Our Mission

Email is something people use every day. They count on it for work, their social schedule, to buy and sell stuff, send pictures, almost anything you can think of. Yet, by and large, they don't control their email.

At Pobox, we're all about putting control of your email in your hands. Since 1995, we've built our service around the idea of "lifetime email". You should control where you read it, how it works. We want everyone to have their own domain. Want to get your mail at more than one place? We want to help you do that, too. We strive to put you in charge of your email.

Our customers are people who are passionate about their email. Our job is to give them an email service worthy of that passion.

Our Story

In 1995, Pobox founder Meng Wong anticipated a problem for his brand-new upenn.edu email address. What was he going to do when he graduated? His postal mail would be forwarded wherever he went; why couldn't his email work the same way? Pobox.com was based on the idea of a lifetime email address, and found a loyal following immediately. All our additional services have grown out of customer requests — as their needs change, we seek to change with them.

Since 2015, Pobox has been a service of FastMail. Our product team is headed by Helen Horstmann-Allen and Ricardo Signes, and based in Philadelphia, USA and Melbourne, Australia.