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Submit a Complaint to the FTC National Do Not Call Registry

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Thank you for filing your complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry.

Do not call complaints will be entered into a secure online database available to civil and criminal law enforcement agencies. While the FTC does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint will help the agency investigate the company, and could lead to law enforcement action.

Windows Server Prerequisites to Installing MailEnable Server

Set the Computer / Mail Server name in Windows:  Example, mail.YourDomain.com

Bind the local static IP on the server’s network interface card that will be used to receive port forwarding from your public IP address on your router, such as TCP ports 25, 53, 80, 110, 143, 587, etc.  An example of the local IP might be 192.168.0.60, depending on the subnet you have configured

Win 2008 Server R2 — Add Role Wizard

  • Add DNS Server
  • Add Web Server — IIS Services
  • Add ASP.Net — and add the required / supporting role services too

Enable Windows Features — MailEnable server requires installation of the .Net 2.0 framework  — But, you should instead enable the .Net 3.51 features, which already include the .Net 2.0 API’s

You are now ready to download and install the latest edition of MailEnable server

Install and Use Import-Export Tools In Mozilla Thunderbird

Installation of the Add-On Import-Export Tools:

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  • On the Add-ons page, click the yellow Download Now button and save the ImportExportTools.xpi file to a new or empty existing folder on your hard disk.  Remember the path where the file was downloaded. because you will need to find it in the next steps.

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  • Open Thunderbird email account.  Make sure you Menu is Enable (see below).
  • On the Thunderbird Menu select Tools, and from the Drop Down List select Add-ons.

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  • Find and click on the little Gear at to top right corner of the Add-ons Extensions Manager next to the search add-ons box.
  • In the drop down list select “Install Add-ons from File.”

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Find and Select and Open the Import-Export-Tools.xpi file that you just downloaded to a folder on your hard disk. Select it and click the Open Button.

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  • Select the Install Now button in the bottom right corner of the Software Installation action box.

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  • And after the Addon is installed, click the Restart Now button to restart Thunderbird and activate the addon for this email account.

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  • When Thunderbird restarts, close the Add-on Manager Tab.
  • You will find Import Export Tools on the Tools Menu of Thunderbird.  Select tools, then point  to Import Export Tools from the Tools drop down list.  You will see all the options for importing and exporting messages, etc.

USING IMPORT EXPORT TOOLS TO BACKUP MESSAGES TO YOUR HARD DRIVE.  HERE IS MY RECOMMENDED BACKUP METHOD:

  • Select the folder you wish to backup such as the INBOX.
  • On the Menu, select TOOLS, point to IMPORT EXPORT TOOLS, point to EXPORT ALL MESSAGES IN THE FOLDER, and select EML FORMAT.
  • Navigate to your downloads folder, and create a subfolder with the name of your email account, and create a subfolder called INBOX on your hard drive.  Select that subfolder to export all the messages in your Thunderbird INBOX to that new subfolder.
  • When your email messages are somehow corrupted or deleted from your email account inbox, or if you wish to create a new email account (such as an IMAP account) for which you want to IMPORT the messages to the new INBOX of the IMAP account, and have them Synchronized / Uploaded to the IMAP server Inbox, well you then have the ability to IMPORT all the Messages from your hard disk sub-folder located in your customer downloads path at / INBOX / MESSAGES folder that was created when you exported all of your EML files to a backup.
  • The EML files will be backed-up into a MESSAGES sub-folder under the INBOX backup folder that you created, and the folder path to those files will look something like the following image.  The files with the blue Tbird Icon are all *.EML files. All email attachments are preserved.

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NOTE, you can do a separate backup of all the email messages in each email folder of your email account, such as SENT ITEMS, and DRAFTS, and IMPORTANT folder, etc.  Just make a separate backup folder for each.  You can import them folder-by-folder if you ever need to reconstruct your Email Account.

[Solved] Exchange 2003 smtp;554 5.6.1 Caused by Thunderbird – Body Type Not Supported

Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 554 5.6.1 Body type not supported by remote host

You try to send an email from Mozilla Thunderbird, but your Exchange Server 2003 returns the email to you as undeliverable with the diagnostic message as follows:

The message contains a content type that is not supported <mailservername.domain.com #5.6.1 smtp;554 5.6.1 Body type not suported by remote host>

Reporting-MTA: dns; dns.yourdomain.local
Action: failed
Status: 5.6.1
x-Supplemental-Info: <YourExchangeServerName #5.6.1 smtp;554 5.6.1 Body type not supported by Remote Host >

Your Exchange Server Logs probably show this message:

smtp;554 5.6.1 Body type not supported by Remote Host

If you can send email through Outlook Web Access but not through Thunderbird email client, then there must be a problem with the handshake of encoding methods between Thunderbird and Exchange 2003.

SOLUTION:  Open Thunderbird and try this:

  • Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Config Editor. See bottom right corner of this image for Config Editor button:

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  • Click on the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
  • Type “mime” into the Filter box.
  • Double Click “mail.strictly_mime” to change the setting from “false” to “true”.  Or, you can right-click “mail.strictly_mime” and left click toggle True
  • Close all the windows that have popped up in the process.
  • Restart Thunderbird.
  • Test outgoing email now.

