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vincent
vincent

Back to Fastmail for me. Thank you HEY, you were amazing… but then I looked at the +$400 price tag per year for my little email I get across my domains. Oh and it was so slow… but nice and different. Certainly would recommend HEY to anyone.

pratik
pratik

@vincent $400?? I thought it was $99/yr

khurtwilliams
khurtwilliams

@vincent $400!?!?

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@pratik @khurtwilliams he said domains. I think there's a price for every custom domain he wanted to use.

@vincent well, that's my experience. I thought it is great. And somehow it is. But in the current state it's not good enough. I'll wait and stay with mailbox.org.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@vincent Where were you experiencing slowness? I’m not knowingly seeing it myself.

RossA
RossA

@vincent 400? I pay £99 a year. It that the Business price?

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@vincent Interesting, I didn't pull the trigger with Hey. My primary email with with Hover where my main domain is, but recently opened an account with mailbox.org for a newer email address I’m using

vincent
vincent

@pratik @RossA @khurtwilliams so I’m using “Hey for Work”. That’s $12 per month. I have 3 domains that I want to use. So that’s (3 x 12) x 12 months = $432 a year. I wasn’t interested in setting up only sending domains that they offer and have a proper account for each.

vincent
vincent

@crossingthethreshold the slowness comes from big emails chains between clients and switching views like “The Feed” (always took 5 - 8 seconds). In a big email chain it was the same wait time (10 or more levels in). So I had to wait before I could even reply (and then it wouldn’t scroll to the compose window etc). I didn’t mind at the start… and was promised it will be looked at… so I was waiting. But mainly it’s the price for using my domains.

vincent
vincent

@hawaiiboy I was drawn in because of the fact that it was different and created by the people that made Basecamp and I guess I always looked up at the company. Probably true for a lot of their fan base.

FastMail has a nice web interface and app, and it feels familiar. Plus I could hook it up to Apple Mail and use a proper native app again.

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@vincent I get that, I looked at it because of those same reasons, but at the end of the day, nothing about my current set up is broken. I do like the security of mailbox.org

Shifting accounts associated with financial institutions and the like to that email address.

jack
jack

@vincent I am reluctantly coming to the same conclusion. I really (really) like using HEY, but I'm realizing that I'm not comfortable putting the most important account I have (my email) into what is essentially a black box service, even if I trust the company behind it. If they had some support of IMAP or even POP3 I might feel differently.

pratik
pratik

@vincent Strange that they won't let you use multiple domains under one account for that price. I can see how it can get expensive quickly.

maique
maique

@vincent Multiple domains can get quite expensive, wow. Fastmail is great with that, and other things. I can, easily, understand why you're leaving.

grayareas
grayareas

@vincent As I stated in another thread, I too went with Fastmail. The price of Hey is a real pinch point for me. It’s not enough better than my other options right now.

AndyNicolaides
AndyNicolaides

@grayareas @vincent im debating extending my Hey sub when it comes up soon. I didn’t have an email problem before so it doesn’t really solve an issue for me. What are the benefits of Fastmail? Just custom domains and privacy?

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@vincent While I haven't timed how long it takes me to access email chains, one gripe I have is if I come into an email chain after a number of responses - something that can happen living in Hawaii and working with people in the UK. In such cases there can already be a lot of back and forth before I even wake up, and I sometimes find it difficult to find a response or even miss a response (until another response suggests that I have missed something).

For me it is a minor quibble which does not happen all of the time and won't see me leaving HEY, but I would like to see something clearer in an email thread.

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jmreekes
jmreekes

@vincent The slowness in the Feed was a huge headache for me. I'm currently using ProtonMail for my primary domains and Fastmail for my secondary domains.