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Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 26 Oct 2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,317
Posted By SideshowBob
This is an old Spamgourmet feature, but it was...

This is an old Spamgourmet feature, but it was off by default. Presumable erine has made it mandatory because rewriting the "From" header also solves the DMARC problem with forwarding. Everything...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 14 Sep 2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,266
Posted By SideshowBob
Seems unlikely. SpamAssassin doesn't share...

Seems unlikely. SpamAssassin doesn't share anything between installations, and people don't report the recipients of spam.
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Aug 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,677
Posted By SideshowBob
I've been pointing why your assumption that...

I've been pointing why your assumption that "include:spf.messagingengine.com" would cover all outgoing servers is wrong and why you should have used "include:spfall.messagingengine.com" instead....
Forum: Email Help Needed! 9 Aug 2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,266
Posted By SideshowBob
"Vanity domain" is a rather pejorative term for a...

"Vanity domain" is a rather pejorative term for a domain used by an individual rather than an organization.

I've never heard your definition used before, and it doesn't make any sense IMO.
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Aug 2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,677
Posted By SideshowBob
Try it again there is a TXT record

Try it again there is a TXT record
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Aug 2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,677
Posted By SideshowBob
BTW the DNS A-record lookup done on...

BTW the DNS A-record lookup done on spf.messagingengine.com isn't relevant - it should have been a TXT look-up.

It may appear to work at FM if they've set up the IP addresses for...
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Aug 2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,677
Posted By SideshowBob
Fastmail has two classes of outgoing server. One...

Fastmail has two classes of outgoing server. One is for normal mail sent from locally hosted domains, the other is for forwarded mail and mail using third-party addresses. These third party addresses...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 20 May 2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,214
Posted By SideshowBob
This is just a publicity stunt. From a technical...

This is just a publicity stunt. From a technical point of view it's ridiculous.

Radioactive generators are also aimed at the credulous. Most, if not all, hardware generators are either directly...
Forum: FastMail Forum 13 Mar 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,299
Posted By SideshowBob
They didn't grandfather the member accounts.

They didn't grandfather the member accounts.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Mar 2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,511
Posted By SideshowBob
Most email clients add a header. Fastmail doesn't...

Most email clients add a header. Fastmail doesn't remove it.
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Mar 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,546
Posted By SideshowBob
But you previously wrote that they "sat unread in...

But you previously wrote that they "sat unread in my Gmail inbox"
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 1 Mar 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,164
Posted By SideshowBob
It's actually obvious what's going on if you...

It's actually obvious what's going on if you think of it as special case of having N doors and opening N-2 doors and leaving 2. If N is a million it's self-evident that you should switch. The only...
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Feb 2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,299
Posted By SideshowBob
Some provide full domain hosting at around $10...

Some provide full domain hosting at around $10 pa.

The main problem with the basic account is that it doesn't support hosting, so you are locked in to their domains. If they end up targeting Hey's...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Feb 2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,299
Posted By SideshowBob
It wouldn't surprise me if most of the basic...

It wouldn't surprise me if most of the basic accounts belong to long-standing users locked into Fastmail addresses. You'd think that these days most people prepared to pay for email would want their...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Feb 2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,299
Posted By SideshowBob
Has anyone seen anything fail yet on an existing...

Has anyone seen anything fail yet on an existing account? My app passwords still work, and it just let me create a new one.

My account renewed three days ago, so it doesn't seem likely it's related...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 14 Feb 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,431
Posted By SideshowBob
If the mailbox didn't exist you'd probably get...

If the mailbox didn't exist you'd probably get some sort of
550 5.1.X error.

550 5.5.0 is a generic "none of the above" error.
Forum: Email Help Needed! 5 Feb 2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,948
Posted By SideshowBob
The terminology around this is often misused and...

The terminology around this is often misused and people say TLS when they really mean STARTTLS, and sometimes use SSL when they simply mean encrypted at connection time without STARTTLS.

TLS is just...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 1 Feb 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,470
Posted By SideshowBob
It's not uncommon for ISPs to block outgoing...

It's not uncommon for ISPs to block outgoing connections to port 25 if you aren't paying to run your own servers. It prevents infected PCs from delivering spam directly to mail servers....
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jan 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,595
Posted By SideshowBob
My understanding is that X-Delivered-to is...

My understanding is that X-Delivered-to is simply the original envelope recipient.



X-Resolved-to comes from taking the address in X-Delivered-to and iteratively following aliases targets and...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 23 Jan 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,355
Posted By SideshowBob
That isn't new, for example SpamAssassin has done...

That isn't new, for example SpamAssassin has done deep SBL checks pretty much forever. It does last-hop tests for XBL and PBL because, unlike SBL, they contain mostly dynamic addresses. The only...
Forum: About this site... 19 Jan 2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,923
Posted By SideshowBob
You can turn-off PMs or limit access to...

You can turn-off PMs or limit access to moderators+buddies. It's under "User CP - Edit Options"
Forum: Email Help Needed! 15 Jan 2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,355
Posted By SideshowBob
It's actually quite common for ISP dynamic...

It's actually quite common for ISP dynamic addresses to be in blocklists. It usually creates no problems unless you do something odd like trying to deliver direct-to-MX.

Which lists are you in? The...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Jan 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,074
Posted By SideshowBob
The google link doesn't even mention time zones....

The google link doesn't even mention time zones. The guidingtech link uses the word "might" and reads like off the cuff speculation to me.

If time zones do have an effect, it's a bug rather than a...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Jan 2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,735
Posted By SideshowBob
Personally I wouldn't use any kind of address...

Personally I wouldn't use any kind of address where the LHS is easily guessable from the domain name.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 23 Dec 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,348
Posted By SideshowBob
Has anyone looked at the NYT version? I'm sure...

Has anyone looked at the NYT version? I'm sure most can't because it's behind a pay wall. I presume it is supposed to be the same article because I momentarily see the same title and the author's...
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