Kerio Connect: Some sample Sieve Filter Rules

In Kerio Connect, the filtering of personal mails is based on the filter language Sieve. As I didn't find many good samples in the Web, find below some interesting ones. I will update when I have new ones: if allof ( header :contains "Subject" ["rma *","* rma","* rma *","rma"], address :all :contains "Cc" "[email protected]") { fileinto "RMA"; keep; } This copies any mails to the folder RMA that match the following criteria: The subject of the mail contains the word RMA and the mail has [email protected] Read more [...]

Why can’t I find all my e-mails on my Blackberry?

I get this question asked a lot by new Blackberry users. The simple answer is: The Blackberry smartphone is not a full-fledged mail client and you should not (ab)use it as one. By default, you have the mails of the last 30 days on it. But why the limitation? There are users that have very big mail boxes with ten thousands of mails, the maximum I have seen is a mailbox of 17 GB. It is clear that a device with 256 MB memory couldn’t store all the e-mails, even if they were compressed. So what do Read more [...]

BES 4.1: How to configure the BESAlert level

In the Blackberry Enterprise Server, you can configure that you get notified by e-mail when something critical happens to the BES Servers. For example, if the connection to the SQL Server is lost, you can get notified. Here is how to configure the alerts: In BlackBerry Manager, highlight the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and click Edit Properties. Click on the BES Alert option. In the SMTP Hostname field, type the DNS name of the SMTP gateway. In the SMTP Account Name field, type the Microsoft Read more [...]

BES 4.1: How to configure the Internet Proxy correctly

The Internet Proxy configuration is a setting of the MDS Connection Service (MDS-CS). This means, if you have the MDS-CS on several servers (e.g. in an active-standby server setup), you have to configure it on all instances. Configuring the Internet Proxy correctly enables your Blackberry users to surf via your companies network (using the MDS Browser). To set the proxy configuration up for on instance, see the following steps: Go to the Blackberry Management Console and click on the MDS-CS instance Read more [...]

Install WordPress on a Windows 2008 Server with IIS 7

You can find many instructions on the Web on how to install WordPress on your own web server, but it might still be a complicated task. So I did my own instructions as per below: Make sure you have MySQL installed on your server Make sure, IIS 7 is installed Make sure PHP is installed and php.ini is configured correctly Download the latest WordPress version (2.9.2 as of this writing) from wordpress.org Unzip the downloaded file into a newly created Inetpub sub-folder The newly Read more [...]

BES 5.0: How to find the number of pending data packets for a user

Sometimes it is very convenient to check the number of pending items of a specific user centrally on the Blackberry Enterprise Server Console. This used to be quite simple on BES 4.1, but on BES 5.0, RIM has hidden this figure deep down in the GUI. Here is how to retrieve it: Login to the web console Click Manage Users Click on the user name Click on the Component information tab You can now see the Pending data packets This can be very helpful when you are troubleshooting connectivity Read more [...]

Blackberry: Unable to read sent messages

If you send a message from Outlook, the sent e-mail gets replicated to your Blackberry Smartphone. You can identify sent items by the check mark left to message: When you open the message, you only see the headers, but not the body: This is by design to save bandwidth and memory. If you need to see the full message, press the Menu key and select More: This behavior is normal, even if you have “Auto More” enabled in the General E-Mail Options. “Auto More” is only applicable Read more [...]

Windows 7: Enable BitLocker on the System Drive

If you have got Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise Edition, you can use BitLocker to encrypt your drives. Here is how to enable it for the system drive (c: drive): Click on Start and type bitlocker, press Enter Before you Start the encryption, you should enable TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which is used to store the BitLocker encryption key. To go there, click TPM Administration Let the computer restart Follow the instructions to enable IMS, and then choose Automatically create the Read more [...]

Kerio Connect: Enabling DCC on Spam Assassin

KMS (Kerio Mail Server) comes with the Spamassassin spam protection. Although not officially supported by Kerio, you can change spamassassin by modifying the spamassassin rules and config files. On Windows, all the important files are in C:\Program Files\Kerio\MailServer\plugins\spamassassin\rules Before you change anything, you should definitely backup all files in this directory! The .cf files contain the rules and the scores. They are plain text and you can change them, but you have to Read more [...]

Unlocking shared files on Windows 2008 R2 Server

In enterprise environments, documents and other file types are often located on central file server and users open their documents directly from there. Sometimes, server administrators need to update such files, but can’t because at least one user is using it and locking the file. You could of course just reboot the server and the file would be unlocked, but that might be overkill as you are throwing everybody out. Luckily, there is a tool on the server, that lets you selectively unlock files, Read more [...]

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