What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

“It's just one reason why it's so important that we fund and develop human-scale small tech as an alternative to the stranglehold of big tech on our lives." – some guy who goes on about this stuff a bit


HT @robby


@aral well geeze! I've already been working to migrate to self-hosted services in place of Google's offerings, but I hadn't realized I should be migrating my accounts away from my Gmail. Thanks for the wake-up call!

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@kd0bpv Check out FastMail (what we use) or Hey. There are also encrypted alternatives like @Tutanota

@aral @kd0bpv I’ve been considering FastMail, but their hosting jurisdiction is a sticking point. How do you feel about that aspect of their service?

@trevormeier @kd0bpv I don’t consider email to be private to start with. It’s a postcard. I’d still rather it wasn’t mined six ways to Sunday if possible :)

@aral Thanks for the mention, it's much appreciated! Any questions, we're here to answer. :) @kd0bpv

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