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Old 24 Jun 2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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Fastmailís got a new look

… and I like it!

Check: www.fastmail.com

[edit] and see: fastmail.blog/2019/06/24/fastmail-new-logo

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Old 25 Jun 2019, 01:05 AM   #2
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Have to admit that I like it too.

Wish they talked more about the development process in the blog post though. This seems like something they worked up internally with some outside input perhaps?
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 02:45 AM   #3
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I could do without the changes. They now introduced an drawing glitch in my browser (older version of Firefox, can't upgrade due to older version of OS) where it draws the letters "Ed" below and to the right of the three vertical dots as you mouse over each folder name. Not sure where the letters "Ed" with that capitalization are coming from. Don't have any folder names with that in it.

Doesn't happen with a copy of chrome I have laying around.

Already submitted a ticket. They will probably just ignore it simply because I am using an older FF. Things were fine before these, 'er, "improvements".
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 04:13 AM   #4
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I don't like it very much. But that's just optics. I don't really care.

What's really annoying is the obnoxious "Refer a friend!" banner in the settings section. I'm a serious user paying for the product and the great webmail client; I do not want to see that kind of crap on the core internet services I use every day, every hour! It's distracting.

Öand that's how it came that I had to start blocking elements on the Fastmail website using ad blocking tools. Not great at all.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 04:26 AM   #5
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They also combined users and aliases so you now need to enter your password just to deal with aliases.

Identities & Fetch is now Sending Identities and the entire section moved down into the customize section. Fetch identities are now referred to as External Addresses and no longer require a separate send identity so they are removed from the send identity list. Almost thought I lost them the first time I looked at the list.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 04:28 AM   #6
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It does look much nicer. I wonder if it will followed by a nice price increase? It often seems to be the case after major site upgrades like this.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 04:31 AM   #7
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I like it a lot as well. I find the new logo/favicon at little less clear on my browser tabs, but that's a pretty minor issue.

I appreciate that the main website is nice and clear, and that pricing isn't hidden. Far to many services these days seem to focus on "sign up for free!" and make it hard to find what the actual price will be.

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What's really annoying is the obnoxious "Refer a friend!" banner in the settings section. I'm a serious user paying for the product and the great webmail client; I do not want to see that kind of crap on the core
I have the opposite opinion of it. I think it's quite subtle, but clearly available if I'm looking for it, and only in the sidebar of the Settings (at least as far as I've seen). And as a paying customer, I'm also interested in saving money, and in seeing the service prosper. I like it.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 04:45 AM   #8
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I have the opposite opinion of it. I think it's quite subtle, but clearly available if I'm looking for it, and only in the sidebar of the Settings (at least as far as I've seen). And as a paying customer, I'm also interested in saving money, and in seeing the service prosper. I like it.
I take issue with that it's not a novel program. They had it at least since the point when I signed up with them (Feb 2017). The new placement is clearly a product design decision taken with the intent to push me into thinking or doing something, a well-placed punch so to speak, which makes me uncomfortable and unable to appreciate the gesture.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 05:08 AM   #9
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Folder management in the main page with a + , edit and find plus the fact to changes folder parameters is totally bullsh*t !

Does every customer manages folder(s) X times per day ?
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 05:13 AM   #10
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I like how the folders on the LHS now each have a sub-menu for folder options. Makes things much easier.

Locking down creation and deletion of Aliases seems to be a good step, even though it requires a bit more effort to get there.

I tried to find a post from Fastmail announcing the various changes but could not find anything. Hopefully that is coming.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 08:33 AM   #11
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Has anybody found where they've moved the website settings to?
I'm sure it used to be obvious, but today I can't find it anywhere.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 08:42 AM   #12
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The new logo looks like one of our major banks logos.....


https://www.my.commbank.com.au/netbank/Logon/Logon.aspx
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 09:56 AM   #13
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Has anybody found where they've moved the website settings to?
I'm sure it used to be obvious, but today I can't find it anywhere.
It's in the Files section.
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Old 25 Jun 2019, 02:50 PM   #14
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They broke search in Aliases it can only detect the beginning of the address or something after a '.'
And if you want to hide the obnoxious refer a friend thing ublockorigin hides it. I've also blocked the new logo & the plus & minus thing at the bottom

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Old 25 Jun 2019, 05:03 PM   #15
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