For years now, I use Fastmail as my email provider
FMail, the free native Mac application for Fastmail.
Have a look if you do not use this service and you want to know what it can do for you. Over the years it kept improving and now it is very powerful.
For iOS and Android there are native clients, but not for macOS. The web interface used by Fastmail is excellent. The big thing missing for me, is that the web interface cannot handle email links. So when you click on such a link it is the macOS Mail application that opens. That is not what I want.
When you have installed FMail and have adjusted your default email client, an email link will open the FMail client with all provided fields filled.
There are a lot of extra options too.
Downloading is handled inside the application and the files are saved in your Download folder.
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FMail is a native Mac application, taking little resources on your system. It runs natively on Apple Silicon.
Default email client
As FMail is a native macOS email client, it handles email links from other programs/documents.
Be sure to set FMail as default email client.
FMail will notify you when it is not the default email client.
Notifies you when new mail arrives. Choose the notification sound and select if you want to see the number of unread emails for the Inbox only or for all folders.
The Dock icon can show you the number of unread emails. You can set this for the emails in the Inbox or in all relevant folders.
Run in the background
FMail can run as background application with only a Status Bar menu. It is possible to open FMail via a global shortcut key or from the Status Menu.
Handy: In the Preferences you can define that the FMail window closes when it loses focus.
You can set FMail to your liking in the Preferences (⌘,).
Let FMail work the way you want.
FMail is written entirely in Swift, a safe modern language.
Another benefit from not running Fastmail in your browser is that FMail protects you from cross-website trackers.
- FMail can change between dark- and light appearance when macOS does
- Use a right mouse click to immediately search the selected text in all your emails
- Mouseover shows email links (so you can decide if you want to click a specific link)
- Attachments are downloaded from inside the application
- Define the Downloads folder
- Pdf files and images can be previewed and/or downloaded
- Show Raw Message inside the application (the text is easily copied to the pasteboard)
- Window titlebar color adjusts to the chosen Fastmail theme
- The Status Menu shows the number of unread emails
- Supports Hook (use Hook AppleScript)
- Localized for English, French and Dutch
- Runs natively on Apple Silicon
Open this page on your Mac to download FMail
FMail runs on macOS 10.14 Mojave and higher.
With version 2.4.0 FMail has ended its own updating mechanism and now uses the Sparkle library for updates. This can cause side effects when updating from an older version. If you run into such a problem, click the button above to get the latest version.
When you are happy with FMail you could
If Fastmail decides to change the underlying code, there is no guarantee I can keep FMail alive.