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Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Sep 2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By BritTim
To add to Bill's excellent advice above, look...

To add to Bill's excellent advice above, look carefully at methods you allow to recover a lost account password. This can be a nasty security weakness. In particular, be aware that methods that rely...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,312
Posted By BritTim
After mature consideration, my own assessment...

After mature consideration, my own assessment is

this is a thoroughly bad law; but
it is of almost no significance if you are not an Australian national/resident.
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Sep 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,312
Posted By BritTim
Fastmail keeps no data inside Australia. It is...

Fastmail keeps no data inside Australia. It is unclear to me how moving Fastmail's formal headquarters would affect the authorities' ability to [ab]use these new powers. If they can achieve an...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Sep 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By BritTim
As you write, it does appear to be gone. By...

As you write, it does appear to be gone.

By default, Fastmail will suppress duplicates within a folder on delivery. I appreciate that this is not the same functionality. I believe the ability to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Aug 2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By BritTim
If the spam seems random, rather than something...

If the spam seems random, rather than something relevant to your own online activity, the short, common email address is probably the reason for the large volume. Many spammers try sending to common...
Forum: FastMail Forum 28 Aug 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By BritTim
This is actually one of the few genuine...

This is actually one of the few genuine advantages of local email clients. Because you can see the Fastmail and other account as simply separate folder trees, to selectively copy or move individual...
Forum: FastMail Forum 13 Aug 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By BritTim
If you have the password saved in Chrome, bring...

If you have the password saved in Chrome, bring up the saved passwords and check very carefully that the password is exactly as you think it is. When we have not typed it for a while, our memories...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Aug 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By BritTim
The message is sent separately for each...

The message is sent separately for each recipient. The message number remains the same. Theoretically, it would sometimes be possible for mail servers to detect that a message has multiple...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Aug 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,718
Posted By BritTim
There is nothing intrinsically that will cause...

There is nothing intrinsically that will cause group emails to be regarded as spam. Make sure you send the email through the web interface and in a manner where the standard high reputation Fastmail...
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Aug 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,115
Posted By BritTim
See...

See http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=78604
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Aug 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,784
Posted By BritTim
I really think a support request is in order. If...

I really think a support request is in order. If I had to guess, I would speculate that Fastmail changed a couple of SPF servers in an emergency to circumvent the original IP addresses appearing in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Aug 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,680
Posted By BritTim
In your situation, I would get my own personal...

In your situation, I would get my own personal domain, and

still accept emails sent to the Microsoft account;
reply using an email address of my own domain, using Fastmail SMTP;
optionally use...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jul 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,885
Posted By BritTim
Just out of interest, have you been able to...

Just out of interest, have you been able to verify for sure that the special characters you believe you are entering in Android are really what you think they are. You are, I know, technically quite...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jun 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,165
Posted By BritTim
In the distant past, each POP link was associated...

In the distant past, each POP link was associated with a mail header of X-LinkName. This was very convenient when filtering based specifically on messages received using that POP link. There are now...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Jun 2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,885
Posted By BritTim
I suspect in looking for alternatives for plus...

I suspect in looking for alternatives for plus addressing, you are mixing this up with a special feature Fastmail provides for POP retrieval (being able to retrieve messages from different folders...
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Jun 2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,955
Posted By BritTim
If this is an error by Fastmail, they are able to...

If this is an error by Fastmail, they are able to restore pretty much everything. It is a strange situation which I have seen with other email providers, but never before with Fastmail.

Have you...
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Jun 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,021
Posted By BritTim
Presumably, Russians can (at their own risk) sign...

Presumably, Russians can (at their own risk) sign up for Fastmail using a VPN and (at such time as Fastmail is blocked in Russia) attempt to circumvent the block using the VPN. Anyone doing this had...
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Jun 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,900
Posted By BritTim
The review is probably useful for those engaged...

The review is probably useful for those engaged in illegal activity who are considering the use of Fastmail. (Fastmail is unsuitable for such users.) For people who want to avoid having their private...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 May 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,430
Posted By BritTim
I do not have access to a macOS system these...

I do not have access to a macOS system these days. If you want a mailto to open Fastmail in Safari, the first thing I would check (after the Fastmail setting described in Fastmail's help and by Bill...
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 May 2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,430
Posted By BritTim
Bill's tests were done using Windows 10. Which...

Bill's tests were done using Windows 10. Which operating system were you using?
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 May 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,430
Posted By BritTim
On finding it, for me the current UI is OK. A...

On finding it, for me the current UI is OK. A Google search for Fastmail mailto shows the appropriate help page as the top result. I agree that having the link in the address bar is nice.
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Apr 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,128
Posted By BritTim
If really determined, I guess you could use the...

If really determined, I guess you could use the Stylish extension to override the width. I would not recommend it as there might be unpredictable side effects.
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Apr 2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,041
Posted By BritTim
Were the messages received in the first week of...

Were the messages received in the first week of February or moved to trash in the first week of February? Auto-purge works based on the length of time the message is in the folder, not how long the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Apr 2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,838
Posted By BritTim
I am unclear why folders helps you. The message...

I am unclear why folders helps you. The message is either in a folder or in Trash. Certainly, messages in Archive should retain their labels, but a deleted message is, well, deleted. If you want to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Mar 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,690
Posted By BritTim
There is a decent case for controlling text size...

There is a decent case for controlling text size using cookies. This is because people often want different text sizes on their different devices. This is difficult to deal with via settings on the...
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