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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).

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  = server.search(['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" <rob@xxxxxxxxx.com> 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 https://band.us 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 https://band.us 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 https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/BANDglobal 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

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Remote attempt yields:
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from mail.clientxyz.com (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.
I have a question. I am extracting data from email messages using PHP v 5.6.25 using imap.
I know I can extract the header information to determine the content type - i.e.
Content-Type: text/html or Content-Type: text/html.
But I am a bit confused on a point here. Does it return the content-type for each email ??
I know from the PHP manual that it uses the url, but this is for a specific
email address i.e. mymail@what.com.
Can you use the specific email address of the sender for the url ??

The data is contained within a table - it may or may not have html styles i.e. font-size etc. but in both cases within a table. The table structures are a bit different so I need to determine which is which for extracting the data.
Would the
The reason I am asking is the messages can be of two flavors -

1) Message has styling inbedded in table

2) Message does not have  styling inbedded in table

ANy help would be appericiated...thank you
I am using Php - v 5.6.25 and using localhost. I am extracting data from the body of the email message and I know that it could be sent as plain text or HTML.
Is it possible to detect if it is text or HTML and convert to plain text ??
Thank you so much...
I am trying to build a small web application in ASP.net that texts our employees when we have an urgent message that we need to distribute.  My idea is that someone with the authority to send one of these messages will login, create a message, and send it.  I have been able to send messages successfully if name a single mobile number to a variable, or even when I assign multiple numbers to an array.  Of course I don't want to go to the code to add/remove numbers, so I have a database with the numbers in it.

This is the part that is frustrating me is that I don't know how to get my data from SQL into my application.  The closest I have gotten appears to assign the current location to my array, I am not even sure how that is happening.

[EDIT: the data I am trying to get from SQL is a single column of integers representing phone numbers.]

Here is my code asking SQL for data:
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace ProjectASPudemy.Pages

    public partial class Comms : Page
        private const string cs = "Data Source=ElRando\\SQLE;Initial Catalog=Inventory;Integrated Security=True";
        private const string sql = "SELECT CellPhone, LastName FROM Employees WHERE CellPhone IS NOT NULL AND CurrentEmployee = 1";
        private const int V = 0;

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, 

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My daughter has an 11+ month old iPhone X that is having serious problems.  She can no longer send or receive phone calls except thru Messenger.  In addition, she has an area of dead pixels in the corner of her screen.  Her warranty expires in 10 days so she is going to the Apple Store this weekend.  I suspect they will either give her a replacement phone or in the least try to reset the phone to fix the calling problem.  Either way, she needs a 100% foolproof way to backup all of her pictures, texts messages, contacts, apps so that she can restore them fully on a new device.  I emphasize the foolproof way because over the years she has lost a lot of images/data twice when earlier iphones failed.

I am an Android user and not a fan of or expert in iTunes at all.  To make things interesting she is across the country from me and she is having some technical problems (yet to be defined) with the Microsoft Surface Pro that she is using.

Couldn't she backup all of her photos and videos outside of the Apple community to say Drop Box?  Then they could be downloaded and verified to any Windows PC, correct?

What is the best way to backup and verify her other data?

Thank you!

BTW, she is running OS 12.4, her phone is MQA82LL/A, she is on Verizon, and has 143 songs, 1,273 videos and 16,000+ pictures, 61 applications and is using 160GB out of the phone's 256GB capacity.
Is there a way to set Microsoft Teams to automatically delete instant messages every 30 days?

I would like to be sending some short messages system (SMS) from Ms Access App to my colleagues for any urgent issue at hand from my laptop, for the URL I have to organize from a service provider for a fee. Now instead of using a modem, I want use REST API, I have to get URL from the service provider. Below is my scant VBA code which I intend to use, also help to complete !


Private Sub CmdSmsLines_Click()
Dim strURL As String
  Dim neMb As String
  Dim msGe As String
  Dim appIE As Object
    Set appIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    neMb = Me.txtneMb.Value
    msGe = Me.txtmsGe.Value
    strURL = "http://bhashsms.com/api/XXXXX=success&pass=RRRRR&sender=ZZZZZ=" & neMb & "text=" & msGe & "priority=ndnd&stype = normal"
   With appIE
        .Navigate strURL
        ' uncomment the line below if you want to watch the code execute, or for debugging
        '.Visible = True
    End With
    ' loop until the page finishes loading
    Do While appIE.busy

End Sub

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I intend to use two controls as in memo form see below:

Suppose I want to send the message to 4 people at one go, how do I type in the phone numbers in the memo control box SMSMessages: or msGe
I am a relatively new user of Facebook Messenger and have some questions about the implications of various options.  I recently had a conversation with a 3rd party (who is not a friend on Facebook) that I would like to permanently delete from both his and my message history.  From what I understand, it is only technically possible to delete messages sent within 10 minutes of the time the message was sent.  This conversation thread lasted several days and is a few days old so this option is not available.  I understand the reason FB limits the time frame to delete messages on both sides - so that there is proof in case of cyber-bullying.  I can assure you that none of the messages are abusive in any way.  There is the potential that the other party could use the messages in an abusive way in the future, which is why I wish to erase it on both sides.  I realize that the other guy could have taken screen shots or other copies of the message string that I would have no control over.  

I found the following posted online and wanted to hear from experienced Messenger users whether or not this would work and what the other guy would see if I followed these steps:

Step 1. Mark all the message I sent him as "Spam" or "Abuse" (leaning towards SPAM).
Step 2. Delete all these messages on Facebook from my side manually.
Step 3. Deactivate my Facebook account through general settings.
Step 4. Reactivate my account after few hours.

