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Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 17 Jan 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By EricG
No one uses IE6. I'd be surprised if you can...

No one uses IE6. I'd be surprised if you can browse the interwebs with it.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 12 Jan 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By EricG
First, Gmail is NOT a company. Microsoft and...

First, Gmail is NOT a company. Microsoft and Google have made huge contributions to Linux because they use it internally or in products they sell. They also participate in open standards along with...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 24 Dec 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By EricG
You are 4% stupid. This means... You are our...

You are 4% stupid. This means...

You are our next Einstein. Wow! Keep up the great thinking.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 30 Nov 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By EricG
Outlook.com (live+hotmail) has different methods...

Outlook.com (live+hotmail) has different methods from Gmail.

I'm on a political party list and when enough others mark messages as spam, they are put in my Junk Mail. They even move from Inbox later...
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Sep 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,435
Posted By EricG
I doubt most of you read the article. The law...

I doubt most of you read the article. The law applies to crimes in Australia and a warrant is required. Everyone who uses email for serious criminal activity on the internet put up their hand!
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 24 Aug 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,995
Posted By EricG
What's the point of reviving a 18 year old...

What's the point of reviving a 18 year old thread? All threads should be closed after 5 years.
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 7 Aug 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,789
Posted By EricG
Google Takeout can do auto backups to several cloud services

Takeout archives have a folder for each product you select. Gmail is mbox files for inbox, archive, and sent by default.
Currently Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box. Just once or every two months for a...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 7 Aug 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,070
Posted By EricG
It creates a file called takeout-DATE-001.zip...

It creates a file called takeout-DATE-001.zip with folders for each product. Windows will open it, you may need an app on other platforms.
Forum: The Technical Zone... 18 May 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,320
Posted By EricG
The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

Video by Tom Scott. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUUfMeOijg)

At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there's a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall. They're used to generate random...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 17 May 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,919
Posted By EricG
I don`t use the MS Outlook app because it`s...

I don`t use the MS Outlook app because it`s bloated. I don`t want mail/calendar/contacts integration. I don't want two different email apps. All the AI is confusing for casual users, I disable it in...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 5 May 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,919
Posted By EricG
How to properly set up an outlook.com account on Android

Gmail supports Exchange, but insists on using IMAP. Exchange supports PUSH and more options. Should work with hotmail.com and live.* too.

From settings select Add Account then Exchange.
Enter your...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 5 May 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,005
Posted By EricG
tinaontech just stole the NY Times article!

tinaontech just stole the NY Times article!
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 4 Apr 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,618
Posted By EricG
Back when it was live.com, there was a much...

Back when it was live.com, there was a much larger selection of countries. You could create short emails, which was convenient before browsers auto-completed them.
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 11 Mar 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,711
Posted By EricG
This feature was available in programmable text...

This feature was available in programmable text editors like TECO in the 70s. Gnu Emacs had it in the 80s, and people ran email client "extensions" in an editor tab. Web browsers are reinventing the...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 11 Mar 2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By EricG
I assume you mean web gmail on the desktop....

I assume you mean web gmail on the desktop. That's not how desktop PCs work because it's trivial to press shift and another key. People are used to typewriters even if they never used one.

On...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 7 Mar 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,938
Posted By EricG
First detected Jan 6, fixes from MS Mar 2. That's...

First detected Jan 6, fixes from MS Mar 2. That's pretty slow.
Google news shows tech sites reporting on Mar 2/3, Krebs Mar 5 and MSM Mar 6.

The wake up call we need if it's actually China's state...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 3 Mar 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,483
Posted By EricG
Poll is dated, choices are quite different today....

Poll is dated, choices are quite different today. Someone should start a new one just to see how different email's 77% is.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 3 Mar 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,157
Posted By EricG
Did Aliens Leave Behind this 2800-Year-Old Nokia?...

Did Aliens Leave Behind this 2800-Year-Old Nokia? (https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a18805/2800-year-old-alien-nokia-phone/)
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 22 Jan 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,223
Posted By EricG
Not sure what you mean by Ymail. Ymail.com is ...

Not sure what you mean by Ymail. Ymail.com is Yahoo. If you sent it from another service Gmail never gets it.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 30 Dec 2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,394
Posted By EricG
Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail!

Dig through your old floppies, Netscape is "modern" again (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55475433).
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Dec 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,054
Posted By EricG
The reason K-9 doesn't have the latest version on...

The reason K-9 doesn't have the latest version on Play Store is probably because of changing Google requirements. These include setting the target API to a recent version, which requires using new...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 13 Dec 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By EricG
I just got the two new options also. I don't see...

I just got the two new options also.

I don't see why people have a problem with Smart features in Gmail, Chat, and Meet. Most people use some of them. I started with one inbox category for forums,...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 10 Dec 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By EricG
Smart Compose and Smart Reply are old features....

Smart Compose and Smart Reply are old features. About a month ago they added another option to disable data sharing between google apps because of stupid EU over-regulation.

It's documented here...
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Dec 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,074
Posted By EricG
On Windows, Edge is much leaner than Firefox....

On Windows, Edge is much leaner than Firefox. Chrome should be same as Edge. I have 4GB RAM.
Firefox used far less memory when it was single process years ago, but it was also slower.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 10 Dec 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,086
Posted By EricG
The place to encrypt is the email client. That's...

The place to encrypt is the email client. That's been widely available for more than 20 years.
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