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Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 5 Sep 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By EricG
The only firefox extension from that list is...

The only firefox extension from that list is "SaveFrom.net Helper". That's because those articles are old and Mozilla removed the other two!

When you install SaveFrom, firefox say it requires four...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 5 Aug 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By EricG
IE 9 is 8 years old! Windows Vista updates...

IE 9 is 8 years old! Windows Vista updates stopped over 2 years ago.
There is a Firefox version (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-windows-xp-and-vista)less than a year old.
Forum: FastMail Forum 28 Jul 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By EricG
Does the server have a static IP? If not, NAT...

Does the server have a static IP? If not, NAT will forget about idle connections.

All email clients deal with connection reset, so getmail has to also. The IMAP IDLE spec says the server can hang...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 23 Jul 2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By EricG
You haven't been able to sign up for Hotmail and...

You haven't been able to sign up for Hotmail and Live accounts for years. If you do have one, you can create an outlook.com alias.

The only problem with just outlook.com is you can no long get short...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 11 Jul 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,461
Posted By EricG
Conversation view has proven itself. Gmail has...

Conversation view has proven itself. Gmail has always had it, Outlook Express had it. It's probably 20th century.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 31 May 2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By EricG
It works best if both parties use Office 365...

It works best if both parties use Office 365 (paid outlook.com). If recipient is Google/Yahoo they have to open a link. Others have to use a passcode.

Learn about encrypted messages in Outlook.com...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 22 Apr 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By EricG
Clickbait ads never seem to be targeted. If...

Clickbait ads never seem to be targeted. If everyone ignored them they'd go away.

Google ads are usually related to what I search for or open from Discover. I've never figured out why I get ads for...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 2 Apr 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By EricG
You mean reCaptcha ...

You mean reCaptcha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA)that requires you to type a word from an image? Google retired that over a year ago.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 2 Apr 2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,940
Posted By EricG
Can't link to ****** (https://www.******.com/)?

Can't link to ****** (https://www.******.com/)?
Forum: The Technical Zone... 29 Mar 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By EricG
Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

Kreb's site is one of the best on security. This article (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/why-phone-numbers-stink-as-identity-proof/) explains how hijacking your phone number lets hackers break...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 29 Mar 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 89,440
Posted By EricG
Two Apophis Squad members caught now. ...

Two Apophis Squad members caught now. (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/02/bomb-threat-hoaxer-exposed-by-hacked-gaming-site/)

On Feb. 12, the U.S. Justice Department announced the arrest of Timothy...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 29 Mar 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By EricG
Ars explains it better than Android Police....

Ars explains it better than Android Police. People can examine the Javascript library so they know what it does. I doubt it allows autoplay. I wonder if it will share cookies with a browser or...
Forum: Early Warning... 29 Mar 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By EricG
Mail Lite at $12 /year is the cheapest Exchange...

Mail Lite at $12 /year is the cheapest Exchange Activesync provider. I notice it doesn't have Office Suite, so is that gone in free accounts also?
Forum: Email Help Needed! 17 Mar 2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By EricG
I doubt any use flash anymore, so it's likely...

I doubt any use flash anymore, so it's likely browser settings or ad blockers. Which browser?
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 6 Mar 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By EricG
There are two ways the email client can access...

There are two ways the email client can access gmail.

IMAP (with opt label extensions). I don't think that lets on that you're using Android. This should just require email and password to set...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 25 Feb 2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By EricG
New pricing for G Suite Basic and Business Edition

Staring April 2 (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/new-pricing-for-g-suite-basic-and-business-editions).

Basic goes from $5 to $6 a month. They don't mention annual plan, which is $50.
Forum: Early Warning... 25 Feb 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By EricG
$20 a year is low for email, fastmail basic is...

$20 a year is low for email, fastmail basic is $30 with less storage.

You still have 4 months to switch. Outlook and Gmail are your only long-term free options. Import your lycos mail using IMAP,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Feb 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By EricG
Clear cache is redundant when you do clear data.

Clear cache is redundant when you do clear data.
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Feb 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By EricG
That's determined by the browser, not the web...

That's determined by the browser, not the web page. See Firefox Settings/Applications.
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Feb 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By EricG
If it kills your battery, Settings -> Battery...

If it kills your battery, Settings -> Battery will show the task responsible. It might be "fastmail". If it's Android OS, that's a System process.

I had that problem with Inoreader on three Android...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 8 Feb 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By EricG
I use it as a secondary to Firefox. It has Flash...

I use it as a secondary to Firefox. It has Flash add-on, which is rarely needed today.

I use ActiveX filtering. It helps for broken web sites that eat RAM and crash Firefox, and blocks auto-play...
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Feb 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By EricG
Zoho is an Office Online clone, supporting all...

Zoho is an Office Online clone, supporting all the major browsers. Free for personal use.

Office Online is also free, as are the Android and iOS ...
Forum: Early Warning... 6 Feb 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By EricG
Back from the dead!...

Back from the dead! (https://blog.newtonhq.com/and-we-have-lift-off-70c1ee7183c5)
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Feb 2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By EricG
Browsers have stopped supporting SSL and soon TLS...

Browsers have stopped supporting SSL and soon TLS 1.0. Perhaps it's time for email too, preventing the port confusion.
Forum: About this site... 18 Jan 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,445
Posted By EricG
Does EMD run on a Pentium 3? I don't think there...

Does EMD run on a Pentium 3? I don't think there is much traffic anyway.

On the home page:

Who are these guests any how are they counted?
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