Patrick James Moser, b. 9/Sep/1967, d. 7/Aug/2010

August 8, 2010

Patrick James Moser, the world’s greatest giant pumpkin carver and boy genius, has left this world a better place.

Patrick, who loved learning and science, and valued knowledge above all things, passed this morning, August 7, 2010, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, following cardiac surgery on Thursday. He was 42 years, 10 months and 32 days old.

Patrick was an amazing individual, loved dearly by those who understood him. He felt love and giving of love was one of his main purposes in life. He spent countless hours pouring love into multiple things, including his family, friends, his plants, yard and all things scientific.

Patrick’s main spiritual belief was joyism, Joy is where you find it. He felt that looking above his life circumstances and finding the goodness in all things, was what life was all about.

Before his early retirement, due to a disability that was created by MS, he was a graphic designer and had formed Interlattice Inc. in the early 1990s. He wrote code and developed some of the most amazing graphical images and web pages. He sold the business when he was too unwell to work.

He will be dearly missed by his twin sister, Patricia Coates of Chinle, Ariz., who loved him as much as life and was his most favorite playmate. He also will be missed by his sister, Michelle Anderson of Ashville, N.Y., and brothers Rick Moser of Harford, Pa., and Thomas Moser of Jamestown, N.Y., along his many nieces and nephews. His father, James Moser of Canisteo, N.Y., will miss his amazing engineering powers.

In turn may we all be jolly. Feel free to visit to see Patrick’s web page.

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Timothy A. Emmick, b. 11/Dec/1976, d. 20/May/2005

Timothy A. Emmick, 28, Of Warren, P.A. Died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2005 at Erie County Medical Center.

He was born Dec.11,1976, in Jamestown N.Y., the son of Nathan J. and Dora L. Eggleston Emmick of Jamestown N.Y. He was a graduate of Falconer Central School and recieved a certificate from HEWES Educational Center in Computer Information Technology. He was employed at Southern Tier Graphics in Jamestown N.Y. as a Computer Technician/Consultant. He enjoyed Fishing, Bowling and Softball.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Stephanie Stewart Emmick, Three sons Zachary, Mitchell and Jacob Emmick. Two brothers, Ryan Emmick and Mathew Emmick. His maternal Grandmother, Rose Eggleston and Paternal Grandfather, Walter Emmick.

He is preceded into death by his Maternal Grandfather, Ernie Eggleston and Paternal Grandmother, Eva Emmick.

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Joseph Thomas Heick, b. 1927, d. 5/Jan/2004

January 5, 2004

Joseph Thomas Heick, 76, of Brewerton, passed away Monday at home.

He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of American Legion Post #915 in Central Square. Joe retired in 1986 after 37 years with the Syracuse Police Department as a Sergeant. He was a member of the Syracuse P.B.A., Police Fraternal Assoc., Police Retirees’ Assoc., and Riverside Country Club. He was an avid fisherman and golfer.

He is survived by: his wife Mary; sons, Joseph Thomas Jr. (Annemarie) of Mattydale, William P. (Brenda) of Arizona, James Robert (Margaret) of Amherst, NY, Jerald David (Michele) of Syracuse, and John Edward (Rosemarie) Heick of Liverpool; brother Thomas of Syracuse; sister Norene Curtis of Arizona; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. at Traub Funeral Home, 684 N. Main St., Central Square. His funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, Brewerton. Private burial, Assumption Cemetery.

Friends wishing may make contributions to Hospice of Central NY in Joe’s memory.

Traub Funeral Home, Inc. Central Square, NY


Andrew F Leach, b. 9/Aug/1938, d. 1/Apr/1994

Andrew F. Leach

Kennedy resident dies at fifty-five

Andrew F. Leach, 55, of 4105 South Route 62, Kennedy, died at 11:39 Friday, April 1, 1994, at WCA Hospital, Jamestown.

He was born Aug. 9, 1938 in Salamanca, the son of Frederick A. and Rena Dyne Leach.

Mr. Leach was employed at the Randolph Dimension Corp. in Randolph.

He is survived by his wife the former Ardelle Burns, whom he married Dec. 23, 1971; his father of Randolph; two sons: Andrew F. Leach Jr., Avon Park, Fla., and William F. Leach, Jamestown; five step-sons: William Myers in the U.S. Army in Germany, Steven Myers of West Fargo, N.D., Michael Myers of Scoring, Fla., Robert Myers of Maryetta, Fla., and Mark Myers of Winter Haven, Fla.; a daughter Gail Bush, Jamestown; four step-daughters: Ardelle Heick, Amherst; Janine Jones and Lisa Ann Cherrier; both of Sebring, Fla.; and Anna McCool, Tryon, N.C.; 32 grandchildren; a brother, Morgan Leach, Ione, Calif.; and a sister, Janet F. Bentley, Randolph.

Mr. Leach was preceded in death by his mother in 1967, and two brothers, Willis and Floyd Hayes.

Van Rensselaer and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Clinic.

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Local Hosted:

sendmail & dovecot: how do you work…

So, I currently have the following on my VPS so that I can properly run my own mail server:

  • sendmail: for SMTP mail
  • dovecot: for POP3 mail

When I set them up, I made it so that I could emulate what I originally had through, which was basically “all mail gets forwarded to one mail box, then that mail box is downloaded.”

