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Old 29 Aug 2019, 09:32 AM   #1
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Is there a function missing or has it been Changed

Is there a function missing?

I thought we had a function in the alias section that we could tick to receive mail from only people in our address book, has this been moved? is it somewhere else now
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Old 29 Aug 2019, 09:59 AM   #2
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I don't think it's in the Alias section, but I do know that you can define a Rule with those particular Conditions.

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Old 29 Aug 2019, 11:39 AM   #3
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I thought there was a box we could tick in fact I thought I had ticked that box, but perhaps not.
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Old 29 Aug 2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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There was definitely a box you could tick.
Wonder what happened to those ticks?
Someone's going to be ticked.
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Old 29 Aug 2019, 03:58 PM   #5
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Yes that is what I thought, I suddenly got spam mail to an alias and I was sure I had ticked a box in the alias section so that it only delivered mail to people in my address book.

Perhaps the feature is now somewhere else......

Or we have lost it.
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Old 29 Aug 2019, 04:43 PM   #6
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I don't think it's in the Alias section, but I do know that you can define a Rule with that particular Condition.
Bill n5bb previously answered this question for me:

http://www.emaildiscussions.com/show...0&postcount=14
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Old 29 Aug 2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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Thanks Fred that at least is a work round....

I wonder why F/m are making it so hard.
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Old 30 Aug 2019, 11:59 AM   #8
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I could see them removing such a feature since I don't much difference between what that did and creating a discard rule for it (or your own sieve code). Puts all your discards in more or less the same place?
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Old 30 Aug 2019, 05:00 PM   #9
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We prefer to tick one box instead of ticking lots of silly boxes...
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Old 30 Aug 2019, 05:19 PM   #10
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Arrow Better idea for filing messages not from someone in your address book (or a group)

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Bill n5bb previously answered this question for me: <link to very old post>
I suggest ignoring that old post I made 5 years ago. I also believe that discarding all messages from senders not in your address book is too dangerous, and it's much better to just send such messages to a specific folder (such as one your create with a name like "Unknown sender"). You can set that folder to auto-discard after a month if you wish. Here is an example rule using the current Fastmail web interface:
  • Settings>Rules
  • New Rule
  • Change the condition to one of these:
    • The message is not from a contact
    • The message is not from a member of group (select a group)
  • Action: Move to: "Unknown sender" (or some other folder you have created to hold such messages)
  • Save
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Old 30 Aug 2019, 07:00 PM   #11
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Thanks Bill....I will have to try that, or delete the alias
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Old 30 Aug 2019, 08:33 PM   #12
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I suggest ignoring that old post I made 5 years ago. I also believe that discarding all messages from senders not in your address book is too dangerous, and it's much better to just send such messages to a specific folder (such as one your create with a name like "Unknown sender"). You can set that folder to auto-discard after a month if you wish. Here is an example rule using the current Fastmail web interface:
  • Settings>Rules
  • New Rule
  • Change the condition to one of these:
    • The message is not from a contact
    • The message is not from a member of group (select a group)
  • Action: Move to: "Unknown sender" (or some other folder you have created to hold such messages)
  • Save
Bill
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Thanks Bill....I will have to try that, or delete the alias
You can have more than one Condition. So you could also apply one, or both, of the conditions that Bill mentions, as well as adding a condition that specifies that alias. I believe you can have only one Action, though I could be wrong..

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