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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).

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Hello Experts -

I have found that if I don't Disable Scripting (in Internet Options), that displaying web content in Internet Explorer is extremely slow - making many sites almost unusable.

Generally speaking, they freeze up or the scroll bars get stuck. I often get messages that say "web site is not responding" and iExplorer will then display a "recover webpage" button. The latter just reloads the same page to drag the experience anew.

But there are a few sites that are exceptions, if I idisable scripting as the default behavior via the setting in Internet Options. These sites are worthless without scripting.

So, is there a way I can get iExplorer turned to allow scripting for a few pre-defined sites - leaving scripting disable for all the rest.


Hello experts.

I keep getting such and such a web site "is not responding" error messages using iExplorer 11.

A search of the internet tells me that I am not alone, and that there are an infinite number of things to do to correct the problem.  

When I get this message, iExplorer will freeze up and / or the scroll bars get stuck in place.

I've got a new laptop computer with Core 5 and a fresh, clean SSD.

Does anyone know the cause of this problem?  Thanks.
What is the best, easiest way to back up regular text messages (not iMessages) from an iPhone before you clean it and restore factory settings for a trade in?
I need to know about functioning of lync2013 architecture, what are the components involved and their functioning.

Any documents on how to troubleshoot lync issues in general

Is there any good article which can help me understand and have a better clarity

for ex. how lync for business when we chat or in conference call how it is linked with outlook
Despite many attempts, I am unable to connect with Skype.com support.

I have Skype installed on a fully updated Windows 10 computer.

Even though I live and work in Canada, the installation identifies Skype's geographic base as England.

To change my Skype's geographic base from England to Canada is why I am trying to connect with Skype.com support.

Or maybe Experts, please, can you suggest a way to change Skype's geographic base from England to Canada?

google voice sms was sent to my cell phone sms
now it is only an email/gmail

how do I restore sms cell phone messages
I'm trying to get a text thread (with someone with a droid? their text bubbles are green) off an iphone. Yes, we can do screen captures of each page.  that's tedious and kinda long.

I looked on line and played with ifunbox and a couple other apps / iphone file browsers (phone is NOT jailbroken (is that a thing these days)).

None of those were successful / I didn't even know where to look for the thread.

But one - ibackup viewer has a free and paid version. Using the free version, it had me backup the phone with itunes then it read the backup file and easily let me export the thread as text - cute that it right and left justified the text from each person like it shows on the phone. And each was time stampld..  

it also lets you export the conversation as a PDF with colored text bubbles. Very nice!!!.. but the free version says 'demo' all over it. Understandable. Lets you try the product and if you need that feature, you buy the app.

But anyone know of other apps that will do this (pull off conversation as text or even better as PDFs / more graphical). Free or paid.  Just want to know if I was using the free apps wrong or there's more fully featured paid apps before I lay out $$

Can this be done from an Admin/Compliance/Audit point of view?
Hi guys

 I would apriciate some advice about howto filter som ndr repports.

 I have some shared mailboxes that are used by invoicing. Sometimes when an email is sent out the email adresse is not valid or somehow results in the return of an ndr.

 The task is to forward only these NDR´s and forward them to a specific email so action can be taken.

 Is there some way in exchange to automate this task?

 Exchange is 2013
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Our firm has been using PhoneSlips for almost twenty (20) years. Unfortunately, we have outgrown the system and we are having constant data corruption issues and our IT guy is spending more than 8 hours a month trying to constantly repair data errors.

Our needs are straight-forward and concise:

Client Profile Management. Names, addresses, contact info, etc. Unless the database is very well designed, having the ability to customize fields would be a must.

Inter-Office Messaging. We prefer an environment where this feature is not a separate program.

Appointment Scheduler. We want scheduling built into the same program. I am amazed at the number of CRM programs that have inadequate or no scheduler.

Task/Project Scheduling would be a plus.

Cloud-based of course. Our people need to access this info from their laptops, IOS and Android-based phones.

Online training videos - No Seminars. Software so complicated that people have to attend fly to a seminar somewhere is not only poorly-designed/presented, but typically not well received. One thing I have learned as a managing partner, make a job difficult for employees and they will make life difficult for you.

Good phone support. Offices becoming so reliant on these programs that good and quick software support is a must.