So, since I use an internet service that prevents Port 25 connection, it renders my sendmail ability null and void.

I do know that I need to get TLS up and running so I can use that to connect to instead of standard SMTP to relay mail. I just need to figure out how to setup the mail servers again and how to configure it up so I don’t interrupt my production setup already. Sooo….

Lets get things installed:

As usual, I use a minimal-installed Centos 6.8 system, yum upgraded, and no additional users. According to my documentation, i’ll need 3 things to yum install:

  • dovecot – a secure and highly configurable IMAP and POP3 server
  • sendmail – an electronic mail transport agent
  • saslauthd – sasl authentication server

We need dovecot as the retrieval mechanism, and it won’t be configured just yet.

We need sendmail to …. send email.

We need saslauthd so that we can AUTH our sendmail instance, which allows us to not mail-proxy the world.

[root@mailboy ~]# yum install sendmail sendmail-cf cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-devel cyrus-sasl-gssapi cyrus-sasl-md5 cyrus-sasl-plain dovecot
Package cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-15.el6_6.2.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package sendmail.x86_64 0:8.14.4-9.el6_8.1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: procmail for package: sendmail-8.14.4-9.el6_8.1.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: for package: sendmail-8.14.4-9.el6_8.1.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package sendmail-cf.noarch 0:8.14.4-9.el6_8.1 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package hesiod.x86_64 0:3.1.0-19.el6 will be installed
---> Package procmail.x86_64 0:3.22-25.1.el6_5.1 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package cyrus-sasl-devel.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 will be installed
---> Package cyrus-sasl-gssapi.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 will be installed
---> Package cyrus-sasl-md5.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 will be installed
---> Package cyrus-sasl-plain.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 will be installed
---> Package dovecot.x86_64 1:2.0.9-22.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: portreserve for package: 1:dovecot-2.0.9-22.el6.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package portreserve.x86_64 0:0.0.4-11.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Installed: sendmail.x86_64 0:8.14.4-9.el6_8.1 cyrus-sasl-devel.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 cyrus-sasl-gssapi.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 cyrus-sasl-md5.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 cyrus-sasl-plain.x86_64 0:2.1.23-15.el6_6.2 dovecot.x86_64 1:2.0.9-22.el6

Dependency Installed:
 hesiod.x86_64 0:3.1.0-19.el6 procmail.x86_64 0:3.22-25.1.el6_5.1 portreserve.x86_64 0:0.0.4-11.el6


And that takes care of 99% of everything we need! Just need to make sure we have our services:

[root@mailboy ~]# service sendmail status
sendmail is stopped
sm-client is stopped
[root@mailboy ~]# service dovecot status
dovecot is stopped
[root@mailboy ~]# service saslauthd status
saslauthd is stopped
[root@mailboy ~]#


Configuring Sendmail:

This…this is a pain in the ass. Get to /etc/mail, which is where sendmail claims its territory.

So, the first thing we need to do is /know/ what we need to do. This can be pretty hard and daunting at the start, but i’ve seemed to break this down to a couple steps.

Some configuration files are easy, plain-texty-types. Others are “learn M4, make, compile, pray”.

local-host-names: Easy plain-text list of all domains you are accepting mail from. There shouldn’t really be much aside from “Edit with favorite editor, then edit more and more”. A sample entry is as easy as

virtusertable: This is the “who gets what mail, and where mail can go to” configuration. Before digging into this, I created a linux postyman user to have all domains listed in the local-host-names dump their mail to. Seemed pretty easy. The configuration to place into this file ended up being:

# File /etc/mail/virtusertable (Optional) Allows the separation of emails by domain. i.e. and go to two different users greg1 and greg2.
# dave
# john
# john
# error:nouser User unknown
# mathew
# The second column is the local user, a remote forwarding email address or a mailing list entry in /etc/aliases.
# NOTE: Check /etc/aliases to make sure that you dont use one there before putting it here
# Make all email to all domains below go to postmaster. postyman

After this configuration is done, we have to “build the database!”. This is sort-of easy:

makemap hash /etc/mail/virtusertable < /etc/mail/virtusertable This is a son-of-a-doggie.

So, the first thing is to get Authentication rolling up. I’ve copy/pasted the changes necessary to get “AUTH LOGIN” working for sendmail:


dnl #
 dnl # The following allows relaying if the user authenticates, and disallows
 dnl # plaintext authentication (PLAIN/LOGIN) on non-TLS links
 dnl #
 define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A p')dnl
 define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS', `LOGIN PLAIN')dnl

Comment and Add:

 define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A')dnl
 define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS', `LOGIN PLAIN')dnl
 dnl #

Comment and Modify:

dnl # The following causes sendmail to only listen on the IPv4 loopback address
 dnl # and not on any other network devices. Remove the loopback
 dnl # address restriction to accept email from the internet or intranet.
 dnl #
 dnl #DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
 dnl #

And finally, allow the extra port for funsies:

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=587, Name=MSA, M=E')dnl

And then we need to “compile” this out…

m4 /etc/mail/ > /etc/mail/

Start some services:

[root@mailboy mail]# service saslauthd start
Starting saslauthd: [ OK ]
[root@mailboy mail]# service sendmail start
Starting sendmail: [ OK ]
Starting sm-client: [ OK ]
[root@mailboy mail]#

And testing: