Re 6.1 Global Alerts

Kathy,
I have run into this with more than one company now. You will find
interestingly enough that even if you relay it through another server, it
still will be unchanged and not accepted by the Qmail server. Epicor has
been very hard nosed on this issue that would seem to be a fairly straight
forward fix. The Epicor line has been Microsoft allows it, so we don't have
to comply. I have found a couple of servers that will do the trick, but
beware if the receiving server is Qmail, they still be rejected.
A small windows server I found was Office Mail by BurroTech. I am not
particularly fond of this one as it tends to break on occasion when the
global alert is trying to send to it. The advantage is that you can set it
up for internal mail (pop3) for free and it will work for the most part,
just plan to restart the program every now and again as well as your process
server. Another option if you host your own mail is to use something like
Kyzo's Net-Inter-Net. It's a clean and easy (for windows admins) to manage
Linux based server that is well suited to be a small to medium sized
business server. It's managed via the web and has some cool features beyond
it's mail server. I have found it very useful without user license issues
and running on outdated hardware (added a couple 120G drives to a retired
server running something like a 233 or 300Mhz processor).
It's not free, but worth it's price to me.
Good luck,
Aaron Hoyt
Vantage Plastics

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
Of kathyschaich
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:55 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re [Vantage] 6.1 Global Alerts


We need recommendations for a mail relay for Vantage Global Alerts.
Our company uses Qmail for our mail server: Qmail strictly adheres to
RFC Internet standards.

We learned from Epicor that Vantage 6.1 cannot communicate SMTP with
Qmail--they are aware of the problem and suggested using MS SMTP on
the local server to relay to our mail server. So now Vantage can send
alerts to the MS SMTP Server, however those messages are not accepted
by the Qmail server because they have Bare Line Feeds which is in
violation of RFC 822bis section 2.3. For further reading: http://
cr.yp.to/docs/smtplf.html

So off we go to find another relay. What are users here using to work
around these non-standards based software packages?

Thanks,
Kathy Schaich
Ultra Tool & Mfg, Inc.








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We need recommendations for a mail relay for Vantage Global Alerts.
Our company uses Qmail for our mail server: Qmail strictly adheres to
RFC Internet standards.

We learned from Epicor that Vantage 6.1 cannot communicate SMTP with
Qmail--they are aware of the problem and suggested using MS SMTP on
the local server to relay to our mail server. So now Vantage can send
alerts to the MS SMTP Server, however those messages are not accepted
by the Qmail server because they have Bare Line Feeds which is in
violation of RFC 822bis section 2.3. For further reading: http://
cr.yp.to/docs/smtplf.html

So off we go to find another relay. What are users here using to work
around these non-standards based software packages?

Thanks,
Kathy Schaich
Ultra Tool & Mfg, Inc.
Unreal... :)

I wonder...

We aren't using global alerts, but I did setup and test a Linux server
implementation of Vantage. I was very pleased with the results, though it
was on a small machine - nothing I could go live with.

The point being - I wonder if Vantage on a Linux server suffers from the
same problems (probably, but you never know). You may want to look at
Sendmail, too. If it doesn't have the same problem, it would be easy to
setup a small Pentium II box to relay the Global Alerts.



Christopher Gitzlaff, MSCIS
Manager - Information Systems & Technology
Major Industries, Inc.
Phone: 715.842.4616 ext. 323
Email: cgitzlaff@...



-----Original Message-----
From: kathyschaich [mailto:kathy.schaich@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:55 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re [Vantage] 6.1 Global Alerts


We need recommendations for a mail relay for Vantage Global Alerts.
Our company uses Qmail for our mail server: Qmail strictly adheres to
RFC Internet standards.

We learned from Epicor that Vantage 6.1 cannot communicate SMTP with
Qmail--they are aware of the problem and suggested using MS SMTP on
the local server to relay to our mail server. So now Vantage can send
alerts to the MS SMTP Server, however those messages are not accepted
by the Qmail server because they have Bare Line Feeds which is in
violation of RFC 822bis section 2.3. For further reading: http://
cr.yp.to/docs/smtplf.html

So off we go to find another relay. What are users here using to work
around these non-standards based software packages?

Thanks,
Kathy Schaich
Ultra Tool & Mfg, Inc.








Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
Yahoo! Groups Links