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by roi
2009-11-14 10:38
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: integration TBB clamAV with clamwin GUI
Replies: 25
Views: 20857

Re: integration TBB clamAV with clamwin GUI

Thanks for this westdam. Looks like a very useful and practical tip/trick. I'm impressed that you could come up with this.
by roi
2009-11-10 04:47
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Multi-Thread logging issue
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: Multi-Thread logging issue

If two files try to append the same file at the same time, you'll get problems. The code you wrote won't work when multi-threaded. My idea was to have only the thread which could successfully open the log file for append will update the log file with contents of the temp files, one at a time and de...
by roi
2009-11-09 16:47
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Multi-Thread logging issue
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: Multi-Thread logging issue

Some instant thoughts on your logging problem... It seems your logging can come in spurts that cause log file write contentions and traffic jams. Try saving log event entries first to a temp file using unique time stamps as temp file names... If log file is opened and still being written to, the upd...
by roi
2009-11-08 08:46
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Re: SSL Protocol Level Flaw

My short, frank answer is " I don't know ." I think http is used but that it is just a vector (or wrapper) with payload using other protocols after the packet has successfully entered the router/firewall and directed to the real destination port. SSL is end-point to end-point so by design, it is sup...
by roi
2009-11-08 07:30
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Re: SSL Protocol Level Flaw

I think this tunnelling attack is not exclusive to a web servers. Any app that has some kind of proxy service can be a vector for tunnelling attack because proxy services are suppose to immediately forward SSL packets to the destination host/port without decrytion and therefore without content inspe...
by roi
2009-11-08 03:25
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Re: SSL Protocol Level Flaw

Thank you for your reply. My problem was outgoing (not incoming) traffic on TCP port 80, and the packets were encrypted. This happened on a web server that should only be listening to TCP port 80, not sending out encrypted data on that port since my web server was not setup to use SSL to communicate...
by roi
2009-11-07 15:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Email address internationalization (UTF-8)
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Re: Email address internationalization (UTF-8)

I've come across this here in Japan. One of my clients asked me to whitelist a number of their contacts. 3 had utf-8 characters out of about 100 addresses I received to whitelist and those 3 were particularly noicy about the need to whitelist them. So I did a quick search on this and found that Inte...
by roi
2009-11-07 11:49
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Re: SSL Protocol Level Flaw

Not usre if the article is just FUD... but let me tell you of a story I had... More than a year ago, I was doing my routine packet sniffing data browsing, and I was surprised to discover outgoing Internet TCP port 80 traffic from one of my network hosts (server actually) that should not be using out...
by roi
2009-11-07 11:02
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: spammers have adapted to spamassassin-hmail crash
Replies: 12
Views: 4545

Re: spammers have adapted to spamassassin-hmail crash

I've been following this thread as I am always interested in learning about problems and solutions related to hMS. However, I have found this thread to have gone off topic or, for lack of a better phrase, off tangent. Spamassassin is an add on to hMailServer and not the other way around. If Spamassa...
by roi
2009-11-07 09:37
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Re: SSL Protocol Level Flaw

I know too little to discuss this intellectually, but it seems this security hole is indeed all about "Renegotiating TLS."
by roi
2009-11-07 06:42
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SSL Protocol Level Flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

SSL Protocol Level Flaw

Don't know if this deserves "General Discussion" space; the moderators please decide. Man-in-the-middle attacks are nothing new, but it seems there is a new security hole found in SSL that is a protocol level flaw. I don't use SSL but for those of you who do, this may be required reading. I have nev...
by roi
2009-11-06 14:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: total number of messages in account
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: total number of messages in account

Right click the account's folder (in the data folder), and click Properties. You will get a count of the files and folders. Note that if account uses IMAP, the total number of messages (files) you get includes also the sent messages.

Edit: And trashed messages not yet purged
by roi
2009-11-04 17:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS credit banner...
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: hMS credit banner...

Agree with the email, that's why I mentioned to "non-paying" clients of email services. Such customers should know who their sponsor is that makes it possible for them to have free mail (aside from the hMS admin, of course.) I don't think it is a good idea to put this in paying customers' email, tho...
by roi
2009-11-04 17:13
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS credit banner...
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

hMS credit banner...

