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An email client, email reader or more formally mail user agent (MUA) is a computer program used to access and manage a user's email. A web application that provides message management, composition, and reception functions is sometimes also considered an email client, but more commonly referred to as webmail.

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We have a web application that uses the client email to send email 'from'. We want to add an SPF record on the client's DNS (text records) to allow this. I need to confirm the syntax before I do so.

v=spf1 a mx ip4:XX.XX.XXX.XX ~all

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"domain" being their domain name
XX.XX.XXX.XX being the IP of the server that hosts the web application

Please let me know if you think this looks correct or if any changes are needed.. Also what is the difference between  and
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A few questions for some of my older relatives.

My parents pay double for Internet.  They pay for Comcast and MSN. They don't want to cancel MSN because they like their email accounts to be the same,, for their friends to contact them.

My mother-in-law lives with us.  We want to cancel cable TV and land line phone, and just do NetFlix and our cell phones.  We don't know much about Roku, Stream TV and that kind of stuff.  She likes to watch live TV, especially CNN.  And she doesn't know how people will get a hold of her if we cancel the land line phone.  She doesn't have a cell phone.  Years ago, my wife and I had Vonage, but that doesn't seem to be a thing any more.

Any suggestions???
Very bizarre issue. Details:

1. A customer on fibre-optic high speed Internet (via ISP-provided router) cannot connect to nor ping a mail server at
2. I arrived there with my own laptop, tried both LAN and wifi, and also could not ping the mail server.
3. I remoted into 3 other computers from his house, and from those remote computers, pinged the mail server just fine. These two other computers are in the same city as my customer. Two use the same ISP as my customer.
4. The ISP apparently logged in and checked his router - they say all is fine, and they have no idea why this would be happening.
5. Except for the inability to reach the mail server, the connection is completely fine - can get anywhere on the Internet, etc.

I seem to recall having an issue like this years ago, and it had something to do with routing at the ISP, but cannot remember any details.

Has anyone ever encountered anything like this?  I'm going there in two days to do a full reset of his router, but not confident this will be the cure.

Please help.  Already checked POP, etc.  Everything is matching up with what it says on line.  Been using it for a long time and now this issue is coming up.  Sometimes brings up a box asking me to login again sometimes just gives an error screen that says operation timed out waiting for response from receiving POP server.
We only need a few email addresses and already have standard email with our domain (hosted by Godaddy). Can I use that email and add a service on or do I have to move my domain or choose different emails? What does everyone use?

thanks in advance
I am receiving the following error when truing to setup Microsoft Exchange 2013 on a new server. I have followed all of the instructions noted in Microsoft's guide:
However when I run the installer it throws this error when setting up the "Mailbox role: Transport service."

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); 
            if ($RoleProductPlatform -eq "amd64")
                $useAttachMode = $false;
                $fastInstallConfigPath = Join-Path -Path $RoleBinPath -ChildPath "Search\Ceres\Installer";
                $command = Join-Path -Path $fastInstallConfigPath -ChildPath "InstallConfig.ps1";
                $fastDefaultDataFolderPath = Join-Path -Path $RoleBinPath -ChildPath "Search\Ceres\HostController\Data";
                $dataFolderPath = $fastDefaultDataFolderPath;
                if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists($fastDefaultDataFolderPath))
                    $useAttachMode = $true;
                    if ($RoleIsDatacenter -eq $true)
                        $preferredDataFolderPathRoot = "D:\";
                        if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists($preferredDataFolderPathRoot))
                            $dataFolderPath = Join-Path -Path 

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Our employees use OWA on Exch 2010.
We have several contact folders within public folders.
In these contact folders are ..contacts.
Each contact has more than one email address.
When sending to the public folder "list", it sends to the primary, secondary and tertiary email addresses.

Is there a way to prevent this? We only want to send to the primary email address.


I've tried unsuccessfully to get CKEditor to allow me to paste directly into their email editor (and have it end up showing up as an image when the recipient receives it).

Does anyone know how to tweak CKEditor to do this, or can someone point me to another email editor that is capable of handling image pastes?

I have setup a mailserver that accepts TLS connections. I configured Magento to send mails via SMTP. When I do a test mail I see the following errors:
Jan 29 19:56:07 mail postfix/submission/smtpd[14799]: SSL_accept error from[xx.xx.xx.xx]: 0
Jan 29 19:56:07 mail postfix/submission/smtpd[14799]: warning: TLS library problem: error:14094418:SSL routines:ssl3_read_bytes:tlsv1 alert unknown ca:s3_pkt.c:1472:SSL alert number 48:
Jan 29 19:56:07 mail postfix/submission/smtpd[14799]: lost connection after STARTTLS from[]

I suspect this is because of some sort of certificate error. I can use another client to connect and sent mails succesfully, however I am presented with a popup to accept the certificate from the mail server. Also when I configure magento to use gmail mails are sent succesfully as well.

