TrueIP

TIP2ss1 TIP2ss2TrueIP is a small program that runs in the system tray, monitoring your IP address(es). With the click of the mouse, you can view information about your current IP address and hostname. If you have a computer that you need access to remotely but don’t have the resources to have a static ip address, this program will help you stay connected easily.

  • Tracks internal and external IP addresses
  • Notifications when your IP changes including E-mail, FTP, pop up notification, launching an external application, posting to a custom URL, and a free online service provided by HazteK Software called TrueIP Online
  • Log your recent IP addresses for review at a later date
  • Runs in the system tray wasting no space and using minimal resources (relative to other full featured .NET applications)
  • Works with many Dynamic DNS providers to update your DNS records when your IP changes
  • Now with portable mode!

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TrueIP requires the Microsoft .NET 4.6 framework installed on your system.
Supported/Tested Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10

 

If you are having trouble configuring TrueIP to send emails with popular services like Yahoo or Gmail, please read the FAQ on the SMTP Mail Sender page, as both applications use the same email sending library.

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Change Log

TrueIP Service Edition (BETA)

Have a need for TrueIP to run as a service instead of as a desktop application? Try out the new beta version of TrueIP, which works almost exactly the same as the desktop client. This version of TrueIP does not need the system to have a user log in for it to function. Since it is a Windows service, the configuration is a little bit more difficult to manage than a desktop application. This is the first Windows service release by HazteK Software, and may be a little rough. It has been tested on Windows 7 and 10. If you would like to test on your OS and report back, please post a comment here or send me an email.

  • Tracks internal and external IP addresses
  • Sends email, ftp, TrueIP Online notifications or a custom URL only, does not interact with the desktop user
  • Runs as a Windows service in the background, and can be set to run at startup, even with no user logged in
TrueIP requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework installed on your system. You can download it from Microsoft’s website, or through Windows Updates.
Tested Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 10

TrueIP Basic

For those who need to see their IP address all the time, we have TrueIP Basic. Its primary and only purpose is to display your IP address in the system’s task bar or its own window. You can control where the window shows up and how it is rendered on your screen, to a certain extent.

  • Shows your external IP address in the task bar
  • Shows your external IP in a separate window
TrueIP requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework installed on your system. You can download it from Microsoft’s website, or through Windows Updates.
Tested Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 10

TrueIP Basic • 13KB

TrueIP for Linux

For those who want to report their IP address to TrueIP Online from a POSIX compatible host, we have the TrueIP for Linux script. Install to /usr/sbin and /etc/trueip, plug your token in, and go!

  • Posts your external IP to TrueIP Online
TrueIP for Linux requires the cURL to be installed on your system. Pretty much any version will work.
Tested Operating Systems: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (x86_64, ARM)

TrueIP for Linux • 1.6KB

72 thoughts on “TrueIP

  1. AvatarMatt Pelphrey

    Hello Joey-

    Thanks for the updated info on the IP server issues. While I was here, I downloaded and installed the latest version. The changes you’ve made are all welcome ones. However, I’m seeing one (possibly two) issues with the email send option.

    First issue (minor and possibly by design): I’ve got my info in, and the test messages do send, though they do arrive with a subject line that reads “[TESTING] %host’s IP address has changed to %ip” without using the actual values. The actual values do appear correctly in the body of the email. I’m not sure if the subject line variable use on the test email is by design. If that is by design, then disregard this point.

    The main issue was found when I attempted to test the system using a manual refresh from the full information screen. I received the following error: “An error occurred while sending the e-mail. Please check your settings. The specified string is not in the form required for a subject.” Screenshot of error message: https://prnt.sc/mz2ojn

    The tl:dr version is through experimentation I determined that the %ip variable in the subject line is generating the error. All other variables appear* to work correctly in both subject and body. If that’s enough info for you, you can stop reading now. If you want to read my methodology, it’s below.

    Thanks, Matt

    *(I can’t actually test the %oldip variable. I can’t change my IP, and with the “remember” setting turned off, the %oldip% variable will always be null. However, I receive no error messages when it is used, and the space where it would be is simply empty, so I’m assuming it’s working.)

    ———–

    I changed the default subject line in the email settings a couple of times, including and finally to one using no wildcards, but received no email or error message. I later figured out this was because from TrueIP’s point of view, the IP hadn’t changed on manual refresh, so it didn’t even try to send an email.

    I stepped away for a few minutes, and while gone I received an email with the latest version of my subject line (no variables), and the correct info in the body. I had taken no action to generate the email, so I’m assuming it was from the timer.

