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jack
jack
Back to Fastmail? copingmechanism.com
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ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@jack There seem to be quite a few thinking about it at the moment. I recently cancelled my HEY account. And since I haven't paid for long, I got a full refund. I will stay with mailbox.org. Classic email kept well and safe. With clean folder structure, good filters. It's not hip, but it's good and what I need and want. And @vincent's post you have already read and responded to.

jack
jack

@ohBananaJoe I'm completely conflicted over this. The safe answer is Fastmail but the future answer could be HEY. Still noodling on it.

grayareas
grayareas

@jack I’ve decided to move to Fastmail after trying Protonmail for a couple of years. Hey was very interesting to me as a possibility, but the cost, and the limitations you mentioned, made me ultimately decide to go with Fastmail. 👨‍💻 📬

maique
maique

@jack Two in a day! Thankfully I still have months to decide...

rossk
rossk

@jack I haven't tried Hey-- but I wanted to throw in a word for Office 365 Family: for the price of one Hey account, you get up to six users, and can bring your own domain. (and everyone gets useful things like Office and 1TB of OneDrive)

pimoore
pimoore

@jack I don’t see myself sticking with it either unless I have a change of heart. It’s a different and unique take on email, but it doesn’t really solve any problems for me or make anything necessarily better. And the functionality I like could easily be duplicated elsewhere.

stevebrady
stevebrady

@jack As much as i dont like to admit it, gmail does everything I need it to. Theirdocument preview feature is something I cant live without.

pimoore
pimoore

@ohBananaJoe I’ve read a lot of other people mention mailbox.org lately. How does it compare to FastMail and what made you choose it instead?

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@pimoore Mailbox is recommended by several security experts. Server location in Europe, thus highest data protection. It is cheaper than Fastmail with the same performance (Only a separate app is missing). I did not know Fastmail at the time. I think these are the main points.

de
de

@jack Fastmail is great. I don’t know what more is needed.

pimoore
pimoore

@ohBananaJoe I was just reading more about it and saw their servers are in Germany, which is hardcore for privacy and data protection (probably more than Switzerland even, which ProtonMail is based in). Think I’ll take it for a trial spin and see how it goes!

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jack Here's the thing. IMO email as it is is great. If the internet consisted of nothing but emai (with some way of picking newsletters to same) l I would be perfectly happy. I think a lot of the fidgeting about email systems is a discomfort with the idea that everything is already FINE with email. Think of all your complaints about the internet: email solves or bypasses them all! I use Fastmail because I dislike Google's monopoly, but if I just looked at functionality I'd have to admit that gmail is awesome. So, use that email and drop a lot of other twiddly things, is what I'm saying.

stevebrady
stevebrady

@JMaxB Yes!

jack
jack

@JMaxB I'm with you. I'm not in the "email is broken" camp at all. Doesn't mean that fresh ideas aren't worth trying, though, and I appreciate what HEY is trying. Let them "rethink" email and maybe the other services will pick up and run with some of the ideas that work.

alongtheray
alongtheray

@jack I tried Hey for awhile. As you say it's great but I needed more flexibility. Esp. since I have multiple domains and scenarios. I've found both migadu.com and mxroute.com excellent. MxRoute has been running a temporary lifetime special for unlimited domains, it's down to 7 accounts left last I checked. A great deal IMO and very solid service.

jmreekes
jmreekes

@grayareas I love Fastmail and ProtonMail. I've had a paid account with Fastmail for years and a free account with Proton for a few years. I paid for ProtonMail a couple of months and I'm using it for my most used domains and Fastmail for my secondary domains.

jmreekes
jmreekes

@ohBananaJoe @pimoore I've heard good things about mailbox.org

pimoore
pimoore

@jmreekes @ohbananajoe when I see something that’s literally a fraction of the cost of HEY and FastMail, I wonder what the catch is! 😂

jmreekes
jmreekes

@pimoore That has become my default first thought pretty much anytime a company advertises something for way less than a well-known competitor. Proton and Tutanota are the exceptions to that (for me at least)

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@jmreekes @pimoore The price for Mailbox's offer is almost unbeatable. There are no disadvantages. I had used this before and again for over 2 years. You don't have to worry about that. The web interface is not beautiful now, but just functional. You don't get a polished HEY or Protonmail. And in the end you use your own client via IMAP. But if that's what you're looking for, I can recommend it.

jmreekes
jmreekes

@pimoore How has Mailbox been for you?

pimoore
pimoore

@jmreekes I really like it, though my understanding is FastMail is the only service that provides push notifications on iOS. I’m still debating between the two services, but I can’t see myself going wrong with either. I’ll admit to still being disappointed about HEY and missing the service in many ways, there were some aspects to it that I really enjoyed. 🤷🏻‍♂️

jmreekes
jmreekes

@pimoore Gotcha. The push notifications for FastMail work really well on iOS and the stock Apple mail app. I haven’t used Mailbox.org but I’m extremely happy with FastMail and really don’t have a need to switch