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Forum: FastMail Forum Today, 01:59 AM
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Posted By BritTim
Many of the meanings of "vade" in other languages...

Many of the meanings of "vade" in other languages seem to revolve around expiration, date, time etc. If might be interesting to look at the domains associated with the senders of the emails. Maybe,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 11 Nov 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By BritTim
If you know exactly what spam is, you should be...

If you know exactly what spam is, you should be able to figure it out. Spam is a kind of low quality canned pork meat product. It was used for spam after a Monty Python sketch where someone trying to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Nov 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By BritTim
If you left click on a link, does it not open...

If you left click on a link, does it not open that link for reading in a new tab, returning to the original message when the tab is closed? For me, working through the messages one at a time like...
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Nov 2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By BritTim
Assuming you have keyboard shortcuts enabled,...

Assuming you have keyboard shortcuts enabled, press 'x' (select currently focused message) followed by 'd' (delete) to delete the message quickly I rarely use the mouse for routine email browsing and...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Nov 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By BritTim
When I download an invoice: I can open it with...

When I download an invoice:

I can open it with Chrome and it looks basically OK.
I can open it with Microsoft Edge, and it looks basically OK.
I can open it with PDF Element, and it looks...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Nov 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By BritTim
It might be worth trying a different browser. I...

It might be worth trying a different browser. I have seen issues like this is the past where the problem was created by browser bugs or corrupted settings.
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Nov 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 908
Posted By BritTim
There are various ways your email address might...

There are various ways your email address might be guessed. For instance, especially if your username is short, this may be a "dictionary attack" where the scammer just tries likely possibilities in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Oct 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By BritTim
I think what noreverse will catch is the common...

I think what noreverse will catch is the common case where hacked computers are being used to send a large volume of spam from machines that would not normally be SMTP servers.
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Oct 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By BritTim
Just put " not " (in lower case) before " header...

Just put " not " (in lower case) before " header " in any partial rule you want to negate.

A good summary of what you need to know to use sieve for most practical cases is at...
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Oct 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By BritTim
I can well believe some would prefer the slight...

I can well believe some would prefer the slight security risk of an account hack over the possibility of being locked out for a limited period. That is why I suggest the time delay should be a user...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Oct 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By BritTim
The use of a PIN number is equivalent to just...

The use of a PIN number is equivalent to just having two consecutive passwords (two things you "know") which a keylogger would likely make no more secure than a single password. The idea of a Yubikey...
Forum: FastMail Forum 14 Oct 2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By BritTim
Quite true. There are few email clients that...

Quite true. There are few email clients that allow you to edit the sending email address on the fly using a wildcard Identity. If you want that, you will need to use the FastMail app or FastMail in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Oct 2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By BritTim
With most email clients that do not support...

With most email clients that do not support multiple identities for the same account, you can overcome the limitation by using dummy POP accounts for the extra email addresses. You use a dummy POP...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Oct 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By BritTim
The problem exists at the server end. There is no...

The problem exists at the server end. There is no way of solving it by changing the client operating system or browser or their settings.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Oct 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By BritTim
No real issue for US users, but this is typically...

No real issue for US users, but this is typically 6:00 am until noon in Europe, noon until 6:00 pm in much of Asia, and late afternoon/early evening in Australia. I guess we need to see how it works...
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Oct 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By BritTim
The inability to avoid a single point of failure...

The inability to avoid a single point of failure for all MX servers really puzzles me. I wish they would explain why they are unable to resolve this.
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Oct 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By BritTim
As a starting point, "pin" the messages you do...

As a starting point, "pin" the messages you do not want to delete. Next, as part of your delete protection, always use
.... is:unpinned ...
as part of your search for messages you wish to delete.
For...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Oct 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By BritTim
Based on the Pingdom reports, this looks similar...

Based on the Pingdom reports, this looks similar to the last two outages, albeit shorter. It appears both MX servers were inaccessible for around 15 minutes which, again, means that standard mail...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Oct 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By BritTim
I have not previously thought about using the...

I have not previously thought about using the fact that the sender is hiding the originator path as part of my spam discard decisions. Off the top of my head, it does make sense. Checking if the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Sep 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By BritTim
In fairness to FastMail, I think the first...

In fairness to FastMail, I think the first responders are more capable than the random warm bodies employed by some other services. They are capable of some degreee of independent thought, and can...
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Sep 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By BritTim
My advice (and what I did for a client with over...

My advice (and what I did for a client with over 700 folders) was to choose a naming scheme for subfolders that allowed us to see at a glance where the folder belonged in the hierarchy.
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Sep 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By BritTim
The real solution to the man-in-the-middle...

The real solution to the man-in-the-middle attacks that allow downgrading of the security in message transfers is improved security around DNS. As I understand it, there are no known ways to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Sep 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By BritTim
Experiences with support over the years have...

Experiences with support over the years have varied tremendously. At times, it has been a weakness in FastMail's service. At other times, people have been satisfied. My own experience has been that...
Forum: FastMail Forum 13 Sep 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By BritTim
I have noticed with many file upload services...

I have noticed with many file upload services (including local NAS) the browser interface to complete the upload is very slow compared to, for example, a regular FTP client. I suspect this has to do...
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Sep 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By BritTim
This feels like a web of trust issue. Are you...

This feels like a web of trust issue. Are you using a recent version of a major browser?
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