    I turned off the setting to have it remember external IP on restarts (to attempt to force an email send), restored the default subject (including both variables), and restarted. I received the same error message regarding the subject line. I deleted the (both) variables only, leaving the remainder of the default subject, manually refreshed the IP info, and immediately received an email. I restarted (still with no variable), and received an email immediately on startup.

    I then tested all variables individually and in combination in both the subject and body, with the following result. The %ip variable in the subject generates an error. All variables work correctly in both subject and body.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Matt, and thank you for the detailed information. The first matter about the test email is accurate. I already have it logged as a feature enhancement to use actual data in the test email, but as of now it does not actually populate variables with real information.

      As for the second issue, it is a bit concerning that the %ip variable cannot be used in the subject line. There shouldn’t be any strange characters or anything in the variable, which is what that error message seems to indicate, but maybe I need to pass it through some kind of filter to get rid of some invisible character that is throwing off the mail library. Are you using the default myip.dnsomatic.com retriever to get your external address, or have you changed it to one of the other ones mentioned in the recent blog post? It’s possible one of those new providers is somehow injecting an extra unicode character or maybe even just a newline character which is unintentionally causing the problem.

      Edit: I released version 2.0.9.2 with a fix for any errant new line characters when creating the subject field for the email. Hopefully that fixes this specific issue you are having. 🙂

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      1. AvatarMatt Pelphrey

        I am not using the default myip.dnsomatic.com retriever. I ended up on the site looking for a fix to the flip-flop issue. Mine is set to recheck hourly, and for just over a month I’ve been getting alternating service down/IP emails almost every hour. So after installing the new version, I picked one of the four you suggested, in this case http://ifconfig.co/ip and used that.

        For the record, the flip-flop issue started for me at about 6 p.m. on Valentine’s day. Here’s a few lines out of my log before and after the issue started. The daily restarts prior to 2/14 were Windows attempting updates.

        2/11/2019 19:05:44 Boatdrinks none xx.xxx.xxx.233
        2/12/2019 21:08:55 Boatdrinks none xx.xxx.xxx.233
        2/13/2019 23:10:02 Boatdrinks none xx.xxx.xxx.233
        2/14/2019 18:10:03 Boatdrinks xx.xxx.xxx.233 service down
        2/14/2019 20:10:03 Boatdrinks service down xx.xxx.xxx.233
        2/14/2019 22:10:02 Boatdrinks xx.xxx.xxx.233 service down
        2/14/2019 23:10:03 Boatdrinks service down xx.xxx.xxx.233

        It continues in this same line 6-12 times a day until today.

        I’ll try the new version (with the default server and without) and see if it works.

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        1. AvatarMatt Pelphrey

          The default retriever myip.dnsomatic.com is still failing.

          4:20 success
          5:00 fail
          5:10 success
          5:20 fail
          5:30 success

          I changed the setting to http://ifconfig.co/ip and it has worked properly ever since.

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  2. AvatarFrank

    I’ve been using TrueIP for over a year now but in the last month I’ve been having problem messages such as Service Down several times a day. I have it set to check with DNSomatic every hour. So, I will get the service down one hour, then the same IP address as before the next hour as “IP address has changed to…” I have tried everything on my end such as rebooting the router, computer and Modem. The messages can also occur when I am streaming a movie. There is no interuption in the stream. It can also happen with no computer activity. At this point, I’ve ruled out my ISP but I wonder if DNSomatic is overloaded and just doesn’t reply. Is anyone else having this problem?

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  3. AvatarMJG

    Hi, nice small tool. I like it. Would be nice to have it extended for the IP location service. When using VPN service, I’d like to see the IP location reported.

    Thanks,
    M.

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  4. AvatarRudy

    Hello, first of all my apologies for my bad english.
    I have a computer connected to the internet with a sim-card backup system.
    This means that , when my ‘normal’ internet fails to work, my backup internet (4G with SIM card) take over.

    It is very important to know when this happens. So your program is a great welcome and helps me a lot !!!!!! thanks !
    I only have 1 question : When the IP changes, it is important to know what the actually ISP name is.
    When i receive an e-mail i’d like to know the current ISP name , because my 4G sim-card backup is another ISP.

