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Spam block lists for exchange 2010 and 2007

Spam block lists for exchange 2010 and 2007

Fed up with spam.. Why not enable a block list in exhchange.

Adding the IP Block List provider to Exchange is very simple, just open up the Exchange Management Shell and run the command below:


Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name SORBIS -LookupDomain dnsbl.sorbs.net -AnyMatch $True -Enabled $True -RejectionResponse “Your IP is on the SORBS block list“
Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name SpamCop -LookupDomain bl.spamcop.net -AnyMatch $True -Enabled $True -RejectionResponse “Your IP is on the SpamCop block list“
Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name SpamHaus -LookupDomain zen.spamhaus.org -AnyMatch $True -Enabled $True -RejectionResponse “Your IP is on the spamhaus.org block list“


After you add a IP block list provider you can run get-ipblocklistprovider to list all installed. If you want to delete a provider run Remove-IPBlockListProvider -identity <name> and hit enter.

Blank page (auth.owa Http 500) when logging into Outlook Web Access running on Exchange 2010

OK.. after a few updates have noticed that the OWA was not working .  Nothing new there..    No one  could access their e-mails via the web.

  Checking the IIS logs, I found that the error was 500 which indicated some kind of authentication error.

A little power-shell cmdlet you can run is Test-OWAConnectivity. So I ran the cmdlet and recieved WARNING: An unknown failure occurred during logon. So I checked IIS and ensured that all of the authentication was set correctly and indeed it was.  So after some poking around on the web I found out Exchange 2010 palms off the Forms Based Authentication to a separate Service called  Microsoft ExchangeForms-Based Authentication Service. Starting this service fixed the blank page issue and allowed clients to authenticate correctly. So simple cure to a blank problem.. make sure that  Microsoft ExchangeForms-Based Authentication Service is running...

change you key in office 2010 onwards..

It can be done via the command line.  Open up a Command Prompt (Press the Windows Button and type CMD or navigate to All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt).  Then you just need to use the command below that matches your OS.   For 32 bit Windows: cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:yourkeygoeshere   For 64 bit Windows (assuming you are using 32 bit Office): cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:yourkeygoeshere   Obviously, you need to replace yourkeygoeshere with your product key.   Note:  If you are installing a 64 bit version of Office on 64 bit Windows, the command for 32 bit Windows should be used (or just delete the (x86) part since it won't be installing to the C:\Program Files (x86)\ directory).

Using the Group policy object (GPO) to set a default wallpaper policy

You can configure a Group Policy Object (GPO) that gets applied to the desired user accounts to do this.   In Group Policy Editor (GPE), navigate to User Configuration\Windows Settings\Administrative Templates\Desktop\ Active Desktop and enable Active Desktop Wallpaper. In the Properties dialog box of this policy, you specify the full pathname of a .jpg, .bmp, or .html file and select whether to centre, stretch, or tile the image. gpowallpaper For this policy to work, you must also Enable Active Desktop, which you'll find in the same policy folder.

SMTP Commands

The following table lists the SMTP commands that are provided by the Microsoft Windows® SMTP service (SMTPSVC).

SMTP commands

SMTP command Command function
HELO Sent   by a client to identify itself, usually with a domain name.
EHLO Enables   the server to identify its support for Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol   (ESMTP) commands.
MAIL   FROM Identifies   the sender of the message; used in the form MAIL FROM:.
RCPT   TO Identifies   the message recipients; used in the form RCPT TO:.
TURN Allows   the client and server to switch roles and send mail in the reverse direction   without having to establish a new connection.
ATRN The   ATRN (Authenticated TURN) command optionally takes one or more domains as a   parameter. The ATRN command must be rejected if the session has not been   authenticated.
SIZE Provides   a mechanism by which the SMTP server can indicate the maximum size message   supported. Compliant servers must provide size extensions to indicate the   maximum size message that can be accepted. Clients should not send messages   that are larger than the size indicated by the server.
ETRN An   extension of SMTP. ETRN is sent by an SMTP server to request that another   server send any e-mail messages that it has.
PIPELINING Provides   the ability to send a stream of commands without waiting for a response after   each command.
CHUNKING An   ESMTP command that replaces the DATA command. So that the SMTP host does not   have to continuously scan for the end of the data, this command sends a BDAT   command with an argument that contains the total number of bytes in a   message. The receiving server counts the bytes in the message and, when the   message size equals the value sent by the BDAT command, the server assumes it   has received all of the message data.
DATA Sent   by a client to initiate the transfer of message content.
DSN An   ESMTP command that enables delivery status notifications.
RSET Nullifies   the entire message transaction and resets the buffer.
VRFY Verifies   that a mailbox is available for message delivery; for example, vrfy ted   verifies that a mailbox for Ted resides on the local server. This command is   off by default in Exchange implementations.
HELP Returns   a list of commands that are supported by the SMTP service.
QUIT Terminates   the session.
 

