HEY

We didn’t reinvent the wheel, only email.

Email deserves a dust off. A renovation. Modernized for the way we email today.
With HEY, we’ve done just that. It’s a redo, a rethink, a simplified, potent reintroduction of email. A fresh start, the way it should be.
Discussion
Would you recommend this product?
93 Reviews2.6/5
I'm a simple man. I see Jason Fried and DHH, I upvote.
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@joshlewis Same here. Watched the whole video - very honest & upfront guy. Service looks great & some of the features are really game-changing. My only wish is that they offer more themes in the future. I don't like the design vibe - similar to what they have in Basecamp. I think we deserve to have a choice for a minimal less vibrant colors. Other than that, looks awesome.
@joshlewis Hey looked cool but when i saw DHH i instantly wanted invite.
I had the pleasure of getting an early walkthrough with @jasonfried last month. I'm very impressed with the level of detail and creative thinking that went into Hey. It's deserving of the hype rn.
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@jasonfried @rrhoover Wow! Man I can't wait, lol! It feels like waiting on Christmas to get here when you are a little kid.
@jasonfried @rrhoover Looks interesting. I can't wait what is under the hood :)
@jasonfried @rrhoover any chance for an access code? I'd love to make a video about this for my YT channel and design students. It really ticks all boxes!
no support for mail protocols, custom domains... it’s a marketing hype and shows a false advertisement as reinventing email which it didn’t btw and people will forget it after a month
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@abdu1m There's definitely some truth here. It reads a good bit marketing-y. I have no problem at all paying for email tools or platforms (currently use MailMate), but I would definitely have to use before purchasing. Just a heads up @jasonfried I'm one of the many that emailed (March) but did not get a code or response.
Really hoping it goes out of "influencer only" stage soon, looks great!
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@rdev It's ironic. They are focusing on attention abuse, and then ONLY launches to some people. Kind of killed the joy I had.
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@rdev @chrisdancy1 To be clear, we're not doing this to hype it up - we're rolling out slowly to be conservative. Just want to make sure everything's running smoothly before letting the 55,000 people on the list in. We will get there in a matter of days or a few weeks. This isn't going to be a drawn out invite thing like Gmail did years ago.
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@rdev @chrisdancy1 @jasonfried Or like June.ai that took a year then got bought out Can you guys just allow beta access lol
@chrisdancy1 @jasonfried I was on the waitlist in the first 10 or so minutes after you announced HEY back in February and the name I wanted just got jacked a few hours ago 😢
@rdev @chrisdancy1 @jasonfried I see this as just the opposite of Chris. It's perfectly in the attitude of Hey as a product to roll it out like this at first. You're introducing a philosophy, not just a product. If someone likes the philosophy, they raise their hand, and you guys invite them in. Just like the feature in Hey, where a person emails, another person has to manually say, "Yes, I want emails from them." It's a 'considered' approach. Not a mass production approach.
I'm thinking all the product hunt folks who comment, upvote and dig this idea should get an invite :)
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@imanujaku I upvote that.. And upvote your last name
@imanujaku seriously, still patiently waiting haha