EmailDiscussions.com  

Go Back   EmailDiscussions.com > Email Service Provider-specific Forums > FastMail Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Stay in touch wirelessly

FastMail Forum All posts relating to FastMail.FM should go here: suggestions, comments, requests for help, complaints, technical issues etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 13 Mar 2017, 12:03 AM   #1
MyKing
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
Change Login mailadress

Hi,

I'm testing fastmail with a trial account,
blabla@fastmail.com is used for the Login.
Is it possible to create a new Alias xyz@fastmail.com
and set this as standard for the Login?

Hope, you understand what I mean
MyKing is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 13 Mar 2017, 12:58 AM   #2
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 516
An alias cannot be used to login, but the user ID (in your case blabla@fastmail.com) can be changed. At least this is possible with the account that I have. The accounts available have changed (probably more than just the label), but why don't you try this and see. Post your results, and it may well help somebody else in the future.

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Mar 2017, 01:04 AM   #3
MyKing
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
I think, that it isn't possible to delete the registered main adress.
MyKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Mar 2017, 01:15 AM   #4
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 516
In my case, if I change the 'login email address', the old one doesn't get deleted but changed to an alias. I then cannot use it to log in, I must use the new one to do that.

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Mar 2017, 01:19 AM   #5
MyKing
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
Yes, same here.
MyKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Mar 2017, 01:22 AM   #6
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 516
Oh, BTW, Welcome to the EMD forum!

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 Mar 2017, 01:23 AM   #7
MyKing
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
Thanks
MyKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Mar 2017, 08:56 PM   #8
Merovingian
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,577
I know we used to be able to change our "log in address", as the account name.

I can't find in settings anywhere to change the account username (the email address used to log in to my account).

Am I overlooking this, or was this removed at some point in time?
Merovingian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 01:02 AM   #9
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
I know we used to be able to change our "log in address", as the account name.

I can't find in settings anywhere to change the account username (the email address used to log in to my account).

Am I overlooking this, or was this removed at some point in time?
I have an 'enhanced' account. I can go to Settings | Users to do that.

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 05:57 AM   #10
n5bb
Intergalactic Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Irving, Texas
Posts: 8,240
This is described in help:
https://www.fastmail.com/help/accoun...eusername.html

Bill
n5bb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 08:57 AM   #11
Merovingian
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by n5bb View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by somdcomputerguy View Post
I have an 'enhanced' account. I can go to Settings | Users to do that.

- Bruce

thank you both
Merovingian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 09:00 AM   #12
Merovingian
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by n5bb View Post
If I'm remembering right, a few years ago there was a limit that a user could only change their username one time. Has that changed?
Merovingian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 11:16 AM   #13
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
If I'm remembering right, a few years ago there was a limit that a user could only change their username one time. Has that changed?
I guess it has. No doubt the date is in the blog or something. I think it's a great thing. One's username is half their login credentials..

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2017, 11:26 AM   #14
n5bb
Intergalactic Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Irving, Texas
Posts: 8,240
To my knowledge you can now change your login address as many times as you wish. If this question is important you can always ask FastMail with a formal support request.

As long as you use a long and impossible to guess master password and two-factor authentication, the knowledge of your account address isn't a security risk.

Bill
n5bb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 10:44 AM.

 

Copyright EmailDiscussions.com 1998-2013. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy