I'd be curious to know what experiences people have with these alternatives to gmail:

I've had a gmail account since 2006, but am finding it harder and harder to live with Google.

I'm considering Posteo; I don't mind paying up front and it seems like you get the most for your money β€” but would like to hear people's experiences.

I'm an email packrat, and would like to keep all my emails. Calendar and contacts are useful too.

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I've chosen after trying protonmail and tutanota. Check it out, it's not e2ee but it's privacy conscious and it has calendar, Office apps and more. A great compromise.

@fgraver I use Posteo. It have a calendar functionnality. It's not the case with Protonmail (calendar is un project but it do not seem to appear soon...). I don't know for the others.

@fgraver I recently switched from Fastmail (really great service) to a self hosted mailcow. It's way easier than I thought it would be and it feels great to have full control over your email.

@charlag Thanks for reaching out!

I've looked at Tutanota, and it's definitely among the ones I'm considering. How's the integration with 3rd-party email apps through IMAP? I use Airmail mostly; it makes moving emails between accounts pretty simple, so an importer is not essential.

@fgraver I use fastmail with my own domain. Nice calendar and very affordable.

@fgraver I have used Tutanota in the past, but the need to use their client was not the best for me. So I switched to Posteo a few years ago and I couldn't be happier !

@fgraver Haven't used Posteo myself, but many of my friends have, and they are all pretty happy with it. The only reason I haven't switched there yet from my own provider (hosteurope) is that they don't offer own domains.

Also, their office is 15 minutes by foot from mine. So if you have a question, I could go there and ask them in person :)

@turion Thanks; so far I don't have any questions that need to be asked in person :)

It seems like Posteo provides a good balance between privacy, security and convenience, which might be what I'm looking for.

@fgraver I opened an account with posteo last week. I'm not using the calendar or contacts. I'm happy with the IMAP access thus far. I think the cost is very reasonable. One thing you may want to check is the cost of extra storage if you have as much mail as you make it sound.

@fgraver I have a uberspace ( where I once Pointed my own domain to.

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