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Forum: The Technical Zone... 20 May 2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,555
Posted By SideshowBob
This is just a publicity stunt. From a technical...

This is just a publicity stunt. From a technical point of view it's ridiculous.

Radioactive generators are also aimed at the credulous. Most, if not all, hardware generators are either directly...
Forum: FastMail Forum 13 Mar 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,678
Posted By SideshowBob
They didn't grandfather the member accounts.

They didn't grandfather the member accounts.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Mar 2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,980
Posted By SideshowBob
Most email clients add a header. Fastmail doesn't...

Most email clients add a header. Fastmail doesn't remove it.
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Mar 2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,201
Posted By SideshowBob
But you previously wrote that they "sat unread in...

But you previously wrote that they "sat unread in my Gmail inbox"
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 1 Mar 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,066
Posted By SideshowBob
It's actually obvious what's going on if you...

It's actually obvious what's going on if you think of it as special case of having N doors and opening N-2 doors and leaving 2. If N is a million it's self-evident that you should switch. The only...
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Feb 2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,678
Posted By SideshowBob
Some provide full domain hosting at around $10...

Some provide full domain hosting at around $10 pa.

The main problem with the basic account is that it doesn't support hosting, so you are locked in to their domains. If they end up targeting Hey's...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Feb 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,678
Posted By SideshowBob
It wouldn't surprise me if most of the basic...

It wouldn't surprise me if most of the basic accounts belong to long-standing users locked into Fastmail addresses. You'd think that these days most people prepared to pay for email would want their...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Feb 2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,678
Posted By SideshowBob
Has anyone seen anything fail yet on an existing...

Has anyone seen anything fail yet on an existing account? My app passwords still work, and it just let me create a new one.

My account renewed three days ago, so it doesn't seem likely it's related...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 14 Feb 2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,328
Posted By SideshowBob
If the mailbox didn't exist you'd probably get...

If the mailbox didn't exist you'd probably get some sort of
550 5.1.X error.

550 5.5.0 is a generic "none of the above" error.
Forum: Email Help Needed! 5 Feb 2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,833
Posted By SideshowBob
The terminology around this is often misused and...

The terminology around this is often misused and people say TLS when they really mean STARTTLS, and sometimes use SSL when they simply mean encrypted at connection time without STARTTLS.

TLS is just...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 1 Feb 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,811
Posted By SideshowBob
It's not uncommon for ISPs to block outgoing...

It's not uncommon for ISPs to block outgoing connections to port 25 if you aren't paying to run your own servers. It prevents infected PCs from delivering spam directly to mail servers....
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jan 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,173
Posted By SideshowBob
My understanding is that “X-Delivered-to” is...

My understanding is that “X-Delivered-to” is simply the original envelope recipient.



X-Resolved-to comes from taking the address in X-Delivered-to and iteratively following aliases targets and...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 23 Jan 2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,840
Posted By SideshowBob
That isn't new, for example SpamAssassin has done...

That isn't new, for example SpamAssassin has done deep SBL checks pretty much forever. It does last-hop tests for XBL and PBL because, unlike SBL, they contain mostly dynamic addresses. The only...
Forum: About this site... 19 Jan 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,709
Posted By SideshowBob
You can turn-off PMs or limit access to...

You can turn-off PMs or limit access to moderators+buddies. It's under "User CP - Edit Options"
Forum: Email Help Needed! 15 Jan 2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,840
Posted By SideshowBob
It's actually quite common for ISP dynamic...

It's actually quite common for ISP dynamic addresses to be in blocklists. It usually creates no problems unless you do something odd like trying to deliver direct-to-MX.

Which lists are you in? The...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Jan 2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,679
Posted By SideshowBob
The google link doesn't even mention time zones....

The google link doesn't even mention time zones. The guidingtech link uses the word "might" and reads like off the cuff speculation to me.

If time zones do have an effect, it's a bug rather than a...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Jan 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,010
Posted By SideshowBob
Personally I wouldn't use any kind of address...

Personally I wouldn't use any kind of address where the LHS is easily guessable from the domain name.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 23 Dec 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,223
Posted By SideshowBob
Has anyone looked at the NYT version? I'm sure...

Has anyone looked at the NYT version? I'm sure most can't because it's behind a pay wall. I presume it is supposed to be the same article because I momentarily see the same title and the author's...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Dec 2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,254
Posted By SideshowBob
It is under development, but updates aren't...

It is under development, but updates aren't available through Google Play - they are on f-droid.org. It sounds like it's been though substantial restructuring and they are working towards a stable...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Dec 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,679
Posted By SideshowBob
I doubt that, timezones are more about how time...

I doubt that, timezones are more about how time is presented to the user. Android, and I think iOS, run internally on UTC, and are provided with UTC time from whatever source they use. GSM, GPS...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 19 Dec 2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,305
Posted By SideshowBob
There's nothing there that's really specific to a...

There's nothing there that's really specific to a firstname.lastname format.

It depends on very poor security, very weak reused passwords and no 2FA.

Often there's no need for the default address...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 18 Dec 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,305
Posted By SideshowBob
I don't think it matters. Identity theft requires...

I don't think it matters. Identity theft requires more than that, and there are better ways of getting useful information.

One reason for not using your name is if your want to keep what you do on...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Nov 2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,589
Posted By SideshowBob
How can you know that? I seldom use the same...

How can you know that? I seldom use the same username in two places.
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Nov 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,918
Posted By SideshowBob
FWIW "TRÄNING ..." is the UTF-8 version, and...

FWIW "TRÄNING ..." is the UTF-8 version, and "=?utf-8?Q?TR=C3=84NING..." is MIME encoded.
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Nov 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,698
Posted By SideshowBob
I forward some mail *into* FM, and then retrieve...

I forward some mail *into* FM, and then retrieve from FM and feed the mail into my own imap server with it's own sieve filtering and SpamAssassin. In practice there no real difference between...
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