This is the sixth post in the 2016 FastMail Advent Calendar. Stay tuned for another post tomorrow. Here at FastMail we love how vocal our customers can be in singing our praises. It’s the ultimate compliment for all the hard work our team puts in each day trying to
This blog post is part of the FastMail 2014 Advent Calendar. The previous post on 17th December was about how we test our software. The following post on 19th December is about one of our biggest projects this year. Technical level: low Billing is not very glamorous — but it is
Recently there have been some problems with our payment processor. One of these is that sometimes there is a significant delay in completing a transaction, so the funds are "reserved" but the transaction isn't actually completed until a few weeks later. The other problem was that a number
Today we rolled out support for a longstanding feature request we've had here at FastMail: a reading pane in our web interface. Displaying the mailbox listing next to the selected conversation means you can go through your email without switching between two different screens, and you can see at a
Summary: Guest accounts discontinued for new signups (existing accounts remain) New personal service level: Premier, which is the same as Enhanced, but with increased storage and included SMS credits. 60-day free trials for all service levels Details: After FastMail became a part of Opera Software, our technology was used to
We've just changed our SMS gateway for delivery to non-US/Canada numbers. The intent is that this will provide faster, more reliable, and eventually cheaper SMS delivery. For more information see this forum post.
We've just withdrawn signups for Full and Enhanced users for more than one year. You can still renew these subscriptions, but the initial signup is now a maximum of one year. This is due to a requirement from our payment processor that we no longer offer these signups to reduce
I've just rolled out some checks to help protect our users from a particular family of XSS attacks via links to PDF files. If you're viewing an HTML message that contains one of these links via the web interface, then the Phishing Protection will disable the link with a warning.
We've now rolled out the 'domain split'. This means that you can use a username that someone else is using, as long as you choose a different domain. So now, a lot of previously unavailable username - domain combinations can be used for aliases or new users.