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Old 20 Jan 2017, 02:15 AM   #62
ChinaLamb
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Guest and member accounts used to be subsidized by advertising. That model is no longer safe, therefore Fastmail has been subsidizing these accounts themselves. That couldn't last long...

There is no free lunch.

The business model became unsafe.

Blame fastmail all you want.

They had to make a choice between offering a un-secure email service based on ad-sales - or discontinuing the accounts based on ads.

I think they made the right choice.
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