Fastmail vs Gmail
October 29, 2008 3:08 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of switching from Gmail to Fastmail, and would appreciate hearing from others if this is a good idea---and if so, why? and if not, why not? There was some debate on this on several sites a few years back when Gmail first launched, but I've not seen anything new on the comparison between these two services in a long while, and would appreciate some more up-to-date, informed opinions.
posted by m4nju to computers & internet (9 answers total)
My main reason for considering this is because I really want IMAP mail that works well, but find there is enough strangeness in Google's implementation to stop things working as I want. Also, my favourite Apple Mail plugin (Mailtags) seems not to work properly with Gmail IMAP. And then of course there's the adverts in Gmail (which I mostly filter out on my home machine, but can't on every machine I find myself on)---I have no problem with Google displaying ads, but don't like to see them myself, and so consider Fastmail's ad-free-ness worth paying for. I'm told Fastmail's reliable and well worth the money. If you've tried both, I would love to hear your impressions.