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by chrislees
2011-12-30 20:13
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Autoconfiguration
Replies: 0
Views: 2723

Autoconfiguration

Does anyone know of any ways to offer automatic configuration for users of various email clients and devices (in a similar way to the really easy way to allow Thunderbird users to do it (eg http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=21794 )? It would be great to offer autoconfig for Outlo...
by chrislees
2011-12-30 17:20
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Server setup for Thunderbird autoconfiguration
Replies: 3
Views: 7282

Re: Server setup for Thunderbird autoconfiguration

dzekas wrote:Your example assigns SSL socket type to plain text service ports.
You are absolutely right - I uploaded the wrong version - have since corrected this. The sections for ports 25, 110 and 143 should show:

Code: Select all

<socketType>plain</socketType>
by chrislees
2011-12-30 17:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Server setup for Thunderbird autoconfiguration
Replies: 3
Views: 7282

Server setup for Thunderbird autoconfiguration

Having had a bit of time to play with new things I have recently got the Thunderbird autoconfiguration facility setup so that users who choose Thunderbird can setup and connect using IMAP-over-SSL and SMTP-over-SSL (or, with a single choice any combination offered by the server, or actually by the a...
by chrislees
2011-12-10 12:05
Forum: Development & alpha discussions
Topic: TCPServer::Run() error after upgrading to latest 5.4
Replies: 91
Views: 42909

Re: TCPServer::Run() error after upgrading to latest 5.4

I have had this issue over the last day. Yesterday at 8.50am I started getting calls from users saying that they were getting mail errors. On checking hMailServer logs I was seeing HM4316. To cut a long story short I also was running hMailServer 5.4 on Win 2000 on two servers in two distant location...
by chrislees
2011-12-07 13:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Whitelist matching errors
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Re: Whitelist matching errors

Perhaps you can whitelist the paypal.com IP addresses that they send from I did actually do that the first time but messages seem to come from so many different mailservers in a 'pool'. I considered whitelisting the ranges that appear to belong to them that these pools are in but that just seems a ...
by chrislees
2011-12-06 17:48
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Re: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx

It seems perfect for my needs, thanks. I had been doing this with a script that I wrote years ago and now don't understand properly any more so find hard to maintain (forgot all I know with hMailServer being so reliable and therefore having little need to keep my skills uptodate!) One of the reasons...
by chrislees
2011-12-06 16:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Re: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx

Bill,

Again THANKS. I had just finished reading a few of your earlier posts about archiving and it seems like the perfect solution (to a couple of other issues too as it happens).

Will get it enabled and tested.

Thanks again!
by chrislees
2011-12-06 16:12
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Re: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx

Bill,

Have only recently updated to 5.4 (for chained certs support in SSL) and so didn't know about the archiving feature.

I don't entirely get what you are telling me but obviously need to do some research - looks like time for some reading, thanks for the pointer.
by chrislees
2011-12-06 13:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Mirror feature and secondary/backup mx

I have two hMailServers (mx01 & mx02) on separate subnets - each has primary domains and acts as a backup for the domains on the other. The users of the primary domains on one box (mx01) want their emails mirroring and the mirror feature does this perfectly. The users on mx02 do not want mirroring a...
by chrislees
2011-12-04 22:17
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

Don't overlook the basics... After a minor disaster needing a server rebuild I made some mistakes requiring that I put AWL back in manually (backup not as complete as I thought it was!). I have spent the last 3 hours and 40 minutes attempting to fix the error "ERROR" 2568 "2011-12-04 20:09:08.334" "...
by chrislees
2011-12-04 18:30
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Whitelist matching errors
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Re: Whitelist matching errors

I am struggling to find the right threads on this topic so please accept my apologies if this is well covered elsewhere. I have been running Anti-spam really successfully for a number of years (thanks to hMailServer's inbuilt abilities and andyp's AWL http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f...
by chrislees
2011-11-16 22:43
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.
Replies: 25
Views: 8294

Re: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.

Thanks dzekas I didn't entirely understand but with a bit of trial and error all is now working perfectly. For info, I simply opened the following three files in a text editor and copied them into a new single file which I then saved in text-only format (one of the original contained line breaks in ...
by chrislees
2011-11-14 23:38
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.
Replies: 25
Views: 8294

Re: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.

Thanks for the reply and the links 5.4 should fix it Unfortunately, although I have now upgraded to 5.4, I still get the behaviour described earlier in Thunderbird. However, I suspect that this is a lack of understanding on my part. I don't understand SSL well and wonder if the file I am using conta...
by chrislees
2011-11-13 20:22
Forum: General discussions
Topic: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.
Replies: 25
Views: 8294

Re: SSL certificates for emails, some guidance please.

