So this past weekend I’ve been paying some attention to this site and I noticed there has been a few downloads of SendMail an app I  wrote 8 years ago to send mail from the command line. 

At the time this was difficult and in that time since then a lot has changed.  The app was wrote for my own usage really and I made it avaiable publicy as an convenice.

I downloaded it and tested it and basically it no longer works because of TLS etc.

So I have pulled the app and it will not longer available. 

Of course sending email from the command line may still be a need, this can be achived with PowerShell.

See the Microsoft Docs :

Windows 10: BSOD

A number of PC were BSOD of death latley and with the issues surrounding the latest Windows Build, 1809, we figured that it was to do with that.  It turns out that it’s a HP Keyboard driver causing the issue, it appears as :

HP Keyboard Filter Driver for Windows 10 1803 and 1809 (x64)

The solution was found at Readit.   Which is to rename the following file :

“ren C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HpqKbFiltr.sys HpqKbFiltr.sys_old”

So it appears to be an issue with HP PCs then and not Windows 10 1809.

Box Opening CSV files in Notepad

When using BOX via the Web Interface and the user clicks edit, the CSV files opens in notepad.  This happens even when Excel opens CSV file locally. 

To reslove this we need to change the CSV file type from text to document. We can do this in the registry. 

  • Open Registry Editor by going to Start and searching for “regedit”

  • Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > .csv

  • Make sure .csv is selected and not one of the sub-directories

  • You should see an entry called PerceivedType which has its value set to “text”

  • Double-click on PerceivedType and change the value to “document”