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Forum: FastMail Forum Today, 12:29 PM
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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: 44
Views: 1,193
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: 44
Views: 1,193
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: 44
Views: 1,193
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: 45
Views: 2,488
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: 45
Views: 2,488
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: 45
Views: 2,488
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: 12
Views: 792
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: 12
Views: 792
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: 45
Views: 2,488
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: 12
Views: 792
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: 358
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: 358
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...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Jul 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By BritTim
If willing to do some suitable prior...

If willing to do some suitable prior configuration, this is possible. Briefly, you need to have a separate Folder as the Inbox for your alias, edit the advanced properties for the Folder to use your...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Jul 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By BritTim
Eventually, app passwords will be compulsory,...

Eventually, app passwords will be compulsory, even for old devices. It would be prudent to switch to the new imap and smtp servers and app passwords as soon as convenient. However, as you have...
Forum: FastMail Forum 25 Jul 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By BritTim
To set up Aliases, Identities, and possibly...

To set up Aliases, Identities, and possibly suitable Rules, you need to use the regular web interface. Once this is done, you can use the new email addresses (receiving and sending messages) fine...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Jul 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By BritTim
While I cannot answer your questions in detail,...

While I cannot answer your questions in detail, the move towards the new server names and app passwords started years ago. Support for the old server name and the account master password (a bad idea...
Forum: FastMail Forum 19 Jul 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By BritTim
I think FastMail's main remaining selling point...

I think FastMail's main remaining selling point for individuals is that it combines good reliability with good privacy. With other providers, you tend to lose one or the other. For instance, Google...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Jul 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By BritTim
Millions of emails are sent from FastMail every...

Millions of emails are sent from FastMail every day. The vast majority of these are received without being treated as spam.

Where are the messages which end up in the spam folder sent? Does this...
Forum: FastMail Forum 4 Jul 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By BritTim
No, the existing contacts will remain. However,...

No, the existing contacts will remain. However, she will likely end up with some duplicate contacts that will need to be manually resolved.
Forum: FastMail Forum 2 Jul 2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By BritTim
For a shared calendar, accounts must be under the...

For a shared calendar, accounts must be under the same master account. I do not know if there is a mechanism for combining existing legacy enhanced accounts I suspect not, but suggest you initiate a...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Jun 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By BritTim
When in a basic search, you navigate to a shared...

When in a basic search, you navigate to a shared folder and do a search there, are the results correct? If so, manually enter
(in:foldername) <same search>
(same as FastMail just did in the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 27 Jun 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By BritTim
It appears that the system is operating as...

It appears that the system is operating as designed. According to https://www.fastmail.com/help/receive/search.html:


I believe it is possible to build the saved search you are looking for using...
Forum: FastMail Forum 18 Jun 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By BritTim
FastMail has become steadily less communicative...

FastMail has become steadily less communicative about outages and other issues over the last few years. It used to be one of their strengths, but they seem to have decided that it is not worth the...
Forum: FastMail Forum 12 Jun 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By BritTim
There are many solutions. Do you want to archive...

There are many solutions. Do you want to archive the emails just in case (but unlikely) you might need them in the future; or do you want them readily available to look at when you want?

For most...
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