How's this for a credit banner to be placed somewhere in webmail pages or even email signatures? Simple, no frills... No built-in hairline frame, but that can be added separately by anyone if desired. The file size is small enough to be carried in every email of non-paying clients of hMS users. Maki...
by roi
2009-11-04 16:11
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Toyota Pulls Out of F1
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Toyota Pulls Out of F1

Times are a changing... it's the era of eco, hybrid and electric cars. I have many years of exciting, rewarding and frustrating experience working with Toyota on their F1 advertising campaigns when I was active in international advertising sales. The international advertising industry and sports/eve...
by roi
2009-11-04 04:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: php webAdmin and whitelisting
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: php webAdmin and whitelisting

I don't miss this function in PHPWebAdmin at all. Only mentioned it to confirm webdam was not alone and that it was not a problem as such. I use the Admin app GUI in hMS host nearly 99.9% of the time for just about anything.
by roi
2009-11-03 13:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: tarpitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: tarpitting

Theoritcally, we should be able to see (from the time stamps) that a remote host reuse of the connection is delayed (and should cause the remote to disconnect due to delayed response from hMS). However, in reality, I see the remote host doing a 'rset" and just continue on reusing the connection. I e...
by roi
2009-11-03 13:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: php webAdmin and whitelisting
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: php webAdmin and whitelisting

I have the same situation as with westdam. Whitelist is there, but no Whiteaddressing (under Graylist). I suppose implementation of this is still pending in PHPWebAdmin?
by roi
2009-11-02 03:13
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to duplicate Hash password in Hmail Mail Account
Replies: 6
Views: 8929

Re: How to duplicate Hash password in Hmail Mail Account

I would like to duplicate mail account password in the database. the passwords in the database are like this : 140fda1f38ca65776197c1796b35d66b14ad541153fac481e0585f79b6a873917edb00 how can i duplicate this? to add email accounts from my site? Not sure what Albertus really wants or what the scenari...
by roi
2009-11-01 09:50
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: MX query; add to Greylist whitelisting
Replies: 8
Views: 7845

Re: MX query; add to Greylist whitelisting

I thnk 5.3 has already implemented this feature... with graylisting by-passed on MX pass?
by roi
2009-11-01 07:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How can I store all the emails in one single folder?
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: How can I store all the emails in one single folder?

Besides searching the folders for the file you want, you can also winzip the account folder.

With winzip, what you get is a list of email files that can be sorted by date or size, and the list tells you in which folder the email is in. You don't have to be bothered with empty sub-folders either.
by roi
2009-11-01 06:35
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: per account whitelist
Replies: 6
Views: 4791

Re: Expand Whitelist with To Address

Yes to per account whitlisting... ...such a feature may make it possible, perhaps in the future, to provide a PHPWebadmin user interface for the account to manage his own whitelist rather than have the admin deal with whitelists. It's the account's inbox so it's really up to the account which addres...
by roi
2009-10-29 04:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Dual POP/IMAP setup for iPhone: if POP read no iPhone delete
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

Re: Dual POP/IMAP setup for iPhone: if POP read no iPhone delete

BAD CASE 1. View and delete messages as appropriate on the iPhone 2. Refresh list via POP, deleted messages are still there 3. Refresh list in squirrelmail, deleted messages are still there So it seems that by adding the A.2. step I'm able to get it to work as needed, but it would be nice not to ha...
by roi
2009-10-29 03:41
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Server crash on heavy Queue
Replies: 7
Views: 3270

Re: Server crash on heavy Queue

The Generation of E-Mails is much faster than the delivery. I can't imagine that there is any difference between sending to one Account or to several. Its simple to disable one MailServer to simulate Delivery Failure. So how may i test the delivering of 100k Mails if for example the I-Net Connectio...
by roi
2009-10-27 15:55
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header

This feature request is not discussion about pros and cons of whitelisting
Yes... I know the extra comment on whitelisting was off topic... sorry about that. The reply was mainly to explain my own position on my no vote. Thank you.
by roi
2009-10-27 15:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: migrate from MSSQL2005 Express to MySQL (howto)
Replies: 19
Views: 17823

Re: migrate from MSSQL2005 Express to MySQL (howto)

Suggest we move this to Tips & Tricks. Might prove useful in the future.
by roi
2009-10-27 15:26
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header

None of my accounts know who among their contacts have been whitelisted. If the header contains the information that the sender has been whitelisted, then my local account (the receipient) will know. A rogue account can tell anybody that a certain sender email address will be accepted by my server w...
by roi
2009-10-27 14:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Server crash on heavy Queue
Replies: 7
Views: 3270

Re: Server crash on heavy Queue

Don't understand German so not sure if I understand the circumstances. Are you saying that hMailServer will cause an exception error in Win2008 if it fails to send out >30K email consecutively, and that this error is repeatable? I wonder if the test is of any significance because I cannot imagine >3...
by roi
2009-10-27 13:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Cleanup question.
Replies: 19
Views: 9908

Re: Cleanup question.

I'm not privy to your private cunning joke. In any case, I'll share with you the story of the cunning farmer and his watermelons (you may have already heard this.) A farmer had been pestered by a thief who had been taking liberty on his watermelons without hindrance. The high fence he built around h...
by roi
2009-10-27 11:29
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Add a 'X-hMailServer-Whitelisted = Yes' Header

Whitelists scares me. If a spammer gets a to know my whitelist, he knows my server's spam entry points. No, I wouldn't want to publish which addresses are whitelisted; this is information that is better kept secret... why would anyone want that information published anyway?
by roi
2009-10-27 08:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Cleanup question.
Replies: 19
Views: 9908

Re: Cleanup question.

