Thunderbird draft bug

There has been a long standing bug in Mozilla Thunderbird such that drafts saved with Thunderbird do not correctly open up for editing in the FastMail web interface. This is a confirmed bug with Thunderbird when saving drafts to IMAP servers.

Here’s a link to the existing bugzilla report. If you have a login at the bugzilla system, please vote on the bug to try and increase the chance of it being fixed. The duplicate bug even pinpoints around where in the code the problem occurs, so hopefully it shouldn’t be too hard to fix.

While we’re at it, if anyone can badger a thunderbird developer to start looking into this horrible bug (and partial fix) with downloading large IMAP messages with attachments, that would be great as well!

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Improved pop retrieve on hotmail accounts with many messages

A bug in the hotmail retrieve system could cause “timeouts” when trying to retrieve messages from hotmail accounts with many messages in the inbox. This has been fixed now so pop retrieves from hotmail accounts that were previously causing timeouts should hopefully work better now.

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No subject in page title with Public Terminal login

If you select the “Public Terminal” checkbox when logging into your account, then we currently add special “no cache” headers to ensure that the pages returned to the browser are not stored on the local computer, so that even after you logout, someone can’t click “Back”, or even go back through the browser cache on disk to see what you were reading/doing.

However it was pointed out that when you go to the view message screen, the subject line of the message was being put in the page “title”, which would end up in the browser history, though just the subject line, not the message contents. (The page history is usually visible from the popup menu next to the “Back” button in most browsers that lets you go back multiple pages in one go). We’ve now changed the code so that if you’ve used the “Public Terminal” checkbox when logging in, then this is no longer done, so there should be no visual information in the browser history or cache on the machine.

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New servers ordered

As mentioned in question 10 of our outage FAQ, we immediately started looking at options to ensure a similar event didn’t occur again. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the options available and are planning to move to a “replicated” setup.

We’ve now ordered the new servers that will be used in this replicated setup. There are more details of this available in this forum thread

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