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by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-09 15:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

What would be the best supported database? MsSQL or MySQL? If MsSQL, is there an easy way to migrate from MySQL to MsSQL? If MySQL, is MariaDB supported? Last resort would be creating a new server and using something like IMAPcopy... or even an IMAP client like Thunderbird. It's feasible when it's j...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-09 02:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

THANKS! That was it - right before my eyes. It was indeed not encrypted. I had tried it before, but it did not work because I was connecting to the wrong port... :oops: I have meanwhile solved my original issue - a corrupted table - with myisamchk. The wife external email account is pumping again! :...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-09 02:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

Thank you, Dravion.

I just sent the ini file to jimimaseye.
If he can make any sense of it, I'd rather avoid resetting the password.
Otherwise, I will follow your instructions.

Regards,
Paulo
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-09 00:01
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

I just tried running the decrypt without the admin password; the result was the same. Even installed latest (BETA) hmailserver on my PC and ran the decrypt there; same result. Ran mysql executable from the command line; here's the output stating the version: mysqld-nt.exe Ver 4.1.18-nt for Win32 on ...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-08 15:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

Thank you.
I will try that as soon as get home - in around 5 hours.

Paulo
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-08 10:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

1) What version of MySQL exactly is installed? The one that came bundled with hMailServer a long time ago. The binary is named "mysqld-nt.exe" and is dated 04-16-2005. 2) What version of hMailServer is running? 5.6.8-B2431 3) What Windows version do you use? Windows XP (yes, I intend to migrate it o...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-08 05:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

Did he only forget hMailServers Login users Password or MySQL Root Password to? If MySQL Root password is avaiable, login with MySQL Workbench via Root user should be ok. But if hMailServer is conbecting via MySQL Root user + its Password its a diffrent story... As you can see in the snippet of the...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-08 05:05
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Corrupted MySQL?

To use DecryptBlowfish I must "Enter your main hMailServer Administrator password. This is the password you specified during installation." Well, it's been almost 20 years since I installed it... so I'm not sure if I installed with the same password as I have now, or if I changed it sometime along t...
by Paulo Meireles
2019-01-08 03:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Corrupted MySQL?
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Corrupted MySQL?

Hi, I have a small hmailserver at home since at least the year 2000. It has always worked wonderfully - until today, when the wife complained that she was not getting email from an external account. The logs show many occurences of messages like these: "ERROR" 468 "2018-12-08 00:19:17.447" "Severity...
by Paulo Meireles
2016-09-21 12:39
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Support for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates
Replies: 7
Views: 8081

Support for Let's Encrypt SSL certificates

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to use the free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates with hmailserver.
At least, it involves restarting the service on every certificate renewal (every 3 months).
It would be *very* nice to have hmailserver include support for it and make it "set it and forget it".
by Paulo Meireles
2008-11-25 19:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Endless loop with 2 servers on same domain?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Endless loop with 2 servers on same domain?

I see. I guess it would not be practical, as we have hundreds of mailboxes and the list keeps changing. <wishlist> It would be nice, however, to have such an option in hMailServer, as it would provide some flexibility when doing SMTP Routing between hMailServers. I don't know how hard it would be to...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-11-25 17:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Endless loop with 2 servers on same domain?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Endless loop with 2 servers on same domain?

We have an Exchange server as the MX on a domain, and another machine with hMailServer on the same domain. Each of the servers is forwarding to the other the emails with no corresponding local mailbox. However, I'm afraid of having an endless loop if the recipient doesn't exist in either server. I t...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-29 17:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Difficulties with the reply rule action
Replies: 0
Views: 929

Difficulties with the reply rule action

Hi, I've been messing around with creating accounts with reply rules via a VBS script, but I'm having some difficulties. I'm not succeeding in sending HTML content. Can it be done? The content type seems to be preset to "text/plain"... By the way, shouldn't both "from" fields be "pre-filled" with th...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-26 14:29
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Martin, Oh, well... Now you tell me... :oops: Maybe I should have read the docs better... Yes, it does indeed explain the "anomaly". Another great case of the bug residing between the chair and the keyboard... I guess I'll have to create a rule instead of relying on the Auto-Reply feature. By the wa...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-25 21:23
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Thanks for the clue, SorenR. It's indeed a good idea; I'll keep it for a later occasion.

