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Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Aug 2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By SideshowBob
:copy is something that's very useful and...

:copy is something that's very useful and deserves to be properly understood. Using it gratuitously as bogus syntactic sugar benefits no-one.

I say bogus because it falls apart even in trivial...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Aug 2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By SideshowBob
If anything I think it confuses things because...

If anything I think it confuses things because neither fileinto nor keep are moving or copying, they are both deliveries.

The implicit keep addresses a problem that existed in procmail where mail...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Aug 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By SideshowBob
The point of :copy is that it prevents fileinto...

The point of :copy is that it prevents fileinto turning-off the "implicit keep". It doesn't do anything in the above example because the second fileinto doesn't have :copy.

"Implicit keep" means...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Aug 2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By SideshowBob
If you are going to do this you may want to...

If you are going to do this you may want to turn-off conversations.

I turned it off years ago because if it's turned-on and you delete an email from webmail all of the copies of that email are...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Aug 2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,181
Posted By SideshowBob
I haven't used Tuffmail for years. My point is...

I haven't used Tuffmail for years. My point is that they do provide reasonably priced domain hosting for people with modest storage needs. Unless you actually need huge amounts of storage it's ...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 15 Aug 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,181
Posted By SideshowBob
It depends on your needs, personally I think it's...

It depends on your needs, personally I think it's the other way around. Tuffmail allows an unlimited number of hosted domains for $25 whereas Fastmail charge $30 for an account that doesn't even...
Forum: FastMail Forum 11 Aug 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By SideshowBob
Even within the original concept of SPF it...

Even within the original concept of SPF it wasn't meaningless , but SPF is now much more about authentication and much less about policy. The difference between -~? is increasingly less relevant...
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Aug 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By SideshowBob
The dmarc rfc cautions against using "-all" in...

The dmarc rfc cautions against using "-all" in combination with dmarc because your mail could get rejected before dmarc is applied.
Forum: FastMail Forum 9 Aug 2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By SideshowBob
Fastmail sent emails saying that no action was...

Fastmail sent emails saying that no action was required, but it's alright I got switched a few hours ago.
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Aug 2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By SideshowBob
Automatic Upgrade of Member Accounts

Member accounts were supposed to be automatically converted to a basic account "shortly after July 31st". Has anyone else not had their account converted yet?
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 1 Aug 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By SideshowBob
The term is oil rig, an oil rink would be...

The term is oil rig, an oil rink would be something like a skating rink where you wouldn't need skates.

Sealand wasn't an oil rig, it was built as a temporary sea fort in the second world war to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Jul 2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By SideshowBob
It works for me with an email client, I just ...

It works for me with an email client, I just sent an email with a made-up domain through mail.messagingengine.com using claws-mail. An alternative is to set up a temporary indentity in...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 4 Jul 2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By SideshowBob
Behind the sarcasm and general obnoxiousness it...

Behind the sarcasm and general obnoxiousness it sounds like you are actually agreeing with me that it works for some people and is unreliable for others. That's a big change from "intermittently...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 3 Jul 2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By SideshowBob
That's not really fair. The large free email...

That's not really fair. The large free email providers have implemented, or are about to implement, ARC (Authenticated Received Chain) which aims to fix the the forwarding problem.

I think you are...
Forum: FastMail Forum 24 Jun 2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 94,542
Posted By SideshowBob
Member and guest accounts continue until the end...

Member and guest accounts continue until the end ofJuly.
Forum: FastMail Forum 29 Apr 2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,696
Posted By SideshowBob
Personally I don't like the way Fastmail's...

Personally I don't like the way Fastmail's two-level filtering works . I prefer a separate folder for high scoring spam. It's easy enough to do with seive though.
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Apr 2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By SideshowBob
It probably wont make any difference, but I'd ...

It probably wont make any difference, but I'd still turn it on. It wont hurt, and an SPF pass from a known forwarder might conceivably be factored into their filtering.
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Apr 2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 94,542
Posted By SideshowBob
This is something that Fastmail does handle...

This is something that Fastmail does handle rather well. They've put a lot of effort into identifying the networks of third-party service providers, so often SpamAssassin can do the full range of...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 10 Feb 2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By SideshowBob
That's not an SPF record. Can you post a like to...

That's not an SPF record. Can you post a like to a page where it told you to do the above.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 31 Jan 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,208
Posted By SideshowBob
I know it's a year ago, but does anyone know what...

I know it's a year ago, but does anyone know what that's referring to?
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Jan 2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 94,542
Posted By SideshowBob
FWIW my member account has had spam filtering for...

FWIW my member account has had spam filtering for a while; I'm not sure when it happened because my own SpamAssassin strips the headers.

There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of difference between...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Jan 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By SideshowBob
Their spam& virus filtering probably wont be all...

Their spam& virus filtering probably wont be all that good. OTOH you can just move the hosting if it becomes a problem.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Jan 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By SideshowBob
Yes, that's the link that I gave at the top of...

Yes, that's the link that I gave at the top of the thread, that's what I'm asking about.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Jan 2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By SideshowBob
I'm specifically asking about Namecheap's mail...

I'm specifically asking about Namecheap's mail accounts. I was hoping that there is a user here with that basic account. Given that 2 addresses is fewer than you get with free forwarding I wondered...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Jan 2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By SideshowBob
Namecheap Mail Aliases

On this page (https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/email.aspx) at Namecheap (you have to click on "tech specs") it says that the basic "Private Mail" accounts have 1 alias.

Is it really true that you...
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