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Added a new style sheet: “Soothing Blues”; click ‘Preferences’ and click the ‘Display Style’ popup to try it out. Thanks to Steve for these stylish styles! Anyone feeling creative can submit there own style sheet by following the instructions in the fourth post of this thread.
Added a new targeted virus filter. The filter only blocks executable attachments that have been explicitly hidden by the sender, which is a common virus writer’s trick. Normal executable attachments can still be sent and received as usual, but you should never open an attachment if you do not know what it is
Added documentation for Outlook XP; thanks to Geoffrey Cross for providing this.
Removed the filter we added this morning that blocked executable attachments. Too many valid messages were being blocked, and not a single virus or worm was seen in the 12 hours we trialled it. We may turn the filter on during periods of high virus activity in the future for short periods.
Added a new filter to the mail server. FastMail.FM now bounces email that contains executable content, in order to reduce the likelihood of being attacked by viruses spread by Microsoft software. Please zip any executable files before sending them to avoid having them bounced by the mail server.
Added docs for Eudora for Win (thanks to JF) and nPOP (thanks to Andrew Wels)
Updated docs for Eudora for Mac (thanks again to Neerav)
If you use a mail client not in our FAQ, please send us screen shots and instructions to assist other users. FastMail.FM IMAP is known to work with Mac OS X mail.app, KMail for KDE, Multimail for Palm OS, and many more.
Dave P has created some great icons on display here. Help us choose the official FastMail.FM icon!