We’re pleased to announce we’ve released the next version of Squire, Fastmail’s open-source text editor.
How a mistaken listing on the Google safe browsing blacklist blocked Fastmail access for many users for a short time.
“Security” is a word that gets bandied around a lot in the IT world, often with little actual thought or substance behind its use. The phrase “we take your privacy and security seriously” is the preamble to many a mea culpa from companies who, frankly, didn’t. Fastmail has always been an engineering-focused company, from the […]
As we pass the winter solstice here in Australia, the darkest night has come and the days are finally getting longer. But for those that miss the murky blackness (and for all our northern hemisphere customers journeying towards winter), you can now choose a Dark theme for your FastMail account and relive the inky twilight. […]
Fastmail is an independent company, filled with passionate people working together on products we love. As we continue to develop and grow, we wanted to share the core values that we feel truly represent our beliefs and philosophy. These help guide us as we fulfil our mission of building the worldʼs best independent email service. […]
Your FastMail account is valuable. It’s your identity in the online world, your username on the web; it’s how you identify that you are you electronically. Companies use it to deliver important information to you. Your stored mail contains memories, personal details and sensitive or critical information. Making sure that you, and only you, have […]
This is the seventh post in a mini-series about security, to mark an upcoming security upgrade to our login and authentication system. All new changes will be launching on Monday, 25th July 2016. In yesterday’s post, we looked at how U2F security keys work. Today we’re going to look at look at how Yubico OTP […]
This is the sixth post in a mini-series about security, to mark an upcoming security upgrade to our login and authentication system. All new changes will be launching on Monday, 25th July 2016. In yesterday’s post, we looked at how TOTP works to produce secure time-limited authentication codes. Today we’re going to look at another […]
This is the fifth post in a mini-series about security, to mark an upcoming security upgrade to our login and authentication system. All new changes will be launching on Monday, 25th July 2016. Next week we’re rolling out a change to make it easier to secure your account with two-step verification. If you turn on […]
This is a technical post, intended as a useful resource for other implementors of security-conscious web apps. Regular FastMail users may find it of interest, but may safely ignore it; there are no changes to your FastMail account or email software. What is the Referer header The Referer header dates back to the beginning of […]
This is the twenty-third post in the FastMail 2015 Advent Calendar. Stay tuned for our final post tomorrow. In our advent blog series last year we announced JMAP, our effort to make a better standard for synchronising mail, calendars and contacts. Exactly one year on, we thought it would be good to give an update […]
This is the twentieth post in the FastMail 2015 Advent Calendar. Stay tuned for another post tomorrow. When email first began, back in the mists of computing history, messages were only plain text. As it moved into the mainstream, users wanted to to add more advanced formatting and so email clients allowed HTML to be […]