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by martin
2015-04-03 13:10
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HM10044: Error while executing SQL Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: HM10044: Error while executing SQL Statement

That sounds really odd. Can you check if the case is the same - is the column name in lowercase as well?

You can run the script manually using SQL Server Management Studio as well, but it should not be any issue running it as a part of the upgrade.
by martin
2015-04-03 13:07
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

Re: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves

Yes. An elliptic curve key must be created based of a specific elliptic curve (in hMailServer's case that's hardcoded to be secp256r1 (aka prime256v1)) and then linked to the SSL context when the server starts.
by martin
2015-04-03 13:03
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Unknown User Error
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Unknown User Error

You need to add a route with the same domain, and specify your exchange server as target. Otherwise hMailServer will attempt to deliver it locally since the domain is set up locally.
by martin
2015-04-02 18:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

Re: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves

I took a look. Apparently support for EC ciphers is something which needed to be implemented explicitly, which I have done now. It will be included in the next 5.6.3 build.
by martin
2015-04-02 18:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.
Replies: 19
Views: 5716

Re: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.

Good to hear.
by martin
2015-04-02 18:19
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.
Replies: 19
Views: 5716

Re: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.

Yay, thanks. That was not necessary though, but of course it's appreciated. I'm saving up for signing certificates, so that I can ship signed binaries from the site. Thanks. :) I ran through the automated regression suite on my machine and no new issues were detected. The build is here: https://hmai...
by martin
2015-04-02 17:59
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

I'm guessing the site is still working fine for you?

According to Pingdom (which I use to monitor uptime) the server has been up 100% since the switch and the forum response time was reduced by 50%..
by martin
2015-04-02 17:54
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

Re: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves

I just haven't had time to look into it. Will try to do it during this weekend.
by martin
2015-04-02 17:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.
Replies: 19
Views: 5716

Re: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.

Depends how brave you are... I've already merged the original code and tested it locally. I had to clean up the code a bit, so it's not identical to what you've been running before - but it should have the same behavior. The new version is currently being built and should be done within 30 minutes u...
by martin
2015-04-02 17:25
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.
Replies: 19
Views: 5716

Re: DisableAUTHList=25 feature please.

This was part of Bill's experimental hMailServer build. I'll merge it and include this specific feature in 5.6.3.

It seems like the setting allows you to specify a list of ports where the AUTH extensions for SMTP should not be advertised. Is that right?
by martin
2015-03-29 20:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: It takes 1 minute to send an email response
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: It takes 1 minute to send an email response

If hMailServer just sends the messages as quickly as possible, you might end up with 100 messages per second being created (if you set up some kind of mailing loop). And if you let that run for a day, you might be in problem. This is a quite ugly workaround to that issue. It's not pretty and I'm pre...
by martin
2015-03-29 20:39
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Internal Backup/Restore - Reasonable Restrictions?
Replies: 11
Views: 5560

Re: Internal Backup/Restore - Reasonable Restrictions?

I have already removed that code for version 5.7 (but 5.7 is currently still alpha-at-best). I agree that it does not really make any sense. I suspect Bill added it to prevent things from going amok, but 7zip is good at handling large files. Here's the reference to the original request: https://gith...
by martin
2015-03-25 21:49
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Upgrading from 5.5.2-B2129 to 5.6-B2145 COM error
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Upgrading from 5.5.2-B2129 to 5.6-B2145 COM error

The error 8007041d just means that the service did not start. Have you checked the hMailServer logs to see if anything is logged there? If the service does not start, you should be seeing an error message in the logs. Looking at the windows event log might also be helpful. It may contain information...
by martin
2015-03-22 18:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Re: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine

Have you opened the Windows Firewall and configure an external endpoint for the virtual machine? Both the windows firewall and the load balancer will block by default unless you configure them not to.
by martin
2015-03-22 12:24
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

Well, I changed hosting provider (to Linode instead of HostEurope), I changed operating system (from Windows to Ubuntu) and I upgraded both PHP, MySQL and PHPBB to the latest versions. Would be kind of odd if the issue remained after that, unless it was some configuration problem with PHPBB. I also ...
by martin
2015-03-22 11:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Re: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine

