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Fastmail Roundcube connection settings

Years ago, when I first started using Fastmail for my email provider, I had set up Roundcube to access the account. At the time, I had used Postfix for the actual connection. Sometime between then and now, I had stopped using Roundcube and eventually, disabled it from my server. Forward to present day. There have been a few times recently at work, that I need to access my personal email and doing it from my phone just doesn't cut it. Maybe I'm searching for a particular email or whatever. But, the fastmail domain is blocked at work so... It's time to set up Roundcube again. After a few web searches, I was unable to get Roundcube set up properly with Fastmail. I could get it to receive emails just fine but, I just couldn't get it to send emails. Finally, I found the proper settings and it's now working nicely. The IMAP and SMTP settings I ended up with are: //IMAP $config['default_host'] = 'ssl://mail.messagingengine.com'; $config['defaul_port'] = 993; $config['imap_auth_type'] = null; //SMTP $config['smtp_ser…

Now with Bitmessage

I'm (just now) checking out bitmessage. Seems pretty cool and really damn easy to use. As usual when installing new things, I consulted the Arch wiki first and installed the pybitmessage-git package from the AUR. After firing up the client and creating a few addresses, it was ready to go. The PyBitmessage client is so simple to use, I'm fairly sure that any ol' average Joe could figure it out somewhat quickly. It's not any more difficult than using an email client. This simplicity/familiarity is whats needed to get the mainstream web-user to give the encryption stuff a try. Nothing against PGP/GPG but, it's somewhat of a pain to use (not that it isn't worth the pain though). Anyway, my main bitmessage address is BM-2cX7HWdad2S33tXwUsDiC8h35tzWdtf526 and you can find out more about the project at bitmessage.org if you are interested.…

My quick FastMail setup

I recently came across this notice by @lnxwalt which led to this article which led to me looking at Rackspace hosted email which also led to a small discussion and me going over the details of FastMail again. (What the hell, why couldn’t I have gotten to the point with that sentence???) I’ve not had much luck with maintaining an email server. I did have one setup and running quite well for a bit but, and update somewhere along the line broke it and I was never able to get it going again. Also, a few other failed attempts to get a server going has left me without a working email for my domain. These failed attempts to get an email server going and the fact that I didn’t want to rely on any third party for my email has also slowed down my de-googlification. Of course, I won't completely close my gmail account but, I'd like to switch to mostly using my own email. I had looked at a few of the paid webmail providers more than once and just hadn’t pulled the trigger on one. I wish I would have gave them a more seri…