I have been using a StartSSL free certificate for a year or so to secure the webserver I use for Roundcube webmail and all has been perfect. I recently setup SSL on hMailServer (5.3.3-B1879) and used the same certificate (both the webserver and hMailServer are behind the same NAT firewall and so the...
by chrislees
2010-11-07 12:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP client problem HTC Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: IMAP client problem HTC Desire

All works fine with the K9 mail app.

That is great, in that I now have a fully working email client and I'm happy with the K9 functionality (seems better than the default client actually), but does this still point to an issue I need to resolve?
by chrislees
2010-11-04 09:17
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP client problem HTC Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: IMAP client problem HTC Desire

Using HTC standard mail app out of the box.

Not rooted.

Yes 2.2 Froyo.

Logs shown are for a connection from WiFi but same result obtained on any connection although not checked the logs when connecting on 3G/GPRS.
by chrislees
2010-11-04 01:57
Forum: General discussions
Topic: IMAP client problem HTC Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

IMAP client problem HTC Desire

I have a problem using an HTC Desire Android phone on IMAP. If I setup the client using POP everything is fine. If I setup the client using IMAP it connects without an error message (ie no username/password error) but always shows 'No mail'. I know that there are 111 messages in the mailbox. I can s...
by chrislees
2009-10-19 21:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

Having said that I will reduce the testing frequency I might instead take the opportunity to test the effects of reducing the greylisting delay carefully and measure as I did with the above. 3 months takes us to early Jan - if I find myself bored and sober on New Year's Day that is what I will do! M...
by chrislees
2009-10-19 11:24
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

I have run my quarterly test again this weekend and results are once again fantastic and slightly improved. Thresholds have been changed slightly based on the findings of the last test (which I posted here in July - http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14601&p=89753&hilit=first+weeke...
by chrislees
2009-07-13 12:02
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

Well, the first weekend in July has passed and I did the test. Basically I switched off greylisting for 48 hours and increased the 'Delete' threshold way beyond what would ever be scored. The result being no greylisting and no automatic spam deletion. However, spam marking continued with the usual t...
by chrislees
2009-07-07 17:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Backup not writing log entry
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Backup not writing log entry

I have a problem whereby it appears that my backup is running OK and producing the usual zip file but the entry in hmailserver_backup.log is not being made, consequently I can't be sure that the backup actually is completing OK.

There don't appear to be any errors anywhere else.

Can anyone help?
by chrislees
2009-06-30 19:35
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.
Replies: 20
Views: 26485

Re: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.

Thanks Doom I will try using that exact wording. So far they are completely misunderstanding me and keep telling me that everything is OK because they can ping the IP address of the nameserver! They will be able to because the current nameserver is up and responds to pings. That is totally unrelated...
by chrislees
2009-06-29 17:42
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.
Replies: 20
Views: 26485

Re: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.

I can't remember the precise date but around 3 months ago.
by chrislees
2009-06-29 16:28
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.
Replies: 20
Views: 26485

Re: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.

Brilliant find. That really is just like the old DNSStuff one used to be. I have a question of a technical nature though. The tool reports that the parent is providing a different IP address for one of my nameservers than my nameservers are providing. That is accurate but it is the parent which is w...
by chrislees
2009-05-12 22:09
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

I think I may be misunderstanding Are you saying that in v5.0, for a message with a from address which is whitelisted, from a sender who is not authenticated, then all spam checks except greylisting are performed? And in V5.1, with from whitelisted, sender not authenticated ALL spam checks are perfo...
by chrislees
2009-04-14 17:11
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Greylisting - configurable time periods
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: Greylisting - configurable time periods

Actually, that is a good point.

No need to overcomplicate the application then.

I imagine it is simply a case of writing a script that modifies the values available through the COM API (and one that changes them back). Then firing each off at set times via Scheduled Tasks?
by chrislees
2009-04-14 12:38
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Greylisting - configurable time periods
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Greylisting - configurable time periods

Anything to improve AntiSpam reliability is a good thing. Greylisting WORKS, full-stop but users always argue that email should be instant (even though it was never designed as such!) and don't like delays. I have been pondering an idea whereby the application of greylisting delay could be time-limi...
by chrislees
2009-04-14 11:59
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Spams using my own email address
Replies: 12
Views: 4560

Re: Spams using my own email address

I was also having a similar issue to this that I think I have resolved. It was related to whitelisting of addresses - see recent (14th April 09) posts in this topic http://hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 420#p83420
by chrislees
2009-04-14 11:57
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

I have been having a bit of trouble with one particular spam issue and it stems from having whitelisted various addresses. I have domains on two hM5 boxes (mx01 and mx02); half on each. The domains which are primary on mx01 have mx02 as a backup mx (and vice versa). On mx01 there is a TCP/IP route f...
by chrislees
2009-04-06 14:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

I'll be only too happy to.

