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Old 02-24-2011, 02:37 PM   #16
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Never mind.

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:52 PM   #17
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I've recently tried zoho and it is pretty nice.
Security is excellent. Secure login, secure sessions, and secure storage.
Sending and receiving mail was blazing fast in my tests.
The web interface is awkward and slower than gmail. Not having the advertising makes up for the shortcomings.

Lavabit is another secure and reliable service I have used for a few years. Rarely down. Always fast. No ads in a free offering.
Lavabit's web mail is very limited. Storage is small compared to gmail, zoho, and many others.
A time tested and proven email provider.

I know Gmail is hated for the targeted advertising. Other than that, it is a secure, feature filled email service. There is little danger of gmail closing its doors unlike many of the lesser known guys.

Fastmail has stood the test of time. The free offering is useless for everyday email use due to bandwidth restrictions. I abandoned it years ago. If you want to pay for email it might be something to look at.
 
Old 02-24-2011, 08:39 PM   #18
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Does anyone know of any good free email providers with pop3 access? I like to use Thunderbird to read my email so this is a must. I am looking to get away from Gmail. I'm looking for something that doesn't store every bit of personal data on me. I don't think Yahoo, Lycos, and the like are good alternatives. Any suggestions?
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That said, I used Yahoo for five years before Gmail and was very pleased with it.
If you don't trust Google, definitely don't use Yahoo! In 2006 the US government asked Google, Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN to hand over user search data. Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN just handed over the data. Google refused to. If you don't trust a company to host your emails, host your own email on your own server, but if you are going to trust a company, you'd be a lot better off with Google than others. Keep in mind no matter what email provider you use and what encryption you may use when you're sending messages, the recipients of your messages will probably be far less concerned about privacy and security than you are. It's very likely you're sending messages to people who have passwords like password or 123456. You're also very likely sending messages to people who have Gmail accounts (which store emails on Google's servers) or Yahoo! accounts or MSN accounts, etc.

Really, if privacy matters to you so much that you don't like Gmail, don't send email at all.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #19
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http://www.hushmail.com/

Hushmail offers private, secure free email accounts. Email is encrypted and spam/virus scanned.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 05:14 AM   #20
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Mistake from me.

Sorry for resurrecting old posts !!!

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Old 08-16-2017, 05:18 AM   #21
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Hello,

This topic is still of high interest. There is no openmail box any longer, since registering for new users is closed.
Visibly many want not to have gmail

I am looking for a good IMAP Email Services that is not like Gmail, i.e. locking you and your personal data. Gmail looks good, but it is not good due to lack of user freedom and privacy.

This list is not giving much good imap accounts: https://www.lifewire.com/top-free-po...rvices-1171482
Did you see the date for this thread, being 2011??
Why not start a new thread??

I personally have not had any issues with gmail, BTW.
 
Old 08-16-2017, 05:51 AM   #22
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Did you see the date for this thread, being 2011??
Why not start a new thread??

I personally have not had any issues with gmail, BTW.
I just saw and tried to delete it. I saw your message just after. I have edited and given sorry.
If someone would like to bring back this thread to non-resurrection, please do so. thank you.
 
  


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