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by Hotlanta
2008-08-09 22:53
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Return-Path for Bounces
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Return-Path for Bounces

I have a newsletter that my users subscribe to. To be in compliance with Yahoo Mail and other ISP's, I have to be sure to clean my bounces out after each mailing. This entails checking the returns to see if they are hard bounces or soft bounces, and then updating my database accordingly. If I keep s...
by Hotlanta
2007-03-21 22:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Pop Server does not support LAST command
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Pop Server does not support LAST command

I have a user that's using Yahoo! Mail Plus to access the POP server in hMailServer in order to get their mail. This is something Yahoo allows in their "Plus" accounts. When it attempts to get mail from hMailserver, it returns the error: Unfortunately, there was a problem: POP server does not suppor...
by Hotlanta
2007-02-18 20:06
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting An Email From Within OnAcceptMessage
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Did you check documentation for example here: http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/v4.3/?page=feature_scripting_onacceptmessage You can reject message by setting Result value. I think this is exactly what you need. Yes, I saw that, but it's not what I was looking for. I don't want reject the em...
by Hotlanta
2007-02-15 12:39
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting An Email From Within OnAcceptMessage
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Nobody answered with a solution to this, but I found a way to do this pretty easily. I simply created a global rule that deletes the mail based on text in the header. Since OnAcceptMessage processes before the global rules (or the account rules for that matter), this works well. For those of you cur...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-31 13:39
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Deleting An Email From Within OnAcceptMessage
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Deleting An Email From Within OnAcceptMessage

I'm trying to figure out the best way to delete an email from within OnAcceptMessage. I don't want to return the email. I want it to go away. I looked around for example code, and didn't see anyone doing this. I do see the Messages.deletebydbid method, but I'm not sure of the best way to use it from...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-22 15:56
Forum: Scripting
Topic: HELO Host Name
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

So the hostname in the first received header is not a translation of the IP address, but rather what the server actually identified itself with in the HELO response?

John
by Hotlanta
2007-01-22 01:47
Forum: Scripting
Topic: HELO Host Name
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Tonda is correct. I'm looking for the HELO response from the server as it connects to hMailServer.
by Hotlanta
2007-01-22 01:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using hMailServer POP without SMTP
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Another idea is perhaps using multiple IP addresses on the box. Like run MS SMTP on one IP address and hMailServer SMTP on another. http://hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=feature_multihoming If you go into the properties of MS SMTP virtual server, there should be an option to assign it to an IP...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-20 23:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using hMailServer POP without SMTP
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

One of my clients sells data via a subscription email. It's a large group that we mail to nightly. hMailServer SMTP gets backed up and it slows the POP3 mail for everyone else. The only thing we use SMTP for on that machine is for these large emailings for the group. But we have been using hMailServ...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-19 08:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using hMailServer POP without SMTP
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Ok. Since SMTP has to be available to hMailServer, is there a way to have it use the SMTP service that comes with Windows 2000? I've allowed it to run on the same machine with hMailServer's SMTP service turned off, and it's not working. Am I missing something?
by Hotlanta
2007-01-19 06:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Using hMailServer POP without SMTP
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Using hMailServer POP without SMTP

I'm trying to use hMailServer's POP services without turning on it's internal SMTP, and mail is failing to get to the mail box. Does POP require SMTP services to be turned on?
by Hotlanta
2007-01-16 02:18
Forum: Scripting
Topic: HELO Host Name
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

HELO Host Name

Is there any way to get the HELO host name?

Regards,

John
by Hotlanta
2007-01-13 23:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ClamAV for Windows
Replies: 81
Views: 96768

I'm not sure what your referring to as "return code" for this. Could you be more specific? Sure In the same section that you set the path of the external virus scanner hMs also asks for the "return value" Without this the virus scanner wont work. Thanks Michael Actually, I'm not using the external ...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-13 23:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bounced Messages in Yahoo
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Thanks. I missed that totally. Funny that Yahoo Groups is sending email that is non-RFC...

