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Forum: The Technical Zone... 18 May 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,578
Posted By EricG
The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

Video by Tom Scott. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUUfMeOijg)

At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there's a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall. They're used to generate random...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 17 May 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,369
Posted By EricG
I don`t use the MS Outlook app because it`s...

I don`t use the MS Outlook app because it`s bloated. I don`t want mail/calendar/contacts integration. I don't want two different email apps. All the AI is confusing for casual users, I disable it in...
Forum: The Technical Zone... 5 May 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,369
Posted By EricG
How to properly set up an outlook.com account on Android

Gmail supports Exchange, but insists on using IMAP. Exchange supports PUSH and more options. Should work with hotmail.com and live.* too.

From settings select Add Account then Exchange.
Enter your...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 5 May 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,477
Posted By EricG
tinaontech just stole the NY Times article!

tinaontech just stole the NY Times article!
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 4 Apr 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,786
Posted By EricG
Back when it was live.com, there was a much...

Back when it was live.com, there was a much larger selection of countries. You could create short emails, which was convenient before browsers auto-completed them.
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 11 Mar 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,529
Posted By EricG
This feature was available in programmable text...

This feature was available in programmable text editors like TECO in the 70s. Gnu Emacs had it in the 80s, and people ran email client "extensions" in an editor tab. Web browsers are reinventing the...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 11 Mar 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By EricG
I assume you mean web gmail on the desktop....

I assume you mean web gmail on the desktop. That's not how desktop PCs work because it's trivial to press shift and another key. People are used to typewriters even if they never used one.

On...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 7 Mar 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By EricG
First detected Jan 6, fixes from MS Mar 2. That's...

First detected Jan 6, fixes from MS Mar 2. That's pretty slow.
Google news shows tech sites reporting on Mar 2/3, Krebs Mar 5 and MSM Mar 6.

The wake up call we need if it's actually China's state...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 3 Mar 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,462
Posted By EricG
Poll is dated, choices are quite different today....

Poll is dated, choices are quite different today. Someone should start a new one just to see how different email's 77% is.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 3 Mar 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,011
Posted By EricG
Did Aliens Leave Behind this 2800-Year-Old Nokia?...

Did Aliens Leave Behind this 2800-Year-Old Nokia? (https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a18805/2800-year-old-alien-nokia-phone/)
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 22 Jan 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,986
Posted By EricG
Not sure what you mean by Ymail. Ymail.com is ...

Not sure what you mean by Ymail. Ymail.com is Yahoo. If you sent it from another service Gmail never gets it.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 30 Dec 2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,162
Posted By EricG
Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail!

Dig through your old floppies, Netscape is "modern" again (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55475433).
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Dec 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,258
Posted By EricG
The reason K-9 doesn't have the latest version on...

The reason K-9 doesn't have the latest version on Play Store is probably because of changing Google requirements. These include setting the target API to a recent version, which requires using new...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 13 Dec 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,729
Posted By EricG
I just got the two new options also. I don't see...

I just got the two new options also.

I don't see why people have a problem with Smart features in Gmail, Chat, and Meet. Most people use some of them. I started with one inbox category for forums,...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 10 Dec 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,729
Posted By EricG
Smart Compose and Smart Reply are old features....

Smart Compose and Smart Reply are old features. About a month ago they added another option to disable data sharing between google apps because of stupid EU over-regulation.

It's documented here...
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Dec 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,860
Posted By EricG
On Windows, Edge is much leaner than Firefox....

On Windows, Edge is much leaner than Firefox. Chrome should be same as Edge. I have 4GB RAM.
Firefox used far less memory when it was single process years ago, but it was also slower.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 10 Dec 2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,603
Posted By EricG
The place to encrypt is the email client. That's...

The place to encrypt is the email client. That's been widely available for more than 20 years.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 4 Dec 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,911
Posted By EricG
People keep saying that creating Google account...

People keep saying that creating Google account requires a phone number. This is not true! (in my country)

I've filled in the first page of account creation and the second page says phone and...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 1 Dec 2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,651
Posted By EricG
I signed into my test account from google.com...

I signed into my test account from google.com page by clicking my avatar then choosing "another account".

After that, I get "protect your account". No recovery phone # but I do have an email. It's...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 23 Nov 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,132
Posted By EricG
Any existing high Q photos do NOT count, only...

Any existing high Q photos do NOT count, only those after July 2021.

You don't want to use high Q if you're a professional. These...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 23 Nov 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,659
Posted By EricG
Can you change the location in the app or are...

Can you change the location in the app or are they telling you to change it on Google?

The former would not affect Google. Instead of the latter, just create another Google account and set the...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 20 Nov 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,132
Posted By EricG
Since I backup in original quality, it already...

Since I backup in original quality, it already counts against my 15GB. Not a big deal because I average about 100 photos per year. If I were doing compressed "high" quality, I would also back up to...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 20 Nov 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,479
Posted By EricG
This is something few android apps can do, but...

This is something few android apps can do, but iphone and most desktop apps can do. Here's an article (http://sandeepkejriwal.com/best-email-app-move-messages-from-one-account-to-another/).
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 16 Oct 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,979
Posted By EricG
I was announced two years ago, but shut down...

I was announced two years ago, but shut down almost a year ago. Writing was on the wall when it was sold to Verizon Media.
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 12 Oct 2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,032
Posted By EricG
You can disable the gmail/meet/chat bar in...

You can disable the gmail/meet/chat bar in settings under the account.

Android devices are required to ship the core google apps or none at all (ASOP). On my older phones you could not disable the...
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