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Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Oct 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By SideshowBob
When you say "bounce" I hope you mean "reject"....

When you say "bounce" I hope you mean "reject". Bouncing means to discard a message and send a delivery status notification to the sender. For spam this can mean sending unwanted backscatter if the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 29 Sep 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By SideshowBob
I meant it's not specific to phones.

I meant it's not specific to phones.
Forum: FastMail Forum 28 Sep 2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By SideshowBob
What do you mean by "third-party app email"? If...

What do you mean by "third-party app email"?

If you meant "app password" these are for any application that doesn't support 2FA. It's nothing to do with phones.
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Aug 2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,818
Posted By SideshowBob
You're assuming there that addresses are...

You're assuming there that addresses are immediately available to other accounts after being deleted. On some service providers deleted addresses are locked-out for a long period of time or even...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Jul 2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,964
Posted By SideshowBob
charlesarmstron, Join Date: Jul 2020, Posts: 1,...

charlesarmstron, Join Date: Jul 2020, Posts: 1, and the first post advertising an essay cheating site.
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Jul 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By SideshowBob
They have that. The issue was that he had created...

They have that. The issue was that he had created rules that send mail to the spam folder and mark it as read, but the mail was being caught by the spam handling sieve before it could reach his...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Jul 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By SideshowBob
Check that you have "mark as read" under spam...

Check that you have "mark as read" under spam settings.

If you use a rule to send email from certain domains to spam, it will get trained in SpamAssassin's Bayes, and in FM's reputation database....
Forum: Email Help Needed! 1 Jul 2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By SideshowBob
I had a problem with getmail when I switched from...

I had a problem with getmail when I switched from mail.messagingengine.com to an app password on imap.fastmail.com. It turned-out that "INBOX.getmail" that I was retreiving from on the former server...
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jun 2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By SideshowBob
As I understand it, what Hey does is mostly about...

As I understand it, what Hey does is mostly about what stays out of the inbox (or imbox as Hey calls it) rather than organization. It's not very different to what gmail supports, but it's more...
Forum: Google Gmail Forum 30 Jun 2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By SideshowBob
IMO it's only harmless if you get zero FPs,...

IMO it's only harmless if you get zero FPs, otherwise spam make the FPs harder to spot.
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Jun 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By SideshowBob
It's mostly useful with multiple tests like this...

It's mostly useful with multiple tests like this and not that.




Presumably it's just a sieve test expression, something that could go between an "if" and a "{" in a sieve script.
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Jun 2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,043
Posted By SideshowBob
I meant: how is it a reduction in security when...

I meant: how is it a reduction in security when it's easily disabled.
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Jun 2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,043
Posted By SideshowBob
How is it a reduction in security? If you don't...

How is it a reduction in security? If you don't like it then remove the number in the account recovery section of settings.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 24 Jun 2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,486
Posted By SideshowBob
I think that's probably right. I'm in the middle...

I think that's probably right. I'm in the middle of a trial and I asked their customer support live chat about this. I couldn't really get a straight answer, but I was told that they don't recommend...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Jun 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,387
Posted By SideshowBob
It got a lot of advocacy in the early days of...

It got a lot of advocacy in the early days of Fastmail when free and member account had no spam filtering and SpamAssassin's effectiveness varied a lot between accounts.

It's still useful to be able...
Forum: FastMail Forum 22 Jun 2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,922
Posted By SideshowBob
You should take it up with support.

You should take it up with support.
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Jun 2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,054
Posted By SideshowBob
When you select import it say that you can use...

When you select import it say that you can use rules exported from Fastmail or Gmail.

I exported the one rule I have and then imported it, and got this:

"Hmm, that didn’t work. This file is not in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Jun 2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,922
Posted By SideshowBob
I'm pretty sure chipper actually meant discard...

I'm pretty sure chipper actually meant discard mail to a specific subdomain *address*, otherwise the rest of what he wrote doesn't make any sense.
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Jun 2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,922
Posted By SideshowBob
But if you want to discard from rules you would...

But if you want to discard from rules you would need to be able to forward to that alias without keeping a copy.
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Jun 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,922
Posted By SideshowBob
I don't think forwarding would work. When I...

I don't think forwarding would work. When I looked a few days ago there was only an option to forward a copy.

I was going to suggest adding a few lines of sieve to discard all mail to a particular...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 14 Jun 2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,129
Posted By SideshowBob
What puts me off is that I don't know where it's...

What puts me off is that I don't know where it's heading. He's charging $4 - 10 pa at the moment in beta, but in a couple of years time it could be $40, like mxroute.

There does seem to be a niche...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Jun 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,958
Posted By SideshowBob
Why is this thread in the Fastmail...

Why is this thread in the Fastmail Forum?

Perhaps it could be moved to "Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous" where it belongs.
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 May 2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,779
Posted By SideshowBob
When I was testing this I created an account in...

When I was testing this I created an account in claws-mail that sends through FM's server using an Fastmail alias without an FM identity. This will go out using the low-reputation forward*...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 May 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,387
Posted By SideshowBob
I was offering my opinion to the OP, not to you.

I was offering my opinion to the OP, not to you.
Forum: FastMail Forum 24 May 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,387
Posted By SideshowBob
The old interface isn't going to be available...

The old interface isn't going to be available indefinitely. If you only use sieve, switching either "just works" or requires a little work. Either way it's better to get it over with rather than wait...
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