    Is it possible to put an extra feature in the program that can send the current ISP name by e-mail ?
    for example : “Your Current ISP name is : %isp

    and the result will be “Your Current ISP name is : AT&T Internet Services”

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Rudy! I’m glad you found one of my applications helpful in your daily life. 🙂

      Knowing which ISP might be a bit tough to implement, as that information is usually not broadcast out to the world. I think I might be able to do something with a reverse DNS lookup on the new IP address, but that will not always be successful because some ISPs don’t assign hostnames to their DHCP addresses they hand out. Even if it does return something useful, it won’t be as clear as “AT&T Internet Services” but more likely something like “12-24-32-12.lte.us.att.net” (wild speculation, I don’t have access to ATT network) and you’d have to parse out yourself that it’s AT&T due to the att.net at the end. It will also significantly slow down the application while trying to do an rDNS lookup, so it’d have to be an option specifically enabled. I’ll look into it and see if I can implement something usable.

      Thank you for the suggestion.

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        1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

          Thanks Rudy. I’ll keep that in mind. Most likely they have some sort of database they are querying based on the IP address. If that site you linked to had an API, that might be nice, but otherwise I don’t see how that can easily help me implement this. I’m hesitant to try just scraping that page using TrueIP as it may not be available in the future and I have no control over that. I have found some other sources with this information, but it would cost money for me to implement it. Since I make no money from my software, it would be silly to put money into it. 🙂 If you know of any free source that I can download the database file and package it with TrueIP so that it would not rely on an external source, please feel free to share.

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          1. AvatarRudy

            Ok will do.

            another little thing ….
            Is there a possibility to send an e-mail to more than 1 recipient when the IP changes?

  5. AvatarPrzemek

    Thanks for this small but useful application. If it is possible, please add an option to show local IP addresses too on mouse over on try icon. Thanks in advance.

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  6. AvatarRolmes

    When I click on log, nothing happens, even if i try to save manually.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Rolmes,

      Can you explain this a little better? I am trying to understand the problem you are having, but I’m at a loss.

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  7. Avatarmakina

    this software doesn’t work for me, I always see the same IP.
    I have changed my IP with IP HIDER PRO software and verified it online on multiple sites.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Based on a cursory look at IP Hider Pro, it looks like that tool does not actually hide your traffic at all unless you specifically configure each individual application to use its proxy service. TrueIP will always show the IP address reported from sites such as http://myip.dnsomatic.com, regardless of what you do on your local system with regards to proxy services. My guess is that if you configure TrueIP.exe as one of the items to use the IP Hider Pro tool, it will report a different IP address (if the tool is actually working as it says it is). If you are concerned about your privacy online, I’d recommend looking into a real VPN service instead of an application level proxy service like IPHP.

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      1. Avatarmakina

        the link you have posted above myip.dnsomatic does report the same IP I get with IP Hider Pro however the True IP shows always the same external IP ??????
        I’m not concerned about privacy but sometimes you need a different IP in order to access some sites
        I know what a VPN is….. https://thebestvpn.com/118-vpns-logging-policy/

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        1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

          TrueIP will always show you your TrueIP, assigned to you by your ISP. Just because you changed the end-point for one piece of software does not mean you changed the IP address provided to you by your ISP. IP Hider Pro works on an individual executable level, so you have to configure every application that accesses the internet within the IP Hider Pro interface, if you want your IP address to “change”. By default it hooks onto most major browsers, including IE, Firefox and Chrome, so it may be “seamless,” but it is definitely running at the executable level. I just tested it in a virtual machine, and by adding TrueIP.exe to the configuration, my IP address definitely changed in TrueIP. Here is a short video on how you can make IPHP trick TrueIP into showing you a false IP address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7hunwcX8A

          I am not sure why you would ever want or need to do this with TrueIP, as it defeats its one and only purpose, but hey different strokes for different folks.

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          1. Avatarmakina

            thanks for the support. I don’t want to change my IP at all nor I’m interested in knowing what my real IP is.
            I just want to make sure my real IP is hidden and thought TrueIP viewer was the ideal software for it.
            when IPHP is active sometimes I do a random checking through some IP check sites
            some sites do not detect the new proxy IP or show different results, thus I wonder if this kind of proxy type software is always working well.

