FastMail and Apple Mac OS X - Many Synergies

Technical

Someone was asking me the other day if FastMail worked well with their Apple Macintosh.  Of course!

Here are some of the many reasons a FastMail account is the ideal companion to Mac OS X.

  1. The built-in Mail.app application supports IMAP quite well.  In
    addition, starting in 10.5.6, Apple Mail will automatically test
    multiple outgoing SMTP ports (25, 465, 587).  This can resolve many
    email troubleshooting headaches.
  2. Apple's iWeb application has an option to use any FTP site to
    publish your new website.  Why not use FastMail's file storage area?
     It is accessible by using ftp.messagingengine.com and your
    credentials.  Set this up for each site in iWeb and you can save
    your site directly to FastMail.
  3. It is easy to import your addresses into FastMail.  Using the
    built-in Address Book application, it is simple to export your All
    group to a group vCard file.  Then, simply login to the FastMail
    website, click Address Book, and click the Import / Export
    button.  Simply point to the vCard file you created and you are
    done!
  4. Online Data Storage.  Take advantage of the File Storage area at
    FastMail.  FastMail supports WebDAV.  In Finder, click on the
    Go -> Connect To Server... menu.  The server name would be
    something like:
    https://dav.messagingengine.com/myuserid.fastmail.fm/   Great for
    keeping critical files always accessible!
  5. iPhone Support.  The iPhone should automatically synchronize your
    account information so you can use the Mail application built-into
    the iPhone (or iPod Touch).  Any changes you make using your iPhone
    are reflected at the server as well.

Of course, FastMail is the ideal email provider for users of any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).   All platforms can take advantage of FastMail's features.