Have you ever used Fastmail? Any thoughts on the service that you would like to share?
@mike Great to know, thank you so much. Any experience with their support, that's currently my main concern.
@hugo never had to use their support but I know some people personally who have worked there, and I'd be surprised if they're not great.
As a company they seem to be pretty good, I've considered working for them more than once but the right role hasn't ever been advertised heh.
@mike @hugo A longtime friend of mine works there and I’ve had good support from Fastmail staff on the Cyrus mailing list (Cyrus is the IMAP backend they use). I used to self-host, for eight+ years, but I decided to migrate my personal domain to them this year. Great product, well implemented.
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@hugo @futzle @mike going to also jump on the train of saying they’re great. I had to deal with their support when I had some issues with the static web hosting feature and HTTPS, and they were very helpful and quick and didn’t talk down to me like I don’t know tech, like most company’s service reps do — they clearly knew their stuff.
@hugo I’ve got something like 5 domains on it at this point, all with various aliases to my one inbox, with different combinations of partial and full DNS with them. Has been 100% reliable for me over the last 6+ years.
@s0 I need to work on a similar set up. But still want to keep it portable in case I decide to move out in the future. So, I am not sure alias would work for that (meaning migrating a single account with emails for that account), probably will need to create multiple accounts or something. Need to do some more research :)
I do what s0 does and have all my domains point to one account. Fastmail filtering rules (standard sieve) then separate the messages into their own per-domain folder.
@futzle @s0 my concern is migrating out, as I want to be able to take my emails sent to a single account to a different provider when/if I decide to migrate. I believe that with your setup that would not be possible, probably would need multiple accounts/users/logins and then have to forward the email to the main one to keep portability.
@hugo they’re good and very reliable. Maybe not up there with the latest and greatest in email features, but solid.
@laura Thank you so much. I just really need solid. If their service does what it announces, it fits all my current needs. Again, thanks Laura.
@hugo I used them for a year or so. Great service, was very happy. Decided to move to Zoho Mail as they were a fraction of the price. I've been with them for 3 years now (actually renewed today) and I'm just as happy with Zoho as I was with Fastmail.
@kev Thank you so much Kev. From the outside looking in Zoho feels all over the place. It does way too many things, I feel overwhelmed :) But if you are happy with them, I will have a look just in case I end up liking it. Again, thanks
@hugo they do have A LOT of services, but they're generally separate. For example, I have their "Mail Lite" service which is just Mail, Contacts & Cal for <£1/month. https://www.zoho.com/mail/zohomail-pricing.html
I use it with my wife to share cals etc. She's happy with it, so it's can be that complicated - she's a technophobe. 🙂
@r3pek I self host some of my email addresses but I need one central inbox that is cloud based as I have many GBs of email data (from multiple accounts) and having it local on the multiple devices I use, it would be a pain.
I don't know of any (open source) software that can handle unified inbox from multiple sources.
@hugo RoundCube with https://packagist.org/packages/pf4public/fetchmail plugin. And I think dovecot can even be configured to do it itself (but not sure about this one)
@r3pek Great, thanks. I am really tempted to just jump into a service and not having one more thing to manage :) but it's good to know that if I ever reconsider I should look deeper into it.
@hugo I'm personally mooching off a (very) generous friend's account — coming up on the end of my first 7 days. love it already, mainly because I can just have my systems set to email me via fastmail for notifications and such
@hugo I've been using it for years now. They provide very solid service at a decent price and I've been happy with them.
@hugo Management, since the Pobox merger, involves people I trust a great deal. I've been a pobox user, and now fastmail user, since 2004.
@hugo I don't know Fastmail's plans but for an advanced sort of user I can strongly recommend Pobox's "mailstore" account type.
@sungo I have looked a couple of times to Pobox but assumed that since they were now part of Fastmail and the services look so similar that I didn't dedicate much time looking into it.
I will look a bit more into it to see if I understand the difference between the services.
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