Outlook Web Access – Extract Email Headers

To obtain the header information from within Nexus web access (


  1. Open the email
  2. Click the [Message Details] button
  3. Copy all of the information in the box under the heading [Internet Mail Headers] into a file or email

University Mailing Workaround for An Alias to Email more than 1 person

A solution from a friend at St. John’s College:

morning think i got the setting for using a mail list to distribute an alias to multiple addresses. Set up mailing list with the email address of the people its to be distributed to.

Configure the mail list . In list config – Sending/recieving setup –
Who can send messages from – Public list (public)
the subject tagging – Web team is what i used, some text here is appended to the subject line making it easier to identify
Require the list address to appear in To or CC fields – off

this allows anyone to post unmoderated, adds Web Team to the subject for identification and allows the alias address to post to the mailing list

On the Non personal email routing page
Set the alias to forward to the mail list address

it kept failing and thing it was the bit Require the list address to appear in To or CC fields which is on by default and needs to be off as it is not actually going to the mailist address but the alias


Night Porter Email (Pyinstaller, PiP etc)

1. Install Python 2.7

2. Install PIP (from
Python 2.x and Python ≤ 3.3

Flying in the face of its ‘batteries included’ motto, Python ships without a package manager. To make matters worse, Pip was–until recently–ironically difficult to install.

Official instructions


Download, being careful to save it as a .py file rather than .txt. Then, run it from the command prompt.

You possibly need an administrator command prompt to do this. Follow

Alternative instructions

The official documentation tells users to install Pip and each its dependencies from source. That’s tedious for the experienced, and prohibitively difficult for newbies.

For our sake, Christoph Gohlke prepares Windows installers (.msi) for popular Python packages. He builds installers for all Python versions, both 32 and 64 bit. You need to

Install setuptools
Install pip
For me, this installed Pip at C:Python27Scriptspip.exe. Find pip.exe on your computer, then add its folder (eg. C:Python27Scripts) to your path (Start / Edit environment variables). Now you should be able to run pip from the command line. Try installing a package:

pip install httpie
There you go (hopefully)! Solutions for common problems are given below:

Proxy problems

If you work in an office, you might be behind a HTTP proxy. If so, set the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Most Python applications (and other free software) respect these. Example syntax:

If you’re really unlucky, your proxy might be a Microsoft NTLM proxy. Free software can’t cope. The only solution is to install a free software friendly proxy that forwards to the nasty proxy.

Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

Python modules can be part written in C or C++. Pip tries to compile from source. If you don’t have a C/C++ compiler installed and configured, you’ll see this cryptic error message.

Error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

You can fix that by installing a C++ compiler such as MinGW or Visual C++, but again it’s often easier to check Christoph’s site for your package

3. Install Pyinstaller

4. Apply updated to via BitBucket

5. Using updated run
pyinstaller –onefile –noconsole –icon=portericon.ico