Chat / IM

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. Non-IM types of chat include multicast transmission, usually referred to as "chat rooms". Depending on the IM protocol, the technical architecture can be peer-to-peer (direct point-to-point transmission) or client-server (a central server retransmits messages from the sender to the communication device).

Hello all.

I am experiencing an issue with a critical user who is currently in an ongoing litigation from 2013.   Currently his O365 sent folder only is showing emails from 2015 on.   He needs to be able to locate emails prior to 2015.   When the original migration was done from their old exchange environment to O365 by default we took everything that was in the onprem exchange and sucked it into O365.   However a year later we are being told there was more mail then what is currently listed.   I found a link on Microsofts retention policy

This is a very confusing article.   Because of O365 default retention policy that we are unable to get mail before 2015.   Has anyone run across this?  This is critical that they are able to retrieve sent messages prior.   If he logs into the mail only goes back to 2015 so policy somehow kicked in I think when the migration was done and only did 5 years worth.   But I have a feeling when the migration took place there was more than 5 years, so I am hoping perhaps email is sitting somewhere in MS cloud and can be retrieved prior to 2015.   As always appreciate the help.

P.S. I am reading that after the retention policy date is exceeded email goes into an archive.   Is this retrievable?
I was adding some php file uploader to my Microsoft server 2016.  I had the software company dial into the server to help look at config and now all my sites are down and it only shows a http 500 error?  And no matter what I change around I can't get the sites to give me any error messages or anything.  I am unable to reach the software support people today for some reason and need to get the sites back up.  Any clue on a way to troubleshoot this?

Main site is using .asp, and I added php which seemed to be working also.  I just don't know if somehow the rights got changed? even the files with .html won't work either?
Dear Experts:
We are in process of implementing on-premise exchange enterprise email server as we cannot use could email services.
We have SQL standard as database server on separate windows server and we have windows Active Directory system, we have additional windows server license of  2019 ,  we would like to setup  Microsoft teams for internal chatting please suggest is there any license subscription to be procured and is it possible to setup on-premise teams for internal chatting, please help to understand prerequisite in terms of software to be procured, please help to understand this, thanks in advance.
Does Android have an equal to iMessage?

I love the iPhone and the Mac since I can read and write text messages from my PC, using iMessage.

Does Windows have an iPhone iMessage? Android?
Does Mac have a program for the Android?

Is there a way to disable the "Scroll to Top" feature which scrolls to the top of imessage window when you simply touch the right side "antenna/ear" on the iPhone
I am having a problem with SMS messages on my Samsung Galaxy S9+.  A few months ago I started using AdvanceSMS for texting.  For many years I had my cell phone number blocked, so for some contacts I had to store their phone numbers two ways - one way with *82 so they could tell it was me calling and the other w/o *82 for sending texts.

Somehow, the phone number listed on my son's text string changed and it now displays *82.  When I try to reply to the text the message fails to send because of the *82.  I checked my contact and he did not have *82 as an option.  I tried texting him by manually typing his 10 digit number and my message was successfully delivered.  When he replied it went to the *82 thread.

I do not want to loose all of my texts with my son, so deleting the thread is not an option.  How can I fix this so I can simply reply to my son's texts?
Hi, I'm looking for a Css/Bootstrap (Web Responsive) skeleton for my page.
Please  see the following diagram with explanations:
A diagram describing what I need
I recently got a notification that one of my O365 Exchange Online accounts was full. I purged all Mailboxes of messages and their contents (even Deleted Items). I'm still getting the notification that the Mailbox is full. This is an Exchange Online account so NO OUTLOOK. Everything that I've done and can do must be done through the O365 Portal. How do I clean out the mailbox when there is nothing in my Inbox, Sent Items, Drafts, Junk Mail, Archive and Deleted Items? Thanks.
I have just created a Yahoo e-mail account and sent an e-mail using a web browser to my "normal" e-mail address. I use Outlook to receive e-mails on my "normal" e-mail address.
I don't receive the plain text test message that was sent from my new Yahoo e-mail address. If I send an e-mail from my yahoo e-mail account to my yahoo e-mail account then that is received by yahoo mail.
In bot cases the Yahoo mail web application give a confirmatory message "Mail Sent".
I have no issues receiving any other e-mails on Outlook mail. and in both cases the Yahoo mail outbox lists the e-mail messages in the Sent items.
Can anyone account for this ?
We are working with two outbound providers on our on-premise Exchange 2013 environment:  ProofPoint which provides encryption on demand and Mailjet which gives us detailed deliverability stats and reports.  Unfortunately, we're stuck with using one or the other, mainly because Mailjet has authentication requirements that ProofPoint's configuration can't meet.  So, is there a way to configure Exchange so that all messages with the "[ENCRYPT]" in the Subject or Body would go through the ProofPoint connector and anything else through the Mailjet one?  Ideally, if we could find a provider that gives both the reporting AND the encryption-on-demand, that would probably be the optimal option.  Thanks!
I am sending email from my server but now I get this error when I send to certain doman:

