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Forum: FastMail Forum 16 Sep 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By BritTim
The real solution to the man-in-the-middle...

The real solution to the man-in-the-middle attacks that allow downgrading of the security in message transfers is improved security around DNS. As I understand it, there are no known ways to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 15 Sep 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By BritTim
Experiences with support over the years have...

Experiences with support over the years have varied tremendously. At times, it has been a weakness in FastMail's service. At other times, people have been satisfied. My own experience has been that...
Forum: FastMail Forum 13 Sep 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By BritTim
I have noticed with many file upload services...

I have noticed with many file upload services (including local NAS) the browser interface to complete the upload is very slow compared to, for example, a regular FTP client. I suspect this has to do...
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Sep 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By BritTim
This feels like a web of trust issue. Are you...

This feels like a web of trust issue. Are you using a recent version of a major browser?
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By BritTim
Oops, sorry. My memory was playing tricks. The...

Oops, sorry. My memory was playing tricks. The best you can do is use Outlook, but have FastMail set up as your mail account in Outlook.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By BritTim
Change the default mail program in Word for Mac.

Change the default mail program in Word for Mac.
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By BritTim
Possibly Thunderbird with the Mail Merge Add-On....

Possibly Thunderbird with the Mail Merge Add-On. I have not done this in a long time. Doing it manually (for a hundred or so addresses) would be boring but quite feasible.
Forum: FastMail Forum 3 Sep 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By BritTim
In the past, I have used Email Hippo for this...

In the past, I have used Email Hippo for this kind of testing. Note that, for some mail services, it is often impossible to get a definitive answer as to whether an address is valid or not. Email...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Aug 2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By BritTim
Well, if it was "quickly identified", why did it...

Well, if it was "quickly identified", why did it happen with both the recent outages?
Forum: FastMail Forum 28 Aug 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By BritTim
As stated, once you have set up the wildcard...

As stated, once you have set up the wildcard alias, you can edit the From address as in the past. The only new limitation is that the address must be within your domain. This is a reasonable...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Aug 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By BritTim
My initial survey of the Pingdom data suggests...

My initial survey of the Pingdom data suggests that the problem is very similar to the last complete outage. However, it was resolved more quickly. Once again, both MX servers were unavailable,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 26 Aug 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By BritTim
Untested, but should work. Put the bulk of the...

Untested, but should work.

Put the bulk of the website in a subfolder. Have a minimalist index.html file in the initial folder which redirects to a main.html file (with the rest of the website) in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 20 Aug 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,938
Posted By BritTim
You mentioned earlier that, besides sending email...

You mentioned earlier that, besides sending email from FastMail, you also want to send from other mail services. Although you should mostly be able to do this with FastMail's default SPF and DKIM...
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Aug 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,938
Posted By BritTim
Many email services allow you to use an external...

Many email services allow you to use an external SMTP server (in your case, FastMail's servers) when sending as specific addresses. For instance, Google supports this. That is the simplest solution,...
Forum: FastMail Forum 17 Aug 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,938
Posted By BritTim
Make sure you have a wildcard alias for your...

Make sure you have a wildcard alias for your domain that delivers to your Inbox. Temporarily disable any Delete Rules you may have. Do an email search for the address used in the test emails sent....
Forum: FastMail Forum 10 Aug 2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,938
Posted By BritTim
That depends on the TTL previously set on your MX...

That depends on the TTL previously set on your MX records. In most cases, this is set to 24 hours or less. If the settings were made correctly, and you have created your domain as a custom domain in...
Forum: FastMail Forum 8 Aug 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BritTim
This is generally a pretty clear explanation....

This is generally a pretty clear explanation. However, there are two issues I can see

Unexplained is why (as reported by Pingdom) the secondary MX server through Seattle went down for about an...
Forum: FastMail Forum 5 Aug 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BritTim
I suspect FastMail might be happy to see that...

I suspect FastMail might be happy to see that thread go. It does not look good that there have been no new testimonials for about 15 months.

I regret the fact that FastMail no longer wants this...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Aug 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BritTim
I agree. It is ironic that in another recent...

I agree. It is ironic that in another recent thread I opined that robustness and good privacy policies were FastMail's main selling points. Depending on the explanation of what happened, and what...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Aug 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By BritTim
Unfortunately, according to Pingdom, the...

Unfortunately, according to Pingdom, the secondary MX server (in Seattle) was down for about an hour. This was disturbing, because the backup email solution I use for a couple of customers relies on...
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Aug 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By BritTim
I looked into mixing MX servers from different...

I looked into mixing MX servers from different providers at one point. In theory, it seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, the priority settings do not seem to guarantee that he servers will be...
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Aug 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BritTim
Was DNS for custom domains affected?

I have a question for those who park their own domains at FastMail. Did the outage affect access to the DNS of those domains?
Forum: FastMail Forum 1 Aug 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By BritTim
The big concern I have is that there is only a...

The big concern I have is that there is only a vague description of the problem. There is no way of judging how likely the issue is to recur. We are not even sure the merger of FastMail and POBox was...
Forum: FastMail Forum 31 Jul 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By BritTim
Blush! You are quite right Bill. My apologies to...

Blush! You are quite right Bill. My apologies to everyone.
Forum: FastMail Forum 30 Jul 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By BritTim
You are probably aware of this, but one kludge is...

You are probably aware of this, but one kludge is to use a text editor to compose your message, and include it in an email as an attachment. Unfortunately, that still does not give you an RTL subject...
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