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Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Jun 2022, 06:25 AM
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Posted By mariner
Importing from AOL?

I can't import mail from AOL—I get an authentication error when using the IMAP importer, including the suggestion to contact the provider to see if they are blocking connections from FastMail. Does...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 May 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
Thanks — it’s great that you’re offering this...

Thanks — it’s great that you’re offering this level of detail.

The thing is, if “necessary for the purpose of keeping the service running” is the standard, then why not have the policy say so? That...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 May 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
I’m unpersuaded by the image of a poor,...

I’m unpersuaded by the image of a poor, defenseless multimillion-dollar corporation that just has to ask customers to sign over all their rights.

Why this attitude of subservience? I’m usually...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 May 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
I don’t think the privacy language you’ve cited...

I don’t think the privacy language you’ve cited differs from the language we’ve been discussing in the thread. Have I missed something?
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 May 2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
My apologies: I put it in the wrong thread! I’ve...

My apologies: I put it in the wrong thread! I’ve moved (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?p=501586#post501586) it, mutatis mutandis, to the privacy policy thread...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 May 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Thumbs up Opera acquisition: Concerned users catch a break?

I have high hopes regarding Opera. Their formal stance on user privacy (http://www.opera.com/privacy/) appears to be everything that FastMail's is not. Of course, there's no saying whether Opera will...
Forum: FastMail Forum 24 Apr 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Post Privacy concerns cheat-sheet

As tehsux0r's correspondent at FM felt that this thread is long, I thought a brief, hopefully easy-to-read, recap of the concerns it mentions might be helpful. If I have missed any, please say so!
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Forum: FastMail Forum 24 Apr 2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Thanks for posting this. Your replies express my...

Thanks for posting this. Your replies express my sentiments exactly.
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Apr 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
Since this is not the privacy policy thread...

Since this is not the privacy policy thread (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=57205), I’ll be brief. PGP doesn’t conceal when you sent or received a message, who was on the other end,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Apr 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
FastMail seems to disagree. A poster in the...

FastMail seems to disagree. A poster in the privacy policy thread (http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=57205) received this reply from FM when he proposed in an email that someone from...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Apr 2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Wait. That was literally the reply?

Wait. That was literally the reply?
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Apr 2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Hobbes, I don't understand why you compose some...

Hobbes,

I don't understand why you compose some of your messages as though the people you're replying to are idiots (when this is obviously not the case) and beneath your serious attention.

I can...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Apr 2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Well, the Postal Service is a government entity,...

Well, the Postal Service is a government entity, and the government can’t violate our reasonably expected privacy. (Obviously I’m speaking in terms of the American legal system.) That’s how the law...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Apr 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Sounds reasonable to me — but this does not have...

Sounds reasonable to me — but this does not have to do with the Privacy Policy. It has to do with account cancellation and therefore the TOS. You might want to make your point in the thread devoted...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Apr 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Oh, and this is an important question: If...

Oh, and this is an important question:

If something is physically in America, the American government can go after it, no matter in the world the owners are. (Embassies excepted, obviously.)

What...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Apr 2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
I feel the same. In his reply, Jeremy seemed...

I feel the same. In his reply, Jeremy seemed unaware that the issue under discussion is not the few added words: it's the policy as a whole, which is why this thread is eight months old and barely...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Apr 2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
I apologize: "mind" is a pretty low bar. I was...

I apologize: "mind" is a pretty low bar. I was referring to your remark that people shouldn't use email for relatively "vital" matters because they shouldn't reasonably expect privacy from it. I...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Apr 2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
No, I don’t understand this need. In fact, this...

No, I don’t understand this need. In fact, this need doesn’t actually exist! If it did, companies with good terms, like HushMail, would be out of business.


That is indeed a personal opinion; and...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Apr 2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
I do not really know most of the people I do...

I do not really know most of the people I do business with. In business relationships, then, it is necessary to rely less on personal trust than on participants' enlightened self-interest. Contract...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Apr 2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
You give up some control. How much depends on the...

You give up some control. How much depends on the wording of your contract. And there are other providers (as I state at the end of the first post...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Apr 2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Something that slipped by earlier: First, I...

Something that slipped by earlier:


First, I don’t think a customer should have to “understand Australian privacy law” in order to understand even in a general way what privacy FM affords them....
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Apr 2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,970
Posted By mariner
The relevant comment from his post there is

The relevant comment from his post there is
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Apr 2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Indeed, this thread is all about privacy. Yet, in...

Indeed, this thread is all about privacy. Yet, in justifying FM’s wide-open disclosure policies, Jeremy raises the issue of being able to “terminate spammers.” This is conflating separate...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Apr 2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,391
Posted By mariner
Thanks, Jeremy, for commenting on all this. If...

Thanks, Jeremy, for commenting on all this.



If this is how it is in practice, this is what the policy should say.

Right now it says, for example, that FM can “monitor, edit, or disclose any...
Forum: FastMail Forum 14 Apr 2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,318
Posted By mariner
Hushmail has an excellent privacy policy...

Hushmail has an excellent privacy policy (http://www.hushmail.com/about/technology/security/): they "will absolutely not release user data without a court order from the Supreme Court of British...
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