I'd be curious to know what experiences people have with these alternatives to gmail: https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-gmail-yahoo-mail-and-outlook/
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 — 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.
I've chosen mailbox.org 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.
@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 self hosting is best.
@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 (uberspace.de) where I once Pointed my own domain to.
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