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Old 2 Oct 2018, 10:31 PM   #1
rscaramelo
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App or use client on iphone?

Hi,
I am actually using POBox. Do people here prefer the FM app on their phones or using the ios mail app? 3rd party app?
Thanks
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Old 3 Oct 2018, 12:53 AM   #2
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Hi,
I am actually using POBox. Do people here prefer the FM app on their phones or using the ios mail app? 3rd party app?
Thanks
I prefer the FM app. Small disadvantage the app is not caching when there's no connection. I'm using the native Mail app for business mail (Exchange) and of course iCloud.
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Old 3 Oct 2018, 09:34 AM   #3
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I'm by no means a 'power user', but I do some reasonably complicated things with e-mail, almost exclusively on my phone... and I've never felt the need to use a specialised app or e-mail client.
Fastmail's webmail is fine.
Admittedly it's a bit clumsier than it used to be in the good old days of the 'classic' and 'pre-classic' interfaces, but it does everything I need.
As far as I'm aware, it does pretty much everything any of us need.
I'd be very interested to hear what other people think.
Why use an app or a client rather than FM webmail?
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Old 3 Oct 2018, 04:31 PM   #4
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I always use the browser because I can't trust 100% in apps (I mean adding more and more apps to my smartphone, I prefer to control privacy and security in my browser), permissions, connecting from time to time to check emails, resources, etc
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Old 3 Oct 2018, 06:57 PM   #5
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Hi,
I am actually using POBox. Do people here prefer the FM app on their phones or using the ios mail app? 3rd party app?
Thanks
Looks that the question is extended to FM app or native app or 3rd party app or web browser.
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Old 3 Oct 2018, 11:08 PM   #6
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I use the iOS Mail app, and will continue to use it until the FM app finally offers push notifications on folders other than the Inbox. iOS Mail is perfect for my needs.
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Old 4 Oct 2018, 12:53 AM   #7
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I like the app but am leaning towards the native email client simply because of the little extras in ios with the 3D touch options.
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Old 7 Oct 2018, 04:02 AM   #8
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I'd like to use clients on my phone (not an iPhone) and on the desktop, but as far as I'm aware it's not possible to send email from a client using an identity other than the default one using the 'Force all emails I send through 3rd party email clients to come from this address' toggle on the 'Identities & Fetch' settings screen.

(An alternative is to send from another domain, but not what I'm looking for.)

I hope I'm wrong. Please let me know how to do it (and which email client(s) it work with), if it is possible.

(Edit: The Android Fastmail App supports this. Unfortunately my phone is not Android and I don't think there is a desktop equivalent to the Fastmail app, so still looking.)

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Old 7 Oct 2018, 06:46 AM   #9
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I'd like to use clients on my phone (not an iPhone) and on the desktop, but as far as I'm aware it's not possible to send email from a client using an identity other than the default one using the 'Force all emails I send through 3rd party email clients to come from this address' toggle on the 'Identities & Fetch' settings screen.

(An alternative is to send from another domain, but not what I'm looking for.)

I hope I'm wrong. Please let me know how to do it (and which email client(s) it work with), if it is possible.

(Edit: The Android Fastmail App supports this. Unfortunately my phone is not Android and I don't think there is a desktop equivalent to the Fastmail app, so still looking.)
With most email clients that do not support multiple identities for the same account, you can overcome the limitation by using dummy POP accounts for the extra email addresses. You use a dummy POP mail server (something like 'dummy.com' and the real SMTP address. This is facilitated by the fact that FastMail allows you to use some alternate forms of the login username, other than 'username@yourdomain'. You can also use 'username#yourdomain', 'username/yourdomain' and 'username=yourdomain'. You will want to use the option on your identities to save outgoing messages on SMTP, and suppress saving to the phone sent folder if possible.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 04:09 AM   #10
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With most email clients that do not support multiple identities for the same account, you can overcome the limitation by using dummy POP accounts for the extra email addresses. You use a dummy POP mail server (something like 'dummy.com' and the real SMTP address. This is facilitated by the fact that FastMail allows you to use some alternate forms of the login username, other than 'username@yourdomain'. You can also use 'username#yourdomain', 'username/yourdomain' and 'username=yourdomain'. You will want to use the option on your identities to save outgoing messages on SMTP, and suppress saving to the phone sent folder if possible.
with iOS Mail app I use as many identities as I have written into system config.
Without a need for dummy POP etc. accounts. Whatever identity i have in FM webmail it also works in the app.
However you can not edit the ID on the fly, it needs to be earlier specified in settings.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 05:37 AM   #11
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with iOS Mail app I use as many identities as I have written into system config.
Without a need for dummy POP etc. accounts. Whatever identity i have in FM webmail it also works in the app.
However you can not edit the ID on the fly, it needs to be earlier specified in settings.
Quite true. There are few email clients that allow you to edit the sending email address on the fly using a wildcard Identity. If you want that, you will need to use the FastMail app or FastMail in the browser.
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