Paulo Meireles
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-25 20:33
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

BUG

It seems to have been a bug on the auto-reply. Despite showing as enabled, the auto-reply wasn't working. I disabled, saved, re-enabled, saved again, and now it's working fine. However, maybe it should be looked at... Martin: I have logged Application, SMTP and Debug Messages before, duging and afte...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-25 19:44
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

I forgot to say that I created a route on hMailServer stating that all email for domain.com should be delivered to server A, to all addresses, and to treat it as a local domain. The only account I have on server B is username@domain.com. I have tested a bit more, and here are my results: 1 - I deliv...
by Paulo Meireles
2008-01-25 19:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

No auto-reply to another server when domain exists locally?

Hi all, I'm renaming some email accounts, and new mailboxes are being created for some users. However, I have the problem of what to do with old email addresses. What we want is senders to receive an automated reply saying something like "The address user1.name1@domain.com has been disabled. Please,...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-22 04:35
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

If POP3/IMAP is made clusterable, I would probably have to spend more time if I wanted SMTP not to be clusterable compared to making it clusterable. As you say, all the SMTP-part does is to receive the email and store it on disk. I was thinking about an active-active SMTP cluster, with all nodes se...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 19:21
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

Now, ideally I need the hMail instances running on each of those to keep synchronised with each other ... this isn't yet possible, but something I'm hopeing to do in the future --- the nearest I get at the moment is by running scheduled IMAPCopy's --- but that's very inefficient. If you have some m...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 19:17
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

Even then, any dual-core machine should allow wirespeed SMTP service on a 100MBit/s interface. It could? That must be assuming that you have good disks. My dual-core computer starts to lag down when I create several hundred files per second.. I'm talking strictly about the SMTP service, assuming th...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 19:08
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

and you can pay for all that bandwidth - I'm sure you have enough money to invest on some decent servers. Minor note: This probably depends on where you live. Here in Sweden my 100Mbit (duplex) internet connection costs $25 / month. The bandwidth is much cheaper than the hardware required to fill i...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 18:57
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

I'd much rather have a cluster of 4 cheap servers than 1 damn expensive server. I absolutely agree with you. However, it seems I wasn't very clear earlier, so here's my rationale: After splitting hMailServer into several self-contained services, we can run the same workload (whichever it is) on sev...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 18:33
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

My quote above is specific to the SMTP service. I believe hMailServer - running just SMTP, with other functionality (POP3/IMAP/storage) on other servers - is still not ready to run email servers that would choke a 4-way quad-core server (16 cores) with two bonds of four gigabit NICs each, one bond f...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-10-21 16:56
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Clustering
Replies: 46
Views: 23483

Clustering serves two very different purposes: increased reliability (active-passive, failover) and increased performance (active-active, load-balancing). We're talking about several components here, and each has its different needs which should also be addressed differently. Investing time and effo...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-04-29 00:31
Forum: General discussions
Topic: prevent user from deleting email
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Have you tried the "mirror address" (settings -> advanced -> mirror) functionality? I never did, so I can't help you there, but it might be useful... I don't know if it changes the headers, though.

Paulo
by Paulo Meireles
2006-04-28 23:58
Forum: General discussions
Topic: prevent user from deleting email
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

I would suggest having a global "backup" account to which every email from every user is automatically forwarded; this way, if a user ever deletes an important email, the administrator can go pick it from the "backup" account... Yes, a bit awkward, but effective...

