Remote file access
WebDAV and FTP
WebDAV is a protocol for remotely accessing and managing files over the internet. FTP is an earlier and less fully featured tool that does the same thing. Currently, more programs support FTP than WebDAV.
To access your stored files remotely, you need to use either a WebDAV or FTP client.
How to set up WebDAV
There are a lot of clients out there to help with WebDAV. Here's a shortlist of some better-made products:
Windows 10 Explorer
|Linux||Dolphin (KDE) or |
Log in to your WebDAV client with your full Fastmail username and an app password with WebDAV/FTP permissions.
You must use the username you used to sign up for your account. Aliases cannot be used.
Some software may have difficulty with the @ symbol. In these cases, you can use other symbols in its place:
https://webdav.fastmail.com/ using your DAV client. You will see all folders available to you, including shared folders from other users, and also special temporary files/folders. To see your actual files, you have to navigate into the
username.domain.tld folder, and then the
files folder within that.
To go directly into your own file directory, connect to
https://myfiles.fastmail.com instead of
How to set up FTP
ftp.fastmail.com with your username and an app password with WebDAV/FTP permissions. Your
My Files directory will be in
|Windows||Cyberduck (free) or |
WebDrive (free) or
|Mac||Transmit (paid) or |
|Linux||gFTP or |