lies there.
by BOOZy
2007-12-07 11:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IIS SMTP setup help
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Just install the IIS SMTP service and set it to a different port (like 2525), and use 127.0.0.1:25 as smart host.
by BOOZy
2007-09-28 11:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Receiving mail from a backup MX server...
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Close port 25 on your firewall for anything but your ISP, otherwise spammers will find you anyway.
A common spammers trick is to send mail to the MX record with the lowest (the one with the highest number) priority, as usually this server doesn't have spam filtering...
by BOOZy
2007-09-13 10:23
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Disable spamfiltering option for routes.
Replies: 4
Views: 3280

Right on the spot, Slug :)
by BOOZy
2007-09-12 14:52
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Disable spamfiltering option for routes.
Replies: 4
Views: 3280

Disable spamfiltering option for routes.

I can disable spam filtering for domains, but not for (relay) routes.
Since not all clients I relay for appreciate spam filtering, I'd like to see an option to disable it per route.
by BOOZy
2007-05-22 12:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Auto log cleanup.
Replies: 6
Views: 4189

Auto log cleanup.

Since hmailserver logs quite a bit, I see logs getting as big as 160MB daily. With hmail running on a 160GB partition, it would take roughly 1000 days before I run out of diskspace (2 years, 9 months), so that's not really a problem if I clean up manually once a year. But it's so much neater if that...
by BOOZy
2007-05-22 12:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Increasing hMail performance
Replies: 16
Views: 9881

On a single processor hyperthreading platform, CPU usage almost never gets over 50%. "It's not a bug, it's a feature."
by BOOZy
2007-05-03 17:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Domain name without dot workaround won't work with SMTP
Replies: 16
Views: 5787

How about this; set up an LDAP address list so the users don't need to keep their own address lists.
by BOOZy
2007-03-26 12:28
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Can I install hMailServer in Windows XP SP2 Professional
Replies: 15
Views: 8648

There are several tools that work with stable results.
However, if you run Windows update on your machine, and the TCP/IP stack gets updated, which is done quite often, the limitation is right back.
So make a note for yourself not to forget to reapply the patch after each update.
by BOOZy
2007-03-26 12:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bounced Emails being queued and not being delivered to acc.
Replies: 8
Views: 3630

If you're using a Windows XP machine, take notice of the limitations Microsoft has put on the TCP/IP stack since SP2. One of those limitations is the maximum number of half-open connections. Look in your eventlog for Event ID 4226 to see if that's a cause of your problem. If so, there are two option...
by BOOZy
2007-03-26 10:27
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: New Active Directory integration proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 26780

I reckon there should be a way to indicate if a user account should be imported or not, possibly be checking in which OU the account resides.
by BOOZy
2007-03-22 18:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SMTP Error 554
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

"blocked using bogusmx.rfc-ignorant.org" says it all.

The receipting mail-server blocks your e-mail because your, or your relay's, MX records aren't RFC compliant.
by BOOZy
2007-03-15 12:17
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Whitelisting subnets for greylisting
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

A from-to option would work just as well as a subnet option, and is probably easier to program.
Same goes for a global blacklist I reckon.
by BOOZy
2007-03-14 18:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: reply on spams ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

99% of spam messages use forged e-mail addresses.
Replying to them would
1 - get you a lot of bounces, because the address does not exist
2 - annoy a lot of people because they get replies to messages they never send.

Same goes for messages containing virusses.
by BOOZy
2007-03-14 17:54
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Whitelisting subnets for greylisting
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

Whitelisting subnets for greylisting

Some larger ISPs use multiple mailservers, usually in the same subnet.
It would be much easier to add all those to the while list with one entry, instead of one by one.