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From: Chuck Hallenbeck <chuckhallenbeck@gmail.com>
To: Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@codewreck.org>
Cc: Chuck Hallenbeck <chuckhallenbeck@gmail.com>,
	 Karl Dahlke <eklhad@comcast.net>,
Subject: Re: [edbrowse-dev] fastmail
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:39:10 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LNX.> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180720234438.GA1417@nautica>

Hi Dominique,

> Chuck Hallenbeck wrote on Fri, Jul 20, 2018:
>> My daughter with her Windows laptop created an account for me on
>> fastmail.com successfully.  The kapcha took a form I have never seen
>> before.  Instead of an image to copy to an input field,  it took the
>> form of a series of statements to click on, each of them reading:
>> I am not a robot
> These are google reCAPTCHA, most people only see this box... As an
> annoying user I get various image challenges (for example displays a
> grid of images and pick the ones with cars, street signs, store fronts
> etc)

Amazing. I had no idea.

> There also are audio challenges which aren't easy either, it's a track
> full of white noise and someone speaking difficult words with a strong
> accent -- I just tried two and I can't say I understood what they said,

Me too. I often fail to hear them correctly.

> so maybe I'm a robot?

I doubt it. Robots are not that helpful.

>> On my linux desktop, I entered:
>> edbrowse www.fastmail.net

That's a typo. I entered www.fastmail.com, actually.

>> and got their opening page again. Selecting the Log In link this
>> time instead of the Sign Up link, I got to a page that said "3 lines
>> were replaced by line 1" and the page before me was one line long,
>> with no printable characters on that line.
> The 3 lines before that one empty line are:
> Sorry, your browser does not support the technologies needed to use our web interface.
> Please make sure you have the latest version, and that JavaScript is enabled.
> {Learn more about our browser requirements}.

There was a time not too many years ago when messages like the above
were much more blunt, often ending with "It really sucks being you!"

> I think there is no such thing as app-specific requirement. They say it
> works with thunderbird and there is no magic there, so
> mutt/alpine/edbrowse should work if we can get to the app password -
> it's just a password specific to imap/smtp that they call that way to
> differenciate it with the web interface password.


> I'll admit I didn't try though, I stopped when they started asking for
> my phone number and my curiosity stops when I have to give personal
> information to these companies, but if you're willing to try maybe you
> can ask your daughter to generate that password for you as well. I
> believe that once it's setup it should work for classic imap/smtp and
> shouldn't change

That might be worth a try.  I appreciate your attention, and
suggestions. Thanks.


Here too, In Northeast Ohio, The Moon is Waxing Gibbous (62% of Full)
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.
Sent from Matt's missing iPhone.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-07-21  0:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-19 15:52 Erwin
2018-07-20 14:48 ` Karl Dahlke
2018-07-20 15:58   ` Chuck Hallenbeck
2018-07-20 23:44     ` Dominique Martinet
2018-07-21  0:39       ` Chuck Hallenbeck [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2018-07-19 10:06 Erwin
2018-07-19 13:27 ` Karl Dahlke
2018-07-19 14:03   ` Chuck Hallenbeck

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