The following message to was undeliverable.

The reason for the problem:
The address 185.152.x.x is not allowed to send messages for the address

Possible reasons for this problem:
- Wrongly configured SPF records on the sending domain.
- The email is being forwarded to another email address.

Please contact your email provider.
Those are my DNS records

MX            @      
TXT      -      @      v=spf1 -all      
CNAME      -      autodiscover
Hello experts. I recently exported a GSuite hosted mailbox on my Outlook 2016 (64 bit) running on Windows 10 x64. When I attach the export PST file, it shows me the number of unread items next to each folder in the navigation pane, however when I select the folders, it displays no messages at all. My PST file is 17GB so it clearly has something in it. I have tried import the PST instead of attaching but it imports nothing. I ran an outlook repair on it, it found some errors and said it fixed them, but I still cant see any messages.
Is there a way to recover text messages from my iphone after it has been factory reset?
I need to take a backup of Whatsapp from an iphone 6s , and another backup from an Android phone; and merge the 2 backups in one Whatsapp on an android phone ;
How can this be done ?
Could you explain the various connect options for Mac to Android text messaging.  How does the Android email function like a text messenger?    I just discovered by phone the person I was text messaging was recieving the text message in email.  They messaged me back and forth as a if their email server was a text messenger.   Is the iPhone messaging different than the Mac messaging?   And facetime audio is Apple device only?
Trying to display just the "From" and "Subject" items from all unread emails. What I've got in the code reads
          def getmail(server):
               select_info = server.select_folder(MAILBOX)
               messages  =['UNSEEN'])
               print("getting mail")
               for uid, message_data in server.fetch(messages, 'RFC822').items():
                    print("number of messages %d" % len(messages))
                    email_message = email.message_from_bytes(message_data[b'RFC822'])
                    print(email_message.get('From'), email_message.get('Subject'))
          return messages

However, what's happening is an error is occurring. Output listing is

getting mail
number of messages 1
"Rob PL" <> test
number of messages 1
Exception triggered: b'RFC822'

Just can't find a way of getting rid of the error.

Can anyone help here?
Looking for some help here so we can get the server running long enough for our migration to the new one we ordered. We have an ongoing issue where the server blue screens every 60-90 minutes all day long. I pull the server on overnights and now two weekends and not one reboot or BSOD (currently up time is 2 days and 18 hours). But from history when I return it to the site it will again start like clockwork. So far:

•      I have moved to another power outlet (but power doesn’t seem likely because once I disabled auto restart it always stays on just with a BSOD).
•      Scanned drives both at boot and with external tools
•      Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool many times (No problems Detected)
•       Unplugged any device attached (even changed USB keyboard and mouse)

I couldn’t see it being hardware, driver, or a service since it runs clean at my site. I even ran all day today since our office is closed just in case it was some “work hours” thing. No issues. I spent the last 48 hours going entry by entry in the event viewer and found some disturbing items. It looks like we were attacked based on a share we did not create in


Value name
Path=D:\Virus Files\User Folders\Tom H\Tom H\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5

Also I found in the log TermDD Event 56 several entries that …
Fix problems with the "Band" app at or find a better communication solution.

