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Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By TenFour
There are reports at least some people are being...

There are reports at least some people are being upgraded to iCloud+ for no charge, but I assume only those who had already been paying for additional storage:...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By TenFour
The exact scenario that people criticized Apple...

The exact scenario that people criticized Apple for with regard to their on-device scanning system for CSAM detection. https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/03/apple-delays-csam-detection-feature/
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Sep 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
Yes, Gmail turned off ad targeting based on your...

Yes, Gmail turned off ad targeting based on your emails in 2017. If you use Gmail you may still see ads if you choose to use Categories. I select not to see Categories, therefore I don't see any ads...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 25 Sep 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By TenFour
I am not an iCloud user myself, but in helping...

I am not an iCloud user myself, but in helping several people that do use iCloud I have found that syncing, etc., frequently fails and for some reason you have to log out and relog into iCloud to get...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Sep 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
Sure, block the ads just like I do for better...

Sure, block the ads just like I do for better functionality. But not using Gmail has nothing to do with preventing you from seeing ads. Gmail's data gathering is to determine what ads you see, not...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Sep 2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By TenFour
On Twitter they reported everything back to...

On Twitter they reported everything back to normal about 2 hours ago:
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 20 Sep 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,529
Posted By TenFour
Yes! One reason I like the cheapo plastic Casios...

Yes! One reason I like the cheapo plastic Casios with plastic bands too. I've had a fancy metal band short out while working on the batteries onboard--not recommended! I find that I still check the...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Sep 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By TenFour
I am the opposite. I like to see the emails as...

I am the opposite. I like to see the emails as they come in and nearly immediately triage them into delete (most), archive, or flag for later action. That way I don't have a build up of email that I...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 20 Sep 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By TenFour
Not here in the USA. The only time I have used...

Not here in the USA. The only time I have used WhatsApp is when a family member was traveling in another country with no access to SMS. I've never had someone here in the USA ask me to communicate...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Sep 2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By TenFour
If I had a nickel for every "the death of email"...

If I had a nickel for every "the death of email" story I would be rich! I guess I'm in the minority, but I actually like email and find it very useful. On the other hand, I hate so-called...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Sep 2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
Of course we are all influenced by advertising,...

Of course we are all influenced by advertising, just like we are influenced by reading the newspaper, going to church, or visiting a park. That doesn't mean that all advertising is a nefarious plot...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Sep 2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
Oh, the horror of seeing ads! What is the world...

Oh, the horror of seeing ads! What is the world coming to? Some of us have the ability to ignore advertising if we don't actively block it, but there is always a huge market for tinfoil hats.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 19 Sep 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,529
Posted By TenFour
I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts...

I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts until I am gone. Sure, I use electronic charting too, but on a small boat there is always the possibility of losing all power and electronics are never...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Sep 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
If you see advertising in your Gmail Inbox you...

If you see advertising in your Gmail Inbox you can turn it off in Settings by going to Labels/Categories and deselect Promotions and the other categories. No more ads at the top of your Inbox! I find...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Sep 2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
Of course there are all sorts of privacy switches...

Of course there are all sorts of privacy switches you can turn off and on, including location tracking and history. You should do that on your phone if you object to location tracking. And, I don't...
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Sep 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
^^This^^ I say choose your email provider by its...

^^This^^ I say choose your email provider by its security, reliability, features, and cost. Frankly, I would be more worried about privacy using the smaller providers that can talk all they want...
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Sep 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By TenFour
That referenced thread is about new Australian...

That referenced thread is about new Australian laws that might impact Fastmail customers. But, what email provider doesn't follow local laws, and would you really want to use such an outlaw provider?...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 18 Sep 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By TenFour
The biggest problem with Facebook is that a high...

The biggest problem with Facebook is that a high percentage of people are not smart enough to discern what is bad information. Back in the era before social media this same phenomena was observed...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 18 Sep 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By TenFour
A "mob" in the USA is definitely not something...

A "mob" in the USA is definitely not something you want to be part of. In some cases it can just be too many people: "The bar was mobbed after the event." In other cases, it can be a dangerous group...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 18 Sep 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,529
Posted By TenFour
I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn...

I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn celestial navigation, but of course very accurate time is available via satellites and even ordinary wristwatches. You can get home clocks that...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 17 Sep 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,918
Posted By TenFour
Best spam filters, perfect deliverability (nobody...

Best spam filters, perfect deliverability (nobody blocks Gmail), tremendous security, a great ecosystem of services, decent storage and free. It's not surprising that many use Gmail since they're the...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Sep 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 24,451
Posted By TenFour
My point is that people seem to be criticizing...

My point is that people seem to be criticizing Protonmail for doing what they are required to do by Swiss law. Sure, you can criticize the law and search for providers in other countries where the...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Sep 2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 24,451
Posted By TenFour
So what email providers can flaunt the laws of...

So what email providers can flaunt the laws of their nation and continue in business? I'm not interested in doing business with an illegal email service.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 13 Sep 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By TenFour
If the other email provides IMAP, Purelymail can...

If the other email provides IMAP, Purelymail can sync webmail to webmail.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 12 Sep 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By TenFour
I wouldn't use Facebook or any of their satellite...

I wouldn't use Facebook or any of their satellite companies if I didn't have to for work. Unfortunately, you can't post on a FB business page unless you also have a personal account. I put a...
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