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Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Oct 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
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, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
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, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
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 16 Sep 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
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 7 Sep 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
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?
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By BritTim
Oops, sorry. My memory was playing tricks. The...

Oops, sorry. My memory was playing tricks. The best you can do is use Outlook, but have FastMail set up as your mail account in Outlook.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By BritTim
Change the default mail program in Word for Mac.

Change the default mail program in Word for Mac.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By BritTim
Possibly Thunderbird with the Mail Merge Add-On....

Possibly Thunderbird with the Mail Merge Add-On. I have not done this in a long time. Doing it manually (for a hundred or so addresses) would be boring but quite feasible.
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Sep 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By BritTim
In the past, I have used Email Hippo for this...

In the past, I have used Email Hippo for this kind of testing. Note that, for some mail services, it is often impossible to get a definitive answer as to whether an address is valid or not. Email...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Aug 2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By BritTim
Well, if it was "quickly identified", why did it...

Well, if it was "quickly identified", why did it happen with both the recent outages?
Forum: FastMail Forum 28 Aug 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By BritTim
As stated, once you have set up the wildcard...

As stated, once you have set up the wildcard alias, you can edit the From address as in the past. The only new limitation is that the address must be within your domain. This is a reasonable...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Aug 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By BritTim
My initial survey of the Pingdom data suggests...

My initial survey of the Pingdom data suggests that the problem is very similar to the last complete outage. However, it was resolved more quickly. Once again, both MX servers were unavailable,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Aug 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By BritTim
Untested, but should work. Put the bulk of the...

Untested, but should work.

Put the bulk of the website in a subfolder. Have a minimalist index.html file in the initial folder which redirects to a main.html file (with the rest of the website) in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Aug 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,297
Posted By BritTim
You mentioned earlier that, besides sending email...

You mentioned earlier that, besides sending email from FastMail, you also want to send from other mail services. Although you should mostly be able to do this with FastMail's default SPF and DKIM...
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