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Old 08-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Need a good replacement for gmail


I already use fastmail, but my parents still have gmail accounts and I have a feeling that soon they will cut off all users who do not provide phone numbers as they keep giving this warning when logging in.

I've tried a number of services, but none has all the features of gmail. I don't really need all the features, and that's why I use fastmail, and that's what I will continue to use. However, my parents need more storage space than fastmail has on the free account. I suppose I could buy an account, but maybe there still is a free service that has a bit more storage space, like 100 MB or so would be excellent. Uptime is important, some of the services I have tried like mail.com is not up all the time, which can be inconvenient.

Thanks for any input.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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do not worry, you have not to have cell phone to use email; what warning is displayed when you are logging in?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Register a domain, buy some hosting and do it yourself. Not free but fairly inexpensive and a lot more control and privacy.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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do not worry, you have not to have cell phone to use email; what warning is displayed when you are logging in?
There is more about it here:
http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...&answer=114129

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Why Google asks for your phone number

In an effort to protect our users from abuse, we sometimes ask users to verify their identity before they're able to create or sign into accounts. Requiring proof of identification via phone is an effective way to keep spammers from abusing our systems.
I don't like Google and have stopped using its services. I sometimes have to use my parents' e-mail, and this message pops up. I don't like it and have a feeling that they will lock the account without phone confirmation in the future.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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I have a feeling that soon they will cut off all users who do not provide phone numbers as they keep giving this warning when logging in.
Has anyone seen anything about any plans by Gmail to start cutting off users who do not provide phone numbers? Just wondering...
 
Old 08-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
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I use the free offer from Yahoo, it comes with unlimited space and doesn't add ads to your mails.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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I use the free offer from Yahoo, it comes with unlimited space and doesn't add ads to your mails.
I have used yahoo in the past for quite a while, but moved away because of major and annoying interface changes. Another problem was that sometimes you would receive e-mails more slowly than normal (probably due to server congestion) or not at all.

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Has anyone seen anything about any plans by Gmail to start cutting off users who do not provide phone numbers? Just wondering...
No, it's just my paranoia.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
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Zoho and Yandex are feature rich. Zoho has a one gig limit whilst Yandex is 5 or 10 gigs and will grow to accomodate if I remember correctly. Both have secure logins and sessions and are free. You can turn the ads off in yandex. I prefer yandex.

My faves are Lavabit and myopera mail. Both are extremely fast and very secure. Mailbox size is only one gig. Not much for features.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 07:00 AM   #9
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https://www.hushmail.com/
But to use it fully you have to pay.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #10
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Zoho and Yandex are feature rich. Zoho has a one gig limit whilst Yandex is 5 or 10 gigs and will grow to accomodate if I remember correctly. Both have secure logins and sessions and are free. You can turn the ads off in yandex. I prefer yandex.

My faves are Lavabit and myopera mail. Both are extremely fast and very secure. Mailbox size is only one gig. Not much for features.
Thanks, I am using Zoho now, and it works great. I may switch to Yandex if there are problems.
 
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GMX is my favorite non-Google email provider.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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GMX is my favorite non-Google email provider.
I haven't had very good luck with GMX in the past; their webmail interface is poorly designed and slow, and they have an almost nonexistent spam filter.

Don't get me started on the whole Google thing. My Gmail account was (randomly?) wiped in early March of this year, which meant that I lost nearly 2000 emails with no way of getting them back.

My new primary email address is hosted on a shared hosting account I was recently given access to. I generally utilize the SquirrelMail webmail interface, as well as (occasionally) through Evolution. It works perfectly for me; however, anyone with some money to invest in hosting for email should definitely go with a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Dedicated Server.

However, if you absolutely must find something free, try Lavabit; their "Basic" account is free, imposes no advertising, has 128 MB of storage, and uses SquirrelMail as the interface for webmail access. One can also sign up for a "Personal" account, which gives you 1 GB of storage but inserts text advertisements to the bottom of outgoing email messages.

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #13
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I haven't had very good luck with GMX in the past; their webmail interface is poorly designed and slow, and they have an almost nonexistent spam filter.

Don't get me started on the whole Google thing. My Gmail account was (randomly?) wiped in early March of this year, which meant that I lost nearly 2000 emails with no way of getting them back.

My new primary email address is hosted on a shared hosting account I was recently given access to. I generally utilize the SquirrelMail webmail interface, as well as (occasionally) through Evolution. It works perfectly for me; however, anyone with some money to invest in hosting for email should definitely go with a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Dedicated Server.

However, if you absolutely must find something free, try Lavabit; their "Basic" account is free, imposes no advertising, has 128 MB of storage, and uses SquirrelMail as the interface for webmail access. One can also sign up for a "Personal" account, which gives you 1 GB of storage but inserts text advertisements to the bottom of outgoing email messages.
I have tried GMX in the past, and I agree, it's not good.

Lavabit looks good and I will try it, but I don't think I'll ever upgrade. It's a bad marketing decision for me to pay and have advertisements added.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #14
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I already use fastmail, but my parents still have gmail accounts and I have a feeling that soon they will cut off all users who do not provide phone numbers as they keep giving this warning when logging in.

I've tried a number of services, but none has all the features of gmail. I don't really need all the features, and that's why I use fastmail, and that's what I will continue to use. However, my parents need more storage space than fastmail has on the free account. I suppose I could buy an account, but maybe there still is a free service that has a bit more storage space, like 100 MB or so would be excellent. Uptime is important, some of the services I have tried like mail.com is not up all the time, which can be inconvenient.

Thanks for any input.
to del/rm the account??

they cannot cut the gmail account if one do not provide the gsm number. It isn't into their gmail rules that you click/tick when one create an account. It might be not allowed.



- gmx isnt that good. I confirm. Yahoo and hotmail arent that much better. Plus Hotmail has enormous security breaches. You can get access easily to other accounts. Yahoo is better in terms of security. Gmail is rather ok, but can be hacked as well.
Well, your own server is also risky and can be hacked. BSD even too

So which choice to make?
Reply: - no idea

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #15
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Lavabit looks good and I will try it, but I don't think I'll ever upgrade. It's a bad marketing decision for me to pay and have advertisements added.
You don't actually have advertisements added to your messages when you upgrade. Both the Basic and Personal accounts are free-of-charge; Personal gives you 1 GB of storage but imposes advertisements. The upgraded Enhanced and Premium accounts are both ad-free.
 
  


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