Paulo
by Paulo Meireles
2006-04-09 16:08
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: POP3 retrieval hung
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

I had this same problem with one of my accounts, that is created on an Exchange server.
I found out that it was the Exchange server's fault, as even trying to retrieve the message through a POP3 Telnet session would fail.
Could this be your case, too?
by Paulo Meireles
2006-01-29 01:14
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Support for Linux
Replies: 82
Views: 91563

I guess the whole point of running hMailServer under Linux is to have a completely free platform. That's my goal, too. However, it seems that it's not trivial to port hMailServer to Linux. As an intermediate step, it would be very nice to have it running on reactos (http://www.reactos.org) which, al...
by Paulo Meireles
2006-01-29 00:57
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Problem with external fetch
Replies: 11
Views: 8231

Martin, forget about it; I've been investigating the problem, and it seems to be a problem with Exchange Server. Outlook - or even a telnet session to port 110 - all showed the same behaviour. So much for "commercial software". Go figure...
Congratulations again for a wonderful product!

Paulo
by Paulo Meireles
2006-01-25 21:27
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Problem with external fetch
Replies: 11
Views: 8231

I had precisely the same problem, I've just installed build 192, but the problem persists. Here's the log (I changed the username, password, and hostname/IP address of the Exchange server for confidentiality reasons): "APPLICATION" 3688 "2006-01-25 19:02:15.718" "SMTPD - Server started." "APPLICATIO...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-11-03 01:23
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: MySQL 5.0
Replies: 16
Views: 7753

Why not a poll, to discover how people are running their hMailServers? I bet most users are just using the integrated database, so upgrading to MySQL 5 wouldn't be an issue for them...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-19 13:24
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

Thanks! As soon as I have the time, I'll do some benchmarking on hMailServer, and try the results with and without the mysql cache. I'll then let you know the outcome. As for the 32MB cache, isn't it overkill to have a cache this big? Of course, my database is small, as I only have about a dozen acc...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-19 11:54
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

I didn't say it was useless; I just pointed that optimizing something that only accounts for a few percent of the total delay time won't get you a stellar performance increase, so it might as well be left alone. Let's imagine the query itself takes 20ms and the connection delays it by 100ms. Improvi...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-18 23:37
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I'm glad to notice that someone is correcting my revisions and making the documents even better. Whoever you are, thank you! Let's try to revise the whole site before 4.2 gets out!
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-18 18:12
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

Bingo, that was my initial idea; however, it seems that the culprit for the performance penalty is the overhead associated to connecting to the database, not the internal database fetching of data. Conceptually, a cache should reside between a device/process accessing data and a constrained device p...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-18 13:29
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

So, if I understood right: 1 - as long as you don't mess directly with the database, your cache TTL could be infinite, since all changes applied to the database through COM also update the cache; 2 - if you disable the cache prior to updating the database directly, and re-enable the cache afterwards...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 23:42
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Suggestions for terminology changes (and translation woes)
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Truth is, the "Action" actually applies to the button below it... That's more of an interface design issue than a terminology one; anyway, it could be improved.
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 23:36
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

It's true that MSDE supports a limited number of simultaneous connections; as far as I remember, it was something like 10. However, that should translate - and I'm just guessing now - to 5 or 6 messages being simultaneously transferred through the server. Maybe you're reaching that with 1200 account...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 22:50
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

I see your point, and as long as the COM library keeps cache coherence, I'm OK with it. If someone wants to "hack" the database directly, they'll have to purge the cache - maybe by stopping and restarting the service. Which leads me to the next question: is there a way of turning the cache on and of...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 21:50
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: The cache - should it exist at all?
Replies: 21
Views: 9001

The cache - should it exist at all?

I've been reading about the cache in hMailServer. The general impression is that it's a quick hack in order to overcome a performance limitation of the database. I'm also a bit uncomfortable with the fact that cache coherence isn't guaranteed: a change made to an object directly in the database isn'...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 20:49
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

