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Forum: Email Help Needed! 14 Mar 2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By communicant
missing captcha

Has anyone else had the experience of dealing with a registration form (most often for an email service but occasionally for something else) that requires solving a captcha as the final step, only to...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 14 Mar 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By communicant
Unless, of course, one is a shaggy sheep.

Unless, of course, one is a shaggy sheep.
Forum: Email Help Needed! 12 Mar 2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By communicant
I imagine you're right, but the IP address can be...

I imagine you're right, but the IP address can be manipulated, proxied, or falsified. And what about UK citizens (or actual physical residents) who for one reason or another are trying to sign up...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 12 Mar 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By communicant
Even if such a requirement were announced any...

Even if such a requirement were announced any place on the home page (which it is not), how would it be verified or enforced? For example, If they meant "use an ISP based in the UK," that could...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 12 Mar 2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By communicant
UKinbox.com?

I have been trying to create an account at UKinboxl.com. No matter what I do, when I submit the registration, I get "Sorry, there was a problem with the signup process."

Has anyone succeeded in...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 11 Mar 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,373
Posted By communicant
For the last couple of weeks (or thereabouts), it...

For the last couple of weeks (or thereabouts), it was possible to log on to VFEmail at a temporary URL Rick set up, and new messages were trickling in. This morning, this is what greeted me when I...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 18 Feb 2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,373
Posted By communicant
So, what now? VFEmail.net, openmail.cc., etc.,...

So, what now? VFEmail.net, openmail.cc., etc., have been down for days. Has Rick thrown in the towel? Is the service ever going to be usable again? That was one of my few "real" email providers...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 13 Feb 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,373
Posted By communicant
Oh c'mon -- Rick Romero trashed his own servers? ...

Oh c'mon -- Rick Romero trashed his own servers? He's the only one "inside," so if it's an inside job he would have to be the culprit. What's his motive? It's not like burning down a house for the...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 12 Feb 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,373
Posted By communicant
1) What's the URL to log in to horde? I've been...

1) What's the URL to log in to horde? I've been redirected to the page from time to time when I made a login error, but I never made a note ot the address.

2) These problems are not "funny" if one...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 11 Feb 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 213,691
Posted By communicant
flustered means perturbed, often expressed in a...

flustered means perturbed, often expressed in a confused and helter-skelter sort of way, more than it means worried.

But if the word for free-association is to be "worry," then let's shift it to its...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 20 Jan 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By communicant
need to restore or recreate account at 1337.no

Quite a few years ago, a member of this forum opened an account for me at 1337.no (which I think requires a Norwegian IP or mobile number or some other impediment to my creating it myself). The...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Jan 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,515
Posted By communicant
Latin meaning of "vade mecum"

It literally means "come with me" and is used to mean a guidebook that one carries in a pocket.

From the Merriam Webster dictionary (not quite right about the Latin, but close enough):

vade mecum...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Dec 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,182
Posted By communicant
It is that kind of thinking that makes the effect...

It is that kind of thinking that makes the effect of the laws even worse. At best, you meant to write "When someone *is suspected* of having broken the law." What it usually comes down to is "when...
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Dec 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,182
Posted By communicant
It is depressing to see the tired old "I have...

It is depressing to see the tired old "I have nothing to hide" argument crop up again. There are so many good counter-arguments and illustrative and persuasive examples that it should hardly be...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 25 Nov 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By communicant
"hangout" on Gmail Basic View?

Someone on a forum asked me to communicate using Google Hangout instead of the forum's messaging system, and he said "hangout" can be accessed at the left of the Gmail screen. I use Basic View for...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 7 Nov 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By communicant
1) Lavabit no longer has a free level. 2) Don't...

1) Lavabit no longer has a free level.

2) Don't know anything about the promo code or how much it saves someone using it (whatever it is or however one obtains it).

3) Given the history, why would...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 6 Jul 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By communicant
Seeking advice about scanning paper to editable text

This is completely unrelated to email, and I am aware there are tech-advice forums where it might possibly be more appropriate to direct a query such as this, but there are also several very...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 2 Jun 2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,883
Posted By communicant
Something new and weird going on at Rediffmail

The last time rediffmail had really serious problems quite a long time ago, the problems persisted for years, and support was no help at all. Now something new is going on and has been getting...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 2 Jun 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By communicant
Was your use of "morality" instead of "moral" a...

Was your use of "morality" instead of "moral" a mistake or a very apt Freudian slip?
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 28 Apr 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By communicant
mystery of recent doppelgänger account

Within the past few weeks, somehow one of my Gmail addresses (the oldest one) has became the recovery or secondary address for an Italian medical researcher with the same user name. I receive an...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 10 Mar 2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By communicant
an email provider with a sense of humor

I forget exactly which email provider's site returned this 404 when I tried to access a nonexistent page. It was probably a provider in India. Anyway, I thought you might get a smile from...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 22 Feb 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By communicant
I find the above post very frightening. May...

I find the above post very frightening. May heaven forbid that anyone's chances for employment would depend on a "social media" presence, or that someone might be penalized because he or she prefers...
Forum: About this site... 1 Feb 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,908
Posted By communicant
1) Yes, it does clearly state (see far upper left...

1) Yes, it does clearly state (see far upper left of the page with her post) that she is "permanently banned," so why does her post appear at all? It has been my impression that once a user is...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 21 Jan 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By communicant
Dropbox question

A correspondent has sent me Dropbox URLs for several videos he wants me to examine. I have never used Dropbox before. Can I just click on the links to view or download what he had uploaded there,...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 21 Dec 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By communicant
Anyone else having problems lately at VfeMail.net?

Is anyone else having problems using VfeMail.net? I had login problems a few months ago, which finally cleared up. When the service was put under CloudFlare (to fight DDoS), other problems...
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