Hello everyone.

Here's a topic not directly related to Ubuntu, but that I believe most folk in the community should be familiar with. Although I've been a Google user for over 15 years I've grown increasingly wary of their Big Brother functionalities. I've dropped Docs (in great measure due to U1), the search engine and the web sites. The most difficult has been to drop GMail, since there's nothing really quite like it. But my resolution is growing, I'll be testing an alternative pretty soon.

I thus would like to hear experiences from folk that has phased out GMail in the past, or that may have any advice on the alternatives I'm contemplating, namely:

  1. Setting up my own mail server
  2. Using an alternative "private" mail provider: Lavabit, Neomailbox, RiseUp, Hushmail

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.