          2. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

            I think this conversation has proven that this kind (IP Hider Pro) of software does not work well for hiding IP addresses, unless you very specifically and deliberately configure it to do so. That is why I suggested a VPN, which will usually route ALL of your traffic through the virtualized endpoint instead of just select traffic depending on filters configured in the software. If the only traffic you are trying to hide is HTTP web traffic from a browser, then a specialized proxy like IP Hider Pro will do the job. If you want every application on your system to hide the traffic, then a VPN is the only reasonable solution. You may also want to look into Tor to hide your traffic among the many exit points of that network. There are a lot of options out there, I hope you find the right one for your use case. 🙂

          3. Avatarmakina

            what is the best VPN addon for chrome ? I’m trying Hola VPN for watching some videos
            I’m unable to skip the geo-blocking mode though…. 🙁

  8. AvatarFT

    Hello,
    and thanks for a nice program.
    I have no need for sending the information anywhere, but I like the local logging feature so I can get an overview of changes in the ip address.
    An improvement for the logging feature would be to have an entry in the right-click menu for viewing the log file, instead of having to browse the file system every time.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      That sounds like a fantastic addition. I will put that into my feature tracking and hopefully it will be available in the near future. 🙂

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    2. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Good news FT! I’ve added the feature you requested to the latest version of TrueIP: 2.0.8.0. Feel free to upgrade at your leisure! Thank you for the suggestion.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Shameer,

      I do not release any of my applications in MSI format. All applications are distributed as executable files only. If you need an MSI file for deployment through a WSUS server or something of that nature, you can attempt to repackage the files needed to make the application work in your environment. Pretty much everything that is in the install directory should be included except the unins000.* files. There are no registry keys, other than the startup registry key, which can be set by the application itself. Additionally, there are no DLL files that need to be registered. TrueIP is pretty much capable of being run as a portable application in this sense.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Thanks for the report Sergey. This seems to be a bug in the latest version of TrueIP. I have logged it as an issue and will address it as soon as possible. Sorry for any problems this may be causing you.

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  9. AvatarMike

    Hello,
    I am using TrueIP 2.0.3.0 on my windows 10 laptop and it works great!
    However it would be nice to have the possibility to attach the logfile (or any other selectable .txt og .log file) to the Email-me function.
    Cheers!
    Mike

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Mike! Thanks for the suggestion, it is a good one. I will look into adding the ability to attach a user-selectable file when sending an email.

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      1. AvatarMike

        Hi Joey,
        Thanks! Please see also my addition about a new email variable.
        Let me know how I can help with any testing?
        cheers, Mike.

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    2. AvatarMike

      to add to my previous post:
      for email notification, the following variables are available:
      %host
      %ip (new ip)
      %internal (current internal ip’s)

      It would be great to also have the following variable available:
      %ip_old = previous ip

      Cheers,
      Mike

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      1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

        I’ve add this to my list as well. 🙂 It should be fairly easy to implement this, as the data is already available. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  10. AvatarMatthew Whittington

    Hi,
    I like the look of your software with the multiple notification triggers but I’m wondering if it is able to execute an external program or batch file when the IP changes ?

    This way I could have it restart a required service to get it functioning on the new IP or even reboot to whole machine.

    Thanks
    Matt

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Matthew!

      TrueIP currently does not do this, but it sounds like a really useful feature. I will look into what it will take to implement it and see if I can get it worked in when I get some free time. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    2. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Good news! Version 2.0.3.0 is available now, and does what Matthew asked for in his comment! Download the latest version from the top of this page to get this feature.

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  11. AvatarTom Catt

    Hi,
    nice software!
    I need the ip shown in the task bar (or systray) permanent and not only when sliding with the mouse.
    Is this popssible?

    Regards
    TC

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Tom,

      This is currently not something that TrueIP can do. It seems wasteful to display something as long as an IP address in the system tray or task bar, but it may be doable. May I ask what the purpose of this would be so I can consider adding something like this to TrueIP?

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      1. AvatarTom Catt

        Hi Joey,
        thanks for your fast answer!
        I think it is not “wasteful” so far. I have so much space on my systray/taskbar that it would no problem to show this few diggits.

        I need it to see easy and permanent when ip changed for example after a reconnect or something else. The taskbar/systray is perfect for this beeing always in front and posible to see all the time. Perfect would be a changing colour when changing ip.

        regards
        TC

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        1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

          Hi Tom,

          I’ve added a new “TrueIP Basic” to this page which should do what you want it to do. It just shows the external IP address in the task bar. Check it out above.

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          1. AvatarTom Catt

            Hi Joey,
            thanks for your engagement! :-))
            I tested it out, but it doesn’t work.
            When I start “TIPForm.exe” a window with the ip apears and the symbol for the prog in the taskbar without ip.
            I am using Win10.
            Any idea?
            regards
            TC

          2. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

            Tom,

            I forgot that newer versions of Windows do not show full task bar items by default. The application will only work as expected if you change the “Taskbar buttons” option in the “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” to “Never Combine.” Right-click the task bar->Properties to get to the right options dialog. Unfortunately there isn’t really a way to display text in the system tray or task bar otherwise, without hacking deep into the Windows API to overwrite things.

