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Rojo

join:2009-04-14
New York, NY
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reply to PX Eliezer7

Re: [OOL] Why would anyone still use ISP email for anything?

said by PX Eliezer7:

. . . and Fastmail now has been bought by Opera....

So? What's the downside to that?

PX Eliezer7
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said by Rojo:

said by PX Eliezer7:

. . . and Fastmail now has been bought by Opera....

So? What's the downside to that?

When a small upstart is bought by a larger and more established company (which Opera is by now) things usually suffer.

Rojo

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Generally that's true. But FWIW I've not experienced it in FM's case.


PX Eliezer7
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said by Rojo:

Generally that's true. But FWIW I've not experienced it in FM's case.

Agreed.

I'd use FastMail more if they had free POP access.

Admittedly it is available pretty cheaply.


RickNY
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reply to PX Eliezer7

said by PX Eliezer7:

When a small upstart is bought by a larger and more established company (which Opera is by now) things usually suffer.

I've been a paying member of Fastmail since 2004... I have been nothing but thrilled with their service.. I have my domain name attached to my account, which is why Im a paying member -- but that gives me a lot of flexibility with WebDAV, instant photo album sites, as well as the ability to host my actual www address with Hostway while my sub-sites sit with Fastmail.

Granted, I am using it for much more than email -- but, I have not noticed a single difference since Opera bought them, other than the Opera logo on their webmail page, which I rarely use.

FWIW -- Opera purchased Fastmail in April 2010... It didn't "just" happen.

Rick

oolcableusr

join:2010-02-17
Centereach, NY

I've also been using Fastmail.FM for four+ years now as a backup for our domain email server at work. They've been out a few times over that time- but on a whole they've been quite reliable. FWIW- their tech support sometimes takes a few days to address a ticket.

The OOL email service is OK for personal use, but for business use it's inadequate.