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Old 24 Apr 2018, 11:15 PM   #1
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Two Personalities Or Two Accounts?

After a few days' trial I have been impressed enough with FM to subscribe to the Enhanced package, allowing me to escape from gmail. I use FM to handle emails to my business domain and my sole business email address, let's call it "". So far this all works well.

I also have a personal email (let's call it "") that I would like to migrate to FM, thus removing my current dependency on Microsoft Outlook and other desktop email.

However, I want the inbox, sent mail etc. for my personal email to be kept completely separate from my business email.

At the same time, I would like to be able to have business and personal email up and running at the same time, though ideally in different browser tabs. I don't want to have to log out of one identity and log in as another identity to read personal/business email.

My question is this: can I do this reliably using personalities (which I have taken a quick look at) or should I just get another FM account?

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Old 24 Apr 2018, 11:42 PM   #2
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The following recent thread asks a similar question. I have clients from whom separation is even more important than for you (different business interests where use of the wrong one can be, not only embarrassing, but possibly have financial consequences). With careful set up, accidents have been extremely rare.

My post in the other thread shows how to use multiple folder hierarchies, inboxes/semt folders, delivery rules, and advanced folder settings to your advantage. Using a neutral sending address as your default Identity (personality) for when you accidentally compose a new email without first entering one of the folder hierarchies is something else I recommend. I have toyed in the past with pairing this with a red signature block for the default Identity to hopefully alert you to the use of the wrong address, but never bothered in practice.

You can have as many tabs open for the same FastMail account in the browser as you like. It works fine. However, you still need to be composing and replying to emails from the right folder hierarchy to be tied automatically to the correct Identity.
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Old 25 Apr 2018, 07:42 AM   #3
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My answer is not really what you want to hear, but I have found that for me if I don't completely divorce work email and personal email via using different systems I end up making mistakes eventually. I use two different apps on my phone and would also do that on my desktop if I needed to. Maybe you could use a desktop app like Thunderbird to handle one side of things and use the webmail to use the other side.
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