SOLVED: How to Send Email Through Command Line

If you want to rule out YOUR mail server and /or mail client as a problem, you can easily send a short message to a server using the following command line: telnet mail.arrrrs.com 25                            note:  change the mail server to the server you want to CONNECT to. ehlo mail from:[email protected] rcpt to:[email protected]                     note: the email address must be handled by the server you connected to. data Hi Ian, You are teh very best Ian…

SOLVED: How to DISABLE Forefront For Exchange Without Killing Exchange

If you have ever tried to shut down Forefront services on an Exchange server you have found that it will shut down your Exchange… so don’t do that. I recently worked with a Microsoft tech who explained the following simply command line to (temporarily) unhook Exchange from Forefront: Open a comand prompt Change to the Forefront directory which in my case was: cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server\” type FSCUTILITY /DISABLE To re-enable…

SOLVED: How to Setup a Blackberry Playbook to Work with Office 365 Exchange Email

If you want to setup your Blackberry Playbook to receive / sync email contacts and calendar with your hosted Microsoft Office 365 email service just follow these simple instructions: Update your Playbook to OS 2.  OS 1 will NOT sync with office 365 unless you have it tethered to your Blackberry (which I do not have).  That problem is gone with OS 2 which was released February 21 2012. click the settings cog icon in…

SOLVED: How to Add a Global Footer To Hosted Exchange on Office 365

This document explains how to add a non-repeating email footer to your Office 365 Exchange 2010. Step 10 below will exclude internal emails and step 11/12 will stop the footer from being added over and over again.   Sign into mail.office365.com with a user account that has admin rights Click OPTIONS in the top right corner of Outlook Web App (OWA) Click SEE ALL OPTIONS Use the MAIL > OPTIONS menu at the top left to change…

SOLVED: How to Create An Open Relay For A Particular Server

How to Setup an Unauthenticated Relay in Exchange 2007 or 2010 You likely have a server or application which needs to send email but cannot authenticate (sign in as a user) against your Exchange mail server for one reason or another.   It is actually quite a painless process to configure your Exchange server  to NOT need to authenticate SMTP traffic from a particular IP address: Go to your Exchange Management Console, and drill into SERVER…

SOLVED: 4.2.1 Unable to connect.” Attempted failover to alternate host…

If you see the following error in your Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010 queue, there are three things you should do to troubleshoot the problem: 451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with: “421 4.2.1 Unable to connect.” Attempted failover to alternate host, but that did not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts, or delivery failed to all alternate hosts. Below are the three items you need to check: Test the connection by sending…

KB2538719 Takes A Long Time To Install

I just ran a patch cycle on an a small Exchange 2007 Standard Server running ForeFront Protection For Exchange 2010 and was shocked that it took over half an hour to install KB2538719 Hotfix Rollup 3 for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange . The server in question did not have a single user connected, runs only 30 mail boxes and has 4 Xeon processors and 12GB of RAM in a HyperV Virtual Machine .  I was getting…

I Freakin’ LOVE My Windows Mobile 7 Phone

OK. OK… Sooo, here is my logic for even trying a Windows Mobile 7 phone: Windows CE 6.5 was great in 2004 but it just didn’t keep pace and by 2006 I had given up and moved my clients to Blackberry.  That was a good decision. Apple is incapable of producing a product without excessive margin (they have to pay for those misleading TV adverts some how… hey so why don’t YOU pay for it) and…

How to Setup a Windows Mobile 7 Phone (Mango) Email Outlook From BPOS

Business Productivity Online (BPOS) should VERY easily connect to your Windows Mobile 7 phone… but it doesn’t.  It does take some configuration: On the Start page, flick left to the Applications list Press Settings & then press Email & accounts Press Add an account and select Outlook Enter your email address and your password then press Sign In This will fail… don’t worry about it, just click Sign In again This will fail again, but it will bring up…

Office 365 Information On Trends, Pricing and Configuration

Up & Running sells and supports Office 365 products. If you want prices for Office 365 STAND ALONE APPS (i.e. I just want Exchange… not Exchange with Sharepoint): surf to www.office365.com click GET OFFICE365 click ADDITIONAL SERVICES The screen shots below will be helpful in explaining some of the new services and their requirements.  Note that they show US pricing and some of the prices shown have changed.

10 Rules For Being a Great IT Contractor Or Employee

It doesn’t matter how you are paid; staff, contractor, agency… you customer will look to you for reliability and that means you need to be more than good, you need to be great. These are the rules I live by and judge others by.  It you want to be a quality IT IS ICT Computer contractor / staffer, you need to do these (in no particular order): Be BUSY: When you are working for your…

SOLVED: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Not Showing New Exchange Users

If you have ever tried to create a new Exchange user and then immediately add them to BES, you might have found that the new users don’t show up for some time (i.e. a day or more). One solution is to sign into BES and force a refresh via the BES menu (on the left): BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > View You may then see the following error in red:…

SOLVED! How to Use TWO BES Accounts on ONE Blackberry

Blackberry OS6 Can Do it?  Nope, it can’t.  I read that OS6 was supposed to support 2 BES accounts (and possibly more) on a single OS6 device but that was apparently incorrect.    Fortunately it is quite easy to add more than one BES accounts to your blackberry running OS5 or OS6.   How To Add A Second BES Account to Your Blackberry: Here is the nut of it, you can only activate a single…

Things to Consider When Selecting a Phone System in a Post Nortel World

NORTELS DEAD: What are you going to do now? It used to be so easy to choose a quality phone system that would last 15+ years with almost no maintenace, but then Nortel went Bankrupt. In 2006 Nortel (Bell Canada) had 82% of the North American corporate phone market, was huge in Chinese Goverments and popular everywhere else in the world.  By 2011 Nortel had 52% of the North American market for corporate phone systems.  Nortel (soooo…