Set up Fastmail email on a Mac

To set up FastMail email on Mac, you first need to generate an App Password for Spark using FastMail’s website. Your FastMail account password will not work directly in Spark, so this is necessary to use Spark with FastMail email.

Generate an app-specific password for Spark on Mac:

To generate an App Password, follow the instructions detailed here

Once you generate an App Password, copy it to your clipboard or remember it, as you will need to enter it in Spark in the next steps detailed below.

How to Add FastMail Email to Mac

  1. If you haven’t already, download and install Spark mail app on your Mac to get started. If you’re already using Spark and want to add a FastMail account, follow these instructions here instead.
  2. Launch Spark for Mac
  3. Click on “Start using Spark” on the welcome screen.
  1. Type in your email address, tick the checkbox next to “I agree to the Spark Terms of Use and Privacy Policy” and click on the “Next” button.
  1. On the next screen, enter your FastMail App password and click Next. Then, click on the blue ‘Allow’ button to grant Spark access to your email account, so you can use your FastMail within Spark.

That’s it! There are no Settings to configure and no servers to specify. Just sign into your FastMail account and start using Spark for Mac.

How to Add FastMail Email to Spark for Mac

If you are already using Spark Mail app on your Mac and want to add your FastMail account, simply follow these steps.

  1. Download and install Spark mail app on your Mac
  2. Launch Spark for Mac
  3. At the top menu, click on "Spark" > "Add Account…"
  4. Click on “Set Up Account Manually”
  5. In the “Title” field, enter ‘FastMail Account’ or anything else you prefer (optional)
  6. Fill in the “Email” and “Password” fields with your @FastMail email and password, and then click the ‘Add’ button.
  7. Once you’re signed in, FastMail may ask you if you want to grant Spark access to your account. Click OK to access all your FastMail emails in Spark for Mac.

That’s it! Spark will automatically set up your FastMail account on Mac and all your emails will be available to use on your Mac.