If this issue is related to the certificate what is best to do? I cannot accept certificates from Magento. Or maybe I should use different certificates (I use self signed). Or maybe the problem has to do with something else completely?

Hope someone can help with this.

Thanks for your answer!
As of Dec 1, 2017, Cloudmark is abandoning their DesktopOne product which was a very good spam filter,  One "Pro" license allows you to configure multiple accounts to filter.  It works by using IMAP to look at messages and leave them alone if not spam, or move them to a spam folder if they ARE spam, so any email account that uses IMAP can be configured.  I have ten or twelve accounts configured.  

There are three criteria I would like to satisfy
1. the application scans email on the mail server using IMAP (as opposed to scanning as the message comes into the email client on the user's computer)
2. it allows for multiple accounts to be configured.
3. it installs on a WIndows machine (this one is negotiable - I don't know Linux that well, but with the right user guide, I can work through it)

I will also entertain offers to have a spam filter "server" built for me

Thank you in advance.
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I had this question after viewing How do I transfer all emails between linked gmail accounts?.

The solution provided in the linked topic above should work perfectly for me, however I am receiving the error "There was a problem connecting to" every time I try this.  I have very carefully populated the fields for my account to match the example given here, but it does not work...

The full story:  I recently partnered in a business that owns its own domain (through GoDaddy) & uses gmail to access an email address associated with that domain.  I am unfamiliar with configuring gmail to access private domains, and I wish to move the domain registration from GoDaddy to Network Solutions so I can manage it with the other domains I use in my other businesses (especially the email).  NetSol may not be the best solution, but it has worked for me for years and I am happy paying one fee to store and manage all of my email addresses  in one place.  My concern is that I do not know what will happen to the thousands of emails already stored in gmail if I move from GoDaddy to NetSol.

My preferred solution is to create a new gmail account ( and link it to the old address ( as described in the previous solution.  At that point, it is my expectation that I could move (or even delete) without losing the emails previously sent top that address because they would be stored with

Win 10 system

Flash content from one website will not load when using ISP A

However, when you go to the local coffee shop and connect to ISP B, the flash content loads fine.

ISP has a good connection speed. Any ideas what the problem could be?

(This occurs when using Chrome, Firefox and Opera)
I have been trying to configure my e-mail servers for maximum spam blocking. Just when I thought I had a very strong setting, I discovered that it is a little too hermetic:  the SORBS service blocks messages from Google Mail. That is ridiculous...

I am looking for a forum where I can discuss these issues with my peers.

Can you recommend one?

So a first for me.  I have a client who has a VP that works as a 1099 now.  Because of this, he wants to take his company email address and merge it on his own setup, most so it is independent of the company IT.  For some reason, he does not like interfacing with them,  they do not want to do forwarding, as the department doesn't want to but haven't really given me a reason why.  They will only open SSL pop for him to download email.  They don't care if he accesses still and uses it but don't want to do anything other than that.

I had originally moved him to GMail, with an IMAP connection for his Entourage 2008 Mac.  Then I added his email account in their setup, and it does work, but he wants the imported emails faster then whenever GMail wants to check, which seems to be anywhere between 45 minutes all the way up to 1.5 hours.  He is also not interested in moving to the Web version of Gmail.  I looked into and theirs is 30 min.

I also tried to get entourage to download the POP mail, but Entourage 2008 wants to deliver it to "This computer" in a separate email folders section and then into the inbox of the IMAP account.  My next thought was perhaps setting up a rule also to move email from those folders to the inbox of the IMAP folder.

He is willing to pay for a service but I have never had someone who refuses to update their client application, move to web, or have access to the email so I can simply write the rule for autoforwarding at the server.   Do…
gmail creates hundreds of empty labels in my gmail account. I have the normal labels Inbox, Sent, ... and then below appears
a label "gmail" with many nested "gmail" inside. There are a great number of these top level labels. I can use the remove
 function to delete them but they immediately return. Google does not care when gmail is broken and only provides support
if I have my own domain and then add paid gmail support. It does not appear to be possible to buy support fro a email account.

My Xfinity email fails to sync with my gmail Inbox. Thunderbird syncs and shoes the nested labels. Android gmail also works.

Another anomaly is that email sent to my gmail account sometimes appear only in my comcast Inbox on Thunderbird.  Thsi is also true for my Inbox on the Xfinity web site.

As an additional test from Thunderbird I sent test email from gmail to both my comcast and gmail accounts and second to gmail  only. I sent a 3'rd email from my web gmaiI. I received the comcast in the Thunderbird Inbox but only the 3'rd gmail. All 3 are in the "All Mail" folder. . I also checked with my web gmail and see the same results.
Hi all,

I have a issue that I cannot seem to work through. I have a Cisco ASA Firewall and a Cisco 1800 series router and 2 subnets connected ( int 0/1 and 192.168 101.0/24 int 0/0).

