How to set IMAP Prefix in Windows Live Mail

In Windows Live Mail your folders do not display properly and you have problems saving emails to your drafts, deleted items and sent folders when using IMAP to access your email account.

You may also receive the following errors:

“The selected message could not be copied to the destination”

“Unknown Namespace”

This is because Windows Live Mail needs a IMAP prefix to list and find the correct folders to save emails to.

1) Select the Tools menu and click Accounts

2) Select your email account and click Properties

3) Click the IMAP tab.

4) Enter INBOX in capitals for the Root Folder Path.

5) Click OK to close the Properties window, then click Close.

6) Windows Live Mail will ask whether to refresh your folders. Click Yes.

Are you ready for, a replacement of Hotmail?

On Aug 1, we know that the interface of the hotmail have change. But behind the story is Microsoft is in the process of killing-off its much maligned Hotmail web-based email and replacing it with Wow, is that a big news?

Well, myself have important @hotmail account, do it will terminated in future? So far, no one have answer on it. But for precaution step, it better to create a Outlook alias

(1) log into the by your account
(2) click on the settings > More mail settings
(3) Select the Create a Outlook alias
(4) and create an account @

it will auto link to your hotmail account and the coolest thing is, when you send mail, you still have selection where you can select either or

Grap yourself a username ASAP, I know it “selling fast” 🙂

Top ten Fetures by IBNLIVE

1. has a new design that Microsoft says uses 60 per cent fewer pixels but 30 per cent more messages visible in the inbox

2. connects to Facebook and Twitter to enrich conversations. Users can view recent status by friends and Tweets shared by friends.

3. Users can chat with Facebook users and other Outlook users from inside

4. Users can open, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in

5. Outlook’s address book integrates contacts from Facebook and LinkedIn.

6. With users can make Skype video calls even when both users don’t have Skype installed. This feature will be rolled out soon.

7. Photographs attached with emails can be viewed as a slideshow.

8. comes integrated with with Microsoft’s cloud storage service SkyDrive, this removes the restrictions of attachment size limits.

9. automatically detects mass messages such as newsletters, offers, daily deals and social updates and puts them in separate folders. Users can customize the process to sort mail any way they want to.

10. Existing Hotmail users can upgrade to the preview and their email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged. They can continue to send and receive email from their or or address.

Summary of Fields in EXIM Log Lines

A authenticator name (and optional id)
C SMTP confirmation on delivery command list for “no mail in SMTP session
CV certificate verification status
D duration of “no mail in SMTP session
DN distinguished name from peer certificate
DT on => lines: time taken for a delivery
F sender address (on delivery lines)
H host name and IP address
I local interface used
id message id for incoming message
P on <= lines: protocol used , on => and ** lines: return path
QT on => lines: time spent on queue so far, on “Completed” lines: time spent on queue
R on <= lines: reference for local bounce, on => ** and == lines: router name
S size of message
ST shadow transport name
T on <= lines: message subject (topic), on => ** and == lines: transport name
U local user or RFC 1413 identity
X TLS cipher suite

Reset administrator username and password in SmarterMail

To reset the primary administrator login and password in SmarterMail, follow the instructions below:

(1) Stop the SmarterMail Service

(2) Open Windows Explorer (My Computer)

(3) Go to C:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail (or wherever you installed SmarterMail)

(4) Open the Service subdirectory

(5) Make a backup copy of the file MailConfig.xml

(6) Right-click on MailConfig.xml and choose Open With -> Notepad

(7) Find the section that looks like this:

<!-- ** System Admin *************************** -->
<!-- ** To reset admin password, delete these items ** -->
<!-- ** and then restart the SmarterMail Service.   ** -->
<!-- ***************************************** -->
<sysadminusername> ... </sysadminusername>
<sysadminpassword> ... </sysadminpassword>
<!-- ***************************************** --> </p>

(8) Delete those lines and save the file

(9) Start the SmarterMail Service

(10) You should now be able to log in to SmarterMail by using the following:

Email: admin
Password: admin

How to Test IMAP is working?

Beside using the telnet, you can use php script as below as well.

$mbox = imap_open(“{mail.loacalhost:143/novalidate-cert}INBOX”, “emailaddress”, “password”);

emailaddress is the email address that need to test
password is the email address password