Yes... the metadata database will get out of sync with the eml files stored (or listed in the database as stored) in the Data folders. Best to log in the account using an email client and delete un-needed email from there.
by roi
2009-10-26 05:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Dual POP/IMAP setup for iPhone: if POP read no iPhone delete
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

Re: Dual POP/IMAP setup for iPhone: if POP read no iPhone delete

One thing I need to mention: The trash folder in POP3 is in the localhost to the client; the trash folder in IMAP client is in the mail server. Just because you moved a message to the trash folder in POP3 doesn't mean it has been "trashed" in the server. You need to tweak the settings of the POP3 cl...
by roi
2009-10-25 19:58
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

I can only suspect that BT's trunk pipe infrastructure is not yet wide enough to accommodate the aggregate traffic that will be generated via fiber optics to the homes. So while the fiber optics to the home (as an infrastructure) are capable of higher speed, the trunk lines have not yet been updated...
by roi
2009-10-25 18:54
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

expalin why only 2Mb upload then?. Oh... so they have found a way to trottle fiber optics already? Is this 2Mb upload you are talking about on a fiber optics? If you are talking of 50Mb/s fiber optics line, 2Mb/s upstream is awfully slow (not much different from 1.3Mb/s upstream of ADSL+2 that was ...
by roi
2009-10-25 18:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error
Replies: 20
Views: 11461

Re: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error

Well I think you could still receive email since it comes from the SMTP server, not POP, but yes, it's hard to understand what's going on. Well, hMailServer's SMTP cannot deliver the message to the POP3 mailbox if the mailbox is locked indefinitely. While the POP3 mailbox is locked, SMTP will wait ...
by roi
2009-10-25 17:41
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

percepts wrote: And I wouldn't count on fibre optic being asynchronous either.
Fiber Optics is definitely asynchronous... and not easily trottled (not yet anyway) so they have the same upload/download bandwidth. I think ADSL is trottled DSL on upload stream.
by roi
2009-10-25 16:06
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

I wouldn't mind ISP's blocking by default as long as you can request the port be opened. That would work for 99% of users i'm sure! Good point. I never thought of it that way. Now that you called my attention to this realistic option, it would appear to me that the only reason ISP's don't give us t...
by roi
2009-10-25 15:46
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

percepts - I think you are on a different frequency as DooM. DooM is saying he does not agree to any sort of port blocking... period. On the other hand, you are saying that blocking port 25 doesn't matter. Actually, blocking port 25 does matter since that is the standard port that mail servers need ...
by roi
2009-10-25 13:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Tes local connect - Failed
Replies: 24
Views: 9885

Re: Tes local connect - Failed

Slug... thanks for the useful link.
by roi
2009-10-25 13:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error
Replies: 20
Views: 11461

Re: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error

There is something wrong with my own logic in my previous post. Although I think we should be able to make hMS autologoff earlier than the RFC 10-minute requirement, I can't imagine iphone holding exclusively the POP3 account because if an account remains locked, then the POP3 account can't receive ...
by roi
2009-10-25 11:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Text in the email body signature
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: text in email body signature

Open hMailServer Administrator, and look in Settings-Advanced-Server messages-VIRUS_ATTACHMENT_REMOVED. You can change it anyway you like.
by roi
2009-10-25 10:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error
Replies: 20
Views: 11461

Re: user with i-phone causes mailbox already locked error

RFC 1939: "POP3 server MAY have an inactivity autologout timer. Such a timer MUST be of at least 10 minutes' duration." Assuming iphone does not logout POP3, hMS could presumably timeout with an autologout after at least 10 minutes - the minimum that is "officially" allowed to timeout. If iphone is...
by roi
2009-10-24 10:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Setup a hMailServer rule using Outlook or a webmail plugin
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Setup a hMailServer rule using Outlook or a webmail plugin

hMS rules are pretty powerful and non-intuitive. In the hands of the inexperienced or ill-informed, erroneous rules can be quite disruptive. Unless you are ready to intervene at every account's rule problem, I don't think it is a good idea to have accounts direct access to rules. This can be a "help...
by roi
2009-10-24 09:30
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Email Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 4487

Re: Email Monitoring

Use of this feature breaches the data protection act and you must inform your users that it is enabled (i.e. you are monitoring email). This may border "off topic", but it is still directly related to email monitoring. I'm no lawyer, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I think in the United St...
by roi
2009-10-23 02:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped

Another reason to say thank you... I think it is about time I remit my donation of what I have saved no matter how small. I know after a while, words lose meaning and only actions are best express appreciation.... will do this within a week.
by roi
2009-10-23 02:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Trojan deteced in hMailServer-5.3-B1617.exe file
Replies: 23
Views: 8930

Re: Trojan deteced in hMailServer-5.3-B1617.exe file

Congratulations... and many thank you's for all your hard work to sort this out.
by roi
2009-10-23 02:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Another hMailServer Download Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Another hMailServer Download Site?

