[MlMt] Switching to Fastmail: some questions
ralph at ralphalvy.com
Thu Jul 22 15:33:13 EDT 2021
Fastmail had Labels **AND** Tags? Or are are you using the word 'Tags'
when you really mean 'Labels'?
On 22 Jul 2021, at 11:11, Ethan Schoonover wrote:
> I am a Fastmail (and obviously MailMate) user. Excellent service.
> ## Labels
> Until just now I’ve never used the labels feature on Fastmail. I
> tested it based on your question. Notes:
> 1. Labels on Fastmail are activated via Fastmail settings. The choice
> is between using Folders OR Lables (it’s a radio button toggle).
> 2. The choice is reversible (you may switch back and forth between
> labels and folders non destructively)
> 3. Switching between Labels and Tags in Fastmail is instantaneous. The
> UI and behavior changes (or reverts) instantly.
> 4. In the web UI for Fastmail, tags act just as Gmail tags do (in
> have multiple tags.
> 5. **These Fastmail tags show up as FOLDERS in MailMate**
> 6. I don’t see any way to utilize these as tags in MailMate (i.e. I
> see no way to assign a message to multiple folders when they are
> acting as tags in Fastmail)
> 7. While Fastmail is operating in “tag mode” - If you delete a
> tagged message in MailMate from one of the “tag folders”, the tag
> is removed from that message in the FastMail web UI
> 8. When you revert Fastmail to “folder mode” messages tagged with
> multiple tags are seen and act as unique messages.
> ## Contacts
> In terms of contacts, I maintain most of my contacts in iCloud, but I
> have tested the contacts with Fastmail as well. It’s arbitrary as
> far as MailMate is concerned.
> One note about Fastmail contacts: you can create a shared contact book
> if you have multiple Fastmail users on your account. I do this and
> maintain a contact book that is “read only” for my kids so that I
> can keep certain contacts updated for them.
> We all then subscribe to this contact book in the macOS Contacts app.
> Happy to answer more questions based on my experience with Fastmail.
> On 22 Jul 2021, at 10:13, Ralph Alvy wrote:
>> Well, Tuffmail is sadly ending operations on January 1, so I'm
>> seriously considering moving to Fastmail. That said, I have a couple
>> 1. I see that Fastmail supports its own version of Labels. Is there
>> something in Mailmate that will recognize those Labels? Perhaps
>> Mailmate Tags?
>> 2. I see that Fastmail has its own Contacts module, but that doesn't
>> support synchronization with Google Contacts. Will I need to import
>> my Google Contacts into Fastmail Contacts for Mailmate to see my
>> Contacts when composing a message? Or does Fastmail use my Mac
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