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[#] Wed Jul 11 2012 17:15:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ugh. I continue to be amazed at what a horrifyingly awful pile of rancid garbage Microsoft Exchange is. They make it more and more convoluted an unmanageable with each release, and it still blows itself up if you so much as breathe on it.

I had a couple of users who were getting mail bounced when they sent it to certain people out on the Internet. It turns out that some (not all?) of their mail was being delivered directly to the Internet instead of going out through our relay hub server. This became a problem because there is another user on the network who is running Windows and is therefore also running malware, so the IP address for general outbound Internet access is blacklisted.

Searching around the 'net we found some documentation which suggests removing and replacing the configuration for the smarthost. We did that, and I'm not sure whether it had any effect on outbound mail ... but now certain users *within* the Exchange environment can't send mail to each other.

Willfully choosing Exchange and forcing it as a mandate upon the tech people who have to keep this pile of garbage running should be punishable by violent death followed by painful ressurection followed by another violent death.

[#] Thu Jul 12 2012 10:59:28 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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When doing smart-host delivery with Exchange don't forget to check your GlitchRetrySeconds registry setting :-)

Kills me that they MS programmers thought that was a good reg key name for Exchange.  I suppose they do have a sense of humor.  I love how they dropped the ball on that brand new SMTP protocol and just "forgot" to deliver delayed mail until the SMTP server gets restarted (without that reg key).



[#] Thu Aug 02 2012 09:13:23 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Love it!!!

[#] Fri Aug 03 2012 10:37:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heh. Well it seems that Microsoft is immediately dropping the "Metro" name from its awful new user interface. They are backpedalling by suggesting that it was a code name all along, but the truth seems to be that they're facing legal action by someone who already owns that name.

They should give it a descriptive name, such as:

Grid Oriented Application Tablet Second Edition


(the acronym will do just fine of course)

[#] Tue Aug 07 2012 11:05:10 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Nice.

[#] Fri Aug 10 2012 21:29:39 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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<looks around for Animal>



[#] Mon Aug 13 2012 01:41:19 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Still lurking. :)

[#] Mon Aug 13 2012 21:16:53 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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<laughs>  Knew it'd been too clean around here lately....  :-)



[#] Tue Oct 02 2012 20:16:34 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I accidentally discovered something amusingly inane.

If you have a Windows box, right-click on the Recycle Bin, and 'Create Shortcut'.
Then, drag-n-drop the shortcut you created (it'll be on the desktop somewhere) into the Recycle Bin.

Continue to do that for as long as you're amused.

[#] Tue Oct 02 2012 21:43:48 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Did you try to drag the recycle bin over the shortcut to recycle bin?

[#] Tue Oct 02 2012 23:38:22 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I hadn't tried that, no.

[#] Wed Oct 03 2012 13:33:00 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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It's still a testament to the disconnect at MS, though, that, even with Windows 7, the Recycle Bin only works for objects in the GUI. Delete a file from the Command Prompt and it's gone!

[#] Wed Oct 03 2012 15:47:14 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Which is good.

Because if I want to delete a file with no fuss, I go to the command prompt.
Otherwise, Windows Explorer occasionally likes to freak out and hang its head in complete indecision about your request to delete a file, copy it, or move it to some location (network or otherwise).

[#] Wed Oct 03 2012 18:07:43 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Fucking Microsoft.

That is all.

[#] Thu Oct 04 2012 13:07:24 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I wouldn't recommend doing that, Ragnar. You might catch a virus. :P

[#] Thu Oct 04 2012 19:11:27 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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I just guffawed out loud in the middle of a conference call.



[#] Thu Oct 04 2012 22:38:31 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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"... Microsoft ..."

*guffaw*

[#] Fri Oct 05 2012 14:02:10 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Reading Uncensored in the middle of a conference call? Serves you right :-P

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