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what is a really good email service?

 
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Currently, msn and hotmail are not working with permies.  This has been an on and off thing for several years.  So we are going to implement stuff to let people know that these email services are broken and permies will no longer accept msn or hotmail email addresses.   And any existing permies accounts with msn or hotmail email addresses will have their email address invalidated, which automatically makes it so the user cannot post until they get their email address sorted out.

So, what are some really good email services today?

https://protonmail.com/

 
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I use dreamhost to host my own domain, which comes with an email service with several addresses and tons of storage. I've been using their service for a long time, and I would highly recommend them. I use thunderbird as the email client to interface with my personal email hosted at dreamhost, a few gmail addresses, and my work email. This allows me to interface with all of my email accounts in one place, and it stores the emails locally on my machine, backed up and encrypted.

If you're not paying for the product you are the product.
 
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gmail works very well - if you're willing to let them read your email.

Apple device owners can use their icloud accounts, which also works well.  Its part of the price of an Apple product, so its ad free.  Apple users can also use the new Sign In with Apple that generates anonymous email addresses ... but with both of those you are captive to keeping an Apple device so not for everyone....

ProtonMail does have a free option, as well as paid ones with higher levels of service/features.
 
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I use the free version of ProtonMail. It works great for me. I have religated me gmail account to my "almost trash " address
 
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Yes proton mail.
 
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I tried the free proton mail but I couldn't find a way to import contacts to it.  I'm not going to type 250 addresses into it and I'm too cheap to pay for it if I'm not sure I'll like it.  So I'm back to yahoo which is a 6 out of 10 for me.
 
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I have been using yahoo since about 1995 more or less.  I have several accounts with them.  As long as I use Basic Yahoo I am very happy.  I have no reason to have a paid account.
 
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I use Gmail for my "stupid stuff" email and Proton Mail (the free option) for my "real" email. I have had my Gmail account for too long to delete it without huge headaches, otherwise I would. Google sucks. Proton Mail baby!!!
 
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Proton all the way. Pony up a few bucks a month for full service while you’re at it. Totally worth it.

I’ll be so happy when Google is finally extinct.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I tried the free proton mail but I couldn't find a way to import contacts to it.



I don’t know if it’s for paid subscribers only but ProtonMail has a new import feature for contacts and whole emails from your other email accounts.
 
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