            I’ve uploaded a new version that now lets you pass more parameters to control what the window looks like, which you can use to just have it display the window anywhere on your desktop, including on top of your task bar if that’s what you want to do. Check out the read me file for more details.

          3. AvatarTom Catt

            Hi Joey,
            thanks for your work!
            You are an “speed-request-possible-maker”… ;-))

            In the moment I have no time to test out all options, I will do later.
            But now its working fine for me so far!

            Wish you a nice day
            Best regards
            Tom

          4. AvatarTom Catt

            Hi Joey,

            testing and makeing a borderless ip-window in the area of the task bar with this parameters:
            …\TIPBasic.exe” –refresh 2 –hidetitle –hidetaskbar –topmost –noborder –left 1370 –top 1171 –width 50 –height 10 –fontsize 10 –background yellow

            problem: When I click anywhere in the taskbar, the ip-window goes to background and is no longer available.

            regards
            TC

          5. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

            It sounds like the task bar and TrueIP Basic are fighting each other for “top most” positioning. I’ve added some check code to make sure it stays top most no matter what tries to go on top of it. It triggers every 125ms, so it may flicker a little bit when clicking repeatedly on the task bar, but otherwise it seems adequate. I also fixed it so that it actually sets its height properly, so you may want to set it slightly larger than 10 pixels tall. Additionally, you probably do not want to check the server every 2 seconds. That’s liable to get your IP address banned from accessing the server due to the load it places on the server. I’ve added some override code to set the minimum check time to 60 seconds to avoid any repercussions down the road (and updated the readme file accordingly). Please test out the latest version to see if it resolves your issue with the task bar.

          6. AvatarTom Catt

            Hi Joey,

            Problem with top of task bar is solved and works well.
            I myself liked the short refresh-possibility for I can watch ip-change during a reconnect without need of pressing F5 for many times. But I understand the problems resulting of this use.
            Do you think it would be possible to add a user defined text to the TrueIP Basic window for an extra feature (perhaps text before an after ip)?

            regards and many thanks for your work!
            Tom

          7. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

            Tom,

            I’ve added a –label and –label-after property to accommodate your request. If your label has spaces in it, make sure to put the entire message “in quotes.” Use \n to insert a new line so everything isn’t all jumbled together.

          8. AvatarTom Catt

            Hi Joey,

            tested it out and works fine for me under win10. 🙂
            Thank you very much for this small software with big profit for me!

            Have a nice day
            TC

  12. AvatarSatjit S

    Hi Joey,

    TrueIP, truly is a simple yet amazing software!
    I’ve had it configured and running on Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) but am bothered by the ‘TrayForm’ window, always being shown, as part of the Alt-Tab toggle 🙁
    Can you help with getting rid of it?

    Thanks!

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Satjit,

      Unfortunately, the way the application was designed, that form needs to exist. The only way to stop it from showing up in the Alt-Tab toggle is to close the form. If the form is closed, the application is basically not running anymore, and will not do any sort of notifications. If you need the GUI components otherwise, I’m afraid the form has to stay there. I don’t know of a way to hide it from Windows without actually destroying the instance. I’ve tried various methods to just “Hide” it, but that doesn’t seem to work with the Notify Icon library in .NET 2.0. 🙁

      If you don’t really need the GUI running in your tray regularly, might I suggest the TrueIP Service Beta? It’s available on the TrueIP page as well. It runs as a system service instead of a desktop application, and will still do the same Email, FTP, or TrueIP Online notification updates, but does not require any GUI components and will not show up in the Alt+Tab list. Additionally, being a service allows it to run even if you are not logged into the system, so for remote support issues it’s helpful if someone is having problems even logging into their system.

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      1. AvatarSatjit S

        Hi Joey,

        Since I need the tray icon, I guess would have to live with the icon (It’s more of a bother, than anything else.)
        Well, I’m glad that I confirmed it with you, else would have surmised it to be local issue, at my end.

        Thanks for the quick revert and keep up the good work!