Regards,

John
by Hotlanta
2007-01-11 20:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ClamAV for Windows
Replies: 81
Views: 96768

Hey Hotlanta what return code are you using ?? Thanks Michael I'm not sure what your referring to as "return code" for this. Could you be more specific? Although hMailServer allows us to set return codes for spam, it automatically handles the return codes for AntiVirus mail that has a virus. If tha...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-11 07:04
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Bounced Messages in Yahoo
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Bounced Messages in Yahoo

I'm curious about an email that was bounce back to Yahoo. The message the system generated was: Remote host said: 542 Rejected - Message containing bare LF's. [BODY] Any idea what caused this? This was an email from a Yahoo Group I'm subscribed to, so you would think it would be formatted correctly....
by Hotlanta
2007-01-06 02:50
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.4, build 253 (Alpha)
Replies: 29
Views: 14155

1. Cool. I'm glad you like the idea. I think account and domain level scoping makes the whole concept of whitelisting much more useful, especially when you have many users. 2. Do you plan to allow for specific searches or is that something we should plan to do with script directly? Iterating through...
by Hotlanta
2007-01-04 03:53
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: hMailServer 4.4, build 253 (Alpha)
Replies: 29
Views: 14155

Automatic Whitelisting

Now that we have whitelisting, I have a few comments. 1. Added Depth To Whitelisting. Would it be possible to add a field to the whitelist table that allows us to make the whitelisting specific to a domain or email account? That way, we're not opening up all accounts to the same whitelist. 2. Search...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-29 22:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ClamAV for Windows
Replies: 81
Views: 96768

I finally got the w32 version of clamav working well, and it's quite nice. This particular build uses native window code and can run as a service, so it's better than ClamWin. It also has clamd and clamdscan which makes for much more efficient running of the software since clamd has the signature fi...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-27 21:54
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Oddity in the subject text
Replies: 9
Views: 4426

That subject actually appears to have the SPAM text added. If I decode the string in your first post, it starts with "[SPAM BL]". If I send that subject line to myself, the text [SPAM BL] is shown as subject when I list the email in Outlook Express. I also tried to add a rule which filters on the t...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-27 21:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Socket Errors
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Socket Errors

I noticed something in my error log that I hadn't seen before. Any idea what would cause these errors, and should I be concerned? "ERROR" 1864 "2006-12-27 08:27:41.911" "Source: SocketConnection::OnDataReceived, Code: HM4377, Description: An error occured while parsing data." "ERROR" 1856 "2006-12-2...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-22 17:50
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Viewing all headers
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Looks like that would work great. I have a related question. In reviewing how easy it is to add and modify headers, it appears to me that any spammer that wanted to hide where mail comes from could easily do so by just rewriting the headers on the last hop. I never realized until today that the only...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-22 06:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: duplicate emails from different senders
Replies: 10
Views: 4216

Now I've seen what you folks can do, and this really wasn't all that difficult. I'm pretty sure I couldn't set spam assassin up in 15 minutes. Besides, I like being in control and my Perl is a bit rusty these days. LOL! I liked this concept enough to implement it for myself. Here's the vbscript for ...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-22 02:29
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Viewing all headers
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Viewing all headers

Is there a way to view the full text of the header in a email, or better yet, to see all of the headers individually without knowing their names or if they exist? I would like to be able to see the full path of where mail came from. If I pull the "Received" header, it only shows me the last one. If ...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-21 22:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: duplicate emails from different senders
Replies: 10
Views: 4216

I'm seeing a lot of them, too. The headache in indentifying these investor emails is that they don't usually have any links (they're not trying to get you to go somewhere), and often the message is nothing more than a textual image. If there is text with the image, it's usually random words. Truth i...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-21 22:11
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Oddity in the subject text
Replies: 9
Views: 4426

Oddity in the subject text

I've noticed that occasionally, the subject text of an email rejected by a black list doesn't get the [SPAM] text added to the subject text. I've tried doing it manually, and it fails in the script as well. Here is an example of one that failed (they're all similar): Subject: =?windows-1251?B?W1NQQU...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-13 20:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Regarding the file writing errors. Are you suing a virus scanner on the computer which scans files "on the fly"? If so, it could be that the file contained a virus and that your virus scanner automatically removed it. That would lead tot he above error in the log. No AV scanning is installed or run...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-13 17:53
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Selective Greylisting
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

The Usefulness of Selective Greylisting

Ok, so why is selective greylisting useful? First, it appears from reading the posts in this forum that greylisting indiscriminately can cause loss of email and as well as complaints by end users about slow mail. Although we may set our return interval to only 5 minutes, the sender's server may not ...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-13 17:11
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Selective Greylisting
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

It appears to me from reading the specs on Greylisting that if I had a way to return "451 4.7.1 Please try again later" at the onClientConnect stage when the message hasn't been accepted, that manual greylisting could be achieved. Is there a way we can set the return codes from onClientConnect?
by Hotlanta
2006-12-13 16:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

You may want to check the below page regarding a possible workaround to MySQL corruption. (Still a bit experimental though) http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6913 Thanks. That looks like an excellent option, especially since I'm not likely to do anything more than MySQL seems to be a...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-13 16:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

