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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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Show All System Tray Icons In Windows 10

In Windows 10, someone decided to change the name of the System Tray.  It is now called the Notification Area.

Here is how to show all Icons in the Windows Notification Area. (Well, it’s one way to get there.)

  1. Right-click a free spot on the Taskbar and left-click select Properties.  The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties will appear.Capture01
  2. Next to the words “Notification Area:” Click the Customize Button. Edge will open and the left menu will automatically highlight Notifications and Actions. Capture03
  3. Select the Link on the right that says “Select which icons appear on the taskbar.”  Why they call it the Taskbar at this point is a misnomer, or rather misleading. But this will take you to the appropriate “Settings” screen for Taskbar / or  / Notification Area Icons.Capture02
  4. Select or Turn “ON” or “OFF” beneath the phrase “Always show all icons in the Notification Area.”
  5. X-out of Edge.

Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional

If you performed a clean install of the 64-bit version of Windows 10  using the DVD that burned from the downloaded ISO resulting from using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool, it is possible that you were not given the option to install Windows 10 Professional, but instead, by default, Windows 10 Home version was installed.  You can force an upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, then activate it if you have a valid product key for the following operating systems.

Make sure that you have a valid product key for Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack.  These keys will activate installations of Windows 10 Professional.

If you created a Windows 10 Installation DVD by using the Microsoft Windows Media Creation Tool (by Creating an ISO image that you burned to DVD), then it is possibly that when you try to install the 64 bit version of Windows 10 as a clean install (not as an upgrade to an activated system), the installation DVD may not offer you the option to install Windows 10 Professional.  Instead, Windows 10 Home is installed by default.  In order to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, you must first remove the product KEY that was automatically installed from the DVD install.

Open an elevated “administrative” command prompt and Change the current directory as follows:

cd\windows\system32

Run the following command from the prompt in order to uninstall the product key, thus removing the default Windows 10 Home installation product key:

slmgr.vbs /upk

Now to upgrade the fresh OS Installation from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro:

  • Select Windows 10 Home Start Button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Activation.
  • Select Change Product Key, and then enter this 25-character default product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
  • This product key will upgrade your devide to Windows 10 Pro, but it won’t activate it.
  • Select Next to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
  • After your device is upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, you will need to activate Windows.  Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Activation.
  • Select Change Product Key, and then enter your 25-character Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key.
  • Select Next to activate Windows 10 Pro.

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.