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Forum: FastMail Forum Today, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By BritTim
There is nothing especially protective about...

There is nothing especially protective about using FastMail. Using your own domain with an unusual tld is usually only a problem for a short initial period, especially if SPF and DMARC are correctly...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Jan 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By BritTim
As stated, the username you choose is a valid...

As stated, the username you choose is a valid email address. However, it is best for a number of reasons not to provide this address to anyone, but to use aliases for actual communication. Note that...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Jan 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,894
Posted By BritTim
I am unsure why you see log-ins from Virginia. I...

I am unsure why you see log-ins from Virginia. I would try to figure out which device is involved which may allow you to identify the mail client and give you a clue.

There are often many log-ins...
Forum: FastMail Forum 14 Jan 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By BritTim
Did you include require "encoded-character"; at...

Did you include
require "encoded-character";
at the top of your script?
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Jan 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By BritTim
Surely, the answer would be yes. Only when...

Surely, the answer would be yes. Only when signing in using a browser can you use your main account password.
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Jan 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By BritTim
If IMAP is not supported (a rare issue these...

If IMAP is not supported (a rare issue these days) it should be possible to download messages from the Inbox using POP.
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Jan 2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By BritTim
I think these two facts are strongly connected...

I think these two facts are strongly connected with each other. When customers like and trust a company, they will overlook a lot of defects in the service. Frankly, that is why FastMail survived...
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Jan 2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By BritTim
One further approach, very tricky these days for...

One further approach, very tricky these days for most people, is to host your own mail server. Security and spam issues may make this time consuming.
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Jan 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By BritTim
Greylisting can be annoying, but blocks a high...

Greylisting can be annoying, but blocks a high proportion of phishing and spam attacks. As long as temporary failure email delivery is retried normally by the sending mail server, the only effect...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Dec 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By BritTim
Security purists would tell you that your...

Security purists would tell you that your security is equal to the weakest authentication method you allow. It is true that a simple MitM attack may not be possible if the TOTP is not used. However,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Dec 2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By BritTim
A man-in-the-middle attack can intercept traffic...

A man-in-the-middle attack can intercept traffic based on IP address, as well as DNS queries. Any robust authentication method must assume that traffic can be intercepted and replayed. That is why it...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Dec 2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By BritTim
Yes, FIDO U2F is the way to go, especially since...

Yes, FIDO U2F is the way to go, especially since Apple finally stopped trying to sabotage U2F (though they still try to push their own proprietary solutions like Face ID).
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Dec 2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By BritTim
What you are seeing is an issue that has existed...

What you are seeing is an issue that has existed for a long time. The best term for this I have heard is "the email wasteland of encoding horrors". It happens when either the encoding explicitly...
Forum: FastMail Forum 24 Dec 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By BritTim
Which version of the OS X Mail app? I have seen...

Which version of the OS X Mail app? I have seen 465 fail. It seems, on some OS X versions, "Use SSL" is misleading as only TLS is supported.
Forum: FastMail Forum 23 Dec 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By BritTim
This is a good question. In certain countries, I...

This is a good question. In certain countries, I would 100% not be comfortable with law enforcement having automatic access to my email history. I would make every effort to ensure my email was not...
Forum: FastMail Forum 21 Dec 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By BritTim
In the advanced tab, ensure the port number for...

In the advanced tab, ensure the port number for SMTP is 587 and Use SSL is ticked.
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Dec 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By BritTim
Your simpler version will likely not have issues....

Your simpler version will likely not have issues. However, it is best not to be sloppy with things like sieve code, and be very specific in the conditions you want to test. People have often run into...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Dec 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By BritTim
Indeed, Bill's solution is the correct one for...

Indeed, Bill's solution is the correct one for forwarding to a group. For one thing, I had forgotten that a sieve redirect only allows you to specify a single address (something I had forgotten) so...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Dec 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By BritTim
Well, yes... but that's only helpful if the...

Well, yes... but that's only helpful if the membership of the group is static.
One would have to modify the script every time a member joined or left the group, which rather defeats the object of...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Dec 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By BritTim
I have not looked in detail at how things work,...

I have not looked in detail at how things work, but can perhaps provide some insight. Nothing you report is surprising.

The first thing to realise is that the sieve language has no concept of...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Dec 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By BritTim
Usually, the best way of figuring out the sieve...

Usually, the best way of figuring out the sieve code for something that can be done using a Rule is to

Create the Rule
Go to Edit custom sieve code (see bottom right of the page)
Find the sieve...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Dec 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By BritTim
FM staff rarely, if ever, visit this forum now....

FM staff rarely, if ever, visit this forum now. Although a bit of a hassle, I suggest you raise a support ticket.
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Dec 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By BritTim
You can create a rule based on the To alias and...

You can create a rule based on the To alias and the X-Mailer header.

Go to Settings->Rules, click New rule, and use
If all of the following conditions apply
Any recipient email is exactly <the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 14 Dec 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By BritTim
When constructing complex sieve rules, you need...

When constructing complex sieve rules, you need to carefully examine the headers of the messages you want to manipulate. Perhaps, you could post the headers of two representative messages,, obscuring...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Dec 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By BritTim
Sorting by spam score works as expected for...

Sorting by spam score works as expected for me.

Did you try this several times, or only once? Perhaps, you hit a strange glitch that interrupted the message list display.
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