Windows Server Prerequisites to Installing MailEnable Server

Set the Computer / Mail Server name in Windows:  Example,

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, 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

Barry’s Update on the Preakness Stakes

Tomorrow, May 21st the gates will crack open for the running of the 1 3/16 mile Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse at about 6:45 pm on NBC. The forecast is 100% chance of rain. This usually means we should expect a sloppy track, not a wet track as the DRF likes to say. The Derby was run at 1 1/4 mile.

The race looks like a two horse affair with Nyquist at 3-5 and Exaggerator at 3-1. The field of 11 includes 8 new contenders who did not run at Churchill Downs two weeks ago. Of particular note, Gun Runner dropped out. Of these, at least 4 will go to the early lead into the first turn with the favorite Nyquist. Only two horses challenged early in the Derby. I predict all four of these…..Uncle Lino (2), Awesome Speed (4), Laoban (8) and Abiding Star (9) will out gun Nyquist to the first turn. If so, it will cause a big challenge to the undefeated Nyquist. Stradivari (11) will play his violin as a close up closer and run next to Nyquist as will Collected (7) who also likes to stalk the pace and close. That will leave late runners Cherry Wine (1) no shot, Lani (6) no shot, Fellowship (10) no shot ; all of whom will hope to close from far back along with my choice, Exaggerator (5).

Key to the race and perhaps the only hope for Exaggerator to beat the talented Nyquist; is for Stradivari ridden by JR Velesquez one of the best riders out there to get up and over and box Nyquist in near the rail behind the 4 front runners going through the first turn. Nyquist has beaten Exaggerator FOUR TIMES now; so logic suggests he should win again. Also, if the track is sloppy it is a plus for the closer. Don’t believe what they say about running on a sloppy. No horse likes the slop….some just run the same in it while most do not.

Keith Desormeaux thinks his horse, Exaggerator has a great ability to “recover” from a big race like the Derby. Doug O’Neil, Nyquist’s trainer, said his horse was laying down in his stall sleeping more. Nyquist ran only twice this year so maybe he will be a bit off in the Preakness due to only two weeks to rest up after the Derby. Whatever. I think we have two great horses and then the rest are more or less, gonna just get in their way.

Here is my betting choices:

(5) Exaggerator to win at 3-1 ; hard to bet Nyquist to win at only 3-5.

(3) Nyquist and (5) Exaggerator in an exacta box again ( like i said in the Derby). Bet heavy since it won’t pay much.

(3) Nyquist, (5) Exaggerator with both (11) Stradivari and Abiding Star (9) in a Triple Box.

We look forward to a great and very interesting race. If Exaggerator wins then the Belmont Stakes in three weeks in New York will be a fantastic grudge match. Good luck !


ZoomIt Screen Zoom and Annotation Tool

Windows Sysinternals

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Windows Sysinternals, it is highly recommended that you visit the website at before using any of the Sysinternal tools.

Shared from Microsoft Technet — original Publication is by Mark Russinovich, as follows:

ZoomIt v4.5

By Mark Russinovich
Published: June 20, 2013

Download ZoomIt v4.5 now from Microsoft’s Technet (296 KB)

Download ZoomIt now from (296 KB)


ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.

ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

Using ZoomIt

The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt’s behavior, let’s you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size. I use the draw-without-zoom option to annotate the screen at its native resolution, for example. ZoomIt also includes a break timer feature that remains active even when you tab away from the timer window and allows you to return to the timer window by clicking on the ZoomIt tray icon.



The 141st Preakness Stakes – May 21, 2016 – Pimlico Raceway

Only one week away. This year’s Preakness Stakes at “Old Hilltop” Pimlico Raceway in Baltimore Maryland will be amazing. Nyquist wants to be the first horse since the 1977/1978 years to win the Triple Crown the year after it was just won. Only Seattle Slew and Affirmed did that in 1977/1978 and so it could be American Pharoah and Nyquist in 2015/2016.

We have a probable field of 12 horses so far with 8 new names of horses who skipped the Kentucky Derby and only 4 beaten by Nyquist there. Interestingly, the additional horses are expected to show a lot of early speed. In the Derby, I felt that there was little early speed. This may of contributed to the outcome of the race in the sense that Exaggerator and others had a more difficult time catching the front running Nyquist. Others will point to the fact that Danzing Candy set a fast pace…but remember Nyquist layed back off this and didn’t get pressured. Since there will be more early speed horses this “may” not happen in the Preakness.

Exaggerator is in and his trainer says he is full of energy. Nyquist galloped a mile and a quarter on Friday. Of the new comers watch out for Stradivari who worked 5 furlongs in a very fast 59 3/5ths on Friday and Uncle Lino who worked the 5 furlongs (1/8 mile is one furlong) in 1:004/5ths.

Gun Runner who ran third in the Derby is also expected to be at Pimlico this Saturday.

I have raced horses many times at Pimlico and even once on Preakness day. It is a track that boasts of a lot of fast closers who win…more than most other venues. I stand by my Derby pick Exaggerator making a comeback here. Remember it is the home track for The Desormeaux brothers. I picked Hansel in 1991 to win the Derby, he lost; but came back to win the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Perhaps Exaggerator can do the same this year.


Install and Use Import-Export Tools In Mozilla Thunderbird

Installation of the Add-On Import-Export Tools:




  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.”


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.



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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.



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 < #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:


  • 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.