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Support / Re: Inmail shut down for security?
Last post by Steeley -
It would be helpful if you provide more detail in your questions...

"I just tried to create a new user and got that popup or something like it.."

Who, What, Where, When, are important.. why often adds context if it's not obvious..

You got "who" ( "I just tried.."), and "what" ("create a new user"),  and ""when" (apparently during the process of creating a new user), but where (You asking if it was "us folks" implied this website, but no..). If you had specified where you were trying to create the new user (your own server) would have elicited a more accurate response - I recognized the mail() routine error as a server response, just didn't know what server you were referring to.

Your subsequent question regarding SMTP "client" is also scarce on specifics that helps cut to the chase, and leaves us trying to imagine what exactly you're trying to do that generated your question. I answered the question you asked, but I'm not sure it addresses the problem that gave rise to the question in the first place..  context is really helpful..


Support / Re: SMTP setup first time I've done this
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: Hometutor – Would someone tell me what SMTP client is?

My SMTP info shows me everything else but not the client.

thank you,

SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) is a Client/Server mail configuration. The Server is "in the middle" on the host, the Client's are on the sending/receiving end.
Outlook, Pegasus, Thunderbird, etc., are clients you can download and use on your own computer to create emails to send to a server email handler to process and forward on to the destination client.    Roundcube, for example, is a client that resides and runs on the server that you can access via your web browser. While it's on the server, it's still a "client" of the email handling process. What defines a client is not so much where it's located, as to what it does.

In short, the client configures the credentials for authentication (use of the host mail server), the email address of the sender, the email address or addresses of the recipients, and the message content.  The mail server receives the email package from the client, and if the package complies with the SMTP protocol (authentication, addressing, formatting, etc.), sends it along to the intended recipient(s).  The recipient client receives the email package from the server, and displays it on the recipient's user interface.

The latest (I think) protocols Clients and Servers comply with (at this point in time) in order to make sure everyone is on the same page are defined in RFC5321 and RFC1123.

See section 2.1 of RFC5321 for a visual representation of the email client and server relationships..

While those are mind blowers, RFC1123 is being modified, augmented or supplemented by new (some say poorly defined) OLATH 2 advisories on authentication and security that are causing some consternation, still,  the role of the client remains the same.  
Support / Re: Inmail shut down for security?
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: Hometutor – Was that you folks? I just tried to create a new user and got that popup or something like it?


PS here it is

An Error Has Occurred
mail() has been disabled for security reasons

Something's goofy - I just tried to create a new user, then when I tried to log in, it said I needed to authorize (didn't realize email auth was enabled - no clue until I tried to log in), no email authorization link was sent so I requested another.. and again, nothing received - no joy.

Never mind, it was apparently me.. I tried again and this time I got the auth notice and the auth email..
 Let me introduce you to my inner child "Mort"..

Support / Inmail shut down for security?
Last post by Hometutor -
Was that you folks? I just tried to create a new user and got that popup or something like it?


PS here it is

An Error Has Occurred
mail() has been disabled for security reasons
Site Feedback / Re: Knock knock!
Last post by Brado -
And I'm assuming I didn't get notifications because the email changed on this account. I'll try to remember to stop by soon. :D
Site Feedback / Re: Knock knock!
Last post by Brado -
Well no luck getting to the other account yet... It's asking me to verify the account again when trying the old login. It sends an email, I verify and click the link. Which it then asks me to input a new password. After clicking save, it shows in the attached image.
Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: Steeley –

So I ripped the lower steps out, beefed up the understructure (originally done with treated lumber) and commenced to replace the steps with new cedar boards, this time varnished with several coats of 'Innovative' Wood Guard "no slip" coating.  So yea - I'm tuned into 2x4's and 2x6's lately.

I also took my belt sander to a couple of boards I'm not going to replace, to verify the underlying wood was still close to the "new" color with all the dirt sanded off (which it is), so when I get all the steps I'm going to replace in place, I'll sand the rest of the steps down and seal them with the same wood guard. 

However, the project is going slower than planned because when the weather is this nice, I wanna go RIDE!  :cool:

(But when it's all done, I'll too vanquish some stress by burning the scrap..)

Well, what would have taken a week in a younger man's body finally wrapped up after 3 months..  which included 10 days in the hospital, surgery, recovery, getting the hardware, and "waiting for the paint to dry" (always my favorite excuse for goofing off..).


After 20 years I finally crafted and installed the stair banisters (the one on the right was no biggie, but the one on the left was maddening - worse than the stair steps themselves - as noted no two of those are alike and there's no right angles on most of the ends - where that banister has NO right angles, at all, anywhere, and had to be custom cut from a single 2x12 with 6" handsaws, hand-planes and wood-rasps.. "file to shape, sand to fit, pound to set, paint to match". :unamused:

I put all that off because I knew it was gonna be a bltch..


And then, finally build and install the "stuff shelf" (that's where you put "stuff" down that you're carrying so you can unlock the door), that I put off for two decades also.  It's also structural - it braces the end post to stabilize it so the banister doesn't wobble (much). My high school geometry teacher would be proud of the way I applied "hidden" angular stresses to "buttress a flying bridge span". It only took me twenty years to figure it out.

Radu81, the wife let her Italian out on me for taking so long to do it - she really has no appreciation for just how complicated it was and how difficult it would be to make it look simple and straight-forward.  She hated the shelf idea until I reminded her she was the one who thought it would be nice to have 20 years ago (she denies - [sigh]), and then saw it installed and changed her mind..  Now she like it.. :rolling_eyes:  (I can't wait until she tells her friends it was her idea all along..)

So now comes the hard part - putting all the tools, saws, drills, benches, extra hardware, nuts, bolts, washers, varnishes and brushes away.. (mainly because it's going to force me to clean up the garage first, which sounds like a "winter project" doesn't it? :grin: )

badmonkey - as I mentioned earlier, I measure twice, cut once, and toss it in the pile as "practice", so I have lots and lots of scrap to burn too!

And now it's time to paint the house..