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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).

I am receiving some emails from people I do not know.  In the To box my name is completely scrambled, the message is from a person I do not know and the subject is irrational
like 096-be?  there are links in the message but I dare not open them.  When I hover the mouse over the to box name and check the email address it is my email address.
What is happening here?  How does it happen and what should I be doing about it.  I have noticed this phenomenon with some other messages over the past 3 months.
Exchange 2016 on-premises. Online Archive search results are limited to 250 items.

Exact messages reads, " Online results are limited to 250 items. If you didn't find what you were looking for, try again using more specific search terms."

I have read and applied the changes described for editing the Microsoft.Exchange.Store.Worker.exe.config in Exchange 2013 but that has not changed to behaviour in 2016.

We have had Skype for a few years.

We are interested in purchasing Skype for Business and installing on a Windows 10 PC.

Before we do so, we would like to know:

- What are the differences between Skype and Skype for Business
- How much does Skype for Business cost
- Where to buy Skype for Business
- Can a person with Skype for Business call someone using Skype and vice versa
- Can the same Skype for Business account be used on any Windows PC in different locations
- Do we need an Office 365 account or can we use Skype for Business without it
- Can Skype for Business be used in a location with low bandwidth

We appreciate your support with the above.

Hi Experts,

Could any one tell me what would it take to send Text Messages through PHP, both on the Server and PHP side?

I would prefer not to use third-party, due to sensitivity

Thank you.
I have a FB messenger conversation with someone. There is a setting that lets me delete the conversation. Does it delete the conversation on both ends or just my end? Since there could be some data in the conversation that the friend might have wanted to keep.
Windows Server 2008 R2, member server running 2 SQL 2008 databases, one is a CRM product (Junxure). Recently users started experiencing extremely slow access when connecting an email to an action in the Junxure client. The vendor says the problem is a folder that holds the email messages (.msg files). There are over 462,000 files in that folder (no subfolders), when on the server and opening that file the CPU utilization goes up about 40% for about 20 seconds until the files are listed which I would expect. When a user tries to open one of those messages in Junxure it can take over 10 minutes to open, the user can't do anything in the application until the email opens. The vendor says nothing they can do, maybe more ram will help but they aren't sure. They don't think it's SQL because all it's doing is opening a file, not an SQL function. We may have hit critical mass but we can't move any files out, vendor says it will break the links in the software. They just say most people upgrade to the cloud version at this point. We are scheduled for a new server and possibly new CRM software in 3rd quarter 2019, it won't happen before. I suspect some client files can be archived but they are reluctant to.
My first thought was more ram as well but I'm trying to figure out if that really will help, resource monitor shows it has 53% used physical memory. RamMap shows 6gb of unused ram. It has 16gb, I can double it to 32gb. I've not used RamMap before so maybe there's more it can tell …
We use Skype for Business but we're currently unable to review the chat logs and receive mobile updates (for instance, updates to a group conversation) on our mobile devices.  At my last place of employment I was able to do both.  My question is, are there some changes to our environment we would would need to make in order to enable both features?  For instance, will these features ONLY work if there's some sort of VPN client running on the mobile device?  Does the customer have to host Skype internally?

If there's a URL that describes the requirements I'd be glad to review them.

Users are being forced to upgrade to latest skype client, currently v8.25, but from what i can see the user is not able to increase the chat text size.   This is troublesome and a backwards step for particularity elderly people using 1080+ screens.  

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Does anyone have a hack/workaround for the text size?   If Microsoft have not built the setting into the initial design I can't imagine they will be adding it anytime soon.

I received what appears to be a scam email today.

I am aware athena is your password. Lets get straight to the purpose. You don't know me and you're probably wondering why you are getting this e-mail? Neither anyone has paid me to investigate you.

actually, I setup a malware on the xxx streaming (adult porn) site and do you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing video clips, your browser began working as a RDP with a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display screen as well as cam. Just after that, my software collected all your contacts from your Messenger, FB, and e-mailaccount. And then I made a double-screen video. First part displays the video you were viewing (you've got a fine taste haha . . .), and next part displays the recording of your cam, yea it is you.

You got two different alternatives. Why dont we go through each of these choices in details:

Very first choice is to neglect this email message. In this situation, I will send your very own tape to every one of your contacts and then think about concerning the humiliation you feel. Keep in mind in case you are in an affair, precisely how it would affect?

Next choice is to compensate me $1000. We are going to call it a donation. In this situation, I most certainly will promptly eliminate your video recording. You can carry on with your way of life like this never happened and you will not hear back again from me.
whatsapp on android 7

if I send a message to a user; can user see my phone number
I have 2 google voice phone numbers
and 1 cell phone number

whatsapp sees all my saved contacts

what is my phone number

do I have 3 different whatsapp phone numbers

it would be confusing to send a message to a user that knows one phone number but I am using another phone number
How do we remove these text messages?  It comes from a different number each time with different content.