I have been looking for a free real-time communication tool that will allow me to have a reasonable number of members without a charge, and have direct but private communication with other members in the group. For reasons of safety when inviting people that you don't know to a specific geographic location for the first time, other members should not be able to communicate directly via electronic means until they exchange that information with each other in person.  This system should ideally be able to send messages via all methods that a person might have available, email, android push messages, text messages, etc. This Band app at appears to fit the bill.

I have requested support via the Band Help Center where I have received these instructions that appear to be outdated.
- Band settings gear icon > Remove or Unblock Members > Remove button on the right side of the member.
This selection to "remove or unblock members" does not exist.
- Profile photo of the member > settings gear icon > Remove member
This selection to "Remove member does not exist.

I have also requested support via Facebook here where I was told over 24 hours ago that someone would get back to me.

A reasonable number of members without an upcharge charge.
Communication only between …
WhatsApp Contacts are not in sync with Google Contacts, when I modified the same contact in Android version 9 Mobile.
Samsung M30, Mobile WhatsApp contact is the same when I added a new contact. But when I modified the same contact is not syncing.
Please suggest.
Network LayoutI manage an apartment complex that is about 6 acres in size and currently has CAT6 run pretty much everywhere. I am using Ubiquiti Unifi gear for the entire network. I would like to put in a Fiber trunk to all of the switches distributed thru out the complex.

This Network primarily serves a NVR of mostly 5MP cameras set at pretty high bandwidths each of about 10 to 15Mb each and as you can see (in the attached picture) all the cameras pass through the same switches at the end of the line where the servers are. We also have an ESXi server that connected to cameras on the other end of the run.

My thought is to keep it low budget but possibly get a few Mikrotik SFP+ switches and run fiber everywhere as a main trunk and tie the 10Gb from the Mikrotik switches and then uplink those to the UniFi Switch 8 POE-150Ws at 1Gb. I hope the makes sense so I just want to pass through that location at 10Gb and then uplink each UniFi Switch at 1Gb.
Attached is a map of the complex and basic network layout Blue is where CAT6 is run. This is the same place that I would run Fiber. If the Blue goes past a switch, its connected to that switch. There are a few switches that are not connected directly to the blue but those are further away from the blue so it should be obvious.

The CAT6 is run on roofs and aerially from roof to roof. So the Fiber would need to do the same. So it would need to be Outdoor rated for Sun and water and if it has a messenger wire that …
SBS 2011 standard - self-issued cert expired.
Reissued but resulting cert doesn't work and console continually crashes.
All updates are applied.
Console crash detail:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01:      console.exe
  Problem Signature 02:      6.1.7900.1
  Problem Signature 03:      4ce6d9cf
  Problem Signature 04:      Microsoft.UpdateServices.BaseApi
  Problem Signature 05:      3.1.7600.307
  Problem Signature 06:      5c4247ae
  Problem Signature 07:      600
  Problem Signature 08:      1b
  Problem Signature 09:      N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
  OS Version:      6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:      1033
  Additional Information 1:      d268
  Additional Information 2:      d26823b5dae45a83a876df02894236e9
  Additional Information 3:      6515
  Additional Information 4:      6515434508b5c763aabf95beda54d416

Read our privacy statement online:

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

Remote attempt yields:
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more
I'm getting following error
"To enable Messages in iCloud. review and upgrade your Apple ID security"
I have removed the account and added again, but still same
I had this question after viewing can I disable Delivery Status Notification for delayed messages and/or undelivery messages?.

How can we do it in Exchange 2016, do we have to restart any service after that?

want to know how to migrate whatsapp message in Windows mobile 10 to iphone xs max whatsapp,any idea and step by step procedure ?
When I try to set up Outlook in Office 365, I get error messages.   It seems to default to IMAP instead of POP.

Chat / IM

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. Non-IM types of chat include multicast transmission, usually referred to as "chat rooms". Depending on the IM protocol, the technical architecture can be peer-to-peer (direct point-to-point transmission) or client-server (a central server retransmits messages from the sender to the communication device).