By default hMailServer listens on all available IP addresses. You can switch to the default behavior by going to Settgings -> Advanced -> TCP/IP ports and clicking default. You don't have to configure hMailServer to bind to the Azure virtual IP address - it's simply not necessary.
by martin
2015-03-21 22:33
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

The web server has been moved to a new hosting provider. Let me know if you still experience the intermittent issues.
by martin
2015-03-21 18:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 6816

Re: Installing HMailServer - Azure Virtual Machine

In Microsoft Azure, the public IP address is the IP address of the load balancer - not the virtual amchine. Incoming traffic to the load balancer is directed to the virtual machines internal IP address. So you can't configure software running on the virtual machine to bind to the public IP, because ...
by martin
2015-03-18 22:09
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

Removed those topics. If one wants to see what is new in a release, the change log is the place to look.
by martin
2015-03-18 15:18
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

Added the latest section again.
by martin
2015-03-16 21:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ScriptServer FireEvent
Replies: 18
Views: 4135

Re: ScriptServer FireEvent

If you want to use something more modern with hMailServer then use JavaScript instead. It's a bit more suitable for larger scripts (of course not to the extent of .NET) but at least its' not a "thing of old days". I use it myself the few times I create custom scripts.
by martin
2015-03-15 18:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer using MySQL 5.7 Password Expired - Can't Connect To MySQL Database
Replies: 24
Views: 7865

Re: hMailServer using MySQL 5.7 Password Expired - Can't Connect To MySQL Database

It would be weird if hMailServer re-configured the behavior of the database server and changed the root administrator policy. If hMailServer did that, I'm sure some would consider it a bug. People shouldn't run things as root anyway. The best way to do it would be to set up a new user account with t...
by martin
2015-03-14 22:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

Re: hMS and SSL Elliptic Curves

What version are you using?

The support for elliptic curve Diffie–Hellman was introduced in hMailServer 5.6. It's not really "blocked", previous to that, more like the necessary initialization for this cipher was not implemented.
by martin
2015-03-14 22:40
Forum: General discussions
Topic: gmail refuses messages
Replies: 56
Views: 23497

Re: gmail refuses messages

Yeah, implementing SRS makes sense. Added:
https://github.com/hmailserver/hmailserver/issues/91

The latest 5.6.2 beta build reverts to the original behavior (and contains a new ini file setting to force the 5.6.1-behavior)
by martin
2015-03-14 22:36
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Reasons for NOT upgrading...
Replies: 11
Views: 5780

Re: Reasons for NOT upgrading...

1A) Are you referring to the UTF8 message indexing? If so, nothing gets worse by upgrading. You'll have MySQL errors in the old version as well, but in the new version its possible by work around it by changing encoding manually in the database. 1B/C) Can you tell me more about this one? 1D) This be...
by martin
2015-03-14 13:45
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

I'll move the web site and forum over to https://www.linode.com/ which hopefully should be a bit more robust.
by martin
2015-03-13 21:06
Forum: General discussions
Topic: gmail refuses messages
Replies: 56
Views: 23497

Re: gmail refuses messages

I'm considering reverting the default behavior in hMailServer. As SorenR mentioned earlier, this behavior was changed in 5.6, to: Forwarding of message should update From-address to forwarding account address. Prior to that, hMailServer did not touch the From address. This change was done to reduce ...
by martin
2015-03-07 12:17
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Re: Forum & server issues

Odd. I have not seen this myself and I browse the forum on my (Windows) phone quite a bit. The server is running IIS, and whether or not the mobile theme is in use shouldn't have any effect on the usage of SSL/TLS. I would not be surprised if it's something with the hosting provider (HostEurope). Th...
by martin
2015-02-15 22:34
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [Bug] Restore from a network path fails - 5.6.1 - Build 2208
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

Re: [Bug] Restore from a network path fails - 5.6.1 - Build 2208

hMailServer typically does not have network access unless that's configured explicitly in the network service settings. Also note that even if it has network access, you need to use a UNC path rather than a mapped drive (such as Z:) because mapped drives are a feature in Windows Explorer (or somethi...
by martin
2015-02-15 22:09
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: forum phpbb default settings
Replies: 5
Views: 3072

Re: forum phpbb default settings

Fixed that to.
by martin
2015-02-14 01:15
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: forum phpbb default settings
Replies: 5
Views: 3072

Re: forum phpbb default settings

Hey. Sorry about the slow response.

