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Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 14 Jun 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By SideshowBob
I think those figures are greatly exaggerated,...

I think those figures are greatly exaggerated, the survey it's based on counts servers without taking account of mail volume, and exim use is skewed towards small amateur servers.

In my own mail...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Jun 2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By SideshowBob
It depends on what you want from the VPN, but...

It depends on what you want from the VPN, but what I do is have gmail traffic bypass the VPN. I created entries in the hosts file so the exception is just for two ports on a single IP address.
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 May 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By SideshowBob
Setting up SRS may prevent an email being...

Setting up SRS may prevent an email being rejected for failing SPF, it shouldn't make any difference to whether it passes DMARC.

"We don't recommend enabling SRS unless you need to" without any...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 20 May 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By SideshowBob
That's because in unicode some emojis don't have...

That's because in unicode some emojis don't have their own code points and are two emojis separated by a zero-width joiner.
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Apr 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
Whitelist it or have it bypass spam...

Whitelist it or have it bypass spam filtering.

You are emailing text that probably contains the hostnames of compromised servers, some of which may have been controled by spammers or used for...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Apr 2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
ME_VADESPAM works well for me, I've seen a few ...

ME_VADESPAM works well for me, I've seen a few FPs on the rule, but they all occurred in a single 4 day period in December, so I'm willing to put that down to teething problems.

Scoring it at 5.0...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Apr 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By SideshowBob
Actually it looks like I was wrong. What I'm...

Actually it looks like I was wrong. What I'm actually seeing is spams removed globally when I use 'report spam'. I thought the two things were linked, they aren't now, and perhaps they never...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Apr 2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By SideshowBob
Global Deletion

Some time ago Fastmail made webmail deletions global by default, so all copies of the same email are deleted across all folders. It used to be possible to turn this off by turning-off the grouping of...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 23 Apr 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By SideshowBob
My understanding is that they don't store...

My understanding is that they don't store passwords, they store salted-hashes. If an attacker gains access to a database that stores this information, they can only get the weaker passwords. Once...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Apr 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
Lots of spam passes those tests these days. It's...

Lots of spam passes those tests these days. It's only worth anything if it's combined with some kind of domain reputation information.
Forum: Email Help Needed! 2 Apr 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By SideshowBob
They can just be unreliable in my experience. The...

They can just be unreliable in my experience. The captcha may appear if you refresh or start from the beginning.
Forum: Email Help Needed! 15 Feb 2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
If your mail and its online back-ups are lost it...

If your mail and its online back-ups are lost it doesn't matter whether it's a tiny problem for a very large provider or the catastrophic failure of a very small one.



The chance that a backup...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Feb 2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
I think ZS is probably ZEROSPAM...

I think ZS is probably ZEROSPAM (https://www.zerospam.ca).
Forum: FastMail Forum 11 Dec 2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By SideshowBob
Perhaps you missed the tick box marked "Do not...

Perhaps you missed the tick box marked "Do not discard messages sent by my contacts".
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Dec 2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By SideshowBob
It's very easy to spoof header from addresses, so...

It's very easy to spoof header from addresses, so it's understandable that they don't whitelist a DMARC fail. However, if you look at the X-Spam-known-sender header, it ends in "in-addressbook",...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Dec 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,419
Posted By SideshowBob
In addition to ME_VADESPAM and ME_VADEPHISHING,...

In addition to ME_VADESPAM and ME_VADEPHISHING, I'm seeing ME_VADESCAM and ME_VADEDCE.

Based on this article...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Aug 2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 10,818
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: 10,818
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: 2,379
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: 1,670
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: 1,282
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.
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