By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 6:07:05 PM
Since Opera's aquistion of FastMail.FM last week, a lot of questions and comments about the future for the Australian mail service has been brewing in forums and blogs. In this post we will try try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is Opera Australia?
What is Opera Software Australia?
Opera Software Australia is our new office in Melbourne, housing the team formerly known as FastMail.FM.
Why did Opera purchase FastMail and what intentions do you have with it?
Opera was looking for a good foundation for e-mail solutions to our users and FastMail.FM was the best match. We intend to maintain FastMail.FM as a unique and separate offering while using the technology behind it for other Opera services.
Existing FastMail.FM customers should not see any change, except perhaps introduction of new features developed for the new services.
Terms of Service and privacy - what has changed?
Nothing has changed. The policies are exactly the same as before FastMail was bought by Opera and still governed by Australian law.
What will happen to the "official" Fastmail forums? Will they still be on emaildiscussions.com, or?
For the time being we see no need to change, but FastMail users are of course welcome to join the greater Opera family here on My Opera.
Will there be an increase in disk storage?
No, 640K ought to be enough for anybody. No, seriously, both 10MB or 3MB is very little compared to today's standards.
What is going to happen with Operamail?
The intention is to migrate all our e-mail users over to FastMail-based solutions. While waiting, try out FastMail.FM for yourself!