Please be frank. If you know someone using a system that has allowed their office to become more efficient, I want to hear about it. If they are running a system they wished they had never …
Hello, I need to completely erase photos and messages from my Android phone, Galaxy S7, I mean "completely erase", not only delete, them .  deletion is not far enough to erase data, they still can be easily recovered. So, any advice ?
Client believes that they are being watched by private investigators.
I looked up one investigator that advertises online, and they claim to be able to:
  • Uncover browsing history
  • Uncover deleted evidence
  • Uncover instant message or email conversations
  • Uncover deleted pictures
  • Uncover deleted text messages
  • Uncover deleted call history
Client uses Macintosh computers and iPhones.

I called an digital investigator, and they said that their main method was to get a hold of an unlocked phone for 45 minutes to clone it.  

I am aware of Teensafe, (as an example) which downloads iPhone backup history, but requires the iCloud password and permission.
Client has Two-Factor authentication.

My thoughts were to:
  • Delete the entire iCloud backup of the iPhone  (I recall how all the actresses had their selfies stolen by a password hack)
  • Stop the iCloud backups, and have the client backup to a secure computer that they don't own.
  • Set the retention of messaging to 30 days on the iPhone, which appears to be the minimum.
  • Delete Call history and message history regularly, and use a security erase program.  

Any links and advice would be greatly appreciated.
we are trying to get access to a iPhone and be able to access all sent / received and deleted iPhone imessages. Does apple have a record of these messages on a server .. Do they exist? Is there somewhere on the phone that these messages can be accessed?  If they do ... What do I need in order to access this data?  


Is posting a message to my entire network as easy as clicking the pencil icon next to Messages, then creating a message with no recipients?

If not, how do I do this?

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We did recently move our Citrix xenapp78 license server to another VM. Only the one server out of 9 others is producing this warning.
What do we need to do to correct or stop the messages. See below)
Note: message indicates pool name "Xenserver01"
 that pool had only the one server in it and we have removed the server from the pool so there is only the VM xenserver01.

Field            Value
-----            -----
Name:            GRACE_LICENSE
Priority:      3
Class:            Host
Object UUID:      3696a106-7a71-448d-94d4-8d64c7b5bb6b
Timestamp:      20170914T07:03:17Z
Message UUID:      d71eebc4-523b-b5a0-11c4-2fa588a6c820
Pool name:      xenserver01
Body:            The license server is unreachable. However, a grace license is given, as a similar license was successfully checked out recently.
Hello everyone,

I have a VBS script that runs when I double click it just fine, but when I attempt to put it in the Windows scheduler to run at a given time every morning it does not run.  If I ad-hoc execute the script, Choose "Run" from the scheduler, it does not run.  But If I double click the vbs script in the directory it executes just perfectly.  

We receive a file via email every morning regarding Solar Kw and Kwh produced during the previous day.  This file is not an attachment, but is a URL pointing to the web location of the file.  The vbs script looks in Outlook email for any new email messages and then the body of each un-read email message for the "http://xxx.ccc.yyy" URL associated with the file.  It then opens connection to get the data file downloaded to my PC.  

I have attached the vb script and any help would be appreciated.  

Scheduler Settings:
    Name: Locus Data
    Account:  << My Account >> - Admin
    Run Whether user logged in or not = Yes
    Daily at 8:00 am
    Enabled = Yes
     Start a program
      Add Arguments:
      Start In:
      Wake computer to start task = True

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I have installed skype for business (office 365) on a domain computer/user.
I can send invitation to external users and they can join the video conf. via the link.

- When I add the skype for business user to the contact list on a skype (windows 10) or skype app the skype for business does not get the notification that someone added it to their contact list
- Adding the external skype user to the contacts in skype for business, neither side can see the other's status
- attempting to initiate a call from either direction to the other fails
Does anyone know if this exists today?
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Any idea where the location of wechat document is stored in Android ?

On the messenger app...what does the green dot by the phone icon mean? And why is it there even when that person isn't active?
I need a free chat reliable for my site
any experience?
I tried going to:


And there is no "chat "button on the right hand side of the screen.  Is Chat no longer available on the homedepot.com site?


Just moved to a new server and I am trying to import data from a csv file into a mysql table.

The file has approx 198,000 entries and only 7904 are imported, there are no error messages

this code worked on my previous server, so I am sure it is to do with the configuration of the server - I am not sure where to look, cPanel so far has not come up with a solution.

the query I am using is


(where $file is the file name)

my.cnf does have local-infile=1 set



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I'm thinking of switching from iphone to the new Samsung Note 8 when it is released.  

Can anyone confirm if they have PERSONALLY TRIED and been able to migrate their whatsapp backup (with text/media/videos and photos) from an iphone to Android version whatsapp?  This would be a blocking point to swtiching if I was not able to do this.

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).