We have just enabled 2 Factor Authentication for all users. You can access it on the 33mail dashboard settings page.
To activate it on your account you will need a Google Authenticator compatible app such as Authy.
Simply scan the QR code with your app, enter the token and click the ‘Verify & Activate’ button.
If you then log out and log back in again you will be required to input your auth token after your password entry.
I have been working for the last few months on a new service to address the need for a simple email forwarding service for your domain which allows users to be onboarded in as simple a way as possible. This stems from a few requests we have had from 33mail users for a similar service.
So picture this :
You are a business owner, Max, who has a number of employees who already have an email account but don’t have an email address at your business domain, say maxsbusiness.com.
Joan is one such employee and she already has a personal gmail account but has no idea how to set up a new email account for ‘sending mail as’ in gmail, along with Max not having the time or skillset to set it up for her.
Max sets up his domain on EmailEngine and adds the relevant DNS records, he then just creates a new email address for Joan forwarding to her gmail account and that’s it.
Joan will receive any emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in her Gmail account as they are simply forwarded by EmailEngine, and she can just reply to them as she normally would, but any replies are routed through EmailEngine and the headers modified so that the reply will appear to come from email@example.com rather than her gmail account.
EmailEngine also supports outgoing smtp if that needs to be set up but at its very simplest it provides a way to let people use business email addresses with zero setup on their side.
I have plans for further enhancements to the service in future but the basic service is now live.
You can check it out here and I would appreciate any feedback.
We have just enabled payments using cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin via coinpayments.net. Just click the button on the invoice page and you will be brought to coinpayments.net to complete your premium or pro purchase using cryptocurrencies such as Ether, Dash, Monero and more.
If there is another crypto that you would like to pay with then let us know and we will do our best to enable it.
We now offer payments via credit card for those of you not comfortable using paypal. Just click ‘Pay with card’ on the invoice page when you upgrade/renew and we will take it from there.
The new site looks very similar to the old one but it has been completely rebuilt from the ground up using the same technology used to build Facebook. The new UI is more functional and much snappier to use. It will also make it much easier for us to add new features in the near future.
Features of note in the current release include :
- Single page design which makes for a much snappier user experience
- Full ssl support
- Updated alias management tool
- Simpler Block / Hide buttons
We would love to hear your feedback on the new site and if you run into any bugs, If you do find a bug please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your username along with your os and browser versions.
We have just added a new account type, 33mail Pro.
It offers the following :
- 500MB monthly bandwidth limit
- 100 anonymous replies per day
- Up to 5 custom domains
- All premium features
All for the low low cost of $60 per year.
We hope that this will keep our power users happy.
We often get requests from users that want to change their username as they were not aware that it would be part of their 33mail email addresses when they originally signed up. To accommodate these users we have added a section to the Account Info page where you can change your username. You can only change your username once and when it is changed it is irreversible and any mails sent to your old username will NOT be forwarded onto you.
We are happy to announce that we have just deployed anonymous reply as a Beta feature for all users.
When you’ve enabled anonymous replies on your account, you will be able to reply to the sender of emails without revealing your real email address to them.
As a lite user you will be limited to a single anonymous reply for evaluation purposes. Premium and Pro users have a daily limit. To enable anonymous reply just login to your dashboard and go to Account Details. You will then see the Reply Settings section where you can enable Anonymous Reply and set a reply name which will be shown to anyone you reply to.
We would love to hear any feedback you have on this feature along with any problems or praise.
If you are not currently a user then sign up for 33mail here.
We have just rolled out support for Bitcoin transactions when paying for your premium subscription. Enjoy!!
We have invested in a new domain for 33mail users to play with namely 33m.co. You can now create your 33mail addresses @<username>.33m.co which will save you from typing 4 characters every time you use a 33mail address (unless, that is, you use the 33mail bookmarklet or the 33mail chrome extension). That’s a massive 40% saving for your fingertips, and will surely add to your keyboards longevity.
Cue the landrush for one and 2 character usernames, I assure you there are some still available.