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Exchange 2010 Management Console Failed

The Oxford SBS Guy explains that he encountered a problem and received an error message while attempting to open Microsoft Exchange 2010 Management Console.  He determined that one way to correct this problem is to open a command prompt and perform an iisreset.

Here is then entire error message that Oxford SBS Guy received while trying to open the Exchange 2010 Management Console:

“The attempt to connect to http://server/Powershell user ‘Kerberos’ authentication failed: Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message: The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The system load quota of 1000 requests per 2 seconds has been exceeded. Send future requests at a slower rate or raise the quota for this user. The next request from this user will not be approved for at least xx milliseconds.”

Here is the link to the full article written by Oxford SBS Guy.

Install KODI Media Center in Linux Ubuntu and Mint

Open a Terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc

exit

Originally Published on YouTube on Sep 23, 2014

See how To Install the Kodi Media Center (XBMC), In Ubuntu and Linux Mint from the nightly builds. Kodi is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS and Android.

Change KODI Display Mode to Windowed

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If you want to be able to see your Taskbar while KODI is running, then change your KODI video output display mode to “Windowed” rather than “Full Screen.” How?

In the sub-menu under “Systems” select “Settings.” Then from the left vertical menu select “System.” Then select “Video Output” and change Display Mode from “Full Screen #1” to “Windowed” under the drop down appearing on the right hand side across from “Display Mode.”

An easier way (less steps) is to select “SYSTEM” from the main KODI menu and then select “System” from the resulting “Settings” menu. Then change Video Output – Display Mode to “Windowed.”

You can do this regardless of whether your Settings Level is set to Basic, Standard, Advanced or Expert.

Generate an SSL Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on IIS7

What is a CSR?  A Certificate Signing Request or CSR is a specially formatted encrypted message sent from a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) digital certificate applicant to a certificate authority (CA). The CSR validates the information the CA requires to issue a certificate. A CSR must be created before ordering and purchasing an SSL certificate (or activating an SSL certificate already purchased through your domain registrar). How a CSR is generated depends on the web server software used. Once the CSR is generated, it can be submitted to the CA. If the request is successfully validated, the CA will issue the SSL certificate.

Here are the steps to generate a CSR in IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 R2.  Why might this be necessary?  Well, you may want to install Microsoft Exchange and connect to it via Outlook or Outlook Web Access (OWA) which would require Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

  • Click Start
  • Select Administrative Tools
  • Start Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • Click the Server Name
  • Double click on the “Server Certificates” button in the “IIS” section, located int he center menu

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  • Choose the “Actions” menu (on the right)
  • Click on “Create Certificate Request (Note: Even if you are renewing an SSL certificate that may be about to expire, use the CREATE Certificate Request and do NOT select renew).

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  • The Request Certificate wizard will be opened. From here, you will need to enter the information required for the CSR code (details and example listed below):

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Common Name: e.g. yourdomain.com or, if you are creating a CSR for your mail server’s subdomain, then enter something like this containing your server’s host header:  mx.yourdomain.com or mail.yourdomain.com

Organization: MyCompany Ltd

Organization Unit (eg, section): Communications, IT, Support, Sales etc.

City/ Locality Name: Los Angeles

State or Province Name (full name): California

Country Name (2 letter code): US

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  • Specify a filename and location to save your CSR code (e.g. c:\certificate\certreq.txt)
  • Click Finish

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You may view the CSR file using a text editor such as Notepad++ and the certificate request should appear like this:

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Note:  When Installing the newly issued (renewal) certificate issued to you by your CA, you must first REMOVE the existing certificate from IIS7 because there will be an installation conflict (between the new certificate and the existing certificate that is still installed on the server. In other words, an error will occur during installation of the new certificate if the existing certificate is not first removed.

This article is based substantially upon Namecheap.com support knowledge base article:

https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9426/0/iis-7

After your new or renewal SSL certificate is issued to you and arrives via email, you may follow these instructions to install it on IIS7, but watch out for the known bug in IIS7.

https://support.comodo.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/639/0/certificate-installation-microsoft-iis-7x—8x

When you click “Complete Certificate Request” in IIS7 management console, and then browse to find your newly issued *.cer file, when you click Open, you may receive an error message about a “Conflict” explaining that the CSR may not have been issued by the server where you are installing the *.cer file, which is nonsense.

Just continue hitting Retry or OK button a couple times, then hit the cancel button.  Refresh the screen in IIS7 Management Console and see if your new certificate is listed there without a Friendly Name associated with it.  That is GOOD.  Do not remove the installed certificate.  Now go to do the Bindings on the IIS7 Default Web Site.  See the Second Link (last article) listed two paragraphs above.

Once the bindings are established to https on port 443, then you must restart the default website from within the management console.

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Click ‘OK’ on the ‘Web Site Bindings’ Window to complete the install.

Important: You must now restart IIS / the website to complete the install of the certificate.

 If none of this works, you may have to generate a new CSR and get the certificate re-issued from your CA.