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Old 7 Nov 2012, 09:08 PM   #16
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I've gotta say I've read the posts on the Pobox subject, but IMHO can't see the point.

It seems an unnecessary expense in 2012.

I know, for a lot here, you wax lyrical about Pobox - and that's perfectly fine - it works for you.
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Old 8 Nov 2012, 12:03 AM   #17
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I've gotta say I've read the posts on the Pobox subject, but IMHO can't see the point.

It seems an unnecessary expense in 2012.

I know, for a lot here, you wax lyrical about Pobox - and that's perfectly fine - it works for you.
Many of us feel the same way about Fastmail. We wax poetic about it (as it was ten years ago) but don't see the point of it in this day and age
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 12:50 PM   #18
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Many of us feel the same way about Fastmail. We wax poetic about it (as it was ten years ago) but don't see the point of it in this day and age
Huh? Why is FastMail less relevant now?
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Old 1 Jan 2013, 02:02 AM   #19
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Huh? Why is FastMail less relevant now?
Fastmail was 'one of a kind', a dozen years or more ago. It shone above the rest! Today it is just another Webmail client that struggles among the many.
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Old 1 Jan 2013, 05:49 AM   #20
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I'm a Pobox user since 2001.
It has never let me down.
Couldn't be more happy.
Probably the best online deal I have ever made
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Old 1 Jan 2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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Unique email addresses when signing up for online things also make it really easy to pinpoint if someone leaks your address, if such things interest you. Address extensions can kind of do that, but a bad actor can easily strip the extension, too.
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Old 1 Jan 2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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Excellent service.

I renewed it for next 5 years which is till 2021 and happy with it too.
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Old 1 Jan 2013, 10:12 PM   #23
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As I understand PoBox a user could use only email services that permitted changing From Line to PoBox. Is this correct?
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Old 2 Jan 2013, 12:57 AM   #24
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As I understand PoBox a user could use only email services that permitted changing From Line to PoBox. Is this correct?
That is correct. Many (if not all) email clients also allow you to change the 'from line' So, if you you are using your ISP's webmail 'that does not allow this' you can always use a client.
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Old 2 Jan 2013, 02:55 AM   #25
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Thanks David I appreciate your info
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 04:24 AM   #26
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Many (if not all) email clients also allow you to change the 'from line' So, if you you are using your ISP's webmail 'that does not allow this' you can always use a client.
Does the FastMail web interface allow that?
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 04:37 AM   #27
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Yes it does for me
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 03:18 AM   #28
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Yes it does for me
So does that mean one desn't need to pay for FastMail to host mail for one's domain name?
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 03:31 AM   #29
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You have to pay for one of Fastmail's account types that provides for email services for your own domain. The account is not free.
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Old 24 Apr 2013, 02:18 PM   #30
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if pobox the basic account (20USD per year) provides a basic storage and webmail, it will get more people's interest.
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