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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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?
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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 …
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://
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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.
File attributes? and web interfaces.
We have a custom application that generates an xml file download to the user workstation.  This file is then uploaded to our vendor web site to place purchases.
For User A, this is no problem. It works properly from any browser installed on his PC.
For User B, the upload fails to execute, either without comment, or sometimes complaining of an xml file error.  Does not elaborate on what the error is, just says there is one.  (gotta love that.)  It does not matter what browser, the error is the same.

Sounds fairly straight forward right? Why bother you guys with this?  This is where it gets interesting.

If user A generates the file, and sends it to user B via email attachment, User B cannot upload it. Going the other way, the file generated by user B cannot be uploaded by user A if it is sent via email attachment, BUT it WILL upload if it is sent via Slack instant message!  This fact was a total random discovery, and in fact we then found that if user B generates the file, sends it to himself via slack, he can then upload it!

I have exhaustively gone through all the browser settings, versions for windows, browser, updates, Java, .net, anti-virus even default xml viewer and all match.

When user A comes down and logs in on the problem machine, the problem exists for him as well, so a user profile problem is not a probable cause.

I have two files in front of me, One that will work, one that won't, and the only thing different…
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I am encountered an issued ,when i tried to execute the following command " Remove-20533DEnvironment" and error messages show in the screenshot.

I have attach the log files for your reference.
Getting iMessage working on my Mac

I use iMessage for many months and loved that I could read and send text messages on my Mac. But I upgraded my iPhone 6 to an iPhone 7 and found iMessage spotty.

I need to re-initialize iMessage so that all my text messages can be read and updated on my Mac.

How do I do this?

Ground Phone line number. How can I opt out of receiving text to landline messages.

Do I need to opt out for 1 phone number at a time
How can I turn off ringing for inbound voice/video calls on facebook messenger on my iPhone?
Alternatively is there a way to put it into some kind of Do Not Disturb mode?
could you tell me please if on the ios app for facebook messenger the person is active now with green circle, and you click name and there is no green dot beside the camera, but it comes on again,does that mean they have been on a video call. thanks.
I'm trying to send messages to MSMQ using PHP. When the message is smaller than approximately 1.1 MB the message is sent. Otherwise, I get exception "com_exception: There are insufficient resources to perform this operation." The message is smaller than the limit 4 MB. This is what I've found out so far:

- file_get_contents and file_put_contents with PHP works with no problem, so upload limit should be fine
- sending same message not with php works with no problem, so it is somehow PHP-related
- purging messages from queue does not help
- no dead-letter messages

php.ini settings:


There is no limit on message size in msmq properties.
Is there a way to install chatbot in vb. net desktop app.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 that recently started having almost a 'lag' issue on my push notifications.  I'm talking the badge number next to Facebook, Messages, E-mail, that sort of thing.  The numbers do not match my notification and do not clear when I check the app.  However, they do eventually clear.  Another issue in conjunction with this is the notification bar at the top that you drag down.  I'll be told of an e-mail or post from an hour ago.  Or, with Facebook's "nearby" deal, I have been told someone is nearby at 8:17AM, but it tells me at 8:40AM, 12:30PM, and again at 2PM.  But, it STILL says it was from 8:17AM.

I have replaced my SIM card since I thought this was the issue, and it was slightly burned, but the issue still persists.  So, now I'm posting it on here.  Any suggestions?

I'm writing a system that's free to use but requires users to subscribe before they can send messages containing contact info such as email or phone numbers.

Looking for a @ or (at) is obviously quite simple and should flag accounts for us to check that try that method to circumnavigate subscribing but does anyone have any ideas how I could also check for phone numbers this way, say if there is 4 or more numbers in a row for example

I'm using PHP by the way.

Hello  , Exchange 2016 system ,You can’t recall messages sent to email addresses outside your organization.  this is true?
I need help for a java assignment. I'm trying to use the jOptionPane to input a number but I need to check if only numbers were entered. At the bottom of this code at //check if only numbers were entered, you can see what I have so far (It's just an Idea that didn't work out)

Any help is appreciated, I have until 10:50pm (currently 11:23 am) to get this done along with some other stuff related to overloading.

here's the code

public class Lab5Start {
      private static String input;
      public static void main(String[] args) {
            //Enter grade for 4 students through JOptionPane
            int grade1 = Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter Student 1's Grade"));
            int grade2 = Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter Student 2's Grade"));
            int grade3 = Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter Student 3's Grade"));
            int grade4 = Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter Student 4's Grade"));
            //create a Jframe_for viewing results and messages
            JFrame frame = new JFrame();
            //check if only numbers were entered for grade
            if (Integer.parseInt( "^.*[a-zA-Z].*$")){
                  System.out.println("Please enter numbers only!");
I have a client who has a POP3 account in Microsoft Outlook 2016 Professional Plus.  When I try to change his account settings, going to More Settings then Advanced, the default delivery is "Leave a Copy of Messages on the Server" and "Remove from Server After 14 days".  Both of these items are checked.  I have went into this account and tried to take the checks off of both of these boxes as the user doesn't want messages saved to the server.  I can uncheck the boxes and click OK.  It takes me back to the prior screen of which I click on "Next".  A window pops up showing that Microsoft Outlook quit working and then subsequently closes Outlook.  You then launch Outlook again, but the settings are checked again.  Is there a way to get this permanently modified?
When I use The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer for Skype for business connectivity I get an error when it is attempting to obtain the SSL certificate from remote server. please see attached.

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).