How to set up eM Client

The instructions and screenshots in this setup guide are for the latest version of eM Client, which you can download for free for Windows.

Set up mail

  1. Open eM Client. If you don't already have an account set up, the New Account window should appear with the Automatic Setup section open. If you already have an account set up, select ToolsAccounts from the menu bar, then click the New account… button to open the New Account window.

  2. Fill in your email address and password:

    • Email address: Your full FastMail username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your FastMail password.

    Click Start Now. eM Client will find the server settings.

  3. Fill in Your name. This is the name people will see on the email you send.

  4. Click Next, then click Finish.

Set up calendar

  1. Open eM Client. If you don't already have an account set up, the New Account window should appear. If you already have an account set up, select ToolsAccounts from the menu bar, then click the New account… button to open the New Account window.

  2. Select the Calendar section, then select CalDAV.

    Click Next.

  3. Fill in the server address, your username and password:

    • Account address URL: https://caldav.messagingengine.com/dav/calendars/user/username@domain.tld/ (replace username@domain.tld with your full FastMail username, including the domain).
    • User name: Your full FastMail username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your FastMail password.

    Click Next.

  4. Give the account a name if you want. This is only used for display purposes within eM Client. If you're using contacts you will want to use a different name to the contact account: 'FastMail Calendar' for instance. Click Next. Click Finish.

Your calendars should now sync with eM Client.

Set up contacts

  1. Open eM Client. If you don't already have an account set up, the New Account window should appear. If you already have an account set up, select ToolsAccounts from the menu bar, then click the New account… button to open the New Account window.

  2. Select the Contacts section, then select CardDAV.

    Click Next.

  3. Fill in the server address, your username and password:

    • Account address URL: https://carddav.messagingengine.com/dav/addressbooks/user/username@domain.tld/Default (replace username@domain.tld with your full FastMail username, including the domain).
    • User name: Your full FastMail username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your FastMail password.

    Click Next.

  4. Give the account a name if you want. This is only used for display purposes within eM Client. If you're using calendars you will want to use a different name to the calendar account: 'FastMail Contacts' for instance. Click Next. Click Finish.

Note: if you have a business/family account and you want to also synchronise the shared address book, you need to repeat the procedure above, but this time use the server address of https://carddav.messagingengine.com/dav/addressbooks/zzzz/masteruser@domain.tld/Shared and using your own domain.tld.