Extended SMTP commands

Extended SMTP command Command function
X-EXPS   GSSAPI A   method that is used by Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and   Exchange 2000 Server servers to authenticate.
X-EXPS=LOGIN A   method that is used by Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 servers to   authenticate.
X-EXCH50 Provides   the ability to propagate message properties during server-to-server   communication.
X-LINK2STATE Adds   support for link state routing in Exchange.
 

Ports used by Exchange

Protocol Port Description
SMTP TCP:   25 The   SMTP service uses TCP port 25.
DNS TCP/UDP:   53 DNS   listens on port 53. Domain controllers use this port.
LSA TCP:   691 The   Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine service (RESvc) listens for routing link   state information on this port.
LDAP TCP/UPD:   389 Lightweight   directory access protocol (LDAP) used by Microsoft Active Directory®   directory service, Active Directory Connector, and the Microsoft Exchange   Server 5.5 directory use this port.
LDAP/SSL TCP/UDP:   636 LDAP   over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) uses this port.
LDAP TCP/UDP:   379 The   Site Replication Service (SRS) uses this port.
LDAP TCP/UDP:   390 This   is the recommended alternate port to configure the Exchange Server 5.5   LDAP protocol when Exchange Server 5.5 is running on an Active Directory   domain controller.
LDAP TCP:   3268 Global   catalog. The Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory   global catalog (a domain controller "role") listens on TCP   port 3268.
LDAP/SSLPort TCP:   3269 Global   catalog over SSL. Applications that connect to TCP port 3269 of a global   catalog server can transmit and receive SSL encrypted data.
IMAP4 TCP:   143 Internet   Message Access Protocol (IMAP) uses this port.
IMAP4/SSL TCP:   993 IMAP4   over SSL uses this port.
POP3 TCP:   110 Post   Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) uses this port.
POP3/SSL TCP:   995 POP3   over SSL uses this port.
NNTP TCP:   119 Network   News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) uses this port.
NNTP/SSL TCP:   563 NNTP   over SSL uses this port.
HTTP TCP:   80 HTTP   uses this port.
HTTP/SSL TCP:   443 HTTP   over SSL uses this port.
 

A List of SMTP Servers for many ISP’s

ISP smtp server
NamesToday smtp.namestoday.ws
AOL Do not use SMTP
BlueYonder smtp.blueyonder.co.uk
BusinessServe smtp.businessserve.co.uk (aap.businessserve.co.uk for advanced access)
BTClick smtp.btclick.com
BT Internet mail.btinternet.com
BT Openworld mail.btopenworld.com
Cableinet smtp.blueyonder.co.uk
Claranet relay.clara.net
CWCom smtp.ntlworld.com
Demon post.demon.co.uk
Easynet smtp.easynet.co.uk
Freeserve smtp.freeserve.co.uk
Genie mail.genie.co.uk
ic24 smtp.ic24.net
Interdart mail.dsl.interdart.net
Iomart smtp.domain.ext
Lineone smtp.lineone.net
Lycos smtp.lycos.co.uk
Madasafish smtp.madasafish.com
Mistral smtp.mistral.co.uk
NamesToday smtp.namestoday.ws
Netscapeonline mailhost.netscapeonline.co.uk
Newnet post.newnet.co.uk
Nildram smtp.nildram.co.uk
NTLWorld smtp.ntlworld.com
OneTel mail.onetel.net.uk
Pipex smtp.dial.pipex.com
Purplenet smtp.purplenet.co.uk
Supanet smtp.supanet.com
Screaming.Net smtp.tiscali.co.uk
Telewest smtp.blueyonder.co.uk
Tesconet mail.tesco.net
Tiscali smtp.tiscali.co.uk
Totalise mail.totalise.co.uk
UKGateway smtp.ukgateway.net
V 21 smtp.v21.co.uk
Virgin smtp.virgin.net
Vispa mail.vispa.com
Waitrose smtpmail.waitrose.com
Which Online mail.which.net
Worldonline smtp.tiscali.co.uk
Yahoo smtp.mail.yahoo.com

Install USB Drive Manager in SME Server Panel

This USB manager for SME Server-Manager panel is a great help. wget http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/jppialasse/SME7/usbdisksmanage r/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm or alternate wget http://www.pialasse.com/RPMS/smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm Then run: yum localinstall smeserver-usbdisksmanager-0.2-0.1.noarch.rpm   then go login and marvel at your new addition to your server manager.