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Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By TenFour
I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts...

I'm a sailor and I will be using paper charts until I am gone. Sure, I use electronic charting too, but on a small boat there is always the possibility of losing all power and electronics are never...
Forum: FastMail Forum Today, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
If you see advertising in your Gmail Inbox you...

If you see advertising in your Gmail Inbox you can turn it off in Settings by going to Labels/Categories and deselect Promotions and the other categories. No more ads at the top of your Inbox! I find...
Forum: FastMail Forum Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
Of course there are all sorts of privacy switches...

Of course there are all sorts of privacy switches you can turn off and on, including location tracking and history. You should do that on your phone if you object to location tracking. And, I don't...
Forum: FastMail Forum Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
^^This^^ I say choose your email provider by its...

^^This^^ I say choose your email provider by its security, reliability, features, and cost. Frankly, I would be more worried about privacy using the smaller providers that can talk all they want...
Forum: FastMail Forum Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By TenFour
That referenced thread is about new Australian...

That referenced thread is about new Australian laws that might impact Fastmail customers. But, what email provider doesn't follow local laws, and would you really want to use such an outlaw provider?...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By TenFour
The biggest problem with Facebook is that a high...

The biggest problem with Facebook is that a high percentage of people are not smart enough to discern what is bad information. Back in the era before social media this same phenomena was observed...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By TenFour
A "mob" in the USA is definitely not something...

A "mob" in the USA is definitely not something you want to be part of. In some cases it can just be too many people: "The bar was mobbed after the event." In other cases, it can be a dangerous group...
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By TenFour
I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn...

I'm pretty sure that Naval navigators still learn celestial navigation, but of course very accurate time is available via satellites and even ordinary wristwatches. You can get home clocks that...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 17 Sep 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,998
Posted By TenFour
Best spam filters, perfect deliverability (nobody...

Best spam filters, perfect deliverability (nobody blocks Gmail), tremendous security, a great ecosystem of services, decent storage and free. It's not surprising that many use Gmail since they're the...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Sep 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,576
Posted By TenFour
My point is that people seem to be criticizing...

My point is that people seem to be criticizing Protonmail for doing what they are required to do by Swiss law. Sure, you can criticize the law and search for providers in other countries where the...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 16 Sep 2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,576
Posted By TenFour
So what email providers can flaunt the laws of...

So what email providers can flaunt the laws of their nation and continue in business? I'm not interested in doing business with an illegal email service.
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 13 Sep 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TenFour
If the other email provides IMAP, Purelymail can...

If the other email provides IMAP, Purelymail can sync webmail to webmail.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 12 Sep 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By TenFour
I wouldn't use Facebook or any of their satellite...

I wouldn't use Facebook or any of their satellite companies if I didn't have to for work. Unfortunately, you can't post on a FB business page unless you also have a personal account. I put a...
Forum: Email Help Needed! 12 Sep 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,483
Posted By TenFour
I have found Porkbun's email forwarding very...

I have found Porkbun's email forwarding very reliable. One option might be to forward your emails to some other service that you know is reliable in accepting them, then access that mailbox with POP...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 11 Sep 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,576
Posted By TenFour
ProtonMail under fire, from the...

ProtonMail under fire, from the BBC:https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58476983
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 11 Sep 2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TenFour
Purelymail for $10 per year.

Purelymail for $10 per year.
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 10 Sep 2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By TenFour
I'm old enough to have navigated across oceans...

I'm old enough to have navigated across oceans with nothing but a sextant, a nautical almanac, and sight reduction tables (look it up). Having accurate time was critical, so we had a special...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 8 Sep 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By TenFour
I found this tutorial on setting up iCloud+...

I found this tutorial on setting up iCloud+ custom domains: https://9to5mac.com/2021/09/07/how-to-set-up-an-icloud-mail-custom-email-domain-video/
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 8 Sep 2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By TenFour
In other words you already have to have MX...

In other words you already have to have MX records and email set up on the domain before you switch the records over to point to iCloud email? That seems rather weird. If you have a domain without...
Forum: Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous 7 Sep 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,576
Posted By TenFour
I don't think you can have "anonymity and...

I don't think you can have "anonymity and unprecedented privacy" on the Internet. Sure, you can make yourself less visible and more secure, but forget hiding from the government or even local law...
Forum: FastMail Forum 7 Sep 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By TenFour
My guess, based on acting as tech support for...

My guess, based on acting as tech support for family and friends, is that there is an infinite supply of victims who don't utilize even the most basic security advice: very simple passwords that are...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,497
Posted By TenFour
I doubt there is any email service that can...

I doubt there is any email service that can refuse government warrants for information no matter what is implied in their advertising or on their websites. This also shows how pointless it is to...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,497
Posted By TenFour
Sure, dmv.org is not a government entity, but...

Sure, dmv.org is not a government entity, but there are many other sites like that you can search to obtain information on people. If you have a driver's license, own property, vote, etc. you are...
Forum: FastMail Forum 6 Sep 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,497
Posted By TenFour
At least here in the USA your address is public...

At least here in the USA your address is public information widely available from many sources--you can't claim your address is private. https://www.dmv.org/public-records/
Forum: The Off-Topic Lounge 6 Sep 2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,790
Posted By TenFour
Currently Pixel 4a, and before that Pixel 2. To...

Currently Pixel 4a, and before that Pixel 2. To me one of the most important things is camera quality and Google delivers on that front. I'm thinking of switching to an iPhone because they have...
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