I've tweaked the two things. Let me know what you think about the font size.
by martin
2015-02-10 20:53
Forum: General discussions
Topic: After upgrading to 5.6 & 5.6.1 could not send emails
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

Re: After upgrading to 5.6 & 5.6.1 could not send emails

Can you enable all logging, reproduce the issue and post the log?
by martin
2015-02-06 22:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DCOM Issue after ugrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: DCOM Issue after ugrade

I just installed it myself. The IIS application pool is set to use the identity ApplicationPoolIdentity. In dcomcfg, I give IIS_IUSRS Local Launch/Local Activation. After that the COM API is available to a PHP script running within IIS. Do you use IIS to? Is this the same as you have done? Is hMailS...
by martin
2015-02-06 22:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Upgrading from 5.3.2 to 5.6 fails
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: Upgrading from 5.3.2 to 5.6 fails

Replied in the other thread.
by martin
2015-02-06 22:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Upgrading from 5.3
Replies: 16
Views: 4600

Re: Upgrading from 5.3

Yes, BadImageFormatException occur if a 32bit component attempts to load a 64bit component or vice versa. hMailServer is 32-bit, and I just confirmed that the .NET assemblies included in the installation are all x86, so that looks right to me. I'm running on x64 myself. Maybe you can enable Fusion l...
by martin
2015-02-06 21:18
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DCOM Issue after ugrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: DCOM Issue after ugrade

Yes, the web user has Local Launch and Local Activation permissions on hMailServer component What I meant was that you should check that the user has permissions under "Access Permissions" as well, not just under "Launch and Activation Permissions". The "Access denied" error message comes from Wind...
by martin
2015-02-06 19:52
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Upgrading from 5.3.2 to 5.6 fails
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: Upgrading from 5.3.2 to 5.6 fails

Are there any hMailServer error logs generated when this happens?
Could it be that a Windows dump file is created upon the crash? Maybe you can check in the Windows event log before and after the log entry you included?
by martin
2015-02-06 19:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailAdmin
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: hMailAdmin

Is that the full error message? I assume you mean you get it when you click Connect+

Is the same build installed on the machine you're trying to connect to?
by martin
2015-02-06 18:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: DCOM Issue after ugrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: DCOM Issue after ugrade

Have you tried giving the specific user which needs access access, rather than Everyone?
Also, you probably want to give the user/Everyone access to it, and not just launch/activation permission.
by martin
2015-02-03 23:00
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically
Replies: 50
Views: 11217

Re: [BUG] Backup Script Crashing Periodically

You write that you're running hMailServer 2.6, but I'm assuming you mean 5.6. I looked in the dmp file and see that the error occur when the backup process copies a specific file. Is there any error log created when the error occur? Those are located in the log directories and have a name which star...
by martin
2015-01-31 17:21
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AuthUserReplacementIP no longer effective in 5.6
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: AuthUserReplacementIP no longer effective in 5.6

Bill isn't active in the forum any more. Bills branch contained a lot of changes which weren't covered by automated testing. So integrating all his changes became a too big task. If you make a patch and submit a pull request on GitHub I would include it. My only requirement is that such pull request...
by martin
2015-01-17 01:02
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Forum & server issues
Replies: 43
Views: 20043

Forum & server issues

Hey. I'm aware that the forum and server sometimes goes offline.

