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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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.
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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.
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.

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
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.
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I want to send SMS or text messages from my 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?
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'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 …
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I have a client that is hosting a meeting that will include a Question and Answer session. They want attendees to be able to submit their questions via a text message and have those messages display on a Website. The presenter will then choose which question to answer.

They would also like a way for attendees to be able to "vote" on the displayed questions to move them up in a priority list.

Does anybody know of a service that would provide that kind of capability?
Is there a way to turn on notifications for new Skype messages when Skype is not running?
How to block a phone number (text or phone call) using TrueCaller?

We downloaded, installed the program successfully. Today two incoming text messages were caught by TrueCaller and we had choices, view, block, etc. We first used to Google to try to identify the senders and then let TrueCaller block them.
Then a 3rd text comes in from a phone number with a different area code than the first two. This one did not cause TrueCaller to open and catch the call. We have searched all programs on the phone and all sites inside of Google Play and we can not find TrueCaller.
As well as watching videos on how to use TrueCaller. If it fails to open itself when a call or text comes in we are not able to find the program.

The only feature we desire is to be able to open the program and insert an undesired number. These numbers may have originally been a phone call or a text. Some of our received text have 6 digit numbers and others have the complete phone number.
Any help?
I have a situation that The messages start to pile up in Transport Queue and get stuck there and this has happened twice now when putting exchange servers in main site  in Maint mode and failing over the DBs to DR site (Different active directory site) and bringing the server in main site back from maint mode and redistribute DAGs. if you fail over the DBs to main site secondary it doesnt happen. I dont see any reason as to why the transport Queue would get Stuck. today i noticed we had over 10K messages stuck.
I had to put that sever in maint mode and reboot it to release all the messages.
If I have a Skype for Business Online account  most folks reach me by a regular 10 digit telephone number.
But should people be able to reach me also at a sip address like sip://
I have an Exchange 2010 with the message size limit of 10240. We have setup a RiCoh printer to send SMTP email message only to internal recipient with a size limit of 15MB. But when we scan to email it gets rejected with the error of "554 5.6.1 Messages of type message/partial are not supported> #SMTP#". The document scan is only 7MB in size.

Is this something with the Ricoh setting need to set or Exchange need to be change? Where in Exchange 2010 is the settings for message size limit? Can we set up exclusion IP that will allow Ricoh scan to email that size?

Please advise.

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).