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Forum: Email Help Needed! 1 Jul 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By TenFour
I have never found notifications reliable on...

I have never found notifications reliable on Android for some reason. Doesn't seem to be isolated to particular apps. For many months I was only receiving occasional notifications from Gmail. Went...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 1 Jul 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By TenFour
I wonder how big the "first cohort" is? Maybe I'm...

I wonder how big the "first cohort" is? Maybe I'm wrong, but Hey seems to make a strong pitch to people who receive lots of unsolicited emails from people. I don't think most ordinary email consumers...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jun 2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
Read some of the reviews. People describe a long...

Read some of the reviews. People describe a long process of answering questions about incoming email and then finding exactly what I expected--many emails still end up in the wrong places. For...
Forum: FastMail Forum 29 Jun 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
As I have written previously, having to do all...

As I have written previously, having to do all that organizing in the first place is a waste of time and productivity, and I also believe it is an indication of a poor search engine. In Gmail let...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 29 Jun 2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By TenFour
You never know--there could be a million reasons,...

You never know--there could be a million reasons, which is why good spam filters are so important. My guess would be someone who has your email address shares that email with other organizations or...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 26 Jun 2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By TenFour
If I switched away from Gmail and had those...

If I switched away from Gmail and had those criteria I would probably choose from this list:
1. Microsoft 365 Business Basic
2. Pobox.com or Fastmail
3. ProtonMail
All of these have their own...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 26 Jun 2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By TenFour
Windows Mail deletes Gmails

Apparently many people using the Windows 10 Mail app with their Gmail account are finding their emails are disappearing. https://betanews.com/2020/06/24/windows-10-mail-gmail/
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 26 Jun 2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By TenFour
I have tried a bunch of email providers and...

I have tried a bunch of email providers and always come back to Gmail for its far superior spam filters if nothing else. I just don't see any junk in my Inbox. That, and it's free, has a great online...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 26 Jun 2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By TenFour
I send email from my own domain for free via...

I send email from my own domain for free via regular Gmail by following these instructions: https://support.google.com/domains/answer/9437157?hl=en&ref_topic=6293345

Set up additional aliases in the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Jun 2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By TenFour
Having multiple different ways of getting a 2FA...

Having multiple different ways of getting a 2FA code provides more paths for hackers to steal them. In particular, having a phone number that is used for receiving SMS codes, calls, or as a recovery...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 25 Jun 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By TenFour
As I wrote in the other thread, I have always...

As I wrote in the other thread, I have always found automated filing of emails, whether I set it up or directed by the services AI, to be problematic. Too many things get misfiltered and then you...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 24 Jun 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,483
Posted By TenFour
A bit OT, but we really need to move to better...

A bit OT, but we really need to move to better security systems for email and other important online accounts. I really wonder if having 2FA via SMS makes us less secure than just a long random...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Jun 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By TenFour
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find...

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find any consumer-grade email service where you can speak to an actual human being on the phone. Maybe some will let you schedule a call back, but most try...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 23 Jun 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By TenFour
I think it works great for a business where your...

I think it works great for a business where your personal name is associated with what you do: writer, real estate agent, politician, etc. Most people will have a very tough time purchasing a domain...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 23 Jun 2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By TenFour
Once you have your own domain you can experiment...

Once you have your own domain you can experiment with different addresses, and have a variety for different purposes. I do use my initials for some purposes and it is easy to type, though strangely I...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 23 Jun 2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By TenFour
The saga continues. Apple has now approved Hey...

The saga continues. Apple has now approved Hey after some modifications by Basecamp....
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 22 Jun 2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By TenFour
Personally, I would say avoid the...

Personally, I would say avoid the location-specific domains for a business email unless you run a business that is hyper-local and you want to really identify with the place. For example, maybe you...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 21 Jun 2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By TenFour
HI is definitely better than AI, but still I find...

HI is definitely better than AI, but still I find that any type of automated sorting misplaces things and wastes time. There are examples in the Medium story above. An email arrives from a company so...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Jun 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By TenFour
I really don't understand this need to create...

I really don't understand this need to create aliases on the fly for each place that needs my email address. I've had the same Gmail address since 2006 and I have other email addresses I use for...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 19 Jun 2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By TenFour
Another review by someone who actually tried...

Another review by someone who actually tried using it as his main email service: https://medium.com/@JamesCridland/hey-com-email-first-impressions-bb51e56f6f18
Forum: The Technical Zone... 19 Jun 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By TenFour
Unless you encrypt everything locally, but that...

Unless you encrypt everything locally, but that is a pain for the people you are sending to. I think we can only go by reputation, track record, and keep our eyes open. I would argue that is one of...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 19 Jun 2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By TenFour
You can just remove the account from Microsoft...

You can just remove the account from Microsoft Outlook, which is the default Office email program. https://www.lifewire.com/remove-email-account-outlook-1173465

Or, are you really trying to turn off...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Jun 2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By TenFour
Seems like quite a few negatives with Hey....

Seems like quite a few negatives with Hey. https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/16/basecamp-launches-hey-a-hosted-email-service-for-neat-freaks/
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 17 Jun 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By TenFour
Very few people block all images or use Claws...

Very few people block all images or use Claws Mail. Not enough to skew the statistics. Litmus tracks many millions of emails sent every day. Read about how they do it here:...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 17 Jun 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By TenFour
You can turn that off in Settings. I have my...

You can turn that off in Settings. I have my Gmail inbox set up so that starred emails are first and then the rest are in chronological order with conversation view turned off. I star important...
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