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Digital Identity

It's our great pleasure to have Helen Horstmann-Allen, Fastmail's COO, with us this week to chat about email and how it fits into our digital identities and our online privacy.
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Show Notes

When you ask most people about email, they probably show a genuine lack of interest, it’s not new and it’s not fancy. But, email still plays a hugely important part in our daily lives, and even more so in business.

We talk with Helen about the concept of your digital identity, and how owning your email domain and being the customer, not the product, can make a huge difference to your email, calendar, and contacts experience.

It was a great pleasure to have Helen join us, especially given her wealth of experience and knowledge in the email space. We really appreciate the behind-the-scenes work that went into getting this episode together, especially the willingness of Fastmail to partner with us for this episode.

What’s your experience with email been like? We’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

To help you get started with Fastmail, they’ve very kindly set up a discount link so that you, our wonderful listeners, can get 10% off your first year of Fastmail service

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:05: Introductions
  2. 00:03:47: Why Do We Still Need Email?
  3. 00:08:05: Email Services
  4. 00:18:38: A Word About Apple
  5. 00:19:50: Masked Email & Domains
  6. 00:24:09: Pricing Model & App Usage
  7. 00:27:06: Calendars & Contacts
  8. 00:33:36: Fighting For The Users


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

1 comment on “Digital Identity

  1. Jae Bloom says:

    One thing I’ve been doing since this episode has been converting my logins to masked emails. Just something about having my email masked and able to be turned off for spammy companies brings me a lot of peace of mind. Plus not being able to have someone tie your logins together.

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