Here's a great tool for testing DNS, Mail, SMTP, and similar environments to see if they are listening on certain ports across the internet. https://www.dnswonder.com/Tools/ With it, you can test: GET DNS RECORDS GET MX RECORDS GET PTR RECORDS GET SPF RECORDS GET BLACKHOLE LIST (RBL) GET SMTP SERVER TYPE TEST SMTP CONNECTIVITY TEST EMAIL DELIVERY TEST EXCHANGE SERVER TEST IMAP SERVER TEST ZIMBRA SERVER TEST REGULAR EXPRESSION ENCRYPT DATA Enjoy. … [Read more...] about Tools for Testing SMTP, DNS, other mail server types, and more
I came across these and immediately had to reference them here for myself as well as for the sake of others who I know will benefit from them. From Outlook's website here: https://support.office.com/en-nz/article/Learn-to-narrow-your-search-criteria-for-better-searches-in-Outlook-d824d1e9-a255-4c8a-8553-276fb895a8da Type this To find this bobby Items containing bobby, BOBBY, BoBby, or any other combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. Instant Search is not case … [Read more...] about Narrow down your searches in Outlook: A helpful guide.
I was getting this error and quickly found a solution, but I wanted to share this with folks, should they also get the error. If you're setting up an IMAP account, the first step will be to create the account, the next step will be to verify the settings. The verification will work, but the test email will fail, throwing this error: The Server Responded 550 Access Denied – Invalid HELO Name See RFC 2821 126.96.36.199 To fix this, make sure you're using SMTP. Here's how: When … [Read more...] about The Server Responded 550 Access Denied – Invalid HELO Name See RFC 2821 188.8.131.52
UPDATE (3/4/2014): It's here! It's finally here! Links to downloads and KB's can be found here: http://danblee.com/exchange-sharepoint-project-and-office-2013-sp1-download-available/ UPDATE: No news, not so good news? There is still no set date for the release of SP1 just yet. "Early 2014" is still the best we've heard at this point. My latest post doesn't give much of an update. I'll be sure and keep the world posted. Microsoft announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for … [Read more...] about Microsoft to Release Outlook, Sharepoint, and Exchange 2013 SP1 in Early 2014
UPDATE: After SP1, this issue is gone, and all services can be run normally. There's a good chance this issue was fixed at CU3 as I'm seeing user feedback in posts I was following claim that CU3 fixed the problem. Either way, life is better on SP1. This issue looks to be specific to Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU1. My environment is running Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 Domain Level. At the time of this post, there is no telling if CU2 fixes the issue. Issue: Here's what you'll see in … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 RPC Client Access Service keeps restarting
Note: Some of these commands are specific to CU1 in Exchange 2013. Please make sure you have updated to CU1 before continuing: There are few things an administrator wants to take care of right when they begin to create shared room calendars. Here's my workflow for setting up Calendars in Exchange 2013. You'll see that some of the settings aren't different from Outlook 2010. Create the Distribution Group and assign it the role of Room List Add Calendar (Mailbox) to Room List Give Admin … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013: Shared Room Calendar Setup
You're going to get this error in later versions of Exchange because you allowed the TO field to auto-complete instead of choosing the name from the GAL. Clear out the TO field and only add people to the field using entries from the GAL. … [Read more...] about Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network.
No chit chat here, just a quick explanation of how to add a Public Folder Calendar to your GAL in Exchange 2013. The quick answer: Mail Enable the Public Folder item. Once the Public Folder item is mail enabled you'll be able to see it in the GAL. Here's how to mail enable an item using the GUI: Head to Public Folders > Public Folder > Drill Down to the Public Folder Item (Contacts & Calendars are most popular) and highlight the item. On the right hand side you'll see an option … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013: Adding An Outlook Public Calendar to the GAL / OAB
Here are some things you'll need, for sure, before you get started: Access to the Exchange Server A backup of the exchange database (.edb) file and its logs The name of the mailbox you wish to recover and a second mailbox in case you'd like to copy data from the recovered mailbox to a random mailbox so you don't overwrite anything Here are the steps to the recovery: Add the Exchange Database to the Exchange Server as a "Recovery Database" Correct an issues with the database, … [Read more...] about Recover a Mailbox in Exchange 2010
No red underline while typing words incorrectly? If you upgraded Outlook to version 2010 but left the rest of your Office products at 2007, you may not be getting red underlines when you type words incorrectly in Outlook. Here's the easy, easy fix for this: Find the winword.exe file for Office 2007, located by default in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12 if you’re using 64bit). Copy and Paste winword.exe into Office 2010's … [Read more...] about MS Office Spell Checker Not Working