Watch this space.

First one scheduled for first weekend in July.
by chrislees
2009-04-06 13:14
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

Thanks for that. It would appear that you are correct.

Disabling and re-enabling appears to change no data in those tables at all.
by chrislees
2009-04-06 12:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Greylisting question

Hope this isn't an obvious question: How would I test it? What is there to actually SEE?
by chrislees
2009-04-06 11:50
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Greylisting question
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Greylisting question

I now have greylisting, whitelisting and RBL/SURBL working really well - very nearly as well as ASSP was but without a single false positive - very pleased with the whole setup. However, in order to monitor (and periodically show my users) just how much spam there would be without the filtering I am...
by chrislees
2009-03-26 14:42
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

How have you acheived that? I have been toying with the idea of developing a script to let users add to the whitelist without my intervention as the mail admin. I hoped to accept mail addressed to white@domain.tld from an authenticated user and extract any email addresses from the subject line in or...
by chrislees
2009-03-11 13:09
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

OK, Firstly, excellent script - does just what I needed and for me to write this would have taken ages and been very inefficient I would think. I have got my setup working the way I expect it was designed to and now I know why. Either I installed it wrong or there is a bit of code missing (or I have...
by chrislees
2009-03-06 12:31
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

Having been confident yesterday that I had this all running nicely I have spotted what might be nothing or might just be a small problem. I had assumed that the 'last email' date in the emailaddresses.txt file would update to reflect the last date an email was sent addressed to a user. Yesterday an ...
by chrislees
2009-03-05 17:30
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 5 scripts
Topic: Automatic whitelisting
Replies: 172
Views: 134277

Re: Automatic whitelisting

andyp - This is excellent. THANKS! Worked first time once I'd stopped rushing and concentrated! Now that I have this I feel that the other users on the box I run will accept grey listing much better. Plan to allow it to build a white list for a while then switch on grey listing. Slightly off topic: ...
by chrislees
2009-02-13 15:11
Forum: Scripting
Topic: IP Address of sending mailserver
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: IP Address of sending mailserver

Thanks for the quick reply. These mails are addressed to valid accounts but are faked from non-existent accounts in the same domain.
by chrislees
2009-02-13 14:53
Forum: Scripting
Topic: IP Address of sending mailserver
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

IP Address of sending mailserver

Is there a way to obtain the IP Address of the sending server within the onAcceptMessage event so that I can write it out to a text log?

I am attempting to troubleshoot messages that I believe are being missed by the SPF check in SpamProtection.
by chrislees
2007-10-21 18:09
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AOL 554 response now sorted out.
Replies: 2
Views: 3352

I don't maintain the PTR record as it is in the ISP's zone files. All I did was ring their customer services number and tell them that I needed them to update the reverse DNS record for the IP address that they supply to me on my ADSL connection. They told me that I had to use the online tool and ga...
by chrislees
2007-10-11 13:55
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Address Book
Replies: 7
Views: 8484

Thanks ^DooM^, that'll at least save me time looking!
by chrislees
2007-10-11 12:29
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Address Book
Replies: 7
Views: 8484

Address Book

Hi, I am attempting to migrate from IMail 7.15 to hMailServer and it seems that most people are happy to do without old mail, everyone wants addresses transferring. IMail stores each user's address book as a list in a text file called aliases.txt which is going to be easy to read into a script. Howe...
by chrislees
2006-12-03 22:32
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AOL 554 response now sorted out.
Replies: 2
Views: 3352

AOL 554 response now sorted out.

I have been getting the AOL 554 bounce message when sending from the hMailServer I have on my home (residential) ADSL connection. Having tried everything to sort it out I decided that it must simply be down to the residential nature of my connection (everything is OK from the other two servers on bu...
by chrislees
2006-11-30 11:45
Forum: General discussions
Topic: HOWTO: Checking your DNS, Open relay, MX records and more.
Replies: 20
Views: 26485

Wow, the dnsreport.com link is well worth using. For those of us who haven't got time to read ALL the RFC's ALL the way through that DNS report is excellent. I had no idea of a couple of the points it made and received one WARN message (everything else PASSed). I'll be getting onto that WARN message...
by chrislees
2006-11-29 18:13
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How to configure a mail client to hMailServer
Replies: 8
Views: 20583

when I was reading the changelog for the COM API for 4.3 I came across a setting called DefaultDomain (DefaultDomain - Domain to use if domain has not been specified when user logs on). So I guess that this is also available in the hMailAdmin interface and as long as you are only expecting users of ...
by chrislees
2006-11-22 22:22
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Folder entry date for a message
Replies: 7
Views: 7768