In checking the error log this morning, I'm getting mostly DNSResover errors, however I did get a few episodes that I haven't seen before. I'm curious what may be causing these file writing errors. "ERROR" 1944 "2006-12-13 05:50:53.625" "Source: TransparentTransmissionBuffer::_SaveToFile, Code: HM10...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-12 20:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Task manager shows it after a reboot as being fine, but memory use slowly creeps up past the 350 MB range, so I suspect that could be an issue. I'm going to slowly turn back on spam checks to see if there's anything I can do at this point that's going to break things again. The error log only shows ...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-12 19:54
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DNSResolver
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Thanks. It appears from the docs that this only returns a single IP as type string, so you might want to update the docs.
by Hotlanta
2006-12-12 19:45
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Selective Greylisting
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

They way greylisting works, it sends an error message before any of the message data has been transmitted. My guess is that you want to use ASSP or SpamAssassin to try and determine if the message is SPAM. If this is the case, then you'll have to accept the entire message before you can return an e...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-12 17:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

At least something seems seriously broken in that installation, considering that both MySQL and hMailServer seems to misbehave in it. How much memory is it in the server? Is it a new server or have it been used for other things before? What anti virus software are you running on it? Does it work no...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-12 16:26
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Selective Greylisting
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

What I want to be able to do is to return mail temporarily based on whether or not I suspect the mail is spam. In other words, I don't want to return everything as the greylisting works now, I want to be selective about what I send back. Is there a way for me to do this manually without using the in...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 15:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Re: MySQL File Corruption

^DooM^ wrote:
^DooM^ wrote:What version of hmail are you using?
I presume you are using the latest stable version? Did you upgrade from an older version or is this a fresh install?
This is a fresh install using the default MySQL tables.

John
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 15:39
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

The DNSResolver is linked to spam protection if I'm not mistaken. So I'm going to kill the following that's turned on:

Surbl
Spamhaus
SpamCop
dnsbl.net.au
cblabuseat.org
dnssbl.sorbs.net

I'll let you know if it starts behaving...

John
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 15:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Only the hm_messages. Well I fixed the hm_MessagesRecipients, and it worked for about 5 minutes. Then it stopped accepting pop3 connections. I went back to the logs, and this is what I found: "ERROR" 1896 "2006-12-11 08:33:38.312" "Source: DNSResolver::_Resolve, Code: HM10081, Description: DNS query...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 15:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

Got a call at 8 am from my girlfriend. My mail is bouncing with "Remote host said: 550 Your message was received but it could not be saved." Lovely way to start the day. Went to the logs, and found another table has been corrupted. I'm not sure what the deal is, but this DNSResolver seems to be a pr...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 04:28
Forum: Scripting
Topic: DNSResolver
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

DNSResolver

Is there anyway to access DNSResolver from within a script? I'm guessing that this is used for sending a DNS query.

John
by Hotlanta
2006-12-11 03:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MySQL File Corruption
Replies: 25
Views: 8498

MySQL File Corruption

I recently installed hMailServer using the default MySQL set up. It's been running great for about a week now. Suddenly, I stopped getting mail deliveries. I ran some tests, and it seemed to be accepting the mail, and allowed me to log in to check mail, However the mail just vanished. So I looked in...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-08 07:42
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Selective Greylisting
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

Selective Greylisting

Hi everyone. I'm trying to figure out a way to selectively greylist incoming mail that I think may be spam. It seems to me that greylisting is a very good way to handle mail that has been marked as spam since rejecting it can cause problems with losing mail that has generated a false positive, and d...
by Hotlanta
2006-12-07 01:10
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Add active sender validation
Replies: 4
Views: 7569

Is this functionality built into hMailserver now? If not, is there a downside to aggressively validating email addresses?

Regards,

John
by Hotlanta
2006-12-06 22:19
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Problem with oMessage.HeaderValue("Subject")
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Thanks, Martin. That got it.

Is there a repository of example code somewhere on the site? Looking at other people's work is always a great leg up on understanding things...

Regards,

John
by Hotlanta
2006-12-06 22:00
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Problem with oMessage.HeaderValue("Subject")
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Problem with oMessage.HeaderValue("Subject")

Hi everyone. I'm pretty new at scripting within HMailserver, so forgive me if I'm missing something basic here. I'm having a problem getting oMessage.HeaderValue("Subject") to update when I want it to. I'm using the OnAcceptMessage event to set it, and within the subroutine, it accepts it, but when ...