I have the 2 networks talking between the 2 just fine. I will add that the 192.168.100.x/24 network was already in place and I put up the second one after the fact.

the 192.168.100.x network get out to the firewall but the 192.168.101.x doesn't at all. If I get on the firewall I can ping and traceroute to any device on the 192.168.100.x network but not the other one.   I know its a routing issue but confused how I get the other subnet to route out. My route of last resort is:
ip route . Again that was already in place but not sure if I can add another one without affecting the first subnet outbound traffic. I will add that on the router there isn't any NAT rules.. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Scan to email had been functioning without error, as of yesterday can scan to email to any address outside domain, but not to any inside. No error messages, just doesn't happen. Using the admin interface I can successfully test email configuration by sending to our addresses, but not from machine
I have installed security certificates on 2 websites, which work perfectly in Firefox, Chrome and Edge but when accessing in Internet Explorer (10 and 11), users get the "There is a problem with this website’s security certificate." page with the following errors:  

The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.
The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address.

If the user clicks "Continue" or reloads, the page loads fine and the top bar is green with no errors reported. As you will see in the images, all appears to be good. If there truly was a problem, I would expect the top bar to be red.

IE Screenshot 1 IE Screenshot 2 IE Screenshot 3
I have checked the site on and no errors were reported Screenshot
Qualys SSL test gives the site an A+ rating:
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  • The relevant Starfield Certification Authorities are all in the certificate manager and trusted.
  • There are no elements on the page that are accessed via insecure channels.
  • The domain exactly matches the one on the certificate.
  • The certificate is in date and not revoked.
  • The time on the computers and server are all correct.
  • Tried on different computers in different networks. Same result.

I also have the same problem on a different …
Hi .. Can someone please advise how to have proxy settings in such a way to block open emails such as Hotmail, gmail & yahoo etc

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Hi I need to verify email accounts. Do you know of any free sites that will not give me any spam?
We have a specific user that cannot email us. He always gets a delivery faulure message.

Theres at least 10 other users from his comapny that also email us and their emails come through fine. Its only him that gets the delivert failure.

Looks like he's using from his delivery failure message.

Could not deliver message to the following recipient(s):

Failed Recipient:
Reason: Remote host said: 601 Attempted to send the message to the following ip's:
      213.***.***.*** (Our MX Ip address)

Received: from ( []) by with SMTP
      cipher=Aes256 bits=256);

Our Log shows the following:

May 11 12:43:28 sm-inbound[29007]: u4BChRHu029007: SYSERR(root): collect: I/O error on connection from, from=<****>

May 11 13:13:54 sm-inbound[29775]: u4BDDqFJ029775: SYSERR(root): collect: I/O error on connection from, from=<****>

May 11 13:28:06 sm-inbound[28893]: u4BCS4GX028893: SYSERR(root): collect: read timeout on connection from, from=<****>

May 11 15:14:19 sm-inbound[21920]: u4BEEH5l021920: SYSERR(root): collect: read timeout on connection from, from=<****>

May 11 15:44:50 sm-inbound[16602]: u4BFiiKh016602: SYSERR(root): collect: I/O error on
OK, I got a tough one.

On the same machine, I can go to using any browser Other than Internet Explorer or Edge. I can ping google etc. I had reset IE back to factory defaults, cleared all cache, browsing history, add-ons everything. Still cannot get Google to load. It just keeps spinning and spinning.

Any ideas?

I have a strange problem with one of the computers at a location. This location has the following:
1 Draytek Vigor 2960 router
1 Unmanaged switch
1 Cisco Accesspoint
1 Terminal Server
7 Desktops
2 Laptops
9 Webroot agents for Antivirus

1 of the 7 desktops has strange problems by opening a website, for an example or by opening office 365 documents.

I have done the following:
Tried several browsers ( Chrome, Firefox and IE )
Replaced his networkcard with an USB Network card
Replaced the cable 3 times and now layed down a CAT6 shielded cable
Tried a completely fresh installed new computer
Check the entire system for virusses / spyware
ipconfig /flushdns

None of these things worked, but when i add a USB Wireless network adapter, these problems go away.
I have tried searching for proxies and this computer has no proxies configured. The hosts file is empty.

I can ping and it keeps replying, but when i try to open the page it says page can not be loaded.

When i open a laptop and then go to the page it works really fast, even when i open a Terminal Session it opens.
When i add a proxy server to this desktop, then the page does work.
The trace commands give the same output as on the other systems.

As you can see i am stuck with a weird case where everything should work, but appearantly it doesn't.

Could someone help me to solve this issue?
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My BT Imap  account lost all its folder after moving to a new PC , but the Ipad I have still has all the folders on it
anyone know how I can get the ipad folder of the Ipad and back into BT .  

I have tried Icloud to no avail

Thanks  J.
How can I write a batch script that changes Internet explorer security settings level to medium high? I need to get this done to have the automated UI tests run successfully on an IE driver.

Internet / Email Software




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An email client, email reader or more formally mail user agent (MUA) is a computer program used to access and manage a user's email. A web application that provides message management, composition, and reception functions is sometimes also considered an email client, but more commonly referred to as webmail.