Notes

The Fastmail Notes interface

Notes are an easy way to store everyday information ready to be accessed in a snap! Store your shopping lists, ideas for creative projects, goals for the year, or anything else you need to get your life organized.

Notes can be accessed through your Fastmail account on any browser, so they are always there when you need them. They are also available on the official Fastmail app and can be synced to your iOS devices to view through their native Notes app. Check our guide for help setting up sync support.

Features

Never lose a 'note to self' again! Too often we dash off a quick email to ourselves so we don't forget something... and then lose the email in the inbox pile. Write up a quick note instead and it'll be saved carefully to one side.

You can pin a note, which can be used to mark important items so that they always stay at the top of the list.

Notes can be written in rich text, adding highlighting, colours and lists.

Tips

Images can be added through the native iOS Notes app, and the images will sync to Fastmail and will display correctly on the web. However, because this is an Apple specific feature, you will no longer be able to edit this note in the web browser.

Attempting to store regular email in the Notes folder does not magically turn them into notes: they will not sync or show up as notes in the Notes view.

If you move or rename your Notes folder via an external mail client, Fastmail will no longer be able to sync your notes to your device and the Notes view will be empty on the web interface.

Warning: Due to a limitation within Apple Notes, if Notes are synced to an Apple device and the device then syncs Notes to iCloud, Fastmail will no longer be able to synchronize with it and the Notes may be permanently deleted from Fastmail.

If this happens, run a Restore from Backup. This should restore recently deleted Notes.