I've added some monitoring of it, tweaked the settings of IIS and upgraded PHP to try to stabilize it a bit.
by martin
2015-01-09 14:36
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: No link on new website to the IRC chat forum
Replies: 5
Views: 4515

Re: No link on new website to the IRC chat forum

Back up on support page. (It was actually on the community page before).
by martin
2015-01-09 13:49
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL 1.0.1k
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: OpenSSL 1.0.1k

5.6.1 beta is now up for download. The only change compared to 5.6.0 is the upgrade of OpenSSL.
by martin
2015-01-08 22:06
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: MESSAGE object in Com API not conforming to RFC on
Replies: 21
Views: 5717

Re: MESSAGE object in Com API not conforming to RFC on

Here's what I wrote on Github. The From property of the message gets and sets the From header in the email message. While the From header must have a specific format according to the RFC, there's nothing preventing anyone from sending email messages with incorrectly formatted headers. This happens a...
by martin
2015-01-08 21:40
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL 1.0.1k
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: OpenSSL 1.0.1k

No update from OpenSSL devs yet. Reading the list of fixed issues tells me there's no fix of anything serious which is applicable to hMailServer. So I'll just wait for them to get back to me.
by martin
2015-01-08 18:58
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: OpenSSL 1.0.1k
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

OpenSSL 1.0.1k

OpenSSL 1.0.1k was just released (~an hour ago). I will put up a new version of hMailServer which includes this - when I get OpenSSL to actually compile. For some reason, the commands I've been using to compile OpenSSL does not work with the latest version. I've submitted a question to the OpenSSL m...
by martin
2015-01-08 18:52
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: No link on new website to the IRC chat forum
Replies: 5
Views: 4515

Re: No link on new website to the IRC chat forum

I'll add this again. Somewhere.
by martin
2015-01-03 19:46
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

Re: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare

Sorry, but I'm not sure I really have understood the issue. 1) You're saying "the service hangs". But you're also saying that you can connect to port 110 and port 143 just fine. If you can connect to those ports, hMailServer does not seem to be hanging? 2) The last log you sent - is that the complet...
by martin
2015-01-02 19:49
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: Incorrect SMTP reply codes
Replies: 8
Views: 7353

Re: Incorrect SMTP reply codes

Hey. I didn't see it in the issue tracker?
You're using this one, right?
https://github.com/hmailserver/hmailserver/issues
by martin
2015-01-01 17:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

Re: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare

If Windows tells you that something is using port 25, then something is and that's local to your machine. What ports your machine listens on can't be affected by your provider. If you restart hMailServer you should see that error in the logs again. Try that. Also, try to telnet to port 25 on your co...
by martin
2015-01-01 09:36
Forum: General discussions
Topic: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

Re: hMailServer TCP biding nightmare

Enable all logging, restart the server and check the log. hMailServer logs info about bind failures.

Could there be some other software using port 25 which prevents hMailServer? Like IIS SMTP or somerhing else.
by martin
2014-12-31 12:54
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: CleanTalk anti spam
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: CleanTalk anti spam

Hopefully it will improve with ClearTalk. I don't think one can nail it down really. I mean, what stops anyone from registering on any forum manually and manually posting spam. The only way you can detect that are vague things such as specific words, links or submitters IP addresses, submitters emai...
by martin
2014-12-31 12:05
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: CleanTalk anti spam
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: CleanTalk anti spam

Let's see if this has any effect.
by martin
2014-12-31 11:48
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: CleanTalk anti spam
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

CleanTalk anti spam

Anyone tried https://cleantalk.org/?

Considering integrating it with the forum to see if that helps reduce the amount of spam.
by martin
2014-12-30 13:01
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: SQL 2014 - Support
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Re: SQL 2014 - Support

As far as I know, hMailServer works just fine with SQL Server 2014. What's the issue you're seeing?
by martin
2014-12-28 16:16
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Start up on SQL 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3308

Re: Start up on SQL 2014

It sounds like you're not using the database setup properly. It sounds like you ran the wizard and selected "Select a new hMailServer default database" rather than "Create a new hMailServer database". Could that be the issue?
by martin
2014-12-25 22:25
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Seasons Greetings

Haha. Merry christmas.

You do know that VS2015 comes in a a free Community edition, right?
by martin
2014-12-18 18:37
Forum: General discussions
Topic: gmail refuses messages
Replies: 56
Views: 23497

Re: gmail refuses messages

Rather than forwarding the messages to Gmail, I've suggested to Clipper87 to try out the POP3-fetching functionality in Gmail. Gmail would then download the messages from a POP3 account on his server and I assume his server would not be classified as a spamming server. Also, whitelisting the From ad...