Q1) Would this delete the messages I sent from …
When a few users from Gmail send messages from my domain they get the attached bounce back, has anyone seen this before?gmail-bounce-back.docx
We are having loads of trouble configuring a Site2Site VPN with a pair of Watchguard T35 firewalls.
Neither is configured pretty much outside of the initial setup wizard.
The current site 2 site vpn is stock from the vpn configuration guide from Watchguard.

We tried a number of different configs, but have currently deleted them to restart fresh.
Also we are trying to set the connection to initiate from SiteB to SiteA just to limit randomness, but can set bidirection or SiteA to SiteB as initiator.  Doesn't really matter to us

My theories may be off, so I'll just throw out the logs from each to see what you may think is happening.

Thank you in advance.

Site A
*** WG Diagnostic Report for Gateway "AA-to-TC-Gateway" ***
Created On: Tue Oct 29 09:22:49 2019

	Error Messages for Gateway Endpoint #1(name "AA-to-TC-Gateway")
		        Oct 29 09:22:35 2019 ERROR  0x02030015 Message retry timeout. Check the connection between local and remote gateway endpoints.

[Gateway Summary]
	Gateway "AA-to-TC-Gateway" contains "1" gateway endpoint(s). IKE Version is IKEv1.
	  Gateway Endpoint #1 (name "AA-to-TC-Gateway") Enabled
		Mode: Main
		PFS: Disabled 	AlwaysUp: Disabled
		DPD: Enabled 	Keepalive: Disabled
		Local ID<->Remote ID: {IP_ADDR(A.A.A.A) <-> IP_ADDR(B.B.B.B)}
		Local GW_IP<->Remote GW_IP: {A.A.A.A <-> B.B.B.B}
		Outgoing Interface: eth0 (ifIndex=4)
			linkStatus=0 (0:unknown, 1:down, 2:up)
		Stored user messages:

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Hi I have following Error Messages. Any idea what to do?

Install-Module -Name SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline -RequiredVersion 2.4.1605.0
PackageManagement\Install-Package : A Microsoft-signed module named 'SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline' with
version '3.14.1910.1' that was previously installed conflicts with the new module
'SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline' from publisher 'CN=thawte Primary Root CA, OU="(c) 2006 thawte, Inc. - For
authorized use only", OU=Certification Services Division, O="thawte, Inc.", C=US' with version '2.4.1605.0'.
Installing the new module may result in system instability. If you still want to install or update, use
-SkipPublisherCheck parameter.
At C:\Program Files (x86)\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:1809 char:21
+ ...          $null = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Power....InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-
   Package], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PublishersMismatch,Validate-ModuleAuthenticodeSignature,Microsoft.PowerShell.P
I am experiencing a problem with Outlook 365. I cannot locate an Outlook technical support email address (not for my version - for which I pay money). Here is the problem:

When I start Outlook I get the following error messages:

‘Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mail box name. The Microsoft Exchange information service in your profile is missing required information. Modify your profile to correct Microsoft Exchange information Service’

‘System resources are critically low. Close some windows.’

I have downloaded and run all  tests of 'Microsoft Support and Recovery  Assistant' on Outlook without any success.
Hi All;

Im having the same error messages when sending data and receiving Json string using RS 232, before I start working on the gadget I want a second eye to  take a look on the code below, please  note the following :

9600 baud is converted to 64 bytes

All the  two codes for sending & receiving as well as for converting received data are called from the main code that has the data for sending since once the data is received by the gadget then the gadget is supposed to send a signature back instantly.

Receiving code

Private Sub CmdTaxReceive_Click()
Dim strData As String
Dim lngStatus As Long
Dim strError As String
Dim intPortID As Integer
' Read maximum of 64 bytes from serial port.
    lngStatus = CommRead(intPortID, strData, 64)

If lngStatus > 0 Then
        ' Process data.
 ElseIf lngStatus < 0 Then
      lngStatus = CommGetError(strError)
      MsgBox "COM Error: " & strError
    End If
    lngStatus = CommFlush(intPortID)
    If lngStatus <> 0 Then
      lngStatus = CommGetError(strError)
      MsgBox "COM Error: " & strError
    End If
' Reset modem control lines.
    lngStatus = CommSetLine(intPortID, LINE_RTS, False)
    lngStatus = CommSetLine(intPortID, LINE_DTR, False)
 ' Close communications.
    Call CommClose(intPortID)

End Sub

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Sending code

Private Sub CmdSendTax_Click()
Dim intPortID As Integer ' Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4 for COM1 - COM4
    Dim lngStatus As Long
    Dim strError  As String
    Dim strData   As String
    Dim lngSize As Long

    ' Initialize Communications
    lngStatus = CommOpen(intPortID, "COM" & CStr(intPortID), _
        "baud=9600 parity=N data=8 stop=1")
    If lngStatus <> 0 Then
    ' Handle error.
        lngStatus = CommGetError(strError)
    MsgBox "COM Error: " & strError
    End If
    ' Set modem control lines.
    lngStatus = CommSetLine(intPortID, LINE_RTS, True)
    lngStatus = CommSetLine(intPortID, LINE_DTR, True)

    ' Write data to serial port.
    lngSize = Len(strData)
    lngStatus = CommWrite(intPortID, strData)
    If lngStatus <> lngSize Then
    ' Handle error.
    End If
End Sub

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Calling them on the same form but on the main code

Call CmdTaxReceive_Click
Call CmdSendTax_Click
Call CmdEmp_Click

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Where do I go wrong????



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).