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  13. AvatarAndré Pauquet

    Hello Joey,
    I want to start TrueIP as a service, but I doesn’t start (sc create TrueIP c:….)
    Can you help me to solve the problem?
    kindly regards André

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Andre,

      TrueIP was not designed to run as a service. It requires GUI components, which will cause the sc command to fail when trying to register it as a service. If there is a demand for such a version, I’ll be glad to look into it, but for now it is not possible to run TrueIP as a service.

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  14. AvatarBob

    Thx, Great Program, I especially like the e-mail everytime the pc is turned on or rebooted, i do thing remotely for family members, i just makes it easier for me, thx again

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Glad to hear it Bob! That’s exactly why I wrote the application in the first place, for helping my family members remotely.

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  15. AvatarMike

    It seems everytime the computer is restarted it triggers an email to be sent that the IP address has changed when it really has not changed.

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      TrueIP doesn’t store your previous IP between application restarts to avoid any potential caching issues. By sending an email upon start up, it is working as intended. The application was designed to be run on systems that rarely ever reboot. If there is a need for it to not send an update on application restart, I can investigate implementing such an option.

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      1. AvatarMike

        Yes that would be important to not have it send an email upon restart as it is installed on a remote computer which I won’t know if the computer automatically reboots because of Windows update, etc. The other option would be to list the previous IP in the email so that I could just compare the 2 IPs and if they are the same I would just assume the computer rebooted. I would guess that since you don’t store previous IPs between restarts, this is not currently possible either.

        Thx much!

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        1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

          I have released a new version (2.0.2.10) which supports this feature. In the options dialog, there is a new option to remember the external IP address between restarts. If this is checked, it will read that from the settings file and compare it on first startup. If it matches, it does not do any notification sending.

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  16. AvatarFrancisco Bravo

    Good Afternoon.
    I can`t download TrueIP. Download button doesn´t work.

    Thank you

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  17. AvatarRobin Parker

    Hi

    Thank you for this program. I had to wrestle a little to get it to work on gmail. You have to change a security setting to permit gmail, and use Port 587.

    Now a question, is there a token variable that I can include in the email message to indicate the local address as well as the external address?

    Thanks

    Robin

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Robin,

      The latest version (2.0.2.9) allows for including the internal IP address(es) when you send an email. The variable is %internal. It works slightly differently, as you can have multiple local IP addresses, and TrueIP doesn’t have a way to determine which one you want, so it will just include all of them in a list.

      Please download the latest version from the site. It occurred to me that I neglected to upload the installer for the new version after updating it earlier this year. Multiple people have requested this feature recently, so thank you for your inadvertent reminder to upload. 🙂

      Additionally, for those who are having issues configuring TrueIP to work with Gmail, please see the FAQ for SMTP Mail Sender, which uses the same emailing process as TrueIP: https://www.haztek-software.com/applications/network/smtp-mail-sender/smtp-mail-sender-faq/

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  18. AvatarMe

    I dont think it is a specific email provider, no email provider works….

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  19. Avatarneophil78

    Impossible to Download anything :

    Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/haztek5/public_html/dl.php on line 20

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/haztek5/public_html/dl.php:20) in /home/haztek5/public_html/dl.php on line 43

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Thanks for the report. Our version of PHP was upgraded without thorough testing. This problem should be fixed now. Sorry for the frustration this may have caused.

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  20. AvatarJavamon

    I get the small TrueIP window, but I can’t figure out how to access the window to configure my email notifications. What have I missed?

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Javamon,

      In order to change your options, you will need to right-click on the icon in the system tray and select Options from the menu. Once in the Options dialog, check the box for “E-mail me” in the “When my external IP changes…” section. Once that is checked, you can click the button to open your E-mail settings and configure your account.

      If you have multiple monitors on your computer, I noticed that sometimes the options dialog opens on a secondary instead of primary monitor. I am not sure why it is happening, but please check to make sure it didn’t open on a different monitor. The dialog should look like the following screenshot:

      TrueIP Email settings dialog

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  21. AvatarYorgos Paidis

    just dl truip v2.0.
    trying to test email setting, it returns “the message failed to send.Reason:The operation has timed out”
    using exact same settings on Mr.IP, there is no error.
    pls inform of how to proceed.
    Yorgos/GREECE

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    1. Joey HazlettJoey Hazlett Post author

      Hi Yorgos,

      This sounds like it is an issue specific to your e-mail provider. Please contact them or search their help on information for using their SMTP servers with third party applications. All providers are different and I can’t provide specific help for every one of them. As a general guide though, make sure the SSL settings you have configured are supported by your provider, which is usually the cause of this specific error message.

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