Image of message:
Blackberry to iPhone data transfer.   I need to transfer Pictures, Text messages ( that go back to 2013) and anything else saved on a Blackberry to a iPhone 5S.  The blackberry is running OS 10.  Is there a software that can help do this?  I dont mind paying a small fee.
Exchange 2010 stops processing messages in and out until reboot.      This error occurs in the log around the time of the failure.      Even 1009.    Details are The Microsoft Exchange Mail Submission service is currently unable to contact any Hub Transport servers in the local Active Directory site. The servers may be too busy to accept new connections at this time.

Its worth noting we have a hybrid deployment as we are slowing migrating to office 365.      We did not have this issue prior to hybrid setup.

I want to send SMS or text messages from my ASP.net VB.net web app.
I am in South Africa so am not sure if I should use a global service or a local service.
Can anyone suggest a cost effective service for doing this?

What are the best practices when sending Out Of Office messages (notifications) to coworkers?

Right now, what we are seeing is that when someone is going to be OoO, they forward their OoO to their coworkers, which once accepted, they all are set to OoO for the duration of the original persons time (the creator).

Cant people send out an OoO calendar invite to others without it changing their OoO?
I hyave a client who saves individual outlook messages on their client folder on a NAS device.
When he double clicks on that message Outlook hangs and "Outlook Not Responding"

Outlook works fine sending and receiving emails but wont open saved messages.

It is outlook 2016 which I have reinstalled, excluded that network path on the AV

Any help with this would be appreciated.
This message is sent to me, from me and on behalf of me. Upon clicking the reply key I see the real sender. I have tried to options and add to the blocked list and also open the blocked content and unsubscribe them (meggannsmith6) to hopefully get them blocked by the actual company with the unsubscribe link.
This person is sending me multiple messages each day in two accounts and I changed the passwords and no luck.
What is the solution?
 My customer has been using TextBox (a service of Line1 Communications, Inc. https://www.businesstextbox.com/) to send text messages directly from their computers in the past.
 Since they switched their phone system to VoIP system, TextBox failed to run. The tech support of TextBox software company told me that the VoIP phone carrier is the problem.
 TextBox software utilizes main business phone number to send/receive texts from recipients cell phones.
 Having said that, is there a software out there to replace this TextBox software?
Major issue, exchange 2010 user is getting all of his mail since day one as new messages? I can't seem to figure out why..  he has thousands, this is a  move from gmail to exchange and he has been up a couple of days and it just started today and they are non stop rolling in? Any ideas?

Ok they are old messages he sent that are now populating to his in box as new messages,, what the heck?
I need to find a group texting solution for Android where responses go directly to me, and not back to the group unless desired.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

I'm looking to implement SPF, DKIM and DMARC at my current client.

SPF has been implemented in a soft fail configuration until all mail servers are identified. They have the following setup:

Exchange 2010
Mimecast - through which the vast majority of email is sent
An external provider (esendex) is used to send certain emails -

THe Exchange servers and Mimecast dns entry has been added to the SPF.
Esendex record\server information will be added to the SPF once received.

As my client has a legal services division they need to know that by implementing DKIM, emails will not be blocked by recipients. Whereas SPF has a soft fail configuration, I can see no such config for DKIM. The actual creation of the DKIM keys seems v straightforward for Mimecast. Will I have to create a separate key for Esendex?

Do mail providers reject messages if the DKIM signature doesn't match? Is there a way to check those who do and don't from the main players?

What is the best way to implement DKIM with testing prior to making it live? All I can find are checking tools to use once the record is in place. They won't take that risk. I could state the case for a test email domain but at most I could only send email to the main providersd and see what happens.

I have also seen reference made to setting up a DMARC policy of none prior to setting up SPF and DKIM - is there any merit to this?

My Outlook client is suddenly showing messages with weird lines instead of the text.  If I open the message and resize it a few times, it usually clears up.  This started last week after the most recent Windows update.  Any thoughts on how to fix? It also seems to impact Skype on occasion.

Message in Preview Pane
When I open the messages, sometimes it shows the text, but then the top of the outlook window has the lines.

Opened message
related question I asked:
Last question was how to export whatsapp on a windows phone. I could not find android but when I search for android I was taken to windows phone link.

I want to know how to export whatsapp using windows 10 desktop (not windows phone)
Imagine 5 people in a small company.  During their daily work they write notes in a "day book"  aka A4 Diary.   If its a an "order" then it gets punched into the computer, but other notes, quotes, call backs, comments, call notes get put in the paper book.  When someone is on holiday it becomes troublesome to hunt through the info.

The system that records orders does not have any function to take estimates/quotes and convert to orders later.  nor does it record any notes.
They do however have Office 365 Business and Business Premium (mixed).

As every solution has to now include "the cloud" which of the many Microsoft cloud "things" could be used to replace the "paper day book".

My head says just build a quick AccessDB and or use Email but that's what I'm comfortable with.   I'm trying to push my understanding of the modern offerings by Microsoft and wonder if something like Yammer would suit such a small group? (although it doesn't seem to be included in the current business subscription).

A short coming of Yammer seems to be that must send messages to at least one group, not just a single person (unless you switch to private message).  In the paper book people can score through an items, highlight with a colour marker, *** bold something , mark its as -DONE- or other status updates/doodles etc   I'm not sure if those type of "updates" would be so easy to do in the yammer world.  I'm not sure if Yammer is searchable.

Any ideas for an old dog like me or should …

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).

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