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By Gary McP ·
Hi,

I've got a potentially huge issue with email that I need some help on. We're using Netscape as our mail client, on NT4SP6a machines with a Netware 5.1 server. The problem is that Netscape picks up the time and date from the client pc when sending emails. So you could have a situation where someone sets their date to some date in the past and claims to have sent a mail at a time when they didn't. (if you know what I mean).

So far, the users and managers are unaware, but when they do find out, there'll be **** to pay.

Is there a way to lock down the time and date so that users can't change them? Will this interfere with sync'ing from the Novell server?
Is there another option I haven't considered?

Thanks in advance,
Gary

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by SyscoKid In reply to Stoopid mail client

I may be wrong, but I don't think ordinary users have the ability to change the date and time on an NT workstation. At least they shouldn't. So if you sync the workstation with the server, the workstation time should be locked down.

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by Gary McP In reply to Stoopid mail client

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by Gary McP In reply to Stoopid mail client

Thanks for the help Sysco. Unfortunately that won't work for me here. You're right that ordinary user priviledges don't allow you to change the date/time settings, but all our users are local admins. It's far from ideal, I know, but if we remove admin rights now, a lot of applications previously rolled out to the local admin will cease to function. (Another of our sites ran into this problem). And since we roll apps out using the Netware Application Launcher, they won't be rolled out again because the NAL already thinks they're installed. Thanks again for the help, you're right in the solution, it just won't work for me here.
G.

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by Karpi In reply to Stoopid mail client

hi,

maybe you can disable the right to change the systemtime. In UserManager/Poilicies/Userrights
delete the admin-group and add the local admin-account instead. It's a lot of work to do, but should work.

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by Gary McP In reply to Stoopid mail client

Thanks HJ,
We get an error message on login, but your solution seems to be working fine for us.
Thanks again!
Gary

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by Gary McP In reply to Stoopid mail client

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