Cheers, I had already started work and called it LocallyProcessedDate, so perhaps I'll just amend that to X-LocallyProcessedDate.
by chrislees
2006-11-22 21:47
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Folder entry date for a message
Replies: 7
Views: 7768

Nice. I can never see the wood for the trees. Far too literally minded. That would work perfectly. ^DooM^, you strike me as just the person to ask. Are there any standards I ought to follow when decided how to name the header. Any suggestions to avoid complicating other mail systems etc should the m...
by chrislees
2006-11-22 14:17
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Folder entry date for a message
Replies: 7
Views: 7768

Yes, I would find this useful. When a message is received from a host with an incorrect date (for example, you must have had messages dated 1 Jan 1970) then my nightly script to remove junk/spam and deleted mails over 20 days old removes badly dated messages on the first night. I have been thinking ...
by chrislees
2006-11-17 14:55
Forum: General discussions
Topic: ASSP failure to start in service mode
Replies: 3
Views: 3146

I also have had this issue and tried everything suggested in the SourceForge forums. The only thing that worked was the advice in the link Martin posted above. However, what I did differed slightly: Follow all the instructions in the ASSP Quick Start Guide but when the error is received get a cmd li...
by chrislees
2006-11-16 16:14
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script not working, can't see why
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

The working script is now finished to a point where it works the way I want it.

It is here http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6561

If anyone wants to improve it I'd be more than happy.
by chrislees
2006-11-16 16:12
Forum: User contributed hMailServer 4 scripts
Topic: Mirror mail for selected domains
Replies: 0
Views: 6921

Mirror mail for selected domains

Having had help with this script I thought it fair to post it for others' use. I needed to mirror all incoming and outgoing mail for a customer without users knowing about it. Unfortunately I have an agreement with this customer to use their server as a backup for some other domains while another cu...
by chrislees
2006-11-15 00:20
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script not working, can't see why
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

Well that makes a lot of sense, thanks. I haven't time to amend it now but will do in the morning.

I'll post the entire script once I have it working in full and have tidied up the comments.
by chrislees
2006-11-14 23:26
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Script not working, can't see why
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

Script not working, can't see why

Hi all, I am trying write a script that provides the mirror function available in hMailServer but on a domain-by-domain basis. I basically have it working for all messages that DO NOT contain attachments but when I insert the following code the script starts copying only the messages without attachm...
by chrislees
2006-11-14 23:19
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Delivery failure reason in list of undelivered messages
Replies: 6
Views: 6532

Sorry to be a newbie but what does bump mean?
by chrislees
2006-11-14 12:13
Forum: Archived feature requests
Topic: Messages archiviation function.
Replies: 6
Views: 4743

Yes, that would be very well used if it was available. As bandwidth increases many users send large attachments as a matter of course and if they are using IMAP and are the sort that don't ever tidy up then mailboxes can become VERY large.
by chrislees
2006-11-10 17:26
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Blocked IMAP & outgoing dislikes
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

I guess what you are asking is whether you can configure hMailServer to listen on a port other than 143 for IMAP becuase your school network team are blocking 143 in both directions (which would be the norm). Although I haven't tested it I would think that you need to go to hMailAdmin > Settings > P...
by chrislees
2006-11-06 11:41
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: How do you manage your server?
Replies: 23
Views: 15914

I will look further into my VNC settings - I hadn't realised it could be made to lock/logout, that makes it more useable for me. Like ^DooM^ I use a couple of servers that are too far away to log on locally but also one in the room next door and I use VNC/RDP for all of them regardless of where I ha...
by chrislees
2006-11-06 01:32
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: How do you manage your server?
Replies: 23
Views: 15914

VNC in its many flavours is a real alternative anyway (in my opinion) for admin. One of the advantages of RDP/TS is that it only creates a single session. If your connection breaks during a logon you don't leave the server logged in and available to a local user. If the connection drops and you have...
by chrislees
2006-11-06 01:04
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: How do you manage your server?
Replies: 23
Views: 15914

RDP was standard in W2k Server as well. It has a different name in the interface and I can't recall it at present but it is there. You need to go to Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components and choose the Networking Components (from memory, can't recall the details precisely) and then enable Termina...
by chrislees
2006-11-05 12:24
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Scripting newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

Thanks for the quick reply ^DooM^. I'll have a read and get started. I guess that to start with it will be the event scripting I'll need. I am trying to tailor the 'mirror' function a little. I need to copy all outgoing and incoming mail for 5 local domains but without copying any mail for 6 domains...