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Sussex services coming back.

Sep

29

Apple Mail doesn't show quota warnings

Dec

10

Hmm, another reason to avoid Apple Mail. It doesn't seem to show quota warnings when you're approaching your quota limit. Well, it tries. Sometimes it shows an small indistinct warning triangle next to your Inbox. For about half a second, when you log in. 

That's not good enough. Mulberry, by contrast, pops up a dialog box whenever you open a mailbox. Thunderbird drops down OSX style alert sheet. That's more like it.

Collateral spam

Jan

06

Collateral spam is caused by replying to spam messages. Usually the sender address is forged, and if the same address is used on every message in a large run of spam, then the owner of that message gets a lot of unwanted email back.

This is generally regarded as a bad thing. But, it occurred to me this morning, why is that? There are mechanisms available to protect your sender address. For example, if you publish SPF and DKIM records, then I can reject (instead of accepting then bouncing) email which forges your address. 

So, perhaps I should be collaterally spamming you when you fail to help me determine whether email really is from you.