Saturday, August 15, 2015

Contact List permissions has been improved

New versions both of the IM server and messenger software are available for download. Version 4.3.18 of Bopup Communication Server improved messaging and permissions functionality, see the list of changes below:


Added new option that restricts IM other contacts that are not included to user's Contact List

New setting called "Prevent messaging with users that are not from contacts" added to Contact List tab of user's properties dialog in the console.


This option becomes available only if the contacts are locked on the server. Using this option will disable sending replies to contacts when they appear under Not In Contacts list even those users are located in visible/accessible Organizational Unit.


Added new setting that checks OU permission on delivery of private messages between users

The Messaging tab of the Options dialog box in the console added new checkbox called "Check OU permissions on delivering every personal message"


Recent versions of the communication server checked those permissions each time but it could make instant messaging slower in most of times. So now this option is available as a stand-alone and turned off by default.


Improved Active Directory Import Wizard

The server console added some improvements to import wizard. Now it does not stop/start the service that forced a disconnect of all users if the wizard has been executed in Update or Synchronize modes. Restart of the service occurs now only if the wizard went out from Create new mode.

Please note that it is required to update the messenger application to version 6.5.7 in order to support new option that prevents sending messaging to non-contacts users.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.18 and Bopup Messenger version 6.5.7


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Minor update of Bopup Messenger software

New version 6.5.6 of Bopup Messenger client is available for download. This is a minor update of the software that changed a text of idle away message. Now the messenger automatically sends "I’ve been away from the computer since HH:MM" message on all incoming messages after 15 mins of idle, of course if appropriate option is set through the options.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

IM Server fixes autorization of Android clients if Windows Authentication is enabled

We released a priority update for the communication server that fixed problem with accepting the Android clients if Windows Authentication is enabled for user accounts. It seems that the IM server had a bug that did not allow to connect from Android devices under the same account name used by a user in desktop messenger. We strongly recommend to update an existing server software to version 4.3.17 to avoid this issue.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.17

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fixed issues with sending automated idle aways when a user has multiple concurrent sessions

We released new versions both the IM server and messenger client. These minor updates improved functionality with sending automated idle away messages in situations when a user has several connections to the communication server. The issue could occur when a user moved to another PC and left a running messenger application on his previous workstation. Thus the messenger client could switch to away mode automatically due idle time and could reply on every incoming message even the user was online on the second computer and could have a conversation. Now the IM server tells all instances of the messenger running under same account that the user has multiple concurrent connections and no idle away messages must be sent back automatically to incoming messages.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.16 and Bopup Messenger version 6.5.5

Friday, May 1, 2015

IM server fixed setting up a private password for user accounts

We updated Bopup Communication Server software and released version 4.3.15. This is a minor update of the IM server but it fixes the issue with setting password for an account in Private login/password authentication mode. It worked properly when a password set during account creation but not from subsequent editing users.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.15

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Log out function is available in IM clients even Simple or Windows Authentication are used

Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer messaging clients improved "Log out..." function that is accessible from Messages menu. Now that item is available always when a messenger is connected and even Simple or Windows Authentication modes are used. Previously this menu option was available only if Private login/password authentication used.

Now it is possible to disconnect from the IM server without closing the messenger application. This will allow to change login name and enter to IM network with another credentials.

Another important change is that the messaging clients will bring and show "Login" pane in the main window every time when the same user has entered to the IM network from another computer/device and when only a single connection per each account is permitted. Now the pane will be shown not only if Private login/password used but also under Simple and Windows Authentication.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.4 and Bopup Observer version 5.5.3

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bopup Communication Server added bulk edit of user accounts

New version 4.3.14 of Bopup Communication Server has been recently released and it now supports modifying multiple user accounts simultaneously. It is possible to select several users accounts under Organizational Unit lists or in Find Users view then click Edit button on the toolbar or right-click and choose "Edit..." from the popup menu. Bulk edit of user accounts allow to change all fields except users' Organizational Unit and Contact Lists.

Another change in the console is regarding Password tab shown in the user's properties dialog box which has been removed. Functions to set and reset password are now available on the Authentication tab and activated if Private login/password mode is chosen.


Management Console also added new field called "Contact List status" in Organizational Units and Find Users lists that shows a locked status of user's contacts if that option is used. User's profile page also added a display of this value.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.14

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Important update for Bopup Messenger client

We released Bopup Messenger version 6.5.3 that fixes important issue with expanding groups shown in Contact List. A group is always kept collapsed even a user clicks on "+" sign to expand it to show assigned accounts. This bug came with previous version 6.5.2 that improved showing users in the contacts and displaying notifications on new messages from offline users. So it is strongly required to update the messenger client if prior version 6.5.2 was already installed.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.3

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Minor updates of the IM client software

New versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer messaging clients have been released. These releases contain minor changes but include a few useful bug fixes.

What's new:

Added support to restrict changing contacts if they are locked on the IM server
Bopup Messenger client now prevents changing contacts and blocks a launch of the Organize Contact List Wizard from the interface if the contacts are locked on the IM server. A new option to lock users' Contacts List from modifications has been introduced in the recent version 4.3.13 of Bopup Communication Server.

Fixed duplicate incoming messages shown in conversations if the hidden option that limits an amount of displayed messages is used
The messenger client fixed issue with duplicate messages shown in conversation when the last was from invalid (News) account. We resolved that this bug appeared only if the IM client showed a limited amount of messages in conversations by enabling a hidden setting through the server console.

Fixed issues when message is going from offline user but only online contacts are shown
Another important fixes belong to functionality if the messenger displays only online users within Contact List. In that case the instant messaging client did not show blinking notifications in the contacts when a new offline message was received on a program startup and the sender was offline. It also fixed issues with displaying messages in conversations for recipients that have gone to offline mode but the messenger had unread messages from them.

Many minor fixes in Message History and File Transfer modules regarding support of AM/PM time format
Both Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer applications improved support of 12-hour clock format with AM/PM indicators to show date/time correctly.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.5.2 and Bopup Observer 5.5.2



Monday, March 23, 2015

Lock users' contacts from automated modifications and future changes

New version 4.3.13 of Bopup Communication Server product is available. This version added a new option in addition to the newly represented function to organize and build users' Contact Lists from the console. Now it is possible to lock contacts in order to prevent their possible changes and modifications.


Since the IM server offers the function to automatically re-build Contact Lists when new users are added, deleted or moved then organizing custom contacts needed to be occurred every time when Contact Lists have been globally rebuilt. The new check box called "Lock Contact List" on the "Contact List" tab of the user's properties dialog allows to keep the contacts unchanged regardless modification in the user structure on the communication server. Of course, deleted accounts will be removed from locked lists but they will not be fully rebuilt from a list of available contacts.



Monday, March 16, 2015

Build and change users' Contact Lists from the IM server

We are happy to inform that new version 4.3.12 of Bopup Communication Server has been released today. This version comes with a great function that allows to change and tune users' buddy lists from Management Console personally for each user. It is now possible to do from user's properties dialog.


The list of available users shown on the Contact List tab is based on user's Organizational Unit permissions, so it is possible to add/remove contacts that are only visible to the user. Please note that users with Administrator account type may see and select all users available of the IM system.

The new feature of the communication server would be useful when changing contacts are not permitted to users themselves from messaging clients through appropriate option on the Contact List tab in the options. In this case users can have custom buddy lists even they are all located in the same Organizational Unit and this would be a great addition to existing OU permissions functionality.