I'm so happy to see the download page back and know that this means everything is back to A-OKAY . Thank you for your hard work. Although check-sums are, I think overkill, wouldn't it be nice to know the filesystem filesize of the install executables to reasure downloaders they are getting the legit...
by roi
2009-10-22 19:08
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped

DooM... it's 2am here in Japan so I'll be hitting the sack. I can live without the subscription alerts, but if it can be fixed, it would be nice. I hope the problem is not global but only with my forum account. My mobile receives forwarded email from my hMS so I normally know when to open my inbox o...
by roi
2009-10-22 18:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped

Searched my hMS logs for hMailServer.com, but no match so I presume my hMS did not have any conversation with hMailServer.com that may have been blocked later. I was watching this topic, but your reply did not generate an email notification.
by roi
2009-10-22 18:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped

Okay... here is a reply that hopefully will send out an email alert to you.
by roi
2009-10-22 18:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Forum Subscription Alerts Stopped

Recently, I no longer get email alerts on my watched topics in the forum. Is this not happening only to me or everybody? I've checked my Control Panel on subscriptions and the watched topics are listed, and my email address is okay. Do I need to tweak my forum Control Panel elsewhere? (I didn't touc...
by roi
2009-10-22 17:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Large Amount of 0KB Emails
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

Re: Large Amount of 0KB Emails

I would suggest that you turn on the logs, and then search the log for the date/time of one of the 0KB file (that may have been created after your turned on the logs) and see what was happening around the time the file was created. That might give some hints to events leading to the creation of thes...
by roi
2009-10-22 17:47
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to troubleshoot CPU 100% utilization after upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 4454

Re: How to troubleshoot CPU 100% utilization after upgrade?

I did notice in our log file that a lot of the traffic was IMAP IDLE coming from an Afterlogic Webmail Pro installation pointing at the mail server. We disabled the webmail for a bit and did not see any noticeable changes in the performance The fact that turning off IMAP IDLE in hMS had an immediat...
by roi
2009-10-22 17:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to troubleshoot CPU 100% utilization after upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 4454

Re: How to troubleshoot CPU 100% utilization after upgrade?

I also disabled support for IMAP IDLE out of curiousity and suddenly the hMailServer utilization dropped to 0-2%. I have monitored it for the last 24 hours and everything has been running stable. Very interesting... I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing ... and good to hear you've got a handle...
by roi
2009-10-22 16:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Another hMailServer Download Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Another hMailServer Download Site?

If the download is still coming from hMailServer.com, I suppose it's less to worry about; although the fact that the build offerred is not in sync with reality is not good. The free advertising is also good, but imho, it would have been better if the link was to the top page of hMailServer.com .
by roi
2009-10-22 16:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Another hMailServer Download Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Another hMailServer Download Site?

While browsing, I came across the following download site for obviously an older build of hMailServer 5.3. Is this site authorized by Martin? http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/E-mail-Servers/hMailServer.shtml Because hMailServer.com's download page is off line, I'm afraid many might be d...
by roi
2009-10-22 12:18
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SPAM : HMRC
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: SPAM : HMRC

DooM... I must admit you are right when it comes to one's own government ! I can say the same for my own government...
by roi
2009-10-22 04:12
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Orange (UK) Home Broadband
Replies: 33
Views: 15752

Re: Orange (UK) Home Broadband

When ISP's in Japan started blocking port 25, I was up in arms and changed ISP's twice to try to circumvent the blocking, but to no avail. Soon enough, everybody blocked port 25. So I was forced to use my ISP server for SMTP and my server for POP3/IMAP. Looking back, I suppose the blocking of port 2...
by roi
2009-10-22 03:40
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: SPAM : HMRC
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: SPAM : HMRC

Do you have SPF checking on? This will usually filter out most email spoofing. But it only works if the incoming email domain's DNS has a SPF record, and it seems adoption of SPF by domain owners is picking up. I would imagine most gov.uk domains have SPF records in their DNS. Edit: I checked hmrc.g...
by roi
2009-10-21 18:13
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Eve of Win 7 Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

Re: Eve of Win 7 Launch

I actually agree with you DooM. What bugs me is that when I get a problem involving Apple, I am nearly totally useless. Apple users are the minority but slowly but surely, customers important to me are using Apple. I tell them to ask an Apple geek when I am confronted with a problem, but there is th...