That sounds great! Editing this manually is a royal PITA... ;)
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-17 20:28
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Martin, may I merge system_requirements_nt4 into system_requirements?
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 20:27
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I use two 21" CRT monitors at work, both at 1600x1200... :D However, they're cumbersome and take a lot of desk space. Unfortunately, they won't provide me with a TFT monitor of that resolution, let alone a pair of them... :cry: As for the english mistakes, well... it's never late to (re)learn! The p...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 17:27
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I'm skipping the COM pages for now; I have to check how this kind of stuff should be formally described. I'll move to the plain English pages... As for the monitors, if you don't know about them, you should take a look at the URLs above. The first one is a good but inexpensive 1920x1200 TFT monitor;...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 17:05
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Btw, I just made the translation textbox wider. Hope it's not to large for your screen... To be honest, I just went there and couldn't see any difference... Were you refering to the documentation edition interface? As for my screen being wide enough, I now have a 1280x1024 screen, but I'm consideri...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 16:55
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Well, if you're reviewing it, here are some things I picked yesterday before you gave me editing permissions. We might have already corrected some of them, but here they are anyway: http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=feature_alias Open up an domain ("Open up a domain") Enter an To-addres...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 16:48
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I guess I'm back... She wants mommy, not me! :D You seem to have been reviewing the docs, too, or am I mistaken? I've been in the "COM API / Account object" page; too much spacing between items is really not helpful. So, what do you think about changing all those "< h4 >" to "< i >", like I did to t...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 16:24
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Do you work as a writer or something, or did you just pay attention during the lessons in school? Thanks for the compliment! No, actually I just paid attention to classes - and my parents paid me some extra classes on Cambridge School Institute... :wink: I'm glad you liked it! I actually work as a ...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 16:19
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

While reviewing the "Basic configuration" article, I found 3 things that could be improved in the program itself, all in the SMTP settings: 1 - Instead of "Delivery of email", I'd pick "Email delivery" 2 - Instead of "SMTP Relayer", I'd pick "SMTP relay" 3 - The "SMTP relay" configuration assumes th...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 16:12
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I've been through the first two articles: "Backup & Restore" and "Basic configuration". Please, take a look at them and let me know if you're comfortable with the changes I've made. As I'm running version 4.1, I've been correcting some inconsistencies in the docs that reflected some older versions; ...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 15:59
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

I think it would be great; however, to be in the lines with what's common practice, I'd call them "User's Guide" and "Reference Guide". Maybe a "Quick-start Guide" could be made, too. I'd put in the "Quick-Start Guide" just enough to have the server up and running, with only the most basic configura...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 14:30
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Great! Thanks.
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 14:10
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Martin: I've been looking at the documentation, and at the formatting that's applied to it. Applying different type formats to different contexts is great for the reader, and makes interpreting the documentation much easier. For example, using italic for program options and menus is great. However, ...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-16 00:20
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Thanks, Martin, for the confidence. I will also go through the whole documentation. I just hope you have some change management tools so you can reverse what I do in case you don't agree with it... :D
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-15 23:34
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Hi, Martin; here are some more: On http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/?page=upgrade_32_to_33 : through entire this page ("through this entire page") Start the setup executable by doubleclicking it. ("Launch the setup executable by double-clicking on it.") Now the copy of the files is made. ("T...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-15 22:00
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

Well... Much has been said about the decline of the Roman Empire, and the fact that, near the end, even the Roman Citizens couldn't properly write their own language. Some call it a sign of the times. But I digress... :wink: The truth is that european "barbarians" tend to write stricter and better e...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-15 21:57
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Suggestions for terminology changes (and translation woes)
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Thanks, Martin. I wouldn't call it laziness; it's just that cleanup is not glorious: new features are much cooler! As for the translation, I know translators don't have to use precisely the same words; however, it would be easier for future translation maintenance if the terms used were uniform and ...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-15 21:45
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Typos in the site
Replies: 33
Views: 14204

You're welcome. I'll skim through the rest of the site and I'll let you know if there's some more. You claim your english is not very good; well, allow me to disagree. I'm sure most of the typos above are not due to ignorance, but to the simple fact that you type faster than you think! :wink: Keep u...
by Paulo Meireles
2005-10-15 16:28
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Suggestions for terminology changes (and translation woes)
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Suggestions for terminology changes (and translation woes)

I've been reviewing the sentences to be translated on hMailServer, and found that there might be some room for improvement on the terms picked to describe some features or actions. This is not a question of right and wrong; it's more a question of making the software easier on the user by making it ...