October 12, 2014

FastMail 2-Factor Authentication Unimpressive

I migrated to FastMail from Gmail a few weeks ago and I’ve been very happy with the service. Today I decided to dive in to enable 2-Fator Authentication (2fa) found FastMail 2-Factor Authentication Unimpressive. FastMail allows users to enable 2fa in order to better protect their accounts, which is fantastic. The disappointment here is that even with 2fa enabled, you can still log into account with single factor username/password. This is due to the password recovery process for 2fa. If you enable 2fa, you have two options to log into your account: password1 with 2fa (“alternative logon”) password2 (“master password”) The […]
October 12, 2014

Gmail to FastMail

A few weeks ago I decided to start migrating a few things out of the cloud. One of those items was getting my email and documents out of Google.The documents went into OwnCloud and Gmail to FastMail. I really wanted to self-host email, but my biggest concern was dealing with spam. I have to admit that Google has some pretty amazing spam filtering technology. I looked at a lot of self-hosted solutions and decided to go with Zimbra (FOSS) for a little while, however, I couldn’t deal with the spam. I just kept tightening and tightening filters until one day I was […]