Comment 2V1M Fastmail


ISPs caught stripping STARTTLS from email


Fastmail (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-11-13 13:35 (#2V1M)

Interesting. I use Fastmail (, was before last month) and they not only insist on SSL connection for IMAP but refuse to use StartTLS, and now I understand why. I didn't before. Too bad we're learning everything the hard way!

It pisses me off - you can no longer trust your machine, can't trust your connection, can't trust your ISP, and can definitely not trust your government. Now what? I'm off to buy a typewriter and kickstart a FIDOnet replacement via a RaspbPi node I can run from an underground bunker. We're going from bad to worse here.


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