FastMail Advent 2014

Company

Welcome to the inaugural FastMail Advent Blog. One post per day for the next 24 days.

The idea came from a reponse I made to a question on reddit about physical locations of servers and their impact on security.

I wrote that up in more detail, with links to blog posts about what FastMail does to address various categories of security risk, and suddenly found myself with something much too long for a single blog post. I wanted to split it up into separate posts, and then started thinking about frequency - and meanwhile my daughters were asking about advent calendars for the year, and it clicked.

We've been promising to blog more about some of our technology, and also about some of the less-well-known features - here was a perfect opportunity. You won't just be hearing from me, I'm going to try to get everyone to write up something about their areas of expertise.

There's a fine internet tradition in what we're doing here, check out the perl advent calendar for example. They've been doing it for years.

All the days are now complete. Here are links to the individual posts:

  1. Email Search
    System
  2. Security - Confidentiality, Integrity and
    Availability
  3. Push it real
    good
  4. Standalone Mail
    Servers
  5. Security -
    Integrity
  6. User
    authentication
  7. Automated
    installation
  8. Squire: FastMail's rich text
    editor
  9. Email
    Authentication
  10. Security -
    Availability
  11. FastMail
    Support
  12. FastMail’s MySQL Replication: Multi-Master, Fault Tollerance,
    Performance. Pick Any
    Three
  13. FastMail DNS
    hosting
  14. On
    Duty!
  15. Putting the fast in FastMail: Loading your mailbox
    quickly
  16. Security -
    Confidentiality
  17. Testing
  18. Billing and Payments — a potted
    history
  19. Mailr
  20. Open-sourcing OvertureJS – the JS lib that powers
    FastMail
  21. File
    Storage
  22. CardDAV Beta
    Release
  23. JMAP — A better way to
    